Camp Lovelies (plus Peach Pie)

Camp Loopy 2019 is almost in the books! All August projects are due to be finished tomorrow (8/31) with photos posted in our photo galleries by midnight on 9/1. We can’t wait to see the final projects! We’ve had a great time discussing project in our Ravelry groups all summer, and talking to you all about it via in person visits, emails, and phone calls.

I’ll be sharing lots of Camp Projects throughout the fall, in case you have missed the postings we’ve done on Instagram. Here are nine to start off your Friday:

Camp Lovelies Peach Pie The Loopy Ewe
  1. Carolyn’s Almanac, Cascade 220
  2. Michelle’s Dotted Rays, Soldotna Kit
  3. Diana’s Magical Thinking, Uncommon Posh Fingering
  4. Linda’s Litmus Cowl, Cascade Heritage Sock
  5. Susan’s Epitome-of-Me, Hue Loco Phyllis and Cascade Heritage
  6. Henrietta’s Fly Forward, Knerd String Sport
  7. Mary’s No Cold Feet, Into the Whirled Pakkoku Kettle Dyed
  8. Maria’s The Shift Cowl, Cascade Heritage Wave
  9. Jenna’s Ionos, Malabrigo Sock

Last Friday I posted a Peach Crumb Bar recipe, since we are enjoying Palisade Peaches right now. This week I wanted to make a pie, and I found a great recipe on Pinterest. Paul and I agreed – best peach pie ever. YUM!

This comes from Sally’s Baking Addiction. This might be one of my new favorite baking blogs and I also just had to order one of her cookbooks. So many delicious recipes. (Cookbook links on her About page: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/about/ ) Here is the pie recipe:

Peach Pie The Loopy Ewe

Brown Sugar Peach Crumble Pie

1 Pie Crust (Sally’s Recipe, or pre-made. I used pre-made to save time.)

Pie Filling:
7 cups peach chunks, peeled (not slices)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Crumble:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup unsalted butter (melt & cool)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional. I didn’t add these in)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix your peach chunks together with the rest of the pie filling ingredients and stir to combine.

Using a slotted spoon, add the filling mixture to the prepared (unbaked) pie shell. This keeps the extra liquid out of your pie (which would make it too soupy after baking.)

Prepare crumble by mixing the brown sugar, cinnamon and flour. Then add in the butter and walnuts. Add this thick crumbly mixture to the top of your pie.

Place your pie pan on top of a baking sheet to catch any baking drips. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, then turn the oven down to 375 and bake for an additional 30-35 minutes. (I added a pie crust shield on top after the first 20 minutes, to prevent the edges from browning too quickly.)

Allow the pie to cool for 3 hours before serving. Your sauce will thicken up as it cools. Cover pie tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Last week’s contest winner is: Diane E. from CA, whose favorite fruit is raspberries. Diane – please email us (support@theloopyewe.com) with your current address and we’ll get your prize shipped out!

This week’s contest question: What is your current favorite binge-worthy show? (Just in case some of us need some ideas for this upcoming long weekend.) We just finished the last two seasons of The Great British Baking Show at our house. Happy to hear that the new one just started and will be available week to week on Netflix. So what else is good? Leave a comment below and we’ll draw a winner next week!

Check back on Monday:

The Loopy Ewe Fall Challenge

It’s a holiday weekend here in the U.S., so we will be closed in-store on Monday for Labor Day. (As always, the website stays open 24/7/365. We’ll get your weekend orders packed up and shipped out on Tuesday.)

We will, however, be posting our First of the Month Update on Monday which means September scissors (pumpkins), needleminder (sheep), and our knit kit, and sewing kit for the month.

We will also be posting our new Fall Challenge on the blog on Monday, and you do not want to miss it.

Lots of choices for you, lots of fun activities planned, lots of Challenge contests, and new ways to talk to us about it. Check back on Monday!

Have a great weekend with lots of family and knitting fun –

Sheri nowoutofpeaches.Morenextsummer

August Project and a CONTEST!

Day Two for my August Camp Loopy Project and I forgot how much I love this pattern. It seems to zip along so quickly. (Pattern: Song of the Sea Cowl, Yarn: Wollmeise Pure.)

Song of the Sea Cowl The Loopy Ewe

Do you put stitchmarkers between repeats when you are knitting a pattern? I find it so helpful. In this particular pattern, the repeat is initially 4 stitches, then 8 stitches, then 16 stitches. So my markers are every 16 stitches, just to make sure I don’t get off in any part of the pattern.

Stitchmarkers The Loopy Ewe

Do you remember when we had these adorable sheepy stitchmarkers for sale? I think it was Year One of Loopy. They were handmade and we could never get enough sets for everyone who wanted one. I still love them.

Stitchmarkers The Loopy Ewe

My favorite container for stitch markers is actually a small fishing tackle box (Plano brand). They have great containers at Target in the fishing lure section. This one is double sided.

tackle box

It’s officially our Thirteenth Loopy Anniversary this month, so we’re doing different things all month long, starting with today’s contest! Here’s your question to answer in the comments: What is your favorite knitting notion? I think mine has to be stitch markers, because they keep me on track and keep frogging to a minimum. Although when I read all of your answers, I’m going to say, “Oh, and that notion, too.” Because notions are just fun and I know you all will share some good ones.

I’ll draw a winner and will put that in next week’s Friday post. The winner gets a cool box of some of our favorite notions in the shop!

Sheri wholikesnotionsalmostasmuchasbags.Andyarn.

Lots of Contest Winners!

We have contest winners to announce! (Camp Loopy Time means Contest Time!)

Instagram: We are doing several random drawings over the summer from the category of photos that has used the hashtag #camploopy2019. We love seeing your 2019 projects in progress (or yarn ordered, or pattern ideas, etc.). Our first winners are: @laurafahlin and @mlobdell4. Please email us so we can get 25 Loopy Reward Points added to your accounts for the first wins!*

Blog Contest: We asked you to list some of your favorite outer space movies (or favorite TV shows). It’s a great list to keep when you need something new in the Netflix queue! The winner of that contest is: Virginia (Ginni) from MN, who said, “I do love to binge watch the Lord of the Rings, and any new BBC murder mystery series I discover. Lately I’ve been binge watching Warehouse 13, which is corny and lots of fun.” We shipped off a box of cool things to Ginni today!

Ravelry Contest: We asked you to design your own alien for your planet, and we sure had fun reading through all of the submissions! And to be honest – they were just all so good. So we’re awarding 50 Loopy Reward Store Points to each person who sent us an alien/ET! The other part of the reward was that if you won, your team members would each get 10 Loopy Reward Store Points as well. We decided that the winning planet is Neptune, because they had the most entries by far! So if your Rav name is listed in the Planet Neptune Blue Rocket group, please email us and identify yourself so we can add those team points to your totals.

Watch for more contests as the summer progresses!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

*Contest not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. Purchase not required. To enter without an Instagram account, email us with #camploopy2019 in the title. Drawings will be held in June, July and August.

Fyodor Bulky and a Contest!

We received these gorgeous skeins of Canon Hand Dyes Fyodor Bulky in before Christmas, but I was just now able to knit one of them up. And I love several things about this yarn. 1. Quick to knit. (The hat took me about an hour). 2. Warm, warm, warm. 3. Beautiful as the dye starts dark and gets lighter.

Pattern: Perky Little Hat by Sharon Lentsch (free on Ravelry)
Yarn: Canon Hand Dyes Fyodor Bulky (in Love Shack)
(perfect amount of yarn left in the skein to make the yarn pompom)
We also have the Fyodor Bulky with a matching fur pompom.

Fyodor Perky Little Hat

I did make some modifications in the pattern, since the pattern calls for Super Bulky and I was knitting it in Bulky.

Mods: I used size 11 (16″) circular needles. I cast on 48 stitches. I added 10 additional knitted rounds before decreasing. As I noted above, there was enough yarn to make a full and fluffy pompom for the top, when I was done knitting the hat. I like how it continues the gradient look.

Canon Fyodor

We have book winners from last week’s contest! Congratulations to Caroline Reich and Linda Leefers. Please email us (support@theloopyewe.com) and confirm your addresses so we can get these sent out to you.

We have some unclaimed books, so we’re going to add those back in to contests on Mondays. We want to be able to send all of these out! Here are the two for today. If you’d like a chance to win, please leave a comment and tell us how many things you think you will knit or crochet this first month of 2019? (I’m predicting two or three for me.) Or you can also tell me if you have other favorite Aran, Bulky, or Super Bulky hat patterns you like!

book giveaway

Sheri countingtheperkylittlehatasmyfirst2019finish