June 5, 2013
I am busy working on my Project One for Camp Loopy! I’m using a new indie line that we have arriving soon (Hedgehog Fibres – woohoo!) and loving the way it is knitting up. I’m making the Ananke Shawl/Scarf and can see making more of these with some of my multi-color fingering weight skeins. It’s a quick and easy pattern, and not so fussy that a mixed colorway mushes up the pattern. I love patterns that look good in multi-colors.
Of course all of this intensive knitting calls for some snacks, right? We can’t have you fainting from hunger while you’re working on your projects. I saw this idea on Pinterest awhile back and tried it out this week. Yum. And easy! It would be fun to make with your kids or your friends.
1 bag of marshmallows
1 box of graham cracker crumbs (or crush up your own)
Melting Chocolate (one option here)
Lollipop Sticks or Drink Stirrers (one option here)
Melt the chocolate until it’s free of lumps. Insert the stick into the end of your marshmallow, pushing it up about halfway into the marshmallow. Don’t pop it through the end or your marshmallow will slowly shimmy on down the stick!
Dip the marshmallow into the chocolate, all the way down the side. While the chocolate is still warm, roll the marshmallow in the graham cracker crumbs. Be sure to dip the top in the crumbs, too.
Put the stick in a coffee mug so the chocolate can firm up for a few minutes, then you can lay them flat on a cookie sheet. Store in a covered container.
How are you coming along on your Camp project? (If you didn’t join, it’s not too late. Hop in!) I hope to finish mine up over the weekend. If you need a quick and cute project idea, check out Wendy’s new As You Like It Scarf pattern, which is free on Ravelry. She whipped this up for her Camp Loopy project, and now you can, too!
It’s time to get yourself signed up for 6 more months of gorgeous yarn and fun patterns in the Dream in Color Dream Club! This is our fourth year of participating, and I know many of you look forward to it each year, too.
The shipments will go out the first week in September, October, November, December, January and February. The prices ranges from $28 – $34 per month (plus applicable tax and shipping), depending on the yarn base featured that month. I’ve talked to them about some of the new yarns they have coming up this year for the club, and you’re going to love them! Plus, they seem to come up with some of the most amazing colors for their Dream Club yarns. This is a great way to get some beautiful things knit up for gifts for the upcoming holiday season. (Or keep them for yourself. That’s always a good option, too!)
We don’t require payment ahead of time. We’ll email you when the shipment is ready each month and you can log into your Loopy account and put payment through. This signup is only for people who are committing to purchasing all six months of shipments. (This is different than in past years, where you signed up but weren’t committing to all six months, necessarily.) If you’d like to sign up for six months of fun, hop on over and sign up through this link on our website. If you think you might just want a couple of different months worth of yarn, wait until we put them up on the website each month. We’ll order a few extras so that there are additional skeins available while they last.