Do you ever wonder if your friends talk about you when you’re not around? What if two complete strangers who have never met each other are talking about you behind your back and emailing about you? What if said two friends are “betting” about what you’ll do or won’t do? I just have the best friends, don’t I? 🙂
Yesterday, I got this email from my friend, Denise.
So have you cast on yet and if so, what project? Judy D in WA and I are placing bets as to which project you choose. LOL
I don’t think I got the whole story on this little “bet”. What do you think about that? My friends are betting on what project I’ll choose. I wonder who won this bet! Maybe you can find out . . neither seem to be talking much to me about it.
Camp Loopy officially started at 12:01 a.m. on June 1. Some crazy folks (Denise and others I’m sure) stayed up til midnight and began knitting and then knit half the night. Not me! I hadn’t even started knitting . . heck, I hadn’t even decided what I was going to knit til last night. I had so many patterns I bought and printed that I wanted to knit but when I finally looked at the instructions for 3S Shawl, I knew that would work. It’s such a simple pattern, I can knit it while riding or talking and we have a little road trip this week. One thing about the 3S Shawl .. well, maybe several things:
- It’s free on Ravelry.
- It can be made using one skein of most sock yarns.
- You don’t have to count stitches or rows so you can talk while knitting! Yay! I love to talk! 🙂
- I do believe it would be easy for even an beginner to make this one.
As suspected, I would have liked this a whole lot more in a more solid colored yarn. The yarn is Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock and the color is Storm Brew. I’m thinking this will be very pretty with jeans and I may use it for a graduation gift. The “tone on tone” obsession has taken over my yarn preferences too. I realize this variegated blue would be considered tone on tone by many but I think my preferences are totally more in line with “reads solid” so I’ll have to remember that when buying yarn in the future, especially when I’m not sure what the yarn will be made into. I would have loved this yarn in socks but not so much in anything else.
The first few rows were so quick, I was thinking I’d have this thing finished in a day or two but then I remembered how LONG these rows will get and how LONG it will take me to knit a row.
Onward Camp Loopy! I love knitting . . but summertime sucks up all my time with the garden and watering the fruit trees, leaving far too little time to knit. Hopefully by next summer, the irrigation system will all be completed but for this summer, it’s water hoses and sprinklers . . and not much inside time.
So . . Judy? Denise? Who won the bet? And, what did the winner get?