Camping Poem and First Quarter Challenge Winners

I’m back! What a crazy time to be gone, but it couldn’t be helped. More about that later. Check out the fun Camp Loopy poem that Mary B. from Scotland wrote and emailed to us:

Camp Loopy

Summer’s round the corner, it’s that special time of year
Groupies gather round for Camp Loopy time is here
From North and South, East and West, all around the globe
We excitedly await the news, where is our new abode?
No bears or snakes to scare us, no tiny crits to bite
No woodsmoke there to choke us, nothing to give us fright.
Fun, chat and laughter, with knitting will abound
Crochet hooks, sticks and string will be found all around.
No rain will cause a washout No sun will burn us crisp
We will not miss our families; or our beloved pets
The magic of Camp Loopy means we sleep in our own beds
We will never get seasick or have food we do not love
We will have the time of our lives, a blessing from above.

What tent will I be in this year? Who will be my mates
Which mountain trail will I be on? How many new friends will I make?
Tinknomore or Kaytwopeatwo I wonder when I’ll know?
Loopious, Knitsalot, Fibreopolis to which one will I go?
Will I complete the challenges, one, two and three?
Will I get lost along the trail and lonely will I be?
Mistakes, maybe I’ll make a few, I do hope none too many
I want this to be so much fun not see me have a benny!
Off I go to stalk the shop to see which yarn I choose
And a pattern I must find, it’s easier to buy shoes!
Then a wait till June the 1st when all the fun will start
Loopy Ewe I salute you, you have the greatest heart.

Isn’t that fun? We have such talented Loopy Groupies all over. Mary – thank you again for allowing me to share that.

Ribbed-Rope-SocksWe do have winners from the First Quarter Challenge! The Reader’s Choice Award goes to:

Christine from Canada, for these beautiful Ribbed Rope Socks, made out of Baah! Yarn in the Grey Onyx color way. Christine wins a $35 Loopy Ewe credit for her win!

We also ran the random generator to determine two $25 Loopy Ewe credit winners and those will be going to Laura in NY for her Nola Cloche and Mary in AL for her Swapped Stalagmites Socks. Congratulations to all of you and thanks to everyone who participated last quarter!

It’s almost time to start working on your first Camp Loopy project. Are you ready? Now that we have all of your Camp orders out, we’re gearing up for Monday night’s Update. We have so many boxes of yarn in our stock room that we had to split them up over the next few Monday Updates. We shouldn’t take a Monday off like we did this week!

I haven’t knit in seven days. I need to get cracking. I have a project or two to finish up before Camp starts. Does anyone else go seven days without knitting?  

Sheri whowouldratherknitallmorningandthenworkafternoonsandevenings.


  1. May you drink all the coffee you need and eat all the chocolate you want! You need the strength to see us thru Camp Loopy

  2. Wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing!! And thanks to Mary B for writing it! I have gone a few days without knitting! I am sort of working on a couple of projects right now before camp starts, but I am feeling a little slumpy though. ! Time to get crackin!

  3. I’ve been stash diving and have chosen yarn and pattern for Camp Loopy. Ready to go (assuming that pesky packing doesn’t get in the way!)! 😀

  4. Love the winning socks! Well deserved! Also, I could not go that long without knitting. I knit constantly!

  5. Wonderful poem – high fives from across the pond Mary B.!
    Those socks are gorgeous!
    Cheers to you Sheri and the Elves for all the hard work – thank you!!

  6. Lovely socks! 😀 Can’t remember the last time I went 7 days without knitting. Would have been years ago to be sure! Needles ready… awaiting the yarn to arrive… Happy Thursday to you, Melissa

  7. Oh wow! I am Christine from Canada and it is very exciting to find out that I won a challenge! Thanks for the votes and thank you to Sheri for my wonderful prize! What a wonderful poem, Mary B, you must have had fun writing it! I sure enjoyed reading it. Looking forward to Camp Loopy here in Labrador too (even with all the black flies).

  8. WOW! I wondered why all of a sudden I had a credit on my account! How exciting! 😀 Thank you so much!!! <3

  9. I’ve been several days without hardly any knitting, as I have a nasty case of tennis elbow (which should be called knitting elbow, since I don’t play tennis). It is so hard to restrain myself, but I know that resting now means I’ll be able to participate more once camp gets started!

  10. Congrats to the winners. I think the only time I’ve gone more than 2 days without knitting was when I had surgery and was in the hospital for 3 weeks.

  11. I’ve gone that long without knitting. Usually I’m doing either reading or baking instead, so there is at least something sort of creative happening!

  12. I could not sit idle last week so when my Camp Loopy 2013 Project #1 yarn arrived I caked it and threaded beads and I am ready to knit. I just know I am going to like my first project. First time using beads for a pair of socks!

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