In a ball of yarn is the potential to make a dream that you have come true. – Melanie Falick

In the summer of 2011 a fantastic designer published a pattern that caught my eye – so much so that it went on my “Knitter’s Bucket List” of things I want to knit.

Enter my summer ritual of Camp Loopy, of which I have been a happy participant since 2013, and August’s project saw the completion of my version of Laura Aylor’s Litchfield.

It was an excellent way to end my summer – I enjoyed knitting this tremendously. A pattern is easy to memorize with enough change to keep your attention, and my choice of yarn – Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light – could not have been more perfect. I selected colors that reminded me of well-worn beach glass and they worked well together. I did have one moment of panic mid-way through the knitting, but after a couple of nights of brainstorming and a conversation with my Knitting Sister – my work around for the issue of not having enough of one color was to do a random dark stripe to compensate and I think this worked out marvelously.

Shorter days and cooler nights mean the advent of Sweater Season – and while I have a nice start to the season, I have a few sweaters I would like to get finished. I have cast on for Anne Hanson’s Triticum and I have yarn for Anne’s The Mister’s Cardigan as well as Amy Herzog’s Foyle’s Cardigan. All will be knit with Briar Rose Fiber yarns in beautifully deep, rich colors.

I also have a couple of Baby Knit’s that I want to complete and they are the perfect intermezzo to pick up between projects! I have the yarn for Orleans already and have spun the yarn for the body of Playful Stripes, I just need to finish the accent colors – which I am spinning from some batts that I got from Hobbledehoy Fibers, so I need to get those finished! Fortunately they are small batts and they should be done quickly!

So many balls of yarn and so little time means it is time to get knitting, Gentle Reader. Until next time, have a good week!

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