For my Camp Loopy Project One, I chose to knit the Pamuya shawl. I had seen this on several Spring Flingers in April and it immediately went onto my “must make” list. Everyone I talked to about it told me that it was fun to knit because there were enough different things going on that you never got bored knitting it. They were right. It was fun to work on.
I originally planned to use Madelinetosh Merino Light in Celadon and Mansfield Garden Party (which I showed you together here).I However, after adding a couple of rows of Garden Party, I realized that it wasn’t going to work, so I substituted Shoreline instead. I’m kind of wishing I had just started over and added a different solid color to Mansfield, because it’s such a beautiful mix of colors. I guess I’ll save it for another one. Maybe Faraway So Close, which I ran across again the other day. They have a similar look to them, don’t you think? I did start in on my Cladonia with a red Bugga and a purple Lorna’s Laces Sport. So far, so good! That will be a fun project.
Don’t forget that all of your Project One knitting must be done by midnight on Friday, with photos uploaded to our Camp Loopy Project One Gallery by midnight (my time) on Sunday. (International knitters have until Sunday, 7/24 to upload photos, due to increase shipping times). Due to the high numbers of photos being uploaded for this project, it does take us a bit of time to approve them all. If you can see the photo in on your Loopy account page and if you uploaded it by midnight, don’t worry if it doesn’t show up for a few days after that. They appear in the order they were uploaded on our approval page, and I will be sure to note which ones were there by the deadline, even though we’ll still be working through all of them!
For those with questions on how to get your pictures into the gallery – after logging into your Loopy Ewe account, go to your account page and you’ll find a link to add photos there. Here is a note that I put up on the Loopy Groupie board on Ravelry, to answer some of the most often asked questions.
- Don’t forget to tag the yarn that you have used for the project. When you upload the photo, you’re given a list of items that you’ve purchased in the last few months, to make it easier. If you purchased the yarn earlier than that, just leave the yarn name in your photo notes so that we know what you used.
- We can only approve photos that use yarn that we have available at The Loopy Ewe (or that you purchased from us in the past, even if we no longer carry that line).
- I’ve loved seeing different views of your projects (and your cute dogs and cats wrapped up in your shawls). However, we’re only approving one photo per project, since we will be doing random drawings and such. One photo per project keeps it fair to everyone.
- We generally approve photos about once a week, although I’m doing them more often during Camp Loopy. If you get them uploaded by the deadline, we will make note of it, even if it doesn’t show up as approved right away. If you can SEE the photo in your account page, then you know it uploaded and is just pending approval.
- Do feel free to upload them after the deadline so that we can see what you did, even if it wasn’t done in time! Of course the extra perks are contingent on getting it done by the deadlines. But either way, we still want to see your beautiful work.
- If you have trouble uploading, it could be that your photo is too large. (They are limited to 3 MB). Or try a different browser.
- FOR CAMP LOOPY PROJECT TWO: make sure that your photo shows the pair, not just one. Two socks, two mittens, or two gloves. We want to make sure that you completed both of them. (This coming from someone with Severe Second Sock Syndrome, so I’m only pointing the finger at myself. And that’s also why my Project Two will be mittens.)
Awesome. I was up at 4:00 this morning blocking my shawl, because I figured it couldn’t wait another day. I love it even though it has some oddness in the blocking.
Your shawl colors and the shawl itself are beautimous! I’m so glad to be back to knitting shawls — I was knitting socks all the time for a while and now I’m going to knit a shawl as often as I knit socks. I’m looking forward to starting on my cabled socks for Project II.
I HOPE I HOPE I HOPE mine is dry by Friday morning so I can upload the picture. I have to block tonight, and my internet is down at home, so I’ll need to photo and upload from work before I leave Friday. And I’m ready to start on project 2!! Bring on the mittens!!! 😎
Love your shawl! gorgeous color combo. I just uploaded a photo of my shawl blocking. I really like the idea of two colors in a shawl and can see many more interesting combos in my future knitting. Thanks for doing such a special event for us this summer…I do hope someone is packing boxes at your house. Colorado will be a wonderful place to live.
Finished binding off TODAY! Woo hoo! A few ends to weave in, give it a bath, block that puppy. As I was telling BFF Sarah, Lakedale is definitely a case of “would you like a little shawl with your ruffle?” 😉 I think if make another, I’m going to go up a couple of needle sizes, get an extra skein of the main color, and maybe add a repeat or two of the body. (Yes, I just bound off 1000+ stitches. I am a glutton for punishment.) But it’s so lovely, even knit up in non-Liz colors, that I want another one!
Sheri, your shawl is gorgeous!! True, the Garden Party would have been lovely too… but this is lovely. Mittens all the way for Project 2! Thanks for the fun camping summer!
Cannot wait to start project 2 however I still have the last 20 rows of my Daybreak to complete today and tomorrow w/ blocking on the 15th! Yikes, I hope I make it!
I made the mistake of going for a full shawl rather than the shawlette the pattern I used calls for, so instead of full-length my edging is going to be however long it is tomorrow and that’s that. I’m quite pleased with the result of the color combo though, and the race to the finish was fun. My photo will wind up in the backlog of just-under-the-deadline submissions but it WILL be under the deadline!
I saw this Pamuya in the store yesterday and was entranced! I love the color combination you chose for it, actually — I’m glad you didn’t use another more solid color as it really sparked my imagination to have the contrast. I’m off to Ravelry to buy a copy 🙂