The upcoming semester’s qualifications for Loopy Academy were posted this week. First, let me say that Loopy Academy is a great way to push your knitting skills. The projects don’t require a ton of yarn (in our Junior year, we have to use at least 250 yards per project). If you click on the link above, it will give you info and lead you back to all the previous semesters. You can start any time. Even if you have never done a semester, you can start with the Freshman year, first semester now. Just like regular college, there will probably be some semesters you like more than others.
Some semesters, I start out with grand ideas and end up having to order a different yarn and make something not quite so huge. This semester, I chose very “do-able” projects. I’m also trying to do two non-Loopy Ewe knit alongs, as well as Sock Madness and there’s always . . the garden and I really want to make a trip to MO. Haven’t seen that girl since August . . too many circumstances beyond my control, but soon . . I hope!
Nicole does Loopy Academy with me, and we’re on the same semester so there are usually several high energy phone calls as soon as the details for each semester are released. We’re always so excited!
Anyway, here are the projects and yarn I chose for this semester:
Colorwork: Ombre Quintet using Loopy Cake, Chocolate & Roses set.
The yarn is held doubled, which isn’t allowed if you’re holding it double to get the required yardage but since this cowl uses over 500 yards, even with it held double, I’ll use more than the minimum requirement of 250 yards. There’s not a whole lot of color work and I’m thinking this is going to be so pretty and if my yarn will hurry up and get here, I might have this made by Valentine’s Day. The little color work stitches kinda look like hearts!
Beads: Reverse Psychology using Canon Hand Dyes, William Merino Gradient, color is Autumn in the City:
A friend in my knitting group recently made Reverse Psychology and I’ve been wanting to make on ever since she made hers. I am using golden yellow beads.
Buttons & Buttonholes: I’ll be making Addie a Tallulah and I’ll use The Uncommon Thread’s Merino DK, color Les Fleurs:
I had made a Tallulah for my friend’s granddaughter and was going to make one for Addie so this works great. Also, the February Monthly Mixer for February at The Loopy Ewe is something pink or with hearts, so Addie’s sweater will be my February mixer project as well as a submission for Loopy Academy.
I’ll be busy knitting for the next couple of months . . but I’m always busy knitting!