Monday, October 6, 2008

Montpelier Fall Fiber Festival

Last weekend, Andy and I took a trip to the Montpeileir Fall Fiber Festival. I entered the Luna Moth Shawl in the Handspun Wearables where it received second place. I was so surprised and excited when I saw the ribbon! It's the second shawl I have ever knit and the first (and only so far) one out of hand spun. It was also my first attempt at lace weight yarn. The purple and blue yarn was locks that I spun and it recieved second place in the Novelty division.

I also entered a skein of llama in the open/advanced plied hand spun division (it's the brown skein in the center with the blue ribbon). The fiber came from Posey Thisisit Llama Farm The llama' it came from is Mink Stole, named this because she will be the only mink that Joyce (owner) will get to have. The skein won first place! Pretty cool since the skein I entered last year (which won first and best over all) was from one of Joyce's other llama's, Lucky Star.


Marianne said...

Huge Congratulations on your beautiful shawl and handspun yarns getting all those ribbons! They're all beyond beautiful and you are well deserving of those ribbons :^)

Dana said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you! Your work is amazing and it's no wonder they're handing out ribbons left and right. :)

Dianne said...

Congrats SweetPea, I'm so proud of your winning..such lovely work!
I'm not surprised by your winnings at all~