Won Best in Show, and Best Garment this weekend at YarnCon!!!!!!
YarnCon has been around for about 5 years now, and I always enjoy going there. It seems to get better every year. This year they added a knitting contest. There were 5 categories: Best of Northern Peaks, Best Accessory, Best Garment, Best Handspun, and Best Toy. I entered 3 of the categories, it was fun to think about what to choose to bring.
As they were photographing the winning entry for Best in Show, I walked up to 5 women holding up my sweater. I asked if that was a winner, and everyone cheered yes. They were all surprised when I said that I had knit it! How fun, normally I have no luck. Perhaps being rewarded for skill instead of luck is more fit for me.
You can see the Instagram photos here.
I won loads of gifts for both Best Garment, and Best in Show, right now I can’t remember which was for which, but here are my prizes:
Projects bags, kits for tiny toys, the buttons represent a kit that will be mailed to me. Love the yarn bowl with some Mrs. Crosby’s yarn in it:
And these little pins made with vintage rulers. I was coveting them at the event, but choose not to purchase one, so I was really happy to see this in the gift bag.
And, I will receive a print copy of this book:
Look here if you want to see more of my Polar Bear sweaters, it was knit in 2008 for Ravelympics. I did it all in 3 weeks, the first being while we were on vacation at the beach. I have always loved this sweater, but it really requires a very very cold day to wear it.
Good Weekend, YarnCon followed a weaving show at the Chicago Weaving School that I attended on Friday with my friend Jane. Next step is to take classes there and finally learn how to use my Inkle loom.