We made our annual family trek to the fair last Sunday. Had lots of fun seeing and doing all sorts of fun things, and got to find our results!
I entered a total of 10 items in crochet (8) and needlework. My final totals were 1 Judges Award of Merit (same as a judges choice), 4 blues, 2 reds, and 1 white. Three items received nothing--including what I thought was my best item (doily in size 30 thread). The 3 items I almost did not enter because I didn't think they were up to par received a blue (scarf that's really just oversized edging), a red ( a hat I wore all last winter, in spite of hand washing is a bit fuzzy), and a white (afghan with some gaugish issues and a poor yarn choice).
Unfortunately, at my fair they don't display all items from each category together. And they cover up parts of some tags in the display. So there is no way to find the items you were competing against. This is sooooo frustrating to me. Now, I the doilies were pinned up, so I did get to see those. I don't know what they were looking for, unless it was just size. Mine was 16", the winners were all larger, though 1 had major tension issues. 1 was actually a small tablecloth, so I don't know why it was even in that category!
My 8yo also entered an owl he knit in class last year. He had the best showing!
That huuuuge rosette is a "sweepstakes" ribbon. As far as I could tell, in the Kids divisions Sweepstakes is the same as the adult Best of Class, but they do it by age group, so there are 3 given in Knit/Crochet.
We had a very fun day and were all exhausted after 6 hours of walking and 90+ degrees.