Fair-ly Good

Last week, on opening day, I popped over to the MN State Fair to check on my entries. The first one I found was the Ryan hat


with a white ribbon attached! (Yes, that’s a freakishly magnified reflection of my hand on my camera!)

It wasn’t until I turned around to look at the blue-ribbon case until I found my other two entries.


I feel bad for the mannequin, the Short-Row Hat is way too small for her! If you recall, I entered this last year, but it got shuffled into an incorrect category (hats with colorwork), so I saved it to try again this year in the plain hat category. I was very surprised!

And there’s my Logan River Wrap, which won the heavyweight shawl category. Wow!


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17 Responses to “Fair-ly Good”

  1. Dave Says:
    August 25th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Well done — congratulations!!

  2. Chris Says:
    August 25th, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Wow! Congrats!! :)

  3. Erika Says:
    August 25th, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Congratulations! I love the hat. :D

  4. Jeanne Says:
    August 25th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Congratulations! I got zip this year…

  5. bellamoden Says:
    August 25th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    You rule!

  6. Amy Says:
    August 25th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Congrats! That’s fantastic!

  7. Opal Says:
    August 25th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Congratulations! I’m not at all surprised at how well you did. Your knitting rocks. :)

  8. Jeanne B. Says:
    August 25th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Wow, way to go! Congratulations on your successful wins! I love the Ryan’s Hat so much I’m tempted to try one myself!

  9. guinifer Says:
    August 25th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    So excellent! Congrats!

  10. infinityexplorer Says:
    August 26th, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Well done! It is great to know that all your hard work has been appreciated and awarded.

    Congratulations!!!! Amazing work by the way…

  11. Dorothy Thomas Says:
    August 27th, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Hattie,How wonderful to view your knitting skills!!You are a true artist with those knitting needles!!Congratulations on all your ribbons from the state fair!I will continue to check into your blog to observe what you come up with next and be just a little bit envious since I can’t knit a stitch!Dorothy.

  12. Mary Lou Says:
    August 27th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Excellent!! And that mannequin with the hat is hilarious.

  13. Kat with a K Says:
    August 27th, 2008 at 6:18 pm


  14. Grandma and Aunt Carol Says:
    August 28th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    We know you do great work. Congratulations!

  15. Carrie K Says:
    August 29th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Congratulations! Beautiful work.

  16. mrspao Says:
    September 1st, 2008 at 8:00 am


  17. Nicole Says:
    September 3rd, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Congrats! That’s really awesome.

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