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?
Thanks for some great suggestions! River Ridge is on sale today at 50% with code “maple” too!
I have two in the works and hoping to start my mittens soon.
I finished my cowl and am half-way through the first mitten. I am finiding I am definitely a tight knitter as my mitten is looking kind of small! If it turns out too small for me, I’m sure I can find a niece or nephew who can wear them. I changed my mind about 10 times on the hat yarn, and I just ordered two more choices.
I changed my mind on yarn a few times, too. (And patterns!)
Great projects Sheri!!!! I finished my cowl, am working on the hat (but ran out of yarn so need to get my order placed to you ASAP!) and now going to start the mittens in the waiting period!!!! This is a great way to make some gifts! Getting some holiday items ticked off the list!!!!
I completed my mittens first because I don’t like knitting mittens. Now that they are done and some new cabling and twisted stitches learned, I’m working on.my cowl. My hat will be my last project.
Is Big Box of Crayons gone forever???
I love all your projects! And the box of crayons knits up so beautifully! Great choices and great work!
I had a problem with my hat – not enough yardage so need to do a make-up assignment. Mittens are 1/2 done (one mitten is done) and the cowl is done.
How do I load a picture of my cowl, etc. on the site? Please let me know.
Hi Yael! If you log into your Loopy account and go to your account page, there is a link to Add Photos on the right side.
Yay! I see my hat made it to the gallery safely!
I finished one cowl and didn’t like it (gave it to a co-worker) so now I am working on a Stringband, and making sure it uses enough of the variegated yarn. Then it’ll be on to mittens!
So much fun, this Loopy Academy!