I always look forward to Camp Loopy, but this year, between school and side projects, making gifts and so many family commitments - I just need to sit this one out. Hard to do. I keep looking at the posts, putting things in my shopping cart, but then hitting the (X) and going to bed.… Continue reading Camp Loopy 2014
Yesterday I completed my Camp Loopy 2013 challenge. The Gaia cardigan in Cascade 200 superwash. The price is around $11 a skein, but for the rich colors, I feel it's a reasonable price for wool (not 'yarn'). Sure, I could save a lot of money using craft store acrylics (I call these 'yarn'), but for… Continue reading Camp Loopy 2013 has ended for me
I am a big fan of designs by Kirsten Kapur, and have several patterns, but I didn't enjoy knitting this one. It looks nice, feels nice, but I had several issues and they just seemed to keep coming. I didn't pick colors for this shawl, but for another and they were far gloomier than they… Continue reading The Gloomy Ulmus
Pretty yarn and a very nice pattern called My Dolphin Cowl. Love the picot hemmed edge, it's worth the extra work. They scrumptious yarn was Baah! La Jolla, in mystique. I used just under 400 yards, maybe @380.
For challenge #2 I made an everyday sweater, in white. I know, 2 white sweaters in a month? That's absurd - you betchur sweet yarn balls it is. Never again. Now I'm off to find something more colorful!
Why did I pick a white yarn again? Hmmm.... Hope that's not going to be a problem. The trick may be some colorful stitch markers then. Something to look forward to making my rounds. This project will take place June 27-July 27 and has to be a minimum of 800yds to qualify. I’ll be making… Continue reading Camp Loopy Poject #2
As part of Camp Loopy 2012, here is my Project #1. A crocheted shawl and the pattern is Recuerdos de infancia (Childhood Memories?). Easy and quick. I will make another with this pattern at some point. First I made it in Loopy Ewe Solid Series in a baby blue called 'sky'... After much consideration, I… Continue reading Blue Memory Shawl