Thursday, June 30, 2011

Camp Loopy

The Loopy Ewe has created a virtual Summer Camp. A fun and brilliant idea. There will be a total of three projects, one per each month of camp. Camp starts June 15th and ends Sept. 15th. Campers who finish each project and post a picture in the Loopy Ewe Gallery will receive a camp kit. There are various cabins and a Loopy Hotel for the campers to stay in and share their camp experiences. I checked into the Loopy Hotel.

Camp assignments so far:

Project #1 Campfire Nights
specifics for your first project:
- knit between June 15 and July 15
- a two-color project in either a cape, a shawl, or a scarf. (Things that would keep you warm, when sitting around the campfire in the cool of the night. See ideas and links below.)

Project #2 Hiking in the Mountains
– will run from July 15 – August 15
- for this project, the challenge is to knit or crochet either a pair of socks or a pair of mittens or a pair of gloves, in an adult size. (No fingerless mitts this time around.) The other part of the challenge is that the pattern you use needs to contain cables, which are always fun to do!

Project #1 I knit the Morlynn Shawl in Fiber Optics Footnotes yarn. Colorways are Garnet and Espresso. This is a very quick knit and I love the details. I used all of the Espresso but there was a few yards of Garnet left.


I have chosen the Owlie Sock pattern for Project #2. I ordered Skinny Bugga in Bog Fritillary for these socks.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The KnitGirllls Stash Dash

I am nearly halfway to the 5k mark for the KnitGirllls Stash Dash 2011. I have 12 stripes left to knit on Daybreak. I have about 30 rows left to knit on the Eiffel Tower Shawl. Lots of fiber will be spun in July for Tour de France.

Garnet Garnet
Project number:1
Roving used: Fiber Optic Pencil Roving in Garnet
Method of spinning: Woollen
Finished yardage: 196 yards
Total yardage used in Stash Dash thus far: 196 yards

Teddy Bear Belly Socks
Pattern Used: My Plain Stockinette Sock
Yarn Used:Fibernymph Dye Works Teddy Bear Bellies
Needle Size: US 1.5 /2.50 mm
Yardage Used in this project: 230
Total yardage used in Stash Dash thus far: 426 yards / .390k

Project Number: 3
Summer Mystery Shawl
Pattern Used: Summer Mystery Shawlette
Yarn Used: Wollmeise 100% in Ruby Thursday
Needle Size: US 5 / 3.7 5mm
Yardage Used in this project: 307 yards
Total yardage used in Stash Dash thus far: 733 yards

Spinning - Project Number: #4
Roving used: Red Barn Farm Hand Dyed Corriedale Wool
Method of spinning: Woollen
Finished yardage: 518
Total yardage used in Stash Dash thus far: 1251 yards/1.144 mm



Pattern Used:Morlynn Shawl
Yarn Used: Fiber Optic Footnotes in Garnet and Espresso
Needle Size: US4/3.50 mm
Yardage Used in this project: 840 yards
Total yardage used in Stash Dash thus far: 2090 yards

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Wendyknits Summer Mystery Shawl

Wendy Johnson had a short little mystery shawl knit along on her blog. The shawl was knit from the top to the point. Very nice simple pattern. I finished it a day or two after the last clue came out.

The yarn is Wollmeise 100% Wool in the colorway Ruby Thursday.

Summer Mystery ShawlSummer Mystery Shawl