I picked up my state fair entries tonite and here are the results and some comments from the judges. Almost all the points I was missing were on workmanship, and all the items said beautiful knitting and got maximum points for technique.
My pink baby sweater got a 95 (the maximum for anything is 100 and first place is 99, I know because I had first place socks last year. Only the Grand Prize is 100) the missing 5 points were on workmanship, the judge did not like the ribbon ties thought I should use a clasp or frogs.
Next up my felted bag, 93 and they felt the top flared and the bottom was too loose of a circle. It was also moved to the same category as Jeannes wobbly tote which took 3rd place
Lot 345, Adult sweater, limited use, color pattern cardigan.
My socks, got a 95. The comment was need a better join and cast on, I think they thought they were top down socks and they were toe up.
Finally my little pink hat, it took 4th place and a pink ribbon, final finish and crown not pulled tight enough was the comment and it got 93 out of 100.
Oh well time to start planning for next year's entries.