For those of you who have been participating in Loopy Academy this school year, Freshman Year is winding down at the end of this month! I hope you’ve had fun with all of your projects, and tried some new things. I had fun with the felting project, as I haven’t felted in a long time. Now I’m wondering why, because I love my new bag.
For the felted project, I chose to do the Ballband Bag with four skeins of Cascade. (Two of each color, held double. I used Navy 8393 and Silver Grey 8401.) After the washing machine, I stuck one of our shipping boxes in a garbage bag and put it inside the felted bag to allow it to dry to shape. Pretty sure I’ll have to try another one of these. It’s fun to think of different color combinations that would look good with it, and of course it’s a really handy bag. I did change a few things, and put all of that information in my project notes on Ravelry.
For the project with stripes, I chose to do the Leventry shawl with two skeins of Western Sky Knits. I did a regular bind off instead of the picot bindoff, because I was afraid I wouldn’t have enough yarn. (I have no idea if I was knitting within gauge or not. I never check that with shawls.) I love the colors- Forest Night and Fresh Earth.
For the project with slipped stitches, I chose to do That Nice Stitch Cowl with a skein of Dream in Color’s Jilly with Cashmere. I really love the pattern and this is the second time I have made it. (Here was my first one.)
I was very motivated to get all of my projects done, because I really wanted the Freshman Prize and it would have been cheating to just take one. 😉 We’ll be sending those out to everyone who earned one as soon as we have everything tallied up. Look for them by the middle of June.
I’m looking forward to September, when we will start our Sophomore Year with three new projects. For those of you who haven’t joined us yet, you are welcome to start with the Freshman year projects in September, when Loopy Academy starts up again, or jump right in to Sophomore Year. We are up for whatever order you’d like to work in. And we will have Loopy Academy the Fabric Version starting Freshman Year this fall, too! (Remember, you can do one semester a year, two semesters a year, two semesters in three months – whatever works with your schedule. More info again in the fall.)
In the meantime, we have Camp Loopy going on this summer, to keep you surrounded by knitting fun, and I can’t wait to share it with you! Watch the blog and our Loopy newsletter for details SOON….