I’ve “gone to the dogs” this week

And I’m finally nearly caught up with all the DPPAS dogs through May.  Just one more dog left to stitch.  I need to get caught up this month since Camp Loopy starts next month.

cricket Here’s Cricket.  I love her pale pink and gray striped ears and her beard fabric especially.


And here’s Weaver

weaverOf all the Dog Pound blocks, these two are the most special to me because they are both dogs I actually had – Cricket, my miniature Schnauzer  and Weaver, who I had before Cricket, was a black and brown cocker spaniel.  I’ve got the pieces all cut out and ready for the one May block left to make – Jowles.

My yarn arrived for my first Camp Loopy 2014 project.  This photo shows the purple a bit brighter than it actually is in person due to the camera flash.



The other photo on my Ravelry page shows the color a bit more true.  But I love the Shalimar Breathless DK – I’ve used it before and it gives nice stitch definition and silk and cashmere in it, it feels lovely.  Now to wait until June 1 when Camp starts!



And then, because I simply do not have enough to do am insane! not only am I doing the yarn Camp Loopy but this year there is also a fabric Camp Loopy for the first time this year!!  Well I’ve been with Yarn Camp Loopy since the beginning so I didn’t want to miss out on Fabric Camp Loopy.   So if you sew clothes, quilt, make bags, check out today’s post on Sheri’s blog for the specifics.

The condensed version of the first fabric Camp project instructions – use at least 1/2 yard of three different batiks to make a project to reflect your hometown – be it where you grew up or where you live now, or somewhere you lived in between.

I was thinking about the farm fields surrounding the village of 500 people where I grew up, but instead, after looking at fabrics, I decided to go with Madison where I currently live.  I work downtown on the Capitol Square which is on an isthmus so water water everywhere you turn.

I chose several shades of blues and creams and plan to make a wallhanging or lap quilt – time will tell how large it will be – and will call it “Snow on the Lake.”

So I’m going to have to spend most of June knitting with one hand while sewing with the other.  Maybe I’ll need to take a few days vacation and spend it knitting by the lake! 🙂