It’s time to start planning your August projects for Camp Loopy! (Remember – this is a virtual camp. You can participate from the comfort of your own home. No travel involved. We just like to pretend we’re going somewhere.)
Each month this summer (June, July and August) we have been knitting (or sewing) a different project. You can participate for one month, two months, or all three months. We announce the challenge approx. two weeks before the month starts, to give you time to pick a pattern and order. There is no official sign up – just put your order in and indicate in the order notes that you’re participating in Camp Loopy with us this summer. Of course there are benefits to participating, and we have contests, drawings, and fun going on all summer long surrounding Camp Loopy. We hope you will join us! Here are the details:
Theme: Faraway Lands. The challenge this month is to incorporate a different country into your project. You can do that by using a pattern by a designer who lives in a different country, or you can pick a pattern named for (or celebrating) something in a different country, or you can pick a color that reminds you of a place in a different country. Your project must use a minimum of 800 yards in this single project. (A single project meaning one item, not sets of things like a hat/scarf combo, matching shawls for you and a friend, etc.)
Project Three Fabric – The August Challenge: This project needs to be sewn 8/1 and 8/31 (with a photo of the completed project uploaded to our Project Three Photo Gallery by 9/1).
Theme: Faraway Lands. The challenge this month is to incorporate a different country into your project. You can do that by using a pattern by a designer who lives in a different country, or you can pick a pattern or block named for (or celebrating) something in a different country, or you can pick colors that remind you of a place in a different country. Your project must use a minimum of 4 yards in this single project.
We are offering a 15% Camp Loopy discount for the yarn or fabric you are going to use for your project during “Camp Loopy Store Week” this month. The discount for Project Three, is valid for one project’s worth of yarn/fabric during Camp Store Week Three (July 13 – 20). To get the discount, you will need to leave us an order note on the order, telling us which yarn or fabric will be used for your Camp Project. We’ll apply the discount when your order comes through to us. If you’re going for free shipping in the U.S., please make sure that your discount won’t take you below the $100 free shipping level, or the website will add the shipping charge back in after we do the discount.
For additional Camp Loopy Benefits, Requirements, and FAQ’s please click over to this blog post, which details them all!
For those of you who signed up for Camp Club (new this year!), your Month Three Pirate Pack is in your cart and ready to ship whenever you check out. You are welcome to add your Camp project supplies to the order as well. We do have some extra Pirate Packs from Month Three for anyone who would like to get one while they last!
Ok – pick your pattern and pop over to The Loopy Ewe to get your yarn or fabric order in. We’ll get them shipped right out so that you’re ready to start in on the new project on August 1st. And keep working away on your July projects. We so look forward to seeing your finished photos when they are ready!
Did you see the June Galleries for Knitting and Sewing? Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell us which is your favorite and we will award a Reader’s Choice award for June. We’ll also be drawing from the whole June group for an award as well. Winner’s announced next week!
Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew
P.S. TODAY’S CONTEST – Share a pattern idea for Project Three in the comments below for a chance to win a $50 Loopy Gift Certificate! We’ll draw the winner next week.