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Friday, August 26, 2011

Camp Loopy - Summer 2011

So this summer I did a virtual summer camp at Camp Loopy.  Sheri, the owner of The Loopy Ewe (online knitting shop), is a complete marketing genius!  She decided to have a 3 month summer camp where knitters would have the chance to win free yarn.  Each month she would give the requirements for that month's project.  Here is where the genius part comes in, she chose a "sale week" before the project would start.  You got 20% off the yarn for the Camp Loopy project.  Plus if you finished the project by the deadline, you would get double reward points on that yarn.  You also could use your stash yarn, but most people bought during sale week to get the discount and double reward points.

Project 1 you could choose to make a shawl or scarf but you had to use 2 colors.  I chose to make Sothia.  I decided to join in a week after the start date, and I still managed to finish before the deadline.  I believe there were over 750 projects completed for Project 1.

Project 2 you could knit mittens/gloves or socks, but they had to have a cable in the design.  I chose not to participate in this one because I've never knit mittens before and knew I'd never finish a pair of socks in one month.  I would like to try knitting mittens someday but when I can take my time.  I ended up getting quite a few other knitting projects completed though.  Which to me was more important than winning a skein of yarn.  I believe there were over 600 projects completed for this challenge.

Project 3 started last week (15th) and the only requirement was that you have to use 800 yards of yarn.  For those of you who don't knit, that's quite a bit of yarn.  You can make a decent sized sweater with that amount!  Again I chose to knit a shawl, and I've got about 10 more rows and it will be done. It doesn't look like much in the picture because my needles are long enough to spread it out.  I'll post a picture when it's done.

Once I get my Camp Loopy project done, I'll get back to working on the Tea w/Martha & Betsy blocks.  And my next knitting project is going to be the Coastal Hoodie.  My colors will be the same except my blue-green will be a little darker.

Tomorrow hubby is going to do another half marathon.  I'll be doing the 5K.  They stagger the start, so the 1/2 marathoners start half an hour before the 5K runners/walkers.  I figure I should finish about 15 minutes before he does.

After the run we might check out some laptops at Best Buy.  Mine has been overheating and running slower and slower so I think it's time to get a new one before it's too late to get the data transferred over. 

1 comment:

jillquilts said...

Way to go on the things that you got done! Did you see that we got Regina knitting now? Score! lol