WIP Wednesday: Plans!

I’ve only knit a couple of rows since you last saw the baby blanket. Honestly knitting a baby blanket on a humid day is not fun. I’ve been doing other things.

The Loopy Ewe announced their fall Loopy Academy. I’ve completed the first 4 years and the graduate school. I thought I was done. Um, no. This year they are doing the Talented and Gifted edition. How can I say no to that! The requirement is to knit or crochet three projects from the same designer. Each project must use at least 400 yards of yarn. There is also the option of doing an extra credit project where you take a design element from a pattern by your chosen designer and reimagine it. Such as use the stitch pattern from a shawl in a pair of socks or a sweater. I’ve picked out the designer who I’ll be studying, Casapinka. She is a new to me designer. I love the bright colors she uses. They are so cheerful. She has patterns that work well with wildly variegated yarn. I do have a soft spot of wildly variegated yarn. I’ve got a tentative plan for patterns but more about that tomorrow. Have you knit any Casapinka patterns? Which do you recommend?

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13 Responses to WIP Wednesday: Plans!

  1. AJ says:

    Oh I have been hearing about Casapinka in the Yarniacs podcast but haven’t done any of her designs yet. I can’t wait to see what you make. That is a very neat challenge as it makes me wonder who I would pick- probably TinCanKnits or Alicia Plummer

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  2. Anne Donovan says:

    Sounds fascinating and fun. I love variegated yarns too and very bright colours so I’ll have to look at Casapinka

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  3. Wow, you’ll have some lovely designs to choose from. If I were doing the challenge I’d make three designs by Martin Storey, because I always would choose him. If I were doing the challenge and was happy for it to take the rest of my life, I would make three designs by Norah Gaughan. Oh, that has just made me have a very interesting idea about a future project…. hurries off to look at Norah Gaughan pattern book!

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  4. As I rarely, that is, almost never, knit a design as written, I’d have to do all extra credit!

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  5. chrisknits says:

    Progress is hard to see when it’s the same stitch pattern, but I am sure you will have something to show as time goes by. It looks so cozy already.

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    That sounds like the perfect semester for you!

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  7. You will have so much fun with that! And you are talented and gifted 🙂 I have done a couple of her designs – Perfect Blend and the Sky You Love. I have a few other patterns as well but just haven’t gotten around to them.

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  8. Alissa Head says:

    I have not knit any Casapinka patterns, but apparently her last name is Head and that’s why I know who she is. It’s a good year for bright colors and wildly variegated yarn.

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  9. I’ve only knit her emPower People project, but I love her patterns and want to knit some.

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  10. Olivia says:

    I can’t wait to see how this unfolds!

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  11. Stefanie says:

    She’s very popular but I haven’t knitted any of her patterns.


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