For Camp Loopy project 3, we needed to knit 800 yards minimum using our favorite colors. As much as I joke about black, the "color of my soul," I love blue. In the past few years I've become more of a fan of bright colors. When I saw Stripes Gone Crazy, I knew I wanted to make this project.
Less than one month later (I blocked it yesterday), I have a new cardigan with beautiful stripes that has a wonderfully soft hand. This was a super wonderful project. The short rows kept it fast and eliminated the boredom factor.
I did make one major mistake. I should have done the stripes on the other sleeves. I had already done about 10 narrow stripes when I realized I was knitting the left sleeve with the right sleeve pattern.
The sweater is nice thin layer that is perfect for an office or any other place with air conditioning.
I completely want to make another one. Maybe with the dark color being the main color. I don't think I've ever made a full-size sweater twice, so the idea of making this one twice on size 4 needles in sock yarn is a bit crazy.
Unrelated to the sweater, I cannot believe that it is only a single month until Q is a year old! I will be in classes for an entire month at that point, but I know I want to make cake and ice cream for his first birthday. I am learning more about time management than I thought I would ever know. It's all about speeding through those necessary things in the day, so I can spend more time on the homework and with my family.
Now that my last project for Camp Loopy is done, it is time for me to go through my stash and to pick quick projects I can do around my homework. The writing class has a large time commitment, and the programming class looks like it will ramp up to a similar level of work.