Calling All August Camp Loopy Campers!

I always love the first of the month in the summertime, because that means starting in on a new project for Camp Loopy. And today is the day!

I may be biting off more than I can chew. I have a terrible track record for getting sweaters done. (Except for the time I knit my dad this vest in two weeks time, due to a Christmas deadline. And it happens to be my most challenging and most favorite knit to date. So I will keep reminding myself of that….) I would like to be more of a sweater knitter. Because how awesome is it to be able to pick the exact pattern, style, color and yarn content that is best for you? After this knit, I should work on that.

Pattern: The Weekender by Andrea Mowry
Yarn: The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted in Stonewashed (which fits the challenge of doing something from a western movie, tv show, song or book. All of those cowboys wore jeans in those movies?) Swatched. Need to go down a needle size.

This starts with a tubular cast on, which I have not done before. I found this YouTube video on it.

I did make a cute little baby sweater and baby socks last week. Baby sweaters and baby socks (and anything baby, really) are so fun to knit, because they knit up so quickly. And they look so darn sweet.

Pattern: Wee Lima by Taiga Hilliard (sweater – I made the 12-18 m size although it seems bigger than that) and Baby Socks by Kate Atherley (I made the 12 month size).
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Wave (sweater) and Wollmeise Twin (socks)

 

Can’t wait to see your August projects. And I can’t wait to see if I’m going to be able to get this done. I’ve done every Camp project since we started Camp Loopy in 2011, so that’s another reason I made myself do this pattern. I can’t mess up my record. A little pressure is good.

Sheri lookingforwardtoknittingwiththislusciouscashmereblendallmonth

P.S. Did you see that Andrea Mowry (dreareneeknits) is having her annual birthday sale on patterns? Get 25% off all of her self-published patterns between now and August 8th. Then pop back over here and we’ll help you find beautiful yarn for your new patterns! 🙂

8 comments

  1. You can do it Sheri! Cannot wait to see your finished sweater. Just started my August project using the absolutely gorgeous Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock. Hope to finish this month too because like you, I have completed every project since you started Camp Loopy.

    1. Don’t you love Magpie Swanky? And thanks for the encouragement! I figure if I tell everyone I’m doing it, there is extra (good) pressure in that, too.

  2. Here’s my strategy for finishing a sweater in a limited amount of time (I knit a big girl sweater in 6 days, this really works!): Step one: figure out how many yards you can knit in 15 minutes by using a timer and a scale. Weigh your yarn before starting, set the time, and knit your normal pace. Weigh your yarn after and calculate yardage used, multiply by 4 to get yards per hour. Step two: Divide total expected yardage for your size by the yards per hour to get how many hours it will take you to knit the sweater. Step three: schedule those hours into your day on as many days as you think you will need. Step four: threaten severe consequences on anyone who tries to mess with that time.

    My method works. You will be amazed at how fast you finish that sweater!

    1. That does sound like a better method than what I currently use. (Knit all the time and stress about whether or not it will get done…) 🙁

  3. Baby sweater turned out lovely! I like the non-conforming sleeve color- looks nice and the buttons balance it out.

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