Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A looming deadline

Last summer, I participated in Camp Loopy. It was a fun challenge to knit three items with differing parameters over the three months of summer. I completed camp and received a skein of yarn. I thought I would join again this year. Easy peasy.

The project for June must incorporate a yarn you have never knit. Not a problem, I chose Trekking XXL. I chose a basic sock pattern and figured I was good. Nope. The biggest challenge right now is completing my project in the thirty days of June. I have turned the heels on both socks and am furiously knitting. With just four more days left, I need to knit 2-3 inches a day. It seems doable with all the time poolside, but I am not so sure. We even are planning a bit of camping for the weekend. Surely that will help my knitting!

While knitting away on my socks I finished the audio version of Girl in Translation. It was good. The characters were interesting and believable, but the ending seemed a bit off. It made sense, but was abrupt. Next up is a trip to the library. I have a few more audiobooks lined up, but I need a real book next!

Joining Ginny and all the Yarn Alongers for a bit of yarn and page this week. 

11 comments:

  1. Hope you get them finished! Love the stripes in that yarn.

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  2. Lovely yarn, fingers crossed you get them finished in time - I'm sure you will.

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  3. I have been hearing about Camp Loopy but wasn't sure what it was. I will have to check it out for next year. I like the sound of it!

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  4. you can do it!! I will be your knitting cheerleader if you want. trekking xxl is my favorite sock yarn for my husband. Nearly indestructible.

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  5. Cute colors on your socks! Just keep knitting...just keep knitting...

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  6. I was going to leave the same comment as Karen so it looks like you have another cheerleader in you corner.
    I am so envious of you camping, I want to go!

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  7. you can do it! what lovely yarn!

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  8. I love Trekking XXL. Only used it once--for a pair of socks--but it's held up really well! I like the colors in yours. Have fun camping!

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  9. Oh, I just love that yarn! Ambitious but I'm cheering you on ~ you can do it!

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  10. Beautiful yarn and socks. Good luck on your challenge this summer. Will be watching your progress.

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  11. I love to do socks. Love those colors too!

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