Loopy Academy Extra Credit

Last night I finished Boneyard Shawl for my extra credit at Loopy Academy.

Boneyard Shawl

Boneyard Shawl

That was a bad night shot but I was afraid with the weather, I might lose power and since the deadline is May 31, I wanted to get it photographed and submitted to The Loopy Ewe.

Here are morning photos.

Boneyard

Boneyard

It’s small and just right for spring/summer.

Boneyard

Boneyard

Definitely not the shawl pin I would wear with it but that one was close.

This is probably how I would wear it.

Boneyard

Boneyard

It would be very easy to make it longer. In fact, for a while, I thought I was going to be able to make it longer but I barely had enough yarn to make it this size and with the deadline fast approaching, I made it right by the pattern and called it “GOOD”.  

Cable Sweater Pattern

Laura Aylor’s Lakehouse pattern is now available and for sale at a discounted rate at Ravelry for a few days.

Lakehouse

Lakehouse

Mine still isn’t finished and I’ll warn you ahead of time that the twisted stockinette takes *forever*, it is so worth it.

I thought I had a newer photo . . and since this one was taken, I have most of the front bands/collar done. I didn’t take it with me to Houston because I knew I would have only short amounts of time to knit and in fact, I had no time to knit.

Lakehouse

Lakehouse

Maybe I can get it finished before Camp Loopy starts on June 1.

That Nice Stitch Cowl

My slipped stitch project for one of the Loopy Academy projects was That Nice Stitch Cowl. It is a very simple cowl and it is quite pretty. Nicole and I started them in mid-February and probably by the end of February, she had hers finished but I just finished mine this week.

That Nice Stitch Cowl

That Nice Stitch Cowl

These would make great Christmas gifts and you can probably get two of them (if you don’t make them too long) from one large skein of sock yarn. I made a couple of mistakes, simply because I wasn’t paying attention to the row count and instead of doing a repeat 4 times, I would do it three times (or whatever it was .. I seemed to get it wrong more than I got it right), but it doesn’t look like there’s anything wrong unless someone is counting my rows.

I’ve officially finished the second semester of Loopy Academy and need to get my extra credit project finished, then get my yarn wound for the first Camp Loopy project!