The Maritime Fall Fair wrapped up and one of our regular customers not only won the new lace knitting category, but his self-designed shawl also took the Grand Champion ribbon for best knitted item.

The results of all of the Homemaking Competition categories will be posted eventually on the Fall Fair’s website.

But for now, take this as proof that Richard — known as Samantics in the Ravelry world — took the blue ribbon (except the ribbon is so important, it’s blue and white and red!):

Richard designed this shawl as a gift for his mother, and when he learned about the Fall Fair he decided to enter it. That’s right, he did more than just knit this beautiful item, he designed it from scratch.

Any mother would be thrilled to receive a gift like this from a child, but the prestige of the prize must add value to it in her eyes. Nice work Richard!