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.
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! 🙂