Saturday, August 30, 2008

In a League of My Own

So I decided to enter a few things in the local county fair's Home and Family Arts Show this year. Not knowing what the competition would be like I thought I'd enter one knit and one crochet item. I entered my original JoJo that I made for my daughter for Christmas and the Vineyard washcloth, my first continental knitting project. To my amazement... both won first place in their category! The thrill, however, was slightly offset by the fact that I was the only entrant in both categories. Hah! It was still fun, and I may enter again next year. The "real" competition was for the Best of Show ribbons, which I did not win. Its not too bad of a showing considering I decided to enter something the week of and used stuff that was already sitting around the house. Next year I may go for something that took a little more effort - if I have the time! So, without further ado... here are my two blue ribbons, proving I'm the best me I can be :)

Oh, and I forgot to mention. The only thing that irked me about the whole thing was the judges comment that the edges of my washcloth were "a little wobbly". Now correct me if I'm wrong, y'all, but isn't lace supposed to have a contoured edge? I mean seriously, I blocked the thing, but you can't go against what the fiber is doing.... Can I get an "amen!"??


  1. Congrats! I don't know about knit edges, but my crochet lace edges are never perfect.

    I think the judges don't always know what they're talking about. One lady on Crochetville entered her Cathedral Rose Window Afghan and they rejected it saying it doesn't lay flat. The middle isn't supposed to lay flat, according to the pattern! Silly people!

  2. Wow! You owned that fair!

    Seriously, congratulations. That's very exciting. And it's cool to get your work out and on display. I'll be interested to see what you have planned for next year. I have little doubt that they'll be worthy of blue ribbons regardless of the competition.


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