Friday, September 22, 2006

Sock Goes to the County Fair

Last month, David's Second Sock attended the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. He was excited by the prospect of seeing animals, crafts, produce--and the amusement area.

After checking out the admission price board, he was pleased to see that this year, since he was still "Under 2," he could enter for free.

First priority? Fiber animals! He said hello to alpacas and llamas, then greeted goats...

...and especially admired the boy sleeping with his animals.


Being a sock of color, our hero got a little nervous when he seemed to have found himself near a Klan meeting.

He got even more nervous when he saw THIS:

Perhaps the sheep neighborhood was not the best place to hang out after all.

On to produce!

Sock took a ride on the tractor...

... on his way to the "old-timey" display. There he met some friendly spinners:

They steered sock to the Fleece-to-Shawl contest going on near the crafts displays.

After watching the contest for a while, he explored the displays of quilts, hooked rugs, crocheted and knitted objects, and handsewing. He longingly cuddled up to a ribbon, dreaming of the possibilities when he matures.

Seeing the beautiful jams and jellies, breads and cakes, Sock was getting hungry.

He decided to walk down the midway to the amusement area with its rides and food booths. On the way, he excitedly posed with a firefighter!

The rides were overwhelming, but the kind ticket lady at the ball-throwing booth made him feel welcome.

The ticket guy at Son's favorite amusement (a climbing/sliding/running fun house) seemed more like a bouncer... a gay bar. (I hope some of of you old enough to remember pink triangles like the one on the left. If not, just check out the rainbow canopy on the right.)

Before we left, Sock insisted on trying some quintessential fair food. He scooted up to the booth...

...and enjoyed some funnel cake to top off his grand adventure.


Amy O'Neill Houck said...

We had a great time at that fair too! James and Selma spent the whole time at the Midway while Jay and I explored the animals.

Can't wait for Rhinebeck!!!

Mouse said...

hee hee hee! A traveling sock! I've been really lazy about the Traveling sock site ( but do submit one of those and I'll post it!

FemiKnitMafia said...

Are pink triangles a thing of the past? eek! Am I getting old?

Trish said...

Thank you. I very much enjoyed the vicarious trip to the fair.

Looks like it was lots of fun!

hillary said...

My friend went to the fair this year and said it was great. I wanted to but I just couldn't fit it in. Maybe next year.

gwtreece said...

Glad the sock had fun!

Sheepish Annie said...

What great pictures! Lucky sock to have such a fun day out and about.

Birdsong said...

Oh, lots of very fun fair pictures - thanks for sharing.


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