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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Loopy Academy

After Camp Loopy this summer, I was all prepared to get back to my regular knitting schedule and get some things knit up from stash.  Then Sheri came up with Loopy Academy!  If you haven’t heard about it, here’s her blog post with all the details.  It’s much more relaxed than Camp Loopy, the projects can be smaller, and you have more time to get them finished (until the end of the year).  This means I can fit Loopy Academy projects into my regular knitting much more easily than Camp Loopy.
I haven’t chosen my hat or mitten projects yet (or picked yarn), but I’ve gotten yarn and started the cowl project.  I’m using Dream in Color Smooshy With Cashmere in Rock the Olive for a Standing Stones cowl.  I’ve adjusted my numbers a bit because the variation in fingering weight will be too big for me.  I want it to fit like the worsted weight version does (the solid, blue green one at the top of the pattern page).  I also used a picot cast on for the first time because I thought that might be nice for the top edge of the cowl.

I’ll decide on the hat and mittens projects later.  The cowl will be my biggest project of the “semester” so getting that out of the way quickly will give me a head start.

I haven’t looked at the cowl together with my new Ravello, but I think the purple/multi colored yarns are probably pretty similar.  I’ll have to take a look at them later.

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