There were four entries in the "Knitted toy" class, including an excellent Womble which should have given the judges pause. But Sam won. Not only that: he also won the Glenisla Shield for the best entry in all the handicraft sections. I scarcely knew there was such a thing, and certainly never aspired to it. But here it is, preposterously, on the dresser in the dining room.
There will be a picture of me receiving it in next week's Blairgowrie Advertiser -- wearing, of course, my Dolores sweatshirt, "Sheep happens".
So that's what happens when you have Franklin on your side (comment, last Thursday).
Full details and many pictures to follow.