I entered four items in this years' Home and Family Arts "Open Class" in the Indiana State Fair. This is the first time I've ever entered items in the fair. In fact, it's only the second time I've ever been to this fair! Today I finally had the opportunity to go and see how I did in the judging:
My handwoven towel in crackle weave earned second place. My friend Donna's towel got first place!
The hat I felted for my daughter won first place and Sweepstakes! Wow!! (The snow in the photo is just the reflection of dust on the glass of the display case. It looks pretty though!)
My handspun, handwoven blanket with handspun knit trim won first place in its category. I love this blanket! It went with me to the pioneer day demonstrations and kept one or two children warm when the weather turned unexpectedly cold! The grey yarns are wool/mohair blends and the greens are 100% wool that I dyed.
And, item #4, the sweater I knit for my youngest. It's done in a top-down technique called "contiguous knitting". I was really pleased with the style of knitting. I must admit that I had to ask permission from my daughter to be sure she was ok with me borrowing her things to show at the fair. Luckily, she granted that permission!