Camp Loopy Month Three and a CONTEST!

Loopy Pirate Art 2016It’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:

Month Three ProjectsProject Three Yarn – The August Challenge: This project needs to be knit or crocheted between 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 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 (support@theloopyewe.com) 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.

182 comments

  1. I want to do a Joji pattern. They are so lovely – all of them! Right now, I’m thinking A Day to Remember. I bought some yummy BMF lace yarn in the shop, the other day. So yummy and it would work for this.

    Joji Locatelli is in Argentina. Love her designs.

  2. I want to do Hada’s new cabled cardigan, Lakeside. It’s amazing.

    She lives in Poland. Her designs are all fantastic.

  3. I’m planning a Worsted Boxy but Joji for project 3. It’ll be perfect as a Christmas gift for my niece.

  4. Hi! I plan to knit a Paris Toujours for my third project with 2 skeins of Wollmeise Blend. Sadly, this is the closest that I’ll get to Paris or the Wollmeise brick and mortar store!

  5. A Hap shawl. Specifically the Shore Hap shawl by Martina Behm.
    Neatly combines Scotland (for the hap) with Germany (for the designer)

  6. Either Lapislazuli or Nevem desgined by Martina Behm from Germany.
    Or Three Color Cashmere Shawl or a Boxy (she’s designing a V-neck version right now!) by Joji Locatelli from Argentina
    Or brand new from the Malabrigo 10 book, High Line by Justyna Lorkowska from Poland.

  7. A sweater by Ysolda Teague, who lives in a different country than me, would be a great project #3! Plus it’s a sweater so it would definitely use 800 yards!

  8. After reading the challenge and struggling with the news about what happened in Nice… My mind went to Tin Can Knits: two women creating patterns together across an ocean, bonded by love and respect. It shows, and their patterns are special to me in that I can create something lovely that fits every member of my family. It feels small but profound to be able to link us together through a handmade garment no matter where life’s journey takes us. In that spirit, I’ll be making the Jones cardigan for my brother next month to match that same cardigan I made for my son last month.

  9. I’m planning on Autumn Foliage by Monika Sirna. She is a talented American designer with many lovely patterns.

  10. I’m going to knit the third month in the Secret Shawl Society. Helen Stewart is from London.

  11. i’m going to do the cloud 9 parcel quilt for the fabric project – plenty of yardage used in a variety of fat quarters. should be fun!

  12. I’m thinking about the The Matariki baby blanket. According to the designer: “Matariki is the Maori name of the star cluster also known as ‘Seven Sisters’ or ‘Pleiades’. Its first appearance in New Zealands winter sky in late May, early June marks the start of a new phase of life.” But the question is, can I finish this in a month????

  13. For month three I have chosen a designer from Denmark. I am making Elfe by Astrid Schramm!

    To be honest, I was just lucky my pick fit the month 3 criteria!!! 🙂

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