On the Needles – Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

SPOILER ALERT — IF YOU PARTICIPATED IN CAMP LOOPY – THE FABRIC VERSION – AND HAVEN’T RECEIVED YOUR CAMP REWARD FABRIC AND DON’T WANT TO SEE IT BEFORE IT ARRIVES THEN……

STEP

AWAY

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THE  COMPUTER !!  🙂

It’s farther down in this blog post.  But first things first — to the knitting needles and what’s on them ….or what’s on some of them that I’m currently working on.

DSCN3870 My Socktoberfest socks — they have been pushed aside the last week or so because I needed to finish a gift, but I think tonight I will pick them back up and just maybe get at least a heel on this first one.  The yarn has gone from sort of circling the sock in stripes to pooling  like a big splotch of grape juice.  I like it and it will be interest to see what happens has the heel is made and stitch counts change.

Are you working on your Socktoberfest Challenge socks?  Remember photos due November 1 to join in the giveaway.

 

I also pulled out of the magical bottomless knitting basket (at least it seems bottomless), a simple scarf.   The pattern is called Oh, Helen.

DSCN3871 It’s super easy.  My photo does not do the pattern nor the yarn colors justice.  I’m going to have to try to get a daylight shot – gorgeous fall colors which you know are my favorite.  And I love that you get slanted ends on the scarf but you don’t increase stitches or anything to do it.  Cast on your stitches and just knit and as the pattern says, they magically appear.  Even if you never bought a pattern from Ravelry, there are so many great free ones you could knit forever.  This has a little open lacy pattern but I need to block it when it’s done to get it to show up.  But great mindless knitting (or bus knitting).

 

 

There was a little bit of fabric that arrived this week – this I actually ordered from the Loopy Ewe – a few fall colors to add to some I already have for a fall wall hanging.

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I nearly forgot what I bought them for until I walked into my messy sewing room and found the rest of the pile I set aside to go with them.  Whew! I’d hate to think I was randomly  buying fabric. 😉

But here’s what arrived as a surprise.   The Camp Loopy Fabric Camp Reward Fabric.

DSCN3864  Custom designed Loopy fabric!  How cute is that! I already have a plan, using the Camp logos from the camps I’ve participated in – knitting as well as fabric – and another photo or two that would be perfect, some block along a “camp” theme, and there are other camp badges and buttons when you reach certain reward levels (let’s not mention that I just emailed Sheri today my inspiration photo for reaching Loopy Legend level and there will be a yarn color combination dyed as that reward based on the photo) — so I will have spots to attach all the buttons and badges too.  Need to restock the printer ink before I can start on that project.

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2 comments on “On the Needles – Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

  1. Love all the colours and textures of the yarn you use – I don’t knit much, but so enjoy seeing all the ideas you come up with…

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