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Jamieson & Smith at the Voe Show

On Saturday Me (Ella), Sandra and Oliver headed up north to Judge at the annual Voe Show. Oliver was judging the wool and me and Sandra were judging the Knitting, in particular the Colour Box Competition. For the past few years we have chosen a range of eight colours from our 2 ply Jumper Weight and the challenge is to create something using at least 4 of the colours.

IMG_0516IMG_0512voeshowThere was a brilliant and wide range of items made, from all overs to socks and from headbands to dolls! We were so pleased with the amount of entries and the skill. There were also some entries from the Whalsay bairns in the children’s categories


IMG_0513We chose this cardigan as our Trophy winner, we loved the use of pattern and colour, you can see it on Ravelry here. After we had finished our section we went around to help with the rest of the knitting judging.

IMG_0531IMG_0529IMG_0525We then met back up with Oliver who had been judging the wool.

woolIMG_0547As well as judging the wool, Oliver was also given the hard task of judging the overall Champion from the winners in all the animal categories, there was a lot to choose from including this lovely Coo and peerie Kitten.

IMG_0534IMG_0545Heres Oliver and Sandra discussing the merits of the winning hen..

IMG_0541In the end though Oliver decided to go for this lovely Sheepdog.

IMG_0538A worthy winner I think.

All in all, we had a great day at the Voe Show!

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hello,
    I loved seeing your blog today. I also judge wool at a local show and its wonderful to see all the knitted pieces so wonderfully done. We have such little knitting you gave me an idea for our show next year. A special category for mittens and gloves. I enjoy your blog and your yarn and my fondest wish is to visit you wonderful island soon.

    August 5, 2013
  2. Hannah R #

    Wow the colour box entries are great. I am not sure my wan for Cunningsburgh is up to this standard!!!

    ps my Mam & Robin fae wir committee enjoyed judging the non-living champion! As mam pat it “anything wi no pulse”!

    August 5, 2013
  3. Wonderful pics….so many talented knitters!!!

    August 6, 2013
  4. It was a great day! Some fantastic knitting amongst lots of other things too numerous to mention. It is a great meeting place for everyone with similar interests in sheep, cattle, photography and craft.

    August 6, 2013
  5. sybil wertheim #

    Since the knitting all looked great, can you share what your criteria are in judging?

    August 8, 2013
  6. For some it was really hard to choose! We were really looking at the use of colour and how they had arranged it since it was the colour box, of course the finishing and tensions etc also played a part. It was my first time judging so i wasnt sure what to expect but the standard was really high. Ella x

    August 9, 2013

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