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!