Having finished my un-bloggable project, I embarked on my Camp Loopy project yesterday:
This is “Daybreak,” a two-color scarf/shawl designed by Stephen West. I am using The Sanguine Gryphon’s Skinny Bugga! in the “Cuban Cockroach” (brown) and “Question Mark Butterfly” (green) colorways on a U.S. size 4 (3.5mm) needle. I took the photo in the middle of transferring it from a 24″ to 32″-long needle so I could spread it out as much as possible.
The pattern is written in three sizes and I pondered a bit about which size to make. I didn’t want a Daybreak that was too big, as I want to use it as a scarf with a coat next winter. The sizes available are a 52-. 60-, and 72-inch wingspan. While the smallest size would probably have sufficed, I wanted the knitting of it to last a bit longer, so I went for the medium size. So I’ll wrap it one more time, right?
This is, I think, my first time knitting with Skinny Bugga! and it is quite a pleasant yarn to knit. I am in the minority in that I don’t care for Bugga! — the sportweight version of this yarn. I think part of my problem with Bugga! is that I was knitting it at a fingering weight gauge. But Skinny Bugga! is very nice. And I love the colors. This doesn’t surprise me, as I usually love The Sanguine Gryphon’s colorways.
Daybreak is a very easy knit and quite fun. The pattern is easy to follow and it is keeping me entertained, what with the changing of colors and slipping of stitches that goes on.
It looks like I’ve gotten a lot done, but each row is getting longer, so the more I knit, the longer each row takes.
But, hey, I’m at Camp Loopy! Time is not important, right? Having fun is what counts.
“Will there be campfire songs later?”