Monday, 21 September 2009

The x-factor team wins!

Sarah, Jen and I competed in the Sheep to Shawl competition held yesterday at the Royal Melbourne Show, and we won, in a time of 3 hours and 15 minutes, setting a new record and being the first winners of the Crossfibres Perpetual Trophy. What a day.

The aim of the event was to spin enough yarn (we spun too much!) ply it, and knit it into a simple shawl. We were provided with a beautiful fleece from the Black and Coloured Sheep Association, and was a beautiful grey from Helen Wright. It was a lovely fleece to spin from.
Everyone had the same pattern, which consisted on three triangles and 3 diamonds, which we could lace together.
In the end we won by 1 minute.
We all went home tired and happy and planning to compete next year!


Textile Tragic said...

Congratulations! Sounds like it went off well and winning by a minute is pretty exciting.

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Moorecat said...

Has the adrenaline stopped racing through your system yet?

I must confess, my first thought was: who gets to keep the shawl??

Knitspingirl said...

Wow - congratulations!!