Posted by: Leslie | May 15, 2010

Win at MDSW

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!



  1. Cool! I’m so proud of you. I’m assuming that you navajo plied to keep the colours — I might need a tune-up lesson from you on that, as mine doesn’t seem to work as well as yours does.

    Congrats again!

  2. That’s phenomenal. Look at those numbers! Congratulations!

  3. Thanks! I am still a bit stunned at the score. And definitely we can meet up for a lesson sometime, Maaike!

  4. It looks beautiful. Congratulations on the result.

  5. Your spinning is beautiful!! A blue ribbon yarn definitely!

  6. […] in person who will take your skein along with them. That’s how I was able to enter skeins at Maryland Sheep and Wool and the Estes Park Wool […]

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