I had a good laugh when I went to the post office today. I had an envelope from the Skagit County Fairgrounds, which puzzled me. I opened it up and found that it contained: a check! For my winnings! From the county fair!
First of all, I didn’t realize that there was a cash prize for the red ribbon premium. The lady didn’t say anything about it when I picked up my entry. (Last year I won the princely sum of $7 for a blue ribbon and a red ribbon!)
Second of all, the darned stamp cost them 42 cents! Mailing someone a check for $1 really is the height of silliness. But I guess I have to applaud their effort.
Third, it reminds me that I never did follow up on my fair entry here. That is because the results confused me.
My Selbuvotter mittens won a red ribbon, Second Place. I get that part. But they also won a rosette (which is better than a ribbon) which is white (I don’t know what that means) for “Reserve Best In Class” (which I also don’t understand). And as a secondary matter, I don’t understand how one item can win two awards for the same class (i.e. not for the class and then for the show – just twice for the class).
It’s pretty, though! I still haven’t figured out what to do with them. They’re sitting on top of one of my shelves of knitting books.
In other news, I have fallen criminally behind in my email. Apologies!