our Guild at the Fair!
Carol Myers, Guild Coordinator for the San Diego County Fair did a great job organizing volunteers, planning our booth and gathering knitting information to introduce new knitters to the art and craft of knitting. Thanks to Guild members Colleen Davis, Linda Hart, Eileen Adler, Marie Fisher, Ursula Almeida and Irina Anikeeva for loaning the knitted items on display.
Guild Awards in the Home & Hobby Competition
Our Guild is proud to present two awards in the Hand Knitting category: Best Original Design and Best Workmanship. Each winner receives a $50 cash award and a one-year Guild membership. Members as well as non-members were eligible for awards donated by the Guild. Congratulations to the two Guild Award winners. And the winners are….
Best Workmanship: Lee Pierce for her Drachenfels Shawl.
- Judges comments on Lee’s shawl:
“The humble garter stitch turned into a work of art.”
“Exquisite knitting incorporating multi-color stripes.”
“Smooth garter stitch edges and carrying of colored yarns along edges.”
Welcome to the Guild, Lee!
Best Original Design: Irina Anikeeva for her women’s long-sleeved cardigan with cable and lace pattern on back and fronts. We are proud that Irina is a current member of the Guild. Her membership award will be applied to the next membership period.
- Judges comments on Irina’s cardigan:
“Intricate cable design symmetrically placed.”
“Good yarn choice for feature of cable detail.”
”Accented with fine ribbing on neckline, front edging, cuffs and hem.”
Congratulations to all who entered items in the Fair Competition and to all winners!
Here’s an opportunity to see photo memories from the Fair. Click on any photograph to begin a self-guided slide show.