Okay, it's true, I'm a Joiner. When Sheri at The Loopy Ewe announced they were sponsoring Camp Loopy, I totally joined in. This was, after all, camp without bugs, camp without uncomfortable beds.
Camp Session One: Knit a shawl or scarf that is two-coloured.
I immediately ordered two skeins of Bugga!, ready to camp.
Well, make that 3 skeins. The one on the left, Smiley Face Spider, just leaped into the cart, along with the Autumn Tiger Beetle (centre skein) and Mr. Nancy (on the right).
Autumn Tiger Beetle + Mr. Nancy = Camp Loopy Clockwork!
Clockwork is a steampunk-inspired pattern by Stephen West designed specifically for The Sanguine Gryphon, the dyers of Bugga! yarn.
Camp Session Two: Knit socks, mittens, or gloves with cables.
For this, I returned to a classic favourite dyer, Dream in Color, but a new sock base, Everlasting, colourway Nebula. I knit the Yarnissima pattern Appunto.
(This was my primary project during the Alaska voyage.)
Camp Session Three: Use at least 800 yards of yarn.
With this challenge, I'm embarking on a new project: my first adult-sized garment. I'm using the Kollage yarn Riveting, which is made from recycled blue jeans.
I'm making the pattern Tabitha, designed specifically for this yarn. I purchased the pattern last spring, and this was incentive to finally use the pattern. Session Three officially started Monday, but I continued struggling with swatching throughout the week. Last night I cast on 308 stitches, then had to rip them out again. This morning, I cast on 308 stitches again, and I'm working my way steadily through the edging.
I've got a lot to do in the next 3 weeks!!!