Surprised and pleased

pjmma's picture

Hey guys, I'm not one to toot my own horn, but I was kind of stunned at this, and I wanted to show off just a tiny bit:

I won a first prize blue ribbon a the Topsfield Fair in Massachusetts last week for this small afghan! It's crocheted, not knitted, but I knit a lot, so I don't feel guilty about that, lol!
Actually, now I'm thinking of entering a knitted piece next year. I was hesitating even entering it in the first place, but my guy kept saying "Don't worry about it, just enter it." I'm glad I listened to him:)

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TheKnittingMill's picture

That's a BEAUTIFUL afghan

That's a BEAUTIFUL afghan Paul!!! Makes me want to crochet something!

kiwiknitter's picture

You shoulld be proud of your

You shoulld be proud of your accomplishment. It's a beautiful piece of work! I like the pattern and colours. Very old fashioned looking. I really like it.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is a wonderful piece of

That is a wonderful piece of work. Definitely a first place winner. Congratulations on a great job.

pjmma's picture

Thanks for all the great

Thanks for all the great comments guys:)
Really, it's another feather in each of our caps, all of us guys who create with yarn!

MMario's picture

Beautiful! Quilt patterns

Beautiful! Quilt patterns translate to crochet easier then to knit I think......but that may be because I am reluctant to piece knits.

pjmma's picture

I agree with that Mario. In

I agree with that Mario. In this case, the joining was incorporated in the final round of each diamond, so there was no actual stitching needed. A lot of knitting piece-work involves stitching together. I do some of both, but it's always nice when you don't have to stitch.

bmbdcj's picture

Congratulations on the blue

Congratulations on the blue ribbon!

With work like that you really do deserve it!

You deserve that blue ribbon.

You deserve that blue ribbon. It's a beautiful and unusual piece. I love it.

potterdc's picture

So excellent! I really like

So excellent! I really like the color combo!

scottly's picture

A well deserved blue ribbon.

A well deserved blue ribbon. I like the unexpected color combination.

AKQGuy's picture

This is a beautiful piece of

This is a beautiful piece of fiber artistry and you deserve to strut it a bit

chipsir's picture

This is a beautiful piece, I

This is a beautiful piece, I am so happy you posted it, crochet or knitting, I do both and really appreciate the work, again thanks for posting

Kerry's picture

That's a lovely afghan.

That's a lovely afghan.

That is a REAL blue ribbon

That is a REAL blue ribbon piece----reminds me of the quilt pattern called LoneStar.

BrentGC's picture

That's absolutely gorgeous!!!

That's absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations!

Britannic's picture

Looks great! I really like

Looks great! I really like all the colors and the design. Nice job. Toot away. You've earned it! :)