Sunday, August 21, 2011

Camp Loopy Project 3

My color choices for the last project for Camp Loopy this Summer.

Green Long-legged Fly, hand dyed by
independent dyer The Sanguine Gryphon 
Sunshine Yellow - Solid Series
both purchased online from The Loopy Ewe

Our challenge for this project
is to

use 800 yards of yarn in one project of our choice.

Any of my usual projects would be a pair of sox
which normally uses somewhere 'round 400 yards.

Eight Hundred Yards sounds overwhelming.
Sure, there are cardigan sweaters that would use that much yardage,
but me knitting a sweater??????
I think not.  
No way do I want to deal with having such a garment fit me or anyone.
Not on this gal's schedule.

After spending a week looking at pattern after pattern
- mostly in Ravelry's Pattern Section -
I've chosen
My Wish Shawl
designed my Laura Linneman of La La's Knits

All proceeds from this pattern until August 26 will be going to the wonderful LynnZimm 
and her Make a Wish Fundraiser.

A shawl is something I can handle.
Our cast on date was August 15th  
and the deadline is September 15th.

Photos will be posted when I hit the half-way mark.

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  1. Hi Gerry,
    I'm so happy to hear from you.
    I miss you also.I have not bloged since June.I am coming back in September. I hurt my shoulder in May along with other health issues and I had to shut down for awhile.
    I did not know you were droped off my list.I'm so sorry for that. I awhile back I took off blogs that were no longer around. No telling what I was thinking with yours...LOL My mind was not always clear then. Anyway I put you back on...where you will stay...LOL
    I'm hoping to make a big come back ...time will tell.

    I see you have a very big projest going.I do not knit.I wish I could.I never did get the hang of it. You have some gorgeous colors there.I love that orange.
    Good luck with your challenge.
    I will see you in Sept.
    XXOO Marie Antionette

  2. I think a shawl is the perfect solution. Can't wait to see it. Good luck!


  3. Hi Gerry!
    Made a quick visit to the Laura Linnman link.

  4. That's a great idea for some really pretty yarn. Can't wait to see it at it's half way mark. xx

  5. That is some yummy looking yarn. There seems to be a fondness for green and yellow in your projects.

    I look forward to seeing the shawl. I love seeing shawls other people make. I don't know anyone who would wear a shawl which kills my desire to make one.

  6. Oooo, the My wish shawl is something I wish for me! It looks fantastic!!
    And yes, that yellow is splendidly juicy ;)

  7. The shawl pattern looks interesting. The colors your chose are so YOU!!! I can hardly wait to see it at the half-way point.

  8. I thought 'Me' as
    and now I'm being thought of as

    Who'd of thunk ! ! ! !


  9. Oh Gerry, that yarn is gorgeous and will make such a beautiful shawl. I can't wait to see it...even at the halfway point! :o)



    P.S. Love your new Play of my favorite songs playing right now...I'm Yours by Jason Marz!

  10. Hi Gerry:
    I LOVE the colors you've chosen and can't wait to see your shawl-in-progress! I'm sure it's going to be beautiful.

    I'm going to explore some of your older posts now, so don't be surprised when you see more comments from me. There's always something nice to see when I visit here.

    I'm re-following you now, too!

  11. I DO like the green yarn - My next shawlette will be a pale but variegated green out of my stash...


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