Total Block Count: 9
Things have been pretty hectic here so it’s taken me a few days to get here to post. I’ve been doing my knitting though & I’m proud to say I’m still on course for making one block a day. Yay me! I’m trying something new for days when I post more than one photo. The images are smaller, but if you hover over them you can see the captions and if you click on them you’ll get to see a full size image. I’ll still give a breakdown as to yarn details & dates etc. following further down below. Probably not interesting for you, but it will be interesting for me and Knittymunchkin to someday come back and look at some of these details again :) If you’re starting to wonder why you wasted the last minute or two you spent reading my nonsense, skip to the section below the solid line which I’m reserving for other knitting talk that might keep you a little more engaged.
Far Left Photo:
- Date: May 9, 2014
- Block #68
- Yarn: Claudia Handpainted in “Carousel”
Comments: This is such a happy bunch of colors! Strangely, it reminds me a little of some yarn I dyed a few years back with Easter egg dyes. Dyeing yarn is still somewhere in my future I hope.
- Date: May 10 – 11, 2014
- Block #69
- Yarn: Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in “Coal Harbour”
Comments: This one I knitted over two days due to time constraints. I’m guessing there will be more of these to come as life assumes its regular ebb and flow. That’s o.k. Though I’d ideally like to do one or more block a day, this is really about staying on pace over a year’s worth of working on the blanket. I’m trying not to stress myself out over it! “Trying” being the operative word…..
Far Right Photo:
- Date: May 11, 2014
- Block #71
- Yarn: Yarn Love Juliet in “Sugared Grapefruit”
Comments: This is the first time I’ve knit with this yarn and it is so super soft and yummy! There is something so luscious about this grapefruit shade too that just makes my mouth water. The perfect thing to be knitting on Mother’s Day! Some of you may have noticed that there is no Block #70 listed here. No, that is not a mistake. Sometimes I can’t find the perfect color for a specific block, so I move on until I can get a better overall picture of how the colors are blending in the blanket. Never fear, Block #70 will still get its 15 minutes of fame!
So, did any of you seriously doubt that I would cave and entangle myself in yet another knitting adventure that I probably won’t be able to keep up with? Yes, you guessed it. I signed up for Campy Loopy 2014 after all. The first project is supposed to be inspired by a movie, book, or TV series that you especially love. I chose Harry Potter (because I’m a magic nerd). I’ll theoretically be knitting Shelves Upon Shelves in Dream In Color Smooshy in “Elfish Sweets”. I chose this pattern because it’s been in my faves for a while and the designer has a lot of Harry Potter themed sock patterns. This one isn’t strictly Harry Potter, but I imagine that the library at Hogwart’s has “shelves upon shelves” of magical texts. When I found the yarn, the name was the clincher. How could “Elfish Sweets” NOT sound like Harry Potter? Anyway, I’m excited to be doing Camp Loopy for the first time and semi-confident that if I finish a couple things before June 1st I might actually be able to finish these socks in time for the first challenge. Wish me luck! Or send me some Felix Felicis if you’re so inclined….