And anyone else who is interested.
Yesterday The Loopy Ewe announced the projects for the spring semester of Loopy Academy. I’m so excited! I’ll admit that I’ve been checking their blog a few times a day for about a week. Immediately I dropped everything to pick projects, decide on yarn and place my order. The last couple of semesters I rushed picking out projects I thought I liked and then when I got going on them they were less than thrilling. This time I made sure that each project was something I have liked in the past and am truly looking forward to knitting. So here is the list paired with the yarn so I’ll remember just what the plan is.
- The requirement for the first project is to knit something with 250 yards or more of yarn that has buttons and buttonholes. I dithered on this one for ages. The only thing I could come up with was a cowl or a cardigan. I felt disappointed by the cowl choices and overwhelmed at the thought of a cardigan. Then I thought VEST!! I decided on Hug by Debbie Hoss. I will be knitting it in Cascade 220 in greystone heather.
- The requirement for the second project is fair isle or colorwork again with at least 250 yards of yarn. In my queue on Ravelry I had saved the Fair Isle Flower Sock by Candice Dewitt a while back and these seem perfect. I am going to use Western Sky Knits Aspen sock in black plum as the primary color and Tumble Weed Yarn Aurora in sour apple for the contrast.
- The requirement for the third and final project is to knit something with at least 250 yards of yarn that has beads. I knew right away that I would knit a shawl, something in a shape I’ve knit before that I love. After a bit of hunting around I found Storm Warning by Liz Corke. I will be knitting it in Knerd String fingering weight in Darko.
I can’t wait to get started. Hopefully my yarn will arrive on Saturday. Are you looking forward to casting on something new?