Still ‘Camping’!

I’ve finished my Lolita vest – I stayed up way too late last night finishing it!  But I wanted to have it done by today so I could cast on my Project #3 for Camp Loopy.  I’ll show you the vest once it’s blocked and seamed – perhaps in the next few days.

For my third  Camp Loopy project I’m doing the Elizabeth Zimmerman 100th Anniversary Camping half-circle shawl.  I casted on this morning and now have 30 rows done:

I’ve switched out the ‘Cats Paw’ lace for a ‘Ladybug’ lace pattern I found in Knitted Lace of Estonia instead.  I wanted a more lacy first section than the cats paw seemed to give.  And I’m planning on possibly changing the edging lace as well, but I’ll decide that once I get closer to the end.

I’m using Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! yarn in the color ‘Dog Days Cicada’ – a very lovely pale grey-green color.  I adore working with Bugga.  This is my second project using it (my first was a whole cardigan in it!), but I have several single skeins hanging out in my stash that are destined to be socks (…maybe).  This shawl is going to be so sumptuously soft, I can’t stand it.  I want to squeeze it and yell ‘It’s sooo FLUFFY, I’m gonna DIE!’, but I think I’ll refrain from doing that in public. 😀

I hope, hope, hope I can get this done by the September 15th deadline.  I’ve done a large shawl in less than 30 days before, it’s just a matter of making sure I get some good knitting time in each day.

No Master Knitting to show you this Monday – I was bad and didn’t touch my swatches this last week, but I promise to have at least something to show you next week!  Pinky swear!

Happy Knitting everyone!!  (I am very happily knitting away with my Bugga!)

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About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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3 Responses to Still ‘Camping’!

  1. Brandon Thomas says:

    I have got to get me some Bugga! You have totally brought me around on it.

  2. Emma says:

    The shawl looks beautiful so far!

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