Friday, October 09, 2009

Perth Royal Show

"The Smoke Free Perth Royal Show is Perth's biggest community event attracting 400,000 visitors from the city and the country every year. With a rich history spanning 170 years, the Show is an iconic social and cultural event which showcases WA agriculture, small business and entertainment."

This annual show just ended last weekend & in my last 8 years living in Perth, I had only been twice. But this year is an exception as I had to go to the Show & check out the Creative Crafts section. I had entered 2 of my hand knitted items in the show.

To my great surprise, both items won prizes. The Alpine Shawl which I knitted for Helen won 2nd prize in the Lace Section......

.... next to my shawl is the 3rd prize winner which is the Swallowtail Shawl (sorry for the poor picture because of the light in the showcase).

.... the white round lace is the 1st prize winner which is knitted by a senior (over 70). The piece is knitted in such a fine yarn & the work is so intricate. This peice definitely deserves the prize.

My other item is a pair of socks which I entered in the Original Design section. I created this design sometime ago & had made many changes to the design. This is the only design that I have not written the pattern but anyway, here they are .....

.... the socks won 3rd prize & the sweater next to my sock won the 1st prize. In my excitement, I forgot to look out for the 2nd prize.

I am so happy with the results as this is the 1st time that I have entered a competition. I went a couple of days ago, to collect the items & the certificates .........

While I was there, I met the Chief Steward & volunteered to demonstrate sock knitting at the show next year. She even confirmed that they have decided to have a category just for SOCKS ! I have to start thinking of designs for my entries next year .....

8 comments:

Sidney said...

Congratulations! Good work...what an affirmation of your skill & creativity.

pinky-yin said...

wah! congratulations!!

Micki said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved prizes!

Rachel said...

Congratulations! They are well deserved prizes--all your knitting work is so beautiful and well executed!

Rebecca said...

WAY TO GO, girl!!! I'm so proud of you!

Rebecca said...

WAY TO GO, girl!!! I'm so proud of you!

Anni said...

Wow, congratulations. You deserve to win 1st. The circular shawl is stunning. I've always been reluctant to enter our local show as some of hte knitted items entered are really naff and some of hte judges decisions rather questionable. But well done to you.

knitabulous said...

Congratulations to you! Wonderful work. I hope you are very proud, it's great to have your work affirmed like that in such public way.

The work by the elderly lady is the 'rose of england' tablecloth, it's in Marianne Kinzels book of lace knitting 2 - and it isn't half as intricate as it looks. You'd be able to do it no trouble I'm sure. I have noticed that pattern gets entered a lot in shows - but judging by it's success, the judges still aren't sick of seeing it I guess.

Well done you!