Ooops! Almost forgot. I did promise that I would show the third place item, a crocheted cardigan entered in the "any other crocheted article not listed" class,
and a couple of entries that didn't place at all.
The funny thing is, these two entries that were sent home ribbonless are actually items I really, really like!
The lined, blue vest was entered in the "any other sewn item" class. It's a sewing pattern I developed using my custom fit sloper. It fits me perfectly, it is super comfy and, in my opinion, it is very well sewn.
The sequined scarf, though not an example of good technical weaving, with it's (purposely) drifting weft and simple plain weave pattern, is still very much a favourite of mine. It doesn't come across all that well in the photo, but in person I think it is quite stunning -- admittedly due mostly to the choice of weft yarn. The sequined weft yarn slowly transitions from light to dark and back again. It's necessary to wind all the yarn onto bobbins and keep them in the correct order to keep the colour transitions working properly. It was entered in the "scarf or cowl, woven with commercial yarn" class.