Saturday, June 11, 2011

Camp Loopy

out of St Louis 
is having a KAL
on Ravelry 

Since I am in only one other KAL
I decided that I'm in the mood for camping this summer.

The gist of Camp Loopy is to KAL three projects this summer.
Project I is to be a two-color shawl, cowl, cape, whathaveyou.

Since I was busy finishing up Hang Ten KAL I wasn't able to participate in Wendy's Summer Mystery Shawlette KAL
I figured  Camp Loopy is the perfect time to give it a try.

Ordered my yarn from The Loopy Ewe on Monday and it arrived yesterday while Debbie and I were on Day 2 of the Mid-Missouri Shop Hop.
Our Road Trip will be another post another day
Believe me, we hot footed it home from The Lakes when Hubby phoned with the news of it's arrival.  
It was Debbie's day driving so we made record time between The Lakes and Jeff.

I've chosen two dee-lish yarns from TLE.

The Loopy Ewe Solid is Brick  and will be the contrasting color to
The main color  - - - -
Fiberphile [varigated] Tree Peony..

Well, did you expect any other colorway from me?

Simply dee-lish.
sooo  squeezable 

Both 100% Superwash Merino Wool 2-ply fingering weight
7-8 spi using #0-3 needles.

Hubby and I wound them into cakes this afternoon
and I'll be swatching this evening
in between working on Bridge of Roses socks I mentioned in previous posts.

Well, back to being lazy and knitting.

hugs to ya'

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

HOT ! ! ! and 'nother pair

HOT ! ! ! 
This is exactly how hot it's been here ! ! 
this is in my garden
yep! my garden is this big.

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I've been sitting on pins and needles since the 1st.
Waiting for the arrival of my
Knitters Brewing Company kit

It came yesterday - just 96 hours later - - - - - - -

Wendy sent it Priority Mail ! ! ! 

Here's the wonderful yarn 
Tip Jar for the sox
Pink Lady for the Roses
Grasshopper for the stems

Lve the Stitch Marker to commemorate our KAL 

So excited about Bridges I know they're going to be a great knit.
It wasn't long after I ripped open the pkg,
the instructions were set aside and Hubby and I set about
winding this into cakes.
Didn't take long
so grabbed my #1 circs
and began my swatch

I'm torn between the recommended #1s and
yikes ! ! ! !  a #0
My gauge is not quite on,
my swatch was a back and forth stockinette
and not the round and round knitting I'll be doing.
Will probably go ahead and do the toe [since this pair is toe up]
with the #1.
Then re-check my gauge and decide whether to switch size or not.

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Knitting has been my main entertainment this week.
Finished my Hang Ten 
and posted to
Wendy and Kelie's Sock-aholics Rav [just click to visit Rav] group 
a day before the deadline.  Whopee ! ! ! 

I've been listening to their podcast [click]  while composing this post.
I am a mulit-tasker, afterall.

stay cool

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

HANG TEN off the needle! ! !

Finished these last night,
well, more correctly
l:30 a.m. this morning.

It was time to finish these ! ! ! ! ! 

Hang Ten
surfer talk.
Front shows long board
wave undulating at side of foot

and short board at the back.

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I'll leave you with
a photo of
one of the essentials 


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