One week into the second Camp Loopy project, three weeks to go and I’m wondering if I had a ‘senior’ moment when I selected Girasole as my project! This massive pi shawl eats 1675 yards of worsted/aran weight wool, double the amount of the second Camp Loopy prerequisites! It will be 72″ in diameter.
I have wanted to knit Jared Flood’s Girasole for a while now and thought this challenge would give me the nudge I needed to do so. (Although….I am thinking I need a little more than a nudge right now, I need a shove). This will be a wonderful lap throw come next winter!
Since this is a summer Olympic challenge, we were asked to pick a color from our nation’s flag. I picked Cascade Yarns Eco Alpaca, 100% Undyed Baby Alpaca. It is sooooooooo s.o.f.t
My two concerns:
1. I have eight skeins of yarn and as of today, the one week mark, I have only knit 1.25 skeins instead of 2.0 skeins….. I won’t cross the finish line at this rate.
2. A certain dog seems to love Girasole as much as I do and when she settles in she likes to ‘scratch’ around before she plops herself down. Girasole has perfectly placed ‘holes’ to put her little claws into to help her get settled in!