Showing

Well, the Sanday Show has been and gone. We won some classes with the sheep, and Shanty won her in-hand class.

I didn’t win anything in the Industrial Show this year, but that’s not the point of entering. There was a great variety of beautiful craftwork on show, from Beth’s Trophy-winning Shetland shawl, to Jim’s amazing spinning wheel.  Beth won the ‘pair of skeins from raw wool’ class as well, and ended up with several other red and blue cards with her name on them.

The evening prize giving and dance was really good fun. I had a hilarious time trying to teach my niece Hannah and her friend how to dance the St Bernard’s Waltz. Hannah and I also took part in the Strip the Willow dance – otherwise known as an endurance test! 🙂

This weekend was also a Sanday Soulka weekend and the Sanday Spinners were holding an open studio as usual.

With so much else going on this weekend, there were only a few visitors, all of whom were very appreciative. The most interesting group turned up about 10 minutes before we shut up shop on the Sunday. A local lady and her two sisters-in-law, one of whom turned out to be this year’s knitting judge from the Show! Beth and I  had a lovely chat with them and got some useful pointers as to what judges are looking for when judging show entries.

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