June has been a busy month with little time for blogging or much else besides knitting.
Why you ask?
Loopy Camp had me glamping away this month!
For some time now, The Loopy Ewe has fostered a fun summer long knit along and last year was my first time to participate. I absolutely loved it and I have them to thank for the increase in my finished objects over the summer. I am participating again this year and our first month is over and I completed my project with a few days to spare. We had to select a project that reminded us of a favorite book, movie, or television show and it needed to use at least 600 yds of yarn.
It was so much fun looking through Ravelry for a pattern that fit the requirements; it was a bit easier since I really wanted to knit another knitspot pattern so I focused on Anne’s designs. When I saw her Boxleaf Triangle I knew I was on track – it would work nicely for my Game of Thrones theme. I easily found some yarn on the Loopy website and I was off and running.
As usual, knitting a pattern that Anne designed was a true joy – a well-written pattern makes for a fun knit. I would absolutely knit this pattern again.
My yarn choice was SW Merino Lace from JulieSpins and I really loved the colorway – Silver Lining. However, I was not a fan of the yarn – although it blocked out well, I do not think it will hold its definition over time. The next time I knit this, I think I would pick one from Briar Rose Fibers or better yet, I just received the most amazing gift of a simply gorgeous Shetland fleece – which I think would make a fabulous shawl. Good thing that Tour de Fleece is coming up with Spinzilla not too far behind!
With that, I leave you with my inspiration for the project:
“All the color had been leached from Winterfell until only grey and white remained. The Stark colors. Theon did not know whether he ought to find that ominous or reassuring. Even the sky was grey.” ~George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons