Camp Loopy

When The Loopy Ewe first announced Camp Loopy, I knew the third project, which runs from August 15 to September 15, was going to be a difficult one for me to complete. The first two projects were completed right on schedule.  If all three projects are completed timely, the knitter gets a free Wollmeise sock kit.  Remember how hard Wollmeise yarn is to get?  No matter how hard, I was going to get all three projects done.

We didn’t even know til August 1 what the project was and my paraphrase of the project is:  Anything using at least 800 yards of yarn.  My choice was the Shale Baby Blanket.

The first challenge for the third project was getting my yarn.  It had to be ordered after August 1 and I had to have it in order to start knitting on August 15.  Since I was arriving in Brownwood on August 15, I had The Loopy Ewe wind my yarn into a ball and had it sent to my friend Doris and she gave it to me at the quilt guild meeting on August 16.  I was one day late already.  With trying to get unpacked a bit and find things that were lost, I didn’t manage to get a lot of knitting done the first week but I’m catching up.

Here’s what I’ve gotten done so far:

The yarn looks funny in the picture.  In real life, I see no gray in the yarn at all . . or maybe it’s the bad lighting and the orange ceilings in this house.  Maybe I should take this piece outside and see what it really looks like!  That’s funny!

It still has to be finished and blocked but I love the pattern and think I’ll make a bigger version once I get this one finished.  I’m just a little over halfway done.  I have 4 balls of yarn and just started the 3rd.  Piece of cake . . I’ll get it done on time but I have to stay on track.

The yarn I used is Madelinetosh DK and the color is Wren which I think might be a discontinued color.  Sure is pretty . . and warm (but everything is warm around these parts!).



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      Judy Laquidara says

      Last night they were saying it’s too far east to help us so unless there’s a brand new ne, or it turns, no rain for us.

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    I had fun at Camp Loopy too – but didn’t officially go to camp because I didn’t buy my yarn at Loopy Ewe. I did post my finished projects on my blog. 🙂

    Your blanket beautiful!!! I love the pattern! I think you are amazing to have gone to camp in the middle of this move – NOT JUST ANY ORDINARY MOVE EITHER! 🙂

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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    Denise says

    It’s turning out very pretty whether you “see gray” or not but you have to take a pic outside cause now I’m really curious as to what the yarn really looks like to you. It’s so wierd the way indoor pictures pull certain colors out of things that you don’t otherwise notice. LOL I knew you’d find a way to get it done with Wollmeise on the line. I’m anxious to see what all the hype is about that yarn since I’ve never used any. My project 3 is done and hopefully will get blocked this weekend!