I finished my Camp Loopy Project #2 – Viking Socks!
Pattern: Viking Socks by Lykkefanten
Yarn: Madelintosh Tosh Sock in color Calligraphy
Needles: Size US 0 and US 2
Size: 64 stitch size
Started: July 15th, 2011
Finished: August 4, 2011
Modifications: I used the size 0 needles on the cuff, heel, bottom of foot and toe. I used the size 2 needles on the leg and instep (everywhere the cables were). This helped with ease in the cabled section, and they fit just great!
I’m very happy with these (despite all the trouble I had at the beginning of this project) – they should make some very nice and warm winter socks. (Is it winter yet???) The somewhat loosely plied yarn does much better in a wider cable pattern than the more dainty cable pattern I had originally picked out.
I also have yarn to show you! Here is my yarn for Camp Loopy project #3, which starts August 15th:
This is Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! in the colorway Dog Days Cicada. I’m planning on doing an Elizabeth Zimmerman 100th Anniversary : Camping half-circle shawl with it. I thought the yarn name and the theme of the shawl would be a fitting tribute to wrap up my Camp Loopy experience. I’ve had a wonderful time ‘camping’ along with the other Camp Loopy participants, and it’s helped to bring my knitting mojo back to full force!
This is Rowan Purelife Revive yarn – a 100% recycled yarn! I’m going to knit a Lolita vest out of it. The shop sample was tried on by a number of the Yarn Tasting participants, and every single lovely lady that tried it on (in a wide range of sizes) looked FABULOUS in it, so I decided I HAD to knit one of these magical vests for myself! (I believe several other ladies went home with yarn to make themselves one, too!) But the vest will have to wait until after I’m done with Camp Loopy, I think. (Hmmm… but perhaps I could get it done by the 15th if I cast on right now??)
Happy Knitting everyone!!