My current work in progress:

The Throwback by Andrea Mowry, knit from Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted and Spincycle Yarns Dream State, using 4.5mm and 5mm needles.


It’s June 1st, and that can mean only one thing: It’s the first day of Camp Loopy 2014!

So this morning (well, actually in the wee hours after midnight) I set aside my Array cowl temporarily. Here’s what it looks like now:

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It is 7″ deep, so a little more than halfway there, since I want to knit to 12″ deep.

I got out this yarn, which I purchased specifically for my first Camp Loopy project:

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This is Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball in colorway #2081 and Malabrigo Sock Yarn in the “Alcaucil” colorway. Here is the start of my project:

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This is Nymphalidea designed by Melinda VerMeer, and it appeared in a recent edition of Knitty.

I actually started a different design and quickly decided it didn’t really work in these yarns, so switched over to this. I had two different patterns picked out as possibilities, so there was no fuss, no muss!

Because I am a loose knitter, I went down one needle size from what was recommended in the pattern, so mine is being knit with a U.S. size 5 needle.

Meanwhile, Loki has gotten into taking selfies while he lounges in my lap.

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  1. What a beautiful pattern! What a beautiful Loki!

  2. catspaw says:

    Everytime I see Loki’s name I think of the Loki Stardust Quartet. Look them up if you don’t know them!

  3. Love your new choice for a scarf…the designer is from my home town Portland, OR. I recognized the background in the photo. Infact, I was at that park yesterday enjoying a Great Blue Heron fishing for lunch. Thx for your share, looking forward to see the scarf completed…

  4. Love your Array cowl; love the colors too. Your Camp Loopy project looks interesting. And Loki is just the most beautiful cat!

  5. Dorothy in Kentucky says:

    I love your yarn choices and the pattern you chose. But the Loki selfie…well he just steals the whole picture. What a pretty boy.

  6. Patricia says:

    I have the pattern that you just started in my library. I will probably start it soon. I am a dog person, but Loki makes me rethink this. I’m not sure if I read your site more for your knitting or to get the next Loki update and picture!

  7. Kristine M. says:

    Loki has that look of “I’m handsome & I know it!’

  8. Your projects are beautiful. I’ll have to check out the one you are doing for camp loopy. What a handsome boy!

  9. Now you did it. I have a ball of crazy zauberball that I wasn’t sure to do with, and now it is paired up with a semisolid sock yarn so I can make my own Nymphalidea. Thanks for enabling! 😉
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  10. Was so inspired by this post that I went stash diving and now have this project queued in my top 10!
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  11. I’m looking forward to seeing your Nymphalidea. I love the yarn combination. And that last bit about the Loki’s selfie really gave me a chuckle.