Camp Loopy 2012 – Yes, Already!
I know it seems like the fun of Camp Loopy just finished… but it’s time to start again! I guess that means the end of the school year is coming up soon. In six weeks or, to be exact, 29 days, due to Memorial Day. Not that I am counting, mind you.
Unlike last summer, I don’t have a zillion things planned (Sock Summit, visit to my parents, 2 weeks in Chile, 1 week in Canada, etc) so I feel fairly comfortable diving right in to the fun that is Camp Loopy. To quickly recap, last year’s required projects were 1) a two-color shawl or scarf; 2) a pair of cabled things (socks, mittens, gloves); and 3) something using 800 yards of yarn.
I really enjoyed participating in Camp Loopy last year. It was great to choose projects I might not otherwise knit, fun to try new yarns and nice to have a FUN deadline as opposed to a DESIGN deadline. Although I received my prize skein of Wollmeise and promptly gave it away (it wasn’t my preferred weight, color or ply/twist), I appreciated the 20% camp discount and the extra FSB credits.
This year’s first challenge is a project using a minimum of 400 yards of yarn from a designer who was born or currently lives in a country other than your own. A bit tricky to figure out, no? My first thought was Ysolda Teague as I have knitted a few of her patterns before, my next thought was Trisha (although she said she thought that ought to be like cheating for me) but then I realized that Steven West lives in Amsterdam and I knew exactly what I need to knit for Project One.
So…. Camp Loopy, here I come! Who’s coming with me?