Our state fair was a success again this year. My entries did well but I'm still looking to win the big ribbon of Best in Show. Maybe next year. I already have ideas in my head. I can't help it I'm very competitive and love a good challenge!
My bowl o' balls was a big hit with the judge. The first words out of her mouth were
"Ah, chumming for cats!" I laughed so hard. Never thought of them that way. They received a blue ribbon under felt home deco, no other entries in this category. This is the second bowl of balls I've made. I just love them and I believe they took more time to make than the purses I felt.
The felt purse entered has a blue ribbon and a Reserve Grand in the felt division. My friend beat me with her Grand Champion felt saddle pad made out of alpaca fiber no less. I have to admit the saddle pad is wonderful. I entered two skeins of yarn. This one was third place. Seems it needs more twist in the ply. I did this last year and now I will learn to ply better to compete with Becky's cabled yarn. There was one other skein, picture in post below, that did not make it home with me. Not sure what happened to it. It is a shetland and silk blend and did get a blue ribbon in it's class. I gave this skein enough twist in the ply. Guess someone liked it too much and took it home. I'd bet it will poop up at one of the next guild meeting, it does have my name on it.
I almost forgot to mention the two fleece I entered. Hue came in second to K.G. Even with all that beautiful crimp and shine. He just didn't have the consistency threw out his fleece. His entire fleece is soft and usable it just isn't all the way down the britch crimpy! If we have totally uniform fleece does that take our primative shetland sheep out of the primative class and into the modern improved class of sheep?