Appalucie Fiber Arts

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Raspberry Wrap

This wrap was adapted from a pattern that doesn't really have a name, from Victorian Lace Today. I made the border one repeat wider and added a third vine to the center panel. Yarn is Zephyr that was hand dyed a gorgeous raspberry color, purchased on Etsy from Zen Yarn Garden. Wrap is about 70" long, and was knitted on size 4 needles.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Virginia State Fair, 2007

Here we go again! so far I have a perfect record of getting a ribbon for every item I've entered in the State Fair. This year I was fortunate enough to be awarded First Place in the Expert Lace Section, as well as Second Place for my shawl in the Knitting: Shawls, wraps, and stoles division. There was some really beautiful work on display this year, and I'm thrilled that the judges chose to recognize my items. Still no Best in Section for lace, as I had hoped, but I'll be baaaaaaaaaack. :)

Lotus Flower tablecloth, displayed in a glass case. Scroll down to previous blog entries to see it in its full glory on my dining table.

Print o' the Wave Stole, pattern by Eunny Jang. This was knitted with Misti Alpaca lace yarn, can't remember the name of the color, can't remember needle size. aren't I helpful? I love how it turned out, and they really displayed it nicely.

The novelty fair food of 2007: Deep fried Pepsi. After last year's famed Deep Fried Coke that was the hit of the 2006 Texas State Fair, knockoffs are popping up all over the place. This version, sold at Porky's BBQ at the Virginia fair, looks nasty but actually tasted pretty good. They used pepsi to concoct some sort of pudding-like center, folded it in a sheet of dough, and fried it. It had a strong Pepsi flavor, and the presentation brought out the cola's spicy character. Reminded me a bit of Indian Pudding. On the left is fried PB & J. My friend Renee, whose hand is in the photo, liked the PB & J better, while I preferred the Pepsi.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Lotus Flower

Here's the Lotus Flower cloth on my dining table.

Lotus Flower cloth, finished and blocked

My newest knitted object, and my first ever Niebling design. "Lotus Flower" tablecloth, 43" diameter, size 20 DMC Cebelia thread, US size 2 needles. Tomorrow when it's dry, I'll take pictures of it on my table. This took about two months to complete.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

State Fair Results

The results are in!

Winner: Lucie Melahn City/State: Arlington, VA
Place: 2nd Department: Arts & Crafts
Competition: Knitting - Shawl/Stole/Poncho

Winner: Lucie Melahn City/State: Arlington, VA
Place: 3rd Department: Arts & Crafts
Competition: Lace - Expert - Knitted and Crocheted lace

You can see my Apple Blossom edging and my Frost Flowers shawl by scrolling down this page.

I was a little disappointed not to repeat my best in show, but the winning shawl was beautiful and well deserving of the win. My third place in the Expert Lace competition was a great surprise, since I cranked out the Apple Blossom edging at the last minute.

Next year, I'm determined to take both categories. The game is on. :)

And of course, the real reason I go every year ... deep fried Oreos. Don't lie, you know you want them.