How are your Loopy Academy projects coming along? I finished my last one over the weekend. It’s not too late to join in with us. We still have people starting every day, and the final projects aren’t due until the end of December. (Plus, they’re all pretty quick knits, to keep this all do-able. No doubt you could get some holidays gifts out of the whole thing.) I’ve really enjoyed reading about all of your projects on the Loopy Academy thread in our Rav group.
My first project was the cowl done in a multi-color fingering weight yarn. I did the Emita cowl with a skein of Big Box of Crayons, which was our September Celebrations color, now sold out. I loved the yarn base (Jilly from Dream in Color) and of course it was really fun to watch the colors mix around. This is a great pattern for multi-colored skeins of yarn. You can see some of the cowls that have already been finished and uploaded, here.
Then two weekends ago I knit mittens in a semi-solid worsted weight yarn. I made the Outbound mittens (the large size) with a skein of Swan’s Island Worsted in Lupine. Loved working with the yarn. You can see some of the mittens that have already been finished and uploaded, here.
This past weekend I finished the hat in a sport/dk by a designer new to me. I love this Upper East Side pattern, but since I’m working on a Boxy at the moment, Joji isn’t a new designer to me. (But if she’s new to you, then that looks like a great hat pattern!) Some possibilities for me were: Whitman, River Ridge, Awesome Hat (I like the way the rib travels), and the Sabi Hat. I chose Sabi – interesting, textural, and it was fun to knit. (Changed a bit to add more yardage.) The yarn is a sport weight in a new indie dyed line that we have arriving later this year. I’ll show you the hat again when it comes in, along with a link to the line! You can see some of the hats that have already been finished and uploaded, here.
So how are you all doing on your projects? Did you find any really cool patterns to use? Learn anything new in the making? Discover a yarn that you loved?