It always seems like we just started in on June Camp Loopy (and we did – June 1!), but remember way back in the second week of May when you picked your pattern and yarn for June? Well now it’s time to do that for July!
The July Challenge:
We are celebrating The Botany Lab, The Zoology Lab and The Entomology Lab in July.
Your project needs to reflect plants, or animals, or insects.
You can show this representation in the colors you pick, or the color name, or the pattern itself, or the pattern name, or the designer name.
You need to use a minimum of 600 yards of yarn, single knit or crocheted (not held double).
Here are some examples to get you started:
Examples for Botany Lab (plants): You could pick colors like Dragonfruit, Joshua Tree, Rose & Iris, Mountain Wildflowers, Garden Party, Holly Hock, Pomegranate Blossom, Vegetable Medley, Seaweed, Ivy.
OR patterns like: Graceful Leaves Pullover, Maple Ridge Vest, Hibiscus Cardigan, Protea Cable & Lace Scarf, Tree Seeker, Sprouted, The Rose That Grew From Concrete, Peaslake Shawl, Fairy Leaves Wrap, Violeta Tunic.
Examples for Zoology Lab (animals): You could pick colors like Flamingo on my Lawn, Grey Tabby, Silver Fox, Rainbow Trout, The Cat’s Pyjamas, Manatee, Koi Pond, Dirty Panther, Turtle.
OR patterns like: Koi Pond, Llama Drama, Goldfish Memory, Wild Swan, Crayfish Party Socks, Simple Tee (by ChurchMOUSE), Barklines,
Examples for Entomology Lab (insects): You could pick colors like The Unicorn Beetle, A Butterflies Dream, Lightning Bug, Firefly, Beeswax.
OR patterns like: Bee Fields, Dancing Butterflies, Jimi Cricket, Wool and Honey, Honeybee Cardigan, Dragonflies Jumper, The Love of Spiders, Queen Bee Pullover, Butterfly, Arachne, Mothed.
Have a pattern that you were hoping to do? Pick a flower color, or a plant color, or an animal color to knit it out of.
Have a yarn that you were hoping to use? Pick a pattern named after your favorite flower, or your favorite pet, or your favorite insect (Do you have a favorite insect??).
We want you to knit things that you love. As long as you can justify how your yarn or pattern or name fits the challenge, we’ll go with it. 🙂
July Camp Store Week: June 11-18
If you are participating in Camp Loopy, you are eligible for 15% off the yarn for your Camp project. You will need to leave us an order note telling us which yarn you are using for your project, so we know which one to apply the 15% Camp Discount to.
To be eligible for Camp Loopy Rewards, your July project needs to be started no earlier than July 1, 2020 and finished no later than July 31, 2020, with a photo of the finished project uploaded to our Camp Loopy Photo Gallery by midnight on August 1st. In addition, the project yarn used needs to be purchased from The Loopy Ewe June 11, 2020 or later.
Jump into the Camp Loopy 2020 Chatter thread on Ravelry or The Loopy Ewe Knitting Circle group on Facebook if you’d like to chat with other campers about your project ideas for July. On July 1, we’ll start The Botany Lab, The Zoology Lab and The Entomology Lab threads on Ravelry so you can keep up with others working on similar projects.
Click here for Loopy’s Periodic Table (a fun extra activity for you!)
Can’t wait to see what you pick out. We’ll get your orders on their way to you as fast as we can.
Sheri and The Loopy Elves