I woke up way earlier than normal — which turned out to be a good thing since I never set the alarm when I went to bed last night. Yikes! But since I was up, I had a sneaking suspicion that if I checked Sheri’s blog the information for the next Camp Loopy project just might be listed there. Yes indeed it was. So I got busy finding my pattern and what yarn I wanted to order for it.
The second project (in keeping with the Olympics theme) must use at least 800 yards of yarn and must be made in at least one color of your country’s flag. Well white is out because I’m way too messy to make anything white. So red or blue it would be — and it didn’t necessarily have to be the same shade of the color in your flag — but that just made the color choices harder. Light blue, denim blue, navy or anything in between. Then I found a very pretty little shawl pattern that I thought would look good wrapped our the next of my red winter coat next year. And I found a very pretty red yarn – Dream in Color, Classy, Lipstick Lava — is that not a great name – Lipstick Lava. I ordered three hanks of yarn and I was all set….. until later in the day when I read Judy’s blog – yes you know who I’m talking about — anyway I got to the end of her first paragraph where it says 800 yards. Shoot and dang … I know I did not order 800 yards of yarn!
I knew the requirement was 800 yards when I started looking at patterns but somewhere along the way changed my brain into thinking it was only 600 yards. The project I picked was just over 600 yards and I ordered enough yarn to make it but not 800 yards worth! I blame it on getting up too early and not having any coffee — never operate a computer if you are NOT under the influence of caffine!! ;-)
So first things first — go back to my pending order at the Loopy Ewe and send the Loopy Elves a message on my order asking if they can add another hank of yarn or if I need to order it separately (and hope they had not yet run out of it since I’m sure there was a lot of red yarn being ordered today). Next wait – keeping my fingers crossed they will have the yarn.
So later this afternoon I checked and yipee!!! – there was a message from Sheri that my discount had been taken off the order (heck I had forgotten about the Camp discount) and there in the receipt of my order was listed 4 hanks rather than three. Seriously, they are the fastest shipping and best service yarn shop I have ever dealt with. With Camp Loopy it may slow down shipment a little due to the huge volume of orders and they have to go in an add the discount to each individual order to process it but under normal circumstances I can order one day, have confirmation later that day and two days later the package arrives like clockwork. Can’t sing their praises enough.
So tonight I’ll be perusing a bunch of pattern printouts to see if there’s anything in there that uses at least 800 yards but less than less than 1,000, uses worsted weight yarn and is something I can knit or crochet in a month. Don’t know what that will be but I’ve got a while to figure it out.
And don’t tell Judy …..we tend to think very much alike sometimes and it scares both of us alot!!! ROFLOL But on her blog post she shows several patterns she was considering. In my folder of patterns I want to make I have two of the same ones she has laid out there — SPOOKY! aren’t we! The red sweater in the upper left corner of her photo has a lovely lace bottom and would be really pretty in my red yarn but I don’t want to make that for Camp Loopy since I don’t think I’ll have enough time (and didn’t order enough yarn for that one) and she also has the Milkweed cape which is so very very pretty. I just love that design.
Some would say great minds just think alike but we think it’s just plain scarey! ;-)