Grace won first place and best of show for her skein (click for blog entry about it)
and first place, best of show and superintendent’s choice for her shawl
Notice how her beautiful shawl is oh so casually thrown onto the floor (the dirty floor, ahem!) in such a way that the viewer has no idea as to its shape or size. Sigh.
The nice thing about this contest is that you win pretty ribbons *and* money. Each first place win comes with $15, cash. Well, not exactly cash, they’ll mail out checks next week. So, Grace is $30 richer!
I didn’t do too badly, either. I won first place for my humongous knitted doiley, which you might notice is folded into a lump in order to be displayed,
and I won first place for my skein of bicycle spindle wheel yarn
Yesterday, I collected our items and our ribbons and I made a delightful discovery – my skein also won a non-ribboned prize from the Pikes Peak Weaver’s Guild – they awarded me an additional $25! How cool is that?
It’s fun to take home pretty ribbons.