Back to School looks a little different this year for many of you. Are you supervising some of your kids at home? Are you teaching kids from home? Do you have a Zoom classroom? We’re ready to be back to school, too, with this year’s Fall Challenge!
Our Fall Challenge takes us right back to school, and we’re calling this Loopy Academy, the Talented and Gifted edition! Moving forward, we decided to keep the Fall and Spring Semester challenges as a part of Loopy Academy. That umbrella gives us the opportunity to still offer the first four years for those who want to build their knitting skills, plus the TAG (Talented and Gifted) version each semester for those of you who have done the other options (or for those of you who just want to jump into TAG! You do not have to complete four years of undergrad Loopy Academy in order to do the TAG version.)
Fall TAG Challenge:
This semester, your job is to major in one designer. You’ll be completing three projects from this one designer, so pick someone who has lots of patterns that you’ve been wanting to do!
To successfully complete the semester, you’ll need to:
- Complete three different projects from the same designer, started and finished between 9/8/20 – 12/31/20.
- Use at least 400 yards, singly knit, for each of the three projects. (Meaning yarn held single, not yarn held doubled.)
- Yarn for each of the three projects needs to be purchased from The Loopy Ewe 8/31/20 or later.
- Photos of each of your three completed projects need to be uploaded to the LA-TAG photo gallery at The Loopy Ewe by 12/31/20. When you upload your completed photos, you’ll need to leave the pattern and designer name in your photo notes for each project.
For successfully completing the semester (all three projects), we’ll be rewarding you with 500 Loopy Reward Store Points!
Extra Credit: Independent Study
Would you like to do a fourth project? The Extra Credit challenge is to take parts from two of your designer’s patterns and make them into one. How would that work? Perhaps you like a stitch pattern they used on a sweater, and can transfer that into one of their cowl patterns. Or you like the edging on one shawl pattern but want to combine that into another shawl pattern. There are so many options, and we hope you have fun playing with this idea!
The Extra Credit option is available to those who have completed the three regular LA TAG challenges for the semester. The same purchase/yardage/date requirements apply. Since this challenge is a bit more work, you’ll earn an additional 300 points for this one. So you have the opportunity to earn 800 points for your semester instead of 500.
Would you rather work on regular Loopy Academy for your Fall Challenge?
You’re welcome to do that! We are simplifying the rewards there and will be adding 500 Loopy Reward Store Points for a successful completion of any of those semesters, moving forward. PLEASE NOTE: If you’re working on regular Loopy Academy (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior years), you’ll need to email us with the year and semester you’re going to be working on (send your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org). That way we can keep track on our spreadsheets, so that we’re sure you get rewarded for completing the semester.
Click here for all of the regular Loopy Academy assignments:
To Make it More Fun:
We will be discussing projects and plans in our Loopy Ewe Knitting Circle group on Facebook, and in our Loopy Groupies group on Ravelry. Jump in and tell us what designer you’re majoring in this semester, and what projects you’re contemplating. And if you need color advice? There are lots of people ready to help with that as well.
Recess, Cafeteria, Fall Fun Night
This Fall Challenge comes with Recess Breaks, School Contests, Cafeteria Connections, and Fall Fun Night options, so watch for those in upcoming blogs, newsletters and Facebook/Instagram posts. We are going to have fun!
Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew