Monday, June 18, 2012

Vodka Lemonade Sweater

It's that time of year again.
Camp Loopy

We're on the verge of casting on for
Project 2
This month's challenge is to knit any item
using
800 yds
in any color of Our Flag.
We do not have to stay true to the exact  Red, White or Blue.
Any shade or hue will do.

You can see by my Gauge Swatch
I've decided Blue would be the color I knit.

I'll be knitting a springy sweater

designed by Thea Colman

using this luscious blueberry color yarn.
Top photo true to color.

We start our Project June 27th
must finish by July 27th.

Think I can do it ?
That's EIGHT HUNDRED YARDS people
lots o' stitches.

hugs
♥ ♥ ♥

22 comments:

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    1. Thanks for the confidence, Evelyn.
      I am going to try my darnedest to do it.
      And that my sweater turns out wearable.
      You know I've not truly made a True sweater before.
      thanks for stopping by
      hugs

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  2. Of course you can do it! If the shawls and socks don't get in the way! It's going to be so pretty!

    hugs!

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    1. Gail, I'm going to attempt to knit only this Vodka Lemonade until I feel I have it under control. Under control so that I know I can finish it prior to the deadline.
      We'll see.
      hugs

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  3. I agree with Evelyn, I don't think you can do it, I know you can! Think of it as a super fun challenge, think of how great you will feel when you finish (and how amazingly beautiful that sweater is going to be that color, woah!). I think that you chose a great project too. Good luck!

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    1. Well, Ivy, I'm hoping it turns out as gorgeous as it is in my imagination. This is the first blue I'll be wearing in quite a while.
      Looks like a shopping trip will be in order.
      Thanks for the encouraging pep talk.
      hugs

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  4. I can't wait to see it Gerry! I have the same sweater in my queued list, it is one of my favorites. That color blue is going to look just beautiful on you. Have a great time knitting.

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    1. Oh, Tracey, your's will turn out beautiful, I know that for a fact.
      My ability is yet to be determined.
      Sox I know. Sweaters, I learning.
      Oh, yeah, I L♥VE KNITTING !!!
      hugs

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  5. I am confident that you will finish this project before your deadline. All your other projects will just need to be put on vacation for a bit.

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    1. I'm sure gonna try, Betty.
      But knowing my attention span . . . .
      hugs

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  6. Just got back to town. You have a keen eye for beautiful colors and patterns. Now, I'm going to have to visit B&N and peruse those magazines, too!!!!!!!

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    1. Go, but leave your wallet at home
      'cause it's too darn easy to buy, buy, buy! ! ! ! !
      But so lovely to flip through at home.
      hugs

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    2. Gerry, I am doing the same project but in Fiberphile TrueHeart. Maybe we can keep each other going.

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    3. Cool, Chris. I am so eager to see if I CAN knit this up and do it justice. I'm going give it my all.
      Thanks for visiting
      hugs

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  7. Love that shade of blue. It looks pretty true to the flag, by the way. 800, easy peasy.

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    1. The tonal/variation shows differently each time at glance its way.
      Am eager to see a solid area of my VK to get a better idea of the final look. Anyway you cut it, it is a gorgeous blue.
      Dianna, time will tell whether 'easy peasy' is an apt description LOL
      hugs

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  8. OMGosh 800 yards I would be working on it the rest of my life. lol
    I know you can do it honey.
    This color of blue is gorgeous.
    Love ya
    Maggie

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    1. Thanks for visiting and saying such nice things, Maggie
      hugs

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  9. You can do it. That's only 8 balls of DK, or two balls of laceweight. I bet if you looked at the meterage of what you have knitted in a month, you'd be surprised! That colour is sooo pretty!! Looking forward to seeing the finished result.

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    1. Oh, My, I have had alook at my year-to-date yardage. Yikes! ! !
      Looks as though I've been training for this 800 yard challenge.
      hugs

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  10. 800 yards of DK? You can do it! And you're get a lovely little spring topper out of the deal.

    Camp Loopy sounds like my kind of KAL - you get to make some of the decisions yourself. Nice!

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    1. To be truthful DK has not been used very much by me. In a shawl or maybe two. Am anxious to see just how it does knit up.
      The Loopy Ewe's Camp Loopy does give the knitter choices. There are a number of Campers who are taking advantage of this Challenge to knit blankets. Baby-sized, I suppose.
      The 27th of this month is our start date and ends on July 27th.
      WoooHooo, I think I'm ready.
      hugs

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