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Familiar name claims Sheep-to-Shawl title at Farm Show

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | Jan 14, 2016 3:19 AM
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A banner hangs from the Farm Show complex Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, in Harrisburg, Pa. Starting Saturday, thousands of visitors are expected to descend on the state capital for the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show, a weeklong celebration agriculture and rural life. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Harrisburg) -- One of the most popular competitions at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg has been won by a team from central Pennsylvania that's familiar to the winner's circle.

The team known as Time Warp from Montour County took home top honors at the 37th annual Sheep-to-Shawl Competition.

The win is Time Warp's fifth straight and ninth overall.

"We work together well. We take constructive criticism among ourselves well," says Katherine Dashner, the team's Spinner. "There's never any hurt feelings when somebody says, 'I don't like that idea.' There's a lot of discussion that goes into it."

Dashner says the winning shawl represents the party atmosphere surrounding this year's Farm Show.

"The shawl exhibits the party. In the center, it comes as a star burst and it radiates out and that's our shawl of fireworks," she says. "That's our firework in our shawl."

Dashner says the process of making a shawl takes months of planning, starting with deciding on a theme.

During the compeition, each six-member team has two-and-a-half hours to shear a sheep and craft a shawl out of the wool and its yarn.

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