One of my goals this year was to enter a few skeins in various competitions around North America. There’s not much in the way of competitions in Canada, but many in the States accept mailed-in entries. One of the largest, at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival (frequently referred to as MDSW), does not, but thanks to a knitter in MD named Kyrie, I was able to have a skein dropped off for the competition.
I entered the skein that won its class at Lambtown last fall, in the hopes of getting some comments from the judge on improving my technique. I entered it in the class for thick yarns prepared from raw wool by the spinner, and was floored when I got this back in the mail:
And the score and comments:
I couldn’t be happier with that!