Camp Loopy for 2013 is officially over. Either I’m a better/quicker knitter or I chose easier projects this year. The first year, 2011 . . right??, we were in the middle of a move. Vince officially started here on May 1 and the moving van drove off with all our stuff on August 15 so in between those dates, I was dealing with the relocation company, house sale, trying to find a new house and all those other things that go along with the move. That was definitely a stressful year. I’m not sure why 2012 was so hectic but I remember thinking and promising myself that I was NOT going to do Camp Loopy in 2013 but I did and it wasn’t bad at all.
I challenged myself with doing things I had not done before.
Project #1 – We had to use a yarn we had never used before, and it had to be at least 375 yards. I made the 3S Shawl. On this one, I learned to do the picot bind off. It’s really pretty and I’m glad I did it.
Project #2 – Had to be a popular pattern – one that had at least 1000 projects listed or had been queued up at least 1000 times and used at least 500 yards. I chose Hitchhiker. It was easy and fairly quick and I like it!
Project #3 – We had to use at least 800 yards of yarn. My project was Icy Rivulet. For the first time I did tubular cast on, which I love, and fake tubular bind off which looks really nice and I will use again.
I’m glad I participated in Camp Loopy 2013 and will be happy to do it again next year. Thank you, Sheri, and the elves at The Loopy Ewe. I can’t imagine how hectic it gets around there when we’re all trying to get our yarn ordered and our questions answered!