It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S. and very warm here in the Washington DC area. A perfect time to go camping, right?
Fortunately, my camp is a virtual one . . . Camp Loopy!
Today is Day One of Camp Loopy. I wound up my yarn:
And I started my project:
This is Gyllis, by Stephen West. I am knitting it from Three Irish Girls Cashmerino Worsted in the Nial colorway, using a U.S. size 7 needle.
So far so good. I was a little annoyed to see that the pattern is written out only — no charts. But the lace pattern used is a simple one, and I ought to be able to get in the swing of it fairly quickly so that I don’t have to scrutinize the pattern too closely. I do much better working from charts for lace. I can see that there’s at least one error in the pattern — it jumps from Row 60 to Row 73. I am presuming this is because the number of rows up to Row 72 were miscounted, not because there are Rows missing. I’ll know better when I get to that point.
Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl KAL
The very talented Beck (lemonhalf on Ravelry) created a graphic for the KAL:
I love it!
We took photos yesterday for my “how to knit a nupp” tutorial that will be included in the pattern. I announced earlier that the pattern will go on sale in my Ravelry store on June 1 and will have all the preliminary information needed for the project — yarn, needles, gauge, instructions for knitting a gauge swatch, finished dimensions of the shawl, and info for yarn amounts if you want to re-size the shawl.
I may release it a day early if I get it completed by then — on May 31. So stay tuned!
The first piece of the actual pattern will be released on June 20. See the pattern page in Ravelry for the schedule.
Happy Birthday, Wanda!
Goldfish Wanda celebrated her third birthday yesterday. Here she is with the present I gave her: a pretty new blue marble:
Wanda likes marbles — she is always re-arranging them at the bottom of her tank.
Wendy & Lucy
This week’s installment:
Lucy plans on spending the rest of the holiday weekend relaxing in her little playhouse.