Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Camp Loopy Project One

Simple Things Shawlette is one of my very favorite patterns. I have knit it several times for myself and am making one as a Christmas gift. An easy to remember pattern and quite portable.

A few weeks ago Sheri at The Loopy Ewe posted on her blog about a "contest" she was starting for summer ... Camp Loopy. It involves knitting 3 projects -- all specified by Sheri -- over the course of the summer -- from June 15 to September 15. The first leg of the trek was June 15 to July 15. We were to knit something to keep us warm around the campfire -- a shawl, scarf, neckwarmer, etc. All yarn must be purchased from The Loopy Ewe to participate and those who buy it during a specified time period get a discount. Sounded good to me!

I had been wanting to knit a shawlette in orange and blue (I hate orange for myself!) to wear to football games at the University of Virginia and basketball games at Bucknell University. Very convenient of them to use the same team colors. One rule of the first camp event was that each project had to be knitted from two colors of yarn -- so mine is from Lorna's Laces team color line in a varigated orange and navy and solid navy. I love LL's yarn and am particularly fond of this sport weight. It is going to be my go-to yarn for many projects.

My project was finished last week and I finally got time to block it tonight. It is uploaded to the Loopy Ewe site. I am pleased with it. I don't look at it as a spectacular project but it is well knit, I think. Go to the Loopy Ewe site and check out the posted photos. There are some absolutely gorgeous projects to view.

I am now finishing another narrow shawlette in worsted weight Lorna's Laces in two colors. Hope to be done by the weekend and will post. Next will be Daybreak in eggplant and primavera colorways from Malabrigo. Am loving this more and more....