Congrats Leslie! And Camp Loopy shawl

Posted on July 12, 2011 by knittingpatterns4you | 0 Comments

Congrats to Leslie who guessed correctly that the last post featured two scarves of my latest design, which I'm calling the Loreley Scarf! She'll get a free copy of the pattern once it is released, which should be within the next few days.

Regarding the contest: I promise to design the next contest so that it lasts longer than 30 minutes . . . sorry about that!

This weekend I chose to hide in the A/C and knit knit knit on my project for Camp Loopy. I love the idea of Camp Loopy but what I ended up working on is not the project I thought I was going to work on for the first challenge.

I had bought Madelinetosh DK in grey and pink to design a striped infinity scarf, and that design was going to be for this project. But after several swatches and ripped out attempts, I decided the yarn did not want to become what I intended it to be so I had to come up with something else. And I only have until July 15th to finish! I realized this on the 9th and scrambled to find a different project, this time using stash yarn.

This is the Whippoorwill Shawl by Carina Spencer and I am whipping right through it! The shape of this shawl is what drew me in and I'm really enjoying watching it grow on the needles.

In the spirit of at least trying to make this project be like the camp project I was planning on, I'm still using Madelinetosh but this time it's some sock yarn that has been in my stash for a few years. I love this bronze-pumpkin color and am really looking forward to wearing the finished shawl! I'm making the largest size so it's taking a while to get through all that stockinette. Since I took this photo on Sunday I've actually started the contrast color edging, so the end is in sight!

In the meantime, I'm already planning what I'm going to knit for the second challenge . . . I think a cabled mitten design is in my near future. Excited!

If you're participating in Camp Loopy and have blogged about your project, please leave a comment with a link, I want to see what you've done!

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