The rules for Camp Loopy project three were posted last week. I was feeling stressed by this since I was still working my way though sleeve number one of the Garden cardigan at the time. For my final project, I was really hoping to either knit one of the two, lacey, summer sweaters I have been waiting to make, or to finally get going on that second Rain on the Prairie Scarf that I have had in mind for a couple of months now.
Alas, the rules stated not only that the final summer project for camp must be a minimum of 500 yards, but that it also had to include two colors. Sigh.
I had to plan an entirely new project since none of the ones on my current list fit that description. I was really hoping to get through camp without making a shawl since I have never made one before, and I’m not really a shawl person, but after mulling things over, a shawl was really the only reasonable possibility for me with this challenge.
I remembered when several months ago, I fell head over feet in love with this shawl that Sheri (of the Loopy Ewe) made and shared on her blog: click here to see Sheri’s Cladonia. I never get tired of looking at it. I even bought the pattern after seeing her post and have it saved in my pattern collection.
Then I also remembered falling in love with another shawl well before that, on Wendy Johnson’s blog: click here to see Wendy’s Daybreak. I love her color choices for her project. I would have to purchase this pattern for camp.
Someone knit this super-cutie up for the last Camp challenge, and I realized I already own the pattern since I purchased the magazine in which it is published several months back: click here to see the Lightening Kerchief.
Hmmm. What’s a girl to do?
I ordered my yarn: Madelintosh Sport in the colors Sequoia and Bark.
I love the two colors together, and I think any of the shawl patterns that I am considering would look great knit up in this combination.
Campers got another freebie with the project three yarn purchase (aside from our 20% off Camp discount). Look!
A pink commemorative tape measure! It is actually really nice, and I am especially excited since I don’t have one that is retractable. This makes measuring so much easier!
I have some time to figure out which one of the shawl patterns I want to make for project three since it doesn’t begin for another two weeks. Even so, I can’t believe that we are already planning project three! It feels like Camp Loopy just started. Where is this summer going?