Wednesday, September 16, 2009

yipee!

I got an email today informing me that both skeins of handspun yarn that I entered in the "I Made It On My Schacht" contest made it to the finals. I heard that there were approx. 400 entries and 80 were chosen to be finalists. It's even sweeter because I had to enter in the 'Expert' category for spinners with more than 2 years of experience; I started spinning 3 years ago and I definitely don't feel like an expert yet.

Here are the skeins:

3-ply sock yarn, Spunky Eclectic Myrtle BFL

and

2-ply Cormo/Sheltie.

So the two skeins (minus Robbie the Sheltie) are en route to Colorado already for the final judging and will be on display from October 8 to December 1 in the Schacht showroom.

7 comments:

Suzy Girl said...

Those are both just beautiful!! What an honor to be selected as a finalist. Congratulations!

Monika said...

Congratulations! That's so super cool! :o) The cormo/sheltie one is really outstanding. Speaking about Sheltie. Our dog trainer has 5 of them. She says they are very nerveous dogs, scared of their own shadow, jumpy etc. Is yours like that too? Oh and were did you get the cormo? I've been looking to find some to try, it sounds like great fiber.

Lynn said...

WOOHOO!!!! GOOD for you! Keep us updated with how you do!

Jody said...

Congrats to you and your spinning is really beautiful!!

Barb said...

Holy COW! You've only been spinning for THREE YEARS??? I'm so impressed. I think it's amazing how great you are at it!

~Phyllis~ said...

Congratulations.
Your yarn looks lovely. It looks like an experienced spinning has spun it to me.

Monica in Sask said...

Congratulations! Hope you make it farther!!