Saturday, October 20, 2007
Yep you may know what I am about to say.....;op After finishing my beloved Lizzie in August I contemplated about entering her into the state fair.
Entering into a state fair was never a figment of my imagination until recently. In fact, "when" I actually went to a state fair I would just scheme across the exhibits and definitely didn't think about the knitting section since I was not into knitting back then. Let alone entering into one!!
The ONLY reason why I considered entering was because Ms. Anna had talked so much about submitting her Lizard Ridge in one of her local state fairs (and won a blue ribbon too!), and I kept seeing others mentioning it as well (Spring, Yarn Pirate, etc.). So I figured why not?!? This could be a possibility! Coincidentally, I had just so happened to finish up Lizzie in time to enter her in the exhibits.
So last Saturday I couldn't be in two places at once. I was in Greensboro enjoying a great Yarnsploration Day! :o) And it just so happened I was already 1/2 way near R.aleigh where our North Carolina S.tate F.air had just opened up for the weekend.
Well with the state fair being open for only 9 whole days one of my girlfriends (Hey Allyson!!) was already going up to R.aleigh to take her Girl Scout troop there for a fun visit.
So I had to send my camera with her to take all the juicy pics for me!
I actually had not heard what the results were yet (believe me I tried) and I was dying to find out! My girlfriend went searching high and low for my afghan and had a hard time!
She found a table and thought the purple one with the flowers was mine :op
Can y'all see Lizzie? Ur uh.....No!
There she is!
How are they gonna have her in a corner without a ribbon!!! *hmph* What is that the corner for the "non-ribbon" afghans?!? *pooh* I was disappointed and trying so hard not to be bitter! Haha!
But it was good to lay eyes on her again! It had been a little while since I seen her.
So for the half glass is full moment: Glad I even tried!! AND even happier that I didn't have to drive 2.5 hours one way to enter into the exhibit. That would have been 3 separate trips! I successfully entered in the fair without ever having to set foot in R.aleigh (or I really would have been bitter)! Haha! A major factor that swayed me into entering! :op
I am so glad I had this experience! I became an e.xhibitionist! :oD
I just can't wait until Lizzie is back so I can soak her thoroughly and wrap up in her to keep cozy. It is now finally the season in which the morning and evening air is very cool, you want to just slurp soup, and break out the fuzzy slipper socks. This was the whole reason why I knitted her up in the first place so I can stay warm and snuggle up to her in the comfort of my own home!
But what made me feel a TON better was this pic
The Girl Scouts!! Thanks 'pumpkin' for waving at Ms. Stacey!! :o) Gotta love it!