Fling Goodie Bag Winners and Hitofude/Boxy KAL’s

Fall Fling Goodie Bag The Loopy EweThanks to all of you for participating in our Fall Fling Goodie Bag contest! We look forward to being able to meet so many of you at future Flings here in Colorado. I’m glad so many of you have it on your Bucket List and plan to attend one day. We’d love to have you here. We used the random number generator to pick winners for the three Goodie Bags that we saved for you. We’ll be shipping those off to: Liz T in CA, Nicola H in CT, and Amy R in IA. Congratulations to all of the winners!

I shared many of the patterns that caught our eyes during the Fling in this blog post, and a few of you have since emailed to say you’d like to join me in a Hitofude or a Boxy KAL. Let’s do it! This is going to be a very laid back KAL, since I have other projects I need to be working on in between (like the Loopy Academy projects. Cowl is done. Now on to the hat and mittens). There will be no deadlines or anything. Just jump in and join us if you’d like to make one. The fun thing about both of these sweaters is that they are styles that look good on every single person who puts them on.

So if you’d like to join in with us on a no-pressure, no-deadlines Hitofude or Boxy adventure:

1. Purchase the Hitofude pattern. (The price translates to about $1.89). Or the Boxy pattern.

2. Purchase the yarn. (Some yarn suggestions and links below. Of course you can also use stash yarn. If you’re submitting a photo to our Hitofude/Boxy KAL photo gallery, it does need to be yarn that we sell here at The Loopy Ewe).

3. Join in on the Hitofude/Boxy KAL thread on the Loopy Groupie board, if you’d like to share what you’re using for yours, and talk about the progress or get support as you knit along!

Yarn Suggestions – both patterns call for fingering weight yarn (which makes the resulting sweater light and drapey). Of course some of you might want to use laceweight or sport/dk for either of these. Just watch your gauge. Here are some ideas for fingering weight: Shalimar Breathless,  Baah! LaJolla, Mrs. Crosby Satchel,  Three Irish Girls Adorn, Huckleberry Knits Willow, Hand Maiden Mini Maiden, Fable Fibers Novel or Story, Fiberstory Fave, Cascade Heritage Silk or Heritage Solids, The Loopy Ewe Solids Series or Celebrations, and Blue Moon Fiber Arts Worthy or Socks that Rock Lightweight. (Note – you can also make the Boxy in a worsted weight or a cape in aran weight for this KAL.)

Glamping2-The-Loopy-EweNow I’m thinking I will make my Boxy out of Glamping on Loopy Lake. I love that color. Hitofude out of a skein of Wollmeise Lace, I think. Who is joining in and what are you going to use?

I’ll do a blog photo collage of everyone wearing their finished sweaters next spring sometime! (Not finished by spring? No worries. No deadlines. I’ll just show you the ones that have been added in to our Hitofude/Boxy KAL photo gallery, which we’ll put up in a few weeks.)

Sheri soreadytocastonbutneedtofinishFunkyGrandpasleevesfirst.Don’tI?Or not??

25 comments

  1. You know, I love reading your Blog Sheri! I always end up adding to my Ravelry pattern library, and adding to my hips with all the yummy recipes. LOL!

  2. Hitofude has been in my library since May. The time has come to start it. Will decide on a color this weekend. Thanks for the enabling, Sheri.

  3. I’ll be jumping in on Hitofude! I have 5 small projects to finish first, though, so I can ponder yarn for a bit. I like the lace weight idea….

  4. Sheri – I would like to do Hitofude – I purchased the pattern a few months back. I would like to buy new yarn – I would love to try the Blue Moon Fingering weight – lots of interesting colors – so we’ll see if I can afford that. Mel

  5. This is serendipity… I have been desperately seeking a sweater project for my own newly acquired Dream in Color “Glamping on Loopy Lake”. Thanks for the enabling! Thinking about joining in with Boxy.

  6. Yep you do need to finish one before the other! That said, I did not say that you cannot cast on and have fun with Hitofude and or Boxy. Just work on Grandfather a bit and get it done as fast as you can. I am still working on my Tea with Jam and Bread which is almost done since I got one more hank of yarn at Fling that I really think I will need to finish.
    Good luck and fast knitting!

  7. I already started Boxy. It was my Camp 3 project and I am still (slowly!) working on it. Is it okay for me to participate in the KAL?

  8. Hitofude has been in my queue for a while, and I’m going to have to join in this KAL. ‘Cause, you know, I need more projects on the needles. lol

  9. I was so excited when I saw ‘Liz T.’ had won a Fling goodie bag….until I saw CA. Oh me, guess I need to move!! Congrats to all and enjoy!

  10. Congrats to the winners!!!
    I guess I’m going to have to go back onto Ravelry and check out these 2 patterns in more detail! I have to admit that I am the knitter who does not like to have more than one thing going at a time! I desperately try to finish one project before going on to the next! Now as far as planning the projects, those I do more than one at a time!
    I have plenty of Loopy yarn stash I could use for projects!

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