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.


8 comments:

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.

YAY SUE!

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.