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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Camp Loopy - Planning for the Second Session
The 2nd Camp Project was announced yesterday late afternoon and the "store" opened with the Monday Sneak Up.
So, armed with the requirement of 800 yards and at least one color of your country's flag, I went looking for a pattern on Ravelry. The following list is what I considered for this project: Pleated Vest by Pickle Jar Creations, Daybreak, Square Peg, Iced, Coin Lace, Every Way Wrap, Bay of Fundy Wrap, and Thin Ice.
The way I researched this was to go choose a keyword - shawl - and define the search with 750-900 yard requirements. Then I sifted through to find the ones that were 800+ yards. From the selections above I chose the Bay of Fundy Wrap by Shireen Nadir. (the picture is from the detail page of the pattern - go see the rest, they are beautiful)
Once I had chosen the pattern I went to The Loopy Ewe and began searching yarns to find fingering weight in a color from my flag. I ruled out white right away, it is not a color that I will wear, so I was left with red and blue. Thank goodness, Sheri said that for this project "blue is blue" and does not have to be a perfect pantone match for the flag.
After an hour of picking and discarding I ordered the last two skeins of Dream in Color Smooshy in Deep Sea Flower. I think it will be fabulous and the wrap will work great for evenings out in the mountains, maybe even on a camping trip.
Well, back to finish the first camp project so I am ready to start this one on June 27th. Until then, happy knitting~!