The yarn I got for my Camp Loopy final knitting project just was not thrilling me. It’s pretty yarn but it has a more rustic texture look to it than I really wanted in the project I had picked. I swatched a bit with it trying to decide what it might want to be, spent endless time on Ravelry looking for a different pattern idea, swatched some more, looked at more patterns, ripped out my swatch, put the yarn away until it decides what it wants to be, and ordered something else that knew exactly what it wanted to be! :-)
I love scarfs that are long and skinny. Most regular shawls are not long enough or wide enough for my liking. Many can be altered but some can’t and I love ones like that that could also easily be made longer .
It will be interesting to see how my yarn knits out in this one. I do already have plans after camp loopy to put some of my Zauberball or one of the other long color change yarns to work in a second one.
So my project is set – I will NOT be changing my mind again.
But my list is growing longer of things I want to make once Camp Loopy is finished.
I’ve been watching and waiting for
Shifting Sands Cardigan to be released as a CustomFit pattern and it finally is.
I love the way this gorgeous collar lays and extends down the front. Tho I’m not a fan of actually making cables and having to fiddle with that cable needle, I will do so for this pattern. :-) It also doesn’t hurt that the color yarn this one is made in is so gorgeous.
There’s a few changes I will make when I get around to making this - and because it’s CustomFit, I can easily do it - just because it’s my personal preference (and because I am not shaped like her. ) LOL I would have the fronts of my version come a bit closer together in the front and my version will have longer sleeves. I don’t know if they’ll be elbow length, 3/4 length or long, but I can’t wear that little tiny sleeve it has. But those changes are simply made by typing in the type of sleeve I want (elbow, 3/4, long) and changing the inches for the gap in the front of the sweater and the magic CustomFit elves will generate the pattern just for my specifications. I do have enough yarn of one color in the stash – heavier weight for the main sweater body and the same color in lighter weight for the collar but it’s much to variegated and if I’m going to do that stitch pattern and deal with cables, I want them to show up. But I’ll contemplate yarn choices for it another day. There’s Camp Loopy projects to start on August 1 so need to get those finished first.
Now off to knit on my CustomFit Summer KAL Sweater. I’m up past all the armhole shaping so it’s about 60 or so rows on the straight away before I bind of some neck stitches and then just finish the shoulders. I’m on vacation after Friday for a while so plan to ignore the computer and the phone, do a lot of knitting and sewing – hope to get another quilt top or two quilted (maybe clean up the sewing room mess yet again before I start quilting) sit on my patio and sip coffee in the early mornings before the mosquitos descend while everyone else is headed to their jobs, and visit with family for a few days.
So Dog Pound Pals, I left a message on the secure page for you which basically says, I may or may not be in town the day the next blocks are to be announced but since we only have two dog blocks left, you know which ones to make! :-) Guess it’s time for me to figure out where we go from here (actually I have a plan, I just haven’t drawn it up yet).