You wouldn’t believe how hard it was for me to figure out which yarn to buy for the Camp Loopy Project #2. Don’t laugh but I think I spent about 10 hours trying to figure it out. I was on the computer til late last night and almost all morning today.
Deciding on Hitchhiker was pretty easy. That only took an hour or so.
Then it was time to decide on yarn. I went through about 80 pages of projects on Ravelry to see how different yarns looked made up using this pattern. Some yarns made up too “tweedy”. Some were too “stripey”. Some were too solid and appeared flat. Some . . well, I’m not going to say they were ugly but they surely didn’t make me smile.
There are 431 pages of projects for Hitchhiker on Ravelry . . that’s 20 per page! I would skim down the page and when I saw one I loved, I’d check out the yarn. So many were Wollmeise and that’s not available right now. Quite a few of them that caught my eye were made using Crazy Zauberball but for the longest time, I couldn’t find that on The Loopy Ewe’s website.
Even though when I found one that I loved, I couldn’t find the same yarn at TLE but I would try to figure out the color sequence that created the shading/striping that I liked.
By mid-morning, I had a cart full of possibilities.
I was so frustrated with going through all of the projects and then going back to TLE’s web page, I thought . . I’ll just get them all but you have to designate which one you want so you can get the 20% camp discount. Besides, had I gotten them all, this is what I would have spent!
Summer camp surely is expensive these days, isn’t it?
Since I’ve pretty much not accomplished a single thing today yet, why don’t we waste some of your time. Look at those five possibilities in my cart, look at the Hitchhiker pattern and tell me . .
(1) Which yarn do you think I chose?
(2) Why do you think I chose that one?
(3) Which one of those five would you have chosen?
There’s no right or wrong answer . . except I did choose one of those yarns. I’m just wondering what you would have chosen.