Saturday, September 09, 2006

Do the Puyallup

The Western Washington Fair in Puyallup was good to me this year – Grand Champion! Whoop! Whoop! Whoop!

The pattern is the Heartstrings (Jackie E-S) Triangles within Triangles shawl. I knit it on US6 needles with Heritage Yarns tencel: one strand of a color called Days of Wine and Roses (black, purple, red) and one strand of solid black. I did extra repeats to make the shawl bigger. I estimate that I used about 1,100 yards of each color.

But wait! There's more! I won a blue ribbon for a vest for my husband. It's made with Cascade 220. The cable is 16.8 in Harmony Volume 5, "220 Aran Stitches and Patterns."

I also won two more ribbons: a second place for a doily and a third place for a scarf. The doily is Christine Duchrow 87-3, found in the third volume of the Lacis collection of Duchrow patterns. What's interesting about this doily is that is has a cable in it! A cable! Thanks to the talented René for charting this doily. I knit it with Cebelia size 30 on US0 needles.

The scarf, if you could actually see it, is Fiddlesticks Knitting's Rippling Waters Scarf knit in Habu tsumugi silk.


tonni said...

Beautiful knitting! CONGRATULATIONS!

Bridget said...

Now I can tell people that I know someone who has won several awards! Congratulations, I hope you will make sure to celebrate in an appropriate fashion ... and at least celebrate for one day per item that won. :-)

They are all just beautiful, and the yarns chosen are just perfect.


knitsteel said...

Beautiful work and Congratulations! You deserve it. That looks like a nice prize if I'm reading it right.

Kat said...

Wow!! Congratulations!
Your work is beautiful and you should definitely be VERY proud.

alice said...

congratulations, Sue! Your work is lovely... :)

ObsessiveCompulsive Crafter said...

Your lace knitting is amazing. Very inspiring!

Romi said...

Gorgeous stuff! Congratulations! :)

Lydia said...

Very nice, Sue, and a hearty congratulations on your Grand Champion status! Your work is exquisite. I see you're branching out to lacy doilies. My Mom says those are very fun but challenging to do.