The Marin Co Fair just ended. This year, I am happy to report, there were a lot more knitting entries — and good ones to boot! Many lovely sweaters, scarves, blankets, green items, etc. It is a good thing for knitters show off their stuff! Part of the incentive might have been that a couple of the categories had real prize money – $100 for the top sweater, $75 for the scarf and hat set. There were many good sweaters this year, and some lovely scarf and hat sets.
So, with the added competition, I took home lot’s of ribbons this year, but none of them were blue. My Radiance-cabled sweater got fourth in some tough competition:
while the other items got handed ribbons in an almost random manner, to my eyes.
My amazing log cabin blanket that I think has great colors and design was critiqued for not being “even,” while socks I put in at the last minute got a third place award (seriously folks, more socks need to be entered if mine are getting third place!). My Spindrift scarf did get a second place, which I was pleased for, and my swatch-turned-market-bag got a fifth place in the “green” category, which was generous.