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!).