Almost a month ago, I drove up to Clarendon to participate in the Hawkesbury Show Spinning Challenge. Thankfully it didn’t start until 10am, so the drive up didn’t have to start at a ridiculous time of morning.
I think as far as layout goes, the Hawkesbury has it all over the RAS Easter Show. Things are much easier to find! Next year, I think I will actually look around more than I got to this year.
The challenge was 3 hours long (split into 2 x 1.5 hour segments) and consisted of 2 parts. Firstly, we had to spin a woolen preperation into an 8ply equivalent yarn for a jumper. And then we had to spin a worsted preperation for a strong wearing sock yarn. All of the fibre/fleece was provided, and on it’s own merit was nice, I personally don’t think it was suitable for what we were asked to create.
However, despite all of this, I managed to take first place! I was very shocked and extremely excited when I found out.
Here is the ribbon and certificate. I now have three ribbons that I need to figure out how to display.
Here is the trophy. I get to have it at home until the next Hawkesbury Show. I love that it’s a wheel!
By looking at some of the other plaques, it appears that it used to be a team event.
Will I go for it again next year? Probably. It was fun!