My spinning hasn't ever won any rosettes, so I was thrilled to find three this year. I made an infinity cowl from some Southern Cross Fibre Polwarth/Cashmere/Silk. This spun beautifully and made a wonderful, soft, squishy yarn. I used all but a tiny bit for the cowl and loved it when I had a chance to wear it last spring. Here's the yarn and the finished cowl.
And here's how it looks now. Creative award, baby!
The second item is a shawl. I spun this yarn a couple of years ago and tried three times to make it into a shawl before I finally landed on the pattern that worked. I ran out of yarn, hated the yarn with the pattern twice, and then chose a shawl that actually worked out. Here's the yarn and the shawl.
And with the special award!
I also entered two skeins of yarn, both spun during the Tour de Fleece this year. The first was a pretty skein of Punta top that I spun thicker and worsted and it came out nicely.
The second one is a skein of Merino/CVM/Silk that I plan to use for a sweater project. I got this fiber at Taylored Fibers when I went to the Hansen miniSpinner retreat last March. I've finished two skeins and really liked this one. I guess the judges did, too. Class Runner Up!
A very successful day. And no visit to the fair would be complete without little goats
and scones, of course.