Camp Loopy Concludes

There is a hint of autumn in the air as summer winds down and Camp Loopy concludes.  I pluck a golden aspen leaf from an aspen tree each morning when I take Kenzie for a walk and drop it into my autumn candle jar when I return.  These golden leaves remind me that in the next weeks they will be in their full glory.

I finished my third, and last Camp Loopy project a couple days ago.  The challenge was to knit an 800 yard project.  I knew that it was highly probable that I wouldn’t be able to complete the project in the remaining time because I had lost ten days on the ill-fated Girasole blanket.

I chose Seraphim because a great portion of it was stockinette stitch with a smaller lace section on the border.  It proved to be a great choice because I was able to finish a few days in front of the deadline.  The Dream in Color Baby is a very nice light fingering weight yarn.  The color I used was called Beach Fog, quite lovely.

The photo makes this ample shawl look small but with the required 800-900 yardage I can testify that it is a mammoth.  It’s wingspan is 72-inches.  It will be nice and cozy this fall.  It has been draped across  my shoulders all week as our temperatures have dipped into the fifties.  I love the color!

Camp Loopy was a lot of fun this summer and I ended up with two shawls and a pair of socks.  I had wanted the last project to be for the very special baby that I hinted about earlier this month but it just didn’t work out.  When I visited my daughter and her husband last month they announced that they are going to have a baby!

11 Comments on “Camp Loopy Concludes

  1. Congratulations that is very exciting news!

    I guess you will be busy doing some very important baby knitting soon 🙂 Your shawl is beautiful it looks very delicate.

  2. Yay! How exciting! There will be lots you can knit for your new grandchild! Can’t wait to see what you churn off the needles now 😉

  3. Congratulations, grandma-to-be! That’s wonderful news.

    Beautiful shawl, too. I knit this pattern years ago and still love it.

  4. Wow, you were prolific in camp Loopy. Such beautiful knits, and as usual, photographed so thoughtfully. I want to make a shawl ! 🙂

  5. How exciting that you are going to be a Grandma! I would be willing to do a knit a long with you for that shawl if you wanted now that you are not under a deadline. I have wanted to knit Girasole for a very long time.

  6. Oh how wonderful!~! Your shawl is beautiful and now a little one to knit for…congratulations

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