Shadow Checkerboard – Illusion knitting

I haven’t gotten very far with my Shadow Checkerboard blanket but it’s coming along nicely.    The above photos were taken outside this morning in the shade.  The one on the left shows it at an angle and you can see the checkerboard pattern emerging.  Because I’m using a variegated yarn from my main color – that makes it not quite as distinct – especially at this point. I think when I get more done it will show up more clearly but I the bottom row I have variegated squares and then squares that look like blue, in the second row, variegated  squares and brownish squares and then I am working on repeating the first row colors.   The photo in the upper right is taken from straight above the work and it just looks like striped sections. Here’s some photos taken inside which might show it all a bit more.  The larger photo below is the back side which is pretty too.

My June Camp Loopy project is soaking at the moment.  I  finished off the last piece last night and will get it pinned out to block soon.   As I was looking at the crocheted edging chart for the little sweater, Black Baccara, I think I figured out where I want to place the beads (and how to read a crochet chart since I’ve never crocheted anything with a chart) so once it’s dry and seamed I can start the fun part.

Camp Store discount week for July Camp Loopy has opened and you can find all the info onThe Loopy Ewe Blog.   I’m going to be in the Botany Lab for July and instead of working from stash, I ordered some lovely yarn for a project I’ve been wanting to make since I first saw the pattern come out.  Unusual shape, pretty lace, one of my favorite colors of yarn, some fringe that I may take my fringe twister to and/or add some beads– more on that project later.