My best friend from high school knitted a lace stole [ravelry] for her mother-in-law. Her mother-in-law turned around and secretly entered the stole in the county fair*. Guess who won first place in the lace division AND a Judges Award of Merit! It looks like her Monkey socks [ravelry] were also entered and took second. Jen, you are teh awesome!
*Note to self: do not give Jen’s mother-in-law any knitted gifts unless you want them entered in the county fair.