This is my first spring being exposed to the fiber festival season. I've been to 2 so far in central Indiana, and they were both so much fun. All the vendors and classes can be a little overwhelming at some, but it's totally worth visiting one (or two, or nine). The most recent one was The Fiber Event in Greencastle, IN. Its was much bigger than the first one I went to and had so many vendors that I actually didn't get to visit them all. The main reason I wanted to go to this one was that there was a skein contest. I figured there was no harm in entering a couple skeins right? So i picked 3 that met the requirements for the beginners' category and set off. I had no idea that this would be the outcome.
Whoa! The judges were so nice and gave me some comments about each. The funny thing is, the first place winner was plied the night before, so I didn't even have a chance to wash it.
The next one I'll be going to is Hoosier Hills in Franklin, IN in June. They also have a contest, so let's see if I get the courage up again!