Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Yarn Along

I finished up my Standing Stones Light Fingering Version.  The pattern is with my wonderful graphic designer sister and I'll be publishing it soon. It will go out to all the people who have already purchased the Standing Stones pattern in the worsted weight version as an update. I will be updating the price on the pattern as soon as I do release it, so if you want to take advantage of the $3.50 price you might want to do so quickly.

I made the dimensions of the Fingering Version slightly larger. Since the weight of the yarn is so light I love the way it drapes. I think the size of the garment and the yarn turned out well together. I really enjoyed using Miss Bab's Katahdin yarn. I loved seeing how the colors morphed based on the stitch I was knitting. I really think is turned out fun and adds a fun twist to the garment.

I've signed up for the Loopy Ewe's "Camp Loopy 2014". I ordered my yarn for Project 2. If you aren't familiar with Camp Loopy here is a little explanation for Project 2

The Challenge for Project Two – Find a project that reminds you of one of your favorite places to vacation or relax. It can be based on colors, regions, names, or however you’d like to interpret your love for that favorite place. We look forward to hearing you share your stories about what you picked and why! This second project must have a minimum of 600 yards, used in one project. 
(Not sets of things, like two matching hats or two shawls.)

I purchased 8 skeins of The Loopy Ewe - Solid Series in the color Blackberry.  I have a pattern I'm making for a cardigan. We are going to be camping on the beach in a few weeks and I wanted to design a light weight cardigan that I could put on in case it was chilly at night or if I've gotten too much sun.  I love the beach and I wanted to design a fun top that was airy and a breeze to wear. I choose this deep purple color because I thought it would hide stains. Since real camping does tend to get messy I wanted something that wouldn't look dirty after one use.

I also ordered some shade charts from the Loopy Ewe. So many colors to pick from! I am really pleased with the yarn. It is a 3-ply fingering weight 100% superwash merino. Of course the first thing I did with one of the skeins when I opened the box was squish it in my hands. It has a perfect wool crunch :) I can't wait to see how it knits up. I will make a few swatches and get them blocked.

The 2nd Project cast on date is July 1st and goes through July 31st. The chatter in this Ravelry group is too addictive. I had to stay out of there for a few days so I could a few things done first. I can't wait to swing back over there to get inspired by more campers!

Now back to finish my never ending Spire!!!!


Brienne Moody said...

It is beautiful, beautiful. I always love to see what you make! I just finished my first sweater with lace in it and I'm stalled out on my Follow Your Arrow... Maybe it's time to pick out a new project:) Very tempting.

elizabeth said...

oh, very lovely! and as usual, great pictures! happy for your accomplishments!!! Have a great evening!

Anonymous said...

Linked here from Ginny's Yarn Along. WOW!!! I'm blown away by Standing Stones. Love your other patterns and photos as well. Keep up the great work!

fjord girl said...

Gorgeous shawl- as usual you are a wizard with your needles. Love the pretty grey tones. And your new blog - looks fresh and lovely.
Have a great weekend Andee.

Anke said...

Oh my goodness, the shawl is stunning!! Absolutely perfect!!

Debbie said...

WoW andee, it's just georgeous!! and i love all your pictures....and that purple yarn, really beautiful!!!