June 27, 2012
I’ve finished my Project One from Camp Loopy. Have you? (A lot of you have! I’ve already approved more than 350 photos, but I have almost that many more waiting approval – which I will work on today. Since they’re not even due until Friday, I know plenty more will come in. I love seeing what you all have accomplished!) I made my second Color Affection for this project (here’s the first – done in Shalimar’s Breathless yarn.) This second one was done in Madelinetosh. I used a combination of Pashmina and Sport in Mourning Dove, Toast, and Fig. The color is truer in the second and third photos. It’s dark brown – not black like it looks in photo one.
I had picked out the light and dark browns from my stash, and was contemplating adding in an evergreen color, or a burgundy color …. thinking …. pondering …. when it dawned on me that the browns reminded me of this guy. So of course the third color had to be blue for his eyes. Sometimes you just need to look at nature to find some really pretty color combinations. So now I call it my Mocha Shawl. I have knit a lot of things in my knitting life, but this is one of my favorites. I just love the colors and pattern. Someday I’m pretty sure I’ll have to make another Color Affection (Addiction/Affliction/Infection). But I’m trying to hold off as long as I can.
Thanks for weighing in on all of the “biggest” projects that you have knit up for our blog contest this month. That’s a lot of knitting! I used the random number generator to pick a winner for the $25 Loopy credit, and that goes to Sue from Nebraska, who made a Bridgewater Shawl out of 1827 yards of Wollmeise Lace. Congratulations, Sue!