One of my favorite parts of Maryland Sheep & Wool is going through the building that houses the prizewinners: finished projects and yarn that have won the ribbons. This year was no exception; the entries ranged from the absurd to the sublime. It's exciting to see how much enthusiasm there is for the fiber arts and how many talented people are out there. For example, look at these lovely lace entries:
The felted objects always fascinate me. This year someone made an entire, life-size LAMB using felting techniques:
For the kids, there were the VeggieTales
and a bunneh
and, um, other things:
I took a special interest in the socks; I think the first one was made with handspun yarn, too.
Look at this heirloom christening dress:
Last but not least, I am always inspired by the skeins of handspun that I see:
And now, with QueerJoe in mind, I present to you a special selection of : Men Wearing Kilts.
Kilt-lovers of America, rejoice.