Camp Loopy 2021: Circus Camp!

Step right up to the Greatest Camp on Earth! That’s right, we’re hosting Circus Camp with our make-believe, sock-wearing circus animals! This virtual summer knitting camp comes with monthly challenges, groups to chat with during the process, and rewards for completion at the end. All the fun thing of participating with friends, from the comfort of our own homes.

June Challenge:

We’re celebrating the three rings of the circus with this one. Pick a pattern with 3 different stitches going on, or three different colors in the pattern, or changing the stitch or pattern every three rows, or even the word “three” in the name of the pattern or color! You’ll need to knit/crochet 400 or more yards in this June project (single knit, not held double). As always, we want you to knit something you love. If you can explain to us how your project celebrates “three” and you’re hit the 400 yard mark, we’re good!

Specifics

  • We are offering a 15% discount on the yarn for your June project. You will need to leave us an order note telling us which yarn in the order is for Camp. We’ll apply the discount after the order comes through to us. The discount is valid May 13-20, 2021. If you’re going for free shipping in the U.S., please make sure your discount won’t take you below the $100 level for free shipping.
    (Note – we are not able to combine the discount with the use of any Loopy credits. You are welcome to choose either. If your order comes through and you have applied your credit, we won’t add a further discount.)
  • Yarn for the June project needs to be purchased from The Loopy Ewe on May 13, 2021, or later.
  • The project should not be started before June 1st, 2021, and needs to be completed by June 30th, 2021, with a photo of the completed project emailed to us by midnight, July 1, 2021.

Rewards

As you know, we’ve simplified our Loopy Rewards with our new website. Each time you hit 350 points, you can trade those in for a $20 Loopy credit. You get points for each product dollar spent, for your birthday, for referrals using your personal referral code, and for challenge completions.

Points for Camp completions (for projects completed within the specifications above): June = 50 points, July = 75 points, and August = 75 points. Plus, if you complete all three months, we’ll add an additional 75 points to your totals. These points will be added to your totals in September, after Camp has been completed.

Camp Swag

Let’s Chat!

We will start a Camp Chat thread on Ravelry and our Loopy Ewe Knitting Circle on Facebook, later this afternoon. Then closer to our June 1 start date for Ravelry, we’ll split everyone into three groups for June Camp Month. We’ve added extra group moderators to help this summer! Sarah 1 (Loopy Manager), Sarah 2 (Loopy Instructor) and Karen (Loopy Elf) are all looking forward to chatting with you, answering questions, and encouraging you along with our other Loopy Groupie mods. Which Ravelry group will you be in for June?

  • Leaping Lions (anyone with birthdays in January, February, March, or April)
  • Dancing Elephants (anyone with birthdays in May, June, July or August)
  • Juggling Monkeys (anyone with birthdays in September, October, November or December)

We look forward to having you as part of our Loopy Circus Camp, and sharing in on the fun!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe (Circus!) Crew

P.S. If you haven’t already logged into our new website, you’ll need to set up a new password by clicking on the Password Reset link. We also have your past orders archived, which you can access by going to the archive site. And finally, if you’d like to invite your friends to do Camp with you, share your personal referral code with them! If they’re new to our site, they’ll receive $5 off their first order from us and you’ll receive $5 off after they have placed their first order. Find your personal code by clicking on the Loopy Rewards round red heart button on the bottom left of the homepage.

Camp Loopy: August Challenge

It’s that time again – time to plan a new project for next month, even though we’re still in the middle of working on our July Camp Loopy project!

Remember – you can join in for August, even if you haven’t done Camp Loopy in June or July.
Each month stands alone in the challenges, and we’d love to have you join us. There’s no official signup – just order your yarn and tell us in the notes that you’re doing August Camp Loopy with us. Welcome!


The August Camp Loopy Challenge

1. Your project must use 800 or more yards in one single project, singly knit. (Singly knit means an 800 yard project as opposed to a 400 yard project with the yarn held double to use up 800 yards.)

2. To celebrate our science theme, your project needs to fit into one of the following categories of science: Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences, or Life Sciences. It can fit in there by pattern name, pattern design, pattern designer, yarn name, or yarn color.

3. Yarn for your project (800 yards) needs to be purchased from The Loopy Ewe, July 10, 2020 or later. If you purchase during Camp Store Week (July 10-17), you can request a 15% discount on the yarn for your project. You’ll need to leave us an order note with the name of the yarn that you’re using for your project, so we know where to apply your discount.

4. The project needs to be started August 1, 2020 or later, and finished no later than August 31, 2020, with a photo of the finished project uploaded to our Camp Loopy Photo Gallery on our website by midnight on September 1st. You upload the photo on your Loopy account page.

Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy)

Think of things that relate to gravity, light, time, combinations, structure, or space.


Earth Sciences (Geology, Oceanography, Paleontology, Meteorology)

Think of things the involve the origin and history or structure of Earth, the ocean, prehistoric life, or weather and the atmosphere.


Life Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Medicine)

Think of things that involve plants, animals, heredity or medicine.

Pattern Ideas to consider (just a little list to get you brainstorming!): Fibonacci Golden Spiral Shawl, Noble Gases & Halogens, Birth of a Supernova, Celestarium, Southern Skies, The Origin of Species, Ocean Breeze Two Tone Shawl, Ocean, Dewy Ocean, Summer Ocean Waves, A Marvel-ous Shawl, Strange Weather, Modern Gingham, Peacock’s Pride Shawl, Botany, Sunny Rays,



Here are the patterns that your fellow campers have been talking about so far this summer (and you can use them in August if the pattern meets the 800 yard criteria):

From the Zoology Lab, Botany Lab, Entomology Lab, The Pattern Lab, The Color Lab, The Material Lab

As always, we want you to be able to knit what you want (while still having the fun of working within a challenge). If you can tell us how your project fits, we’ll go with it!

Let’s Talk Camp Projects

We’ll start new Ravelry threads on August 1st. (The Physical Science Lab, The Earth Science Lab, The Life Science Lab) We’ll also be talking about our projects in our Loopy Ewe Knitting Circle Facebook Page. Please join in on the discussions and fun!

There have been so many fun patterns discussed and shared for Camp this summer already. Many of the patterns you’ve seen your fellow campers working on in June and July will fit into the criteria for August in some way. We know you all make lists of possible future patterns during Camp time, and we hope this gives you a fun way to jump right into one of those for August!


It’s always fun camping with you during the summer, and we’re glad you’re participating with us. We can’t wait to see what you plan for August. We’ll work hard on getting your orders right out!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

June Camp – Early Finishes

Well I’m still working on my June Camp Loopy Project (Knit Night out of Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere and beads). But some of you have finished and already submitted your photos! Here are just a few of the early finishers:

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  1. Candi’s Criterion Cowl out of Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper
  2. Sarah’s Washed Out out of Magpie Swanky Sock & DC Sm. Cashmere
  3. Tina’s Pirate’s Cove out of Cascade Hampton
  4. Judy’s Gardens of Giverny Stole out of DC Smooshy Cashmere
  5. Carolyn’s Walk on the Moon out of Wollmeise Pure
  6. Leslie’s Color Courage out of DC Smooshy Cashmere
  7. Judi’s Chaos (Criterion) Cowl out of Uncommon Everyday Singles
  8. Isabella’s First Socks (she’s 11!), out of Malabrigo Rios
  9. Elise’s Garter Snake Cowl out of Qing Fibre


It’s fun to see the photos coming in and the projects being completed. Congratulations to all of you so far!

One thing we often say while packing up orders: “I wish it was required for them to send us a photo of the project when they’re done!” Because so often we just love the colors you’ve picked and we want to see what you’re doing with them. We have fun guessing! So Camp Loopy is extra fun, because we DO get to see so many of them in their finished state.

Just a reminder, Camp Store Week for July Camp Loopy ends at midnight tomorrow night (June 18), so get your projects picked and your orders in!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

Camp Loopy July Challenge!

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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:

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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.



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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,



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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.

Reminders:

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 a reminder of Camp Loopy Rewards

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