The reason I have not posted is because I really didn't have anything exciting to say or to show you. I have been involved this summer with Camp Loopy projects. Camp Loopy is a summer knitting challenge run by The Loopy Ewe - a great shop in Colorado. Sheri does an awesome job selling online but also has brick and mortar you can visit. Anyway - last month I met the challenge and finished the Peak Island Hood and yesterday I finished my challenge for this month which was Stripe Study - I used Skein hand dyed yarn from Australia and I LOVE LOVE the finish. The yarn is gorgeous to work with and the colors are warm and rich. Stripe Study was easy but not boring. Take a look
Stripe Study is a biggie - I used every bit of the two skeins which was over 800 yards - I CAN NOT believe I was able to knit over 800 yards in a month.
nope this is not an illusion or trick of the camera - the left side is definitely smaller stripes than the right side - this is achieved by short rows -
So - I have done very little else but KNIT KNIT KNIT this past month. I was stitching a little on BBD Flowers for You earlier in July - I am really starting to miss my stitching especially since I have gotten some stash enhancements lately. Last weekend I picked up the JCS Halloween issue and can't wait to start the Town of Halloween by Primitive Hare and last week I also got my order of Old Salem linen for that design from the Attic as well as the Sampler of the Month for July - the Land of the Free with some yummy lakeside linen for it. Just can't wait to get back to stitching but alas - there is yet one more Camp Loopy project to do.
This is my exquisite Fiberphile MCN luxe sock yarn that will be used for Daybreak - The requirements for CL3 are that the design be at least 500 yards or more and be a design that is 2 colors or more and something you have never knitted before. I have done a few of Stephen Wests' designs and am excited about finally knitting Daybreak. Still have to wind my skeins but I'm sure I will probably start tonight or tomorrow.
Well that's about all my news - it's lean I know but aside from finishing that BIG shawl - I don't have any more news. It's just hot as blue blazes here in NE FL just as I know it is in many areas of the country - of course it is the end of July and very typical for this time of the year. So whether knitting, stitching or hooking (what is that? I think I forgot how) - I hope you have a cool fun filled weekend !