Anyway, I completed my first Camp Loopy project last week. The pattern is Zigzagular socks. The yarn is Tumbleweed aurora in confetti. I’m very happy with the way the socks turned out. The pattern had just enough to keep it exciting. The yarn was a pleasure to knit with. I highly recommend both!
Everyone has things they are really good at without trying. I guess we’d call them gifts. I am particularly gifted when it comes to travel and directions. As I’ve mentioned before I don’t need a map to get places. I have an internal GPS that gets me where I want to be and once I’ve been somewhere once I have no problem finding my way back even if years have past. Unfortunately I have a major hindrance that is related to giving directions or following instructions: left and right. Those two simple words that denote direction leave me fluster. If I am ever in the passenger seat of your car be warned: I have serious issues with telling left from right. I blame it on two things. First, I probably should have been left handed. I do many things like a lefty though I write with my right hand. That may have been imposed in Catholic school when I was 4. Second, when we were taught left and right in that same Catholic school I had a really hard time remember which was which and being told that you write with your right hand really didn’t help when my urge was to use my left. How does this relate to my knitting? Well, as I work on Ridgely with my 3 skeins of yarn being used actively in many rows I keep forgetting which way to turn my work at the end of a row so I limit the tangling of the yarn. I’m having to stop every few rows to untangle a big mess. At least the knitting is going along well and it only took one attempt to get this far along. Maybe by the time I’m half way through I’ll have that clockwise/counter clockwise left/right thing figured out.
Wednesday is day 1 of the second month of Camp Loopy. The requirement for this project is 600 yards. I decided on Ridgely, a super cute shawl. I’m using Loopy solid series yarn in navy and putty. I can’t wait to cast on. I’m really looking forward to this project. The designer, Knit Purl Hunter has videos on her blog that support the pattern. I plan to knit and watch just as soon as I can get all the other stuff done I have to do in the morning. Real life is getting in the way of my knitting fun. Don’t you hate when that happens!
What do you mean you have no time to yourself? I can help with that too.