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Jaywalkers

Posted by mobarger on Jul-1-2013

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Finished my Camp Loopy Jaywalkers late yesterday afternoon.

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Just in time, too!

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I used Dragonfly Fibers Djinni and I knew at the start the skein had less yardage than the pattern called for. So instead of making the socks 7″ high, I opted to make them 6″ high.

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I had .7 ounces remaining – no worries there!

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Here’s a different kind of Dragonfly. He’s just a nymph — a baby — drying off in the sun. I think he’s smiling!

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Project: Jaywalkers for Camp Loopy 2013
Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Djinni color “Galapagos”

Summer Camp

Posted by mobarger on Jun-1-2013

Camp Loopy
Once again I am going to “summer camp” this year. Sponsored by The Loopy Ewe, participants knit items based on a theme each month and have to start and finish by defined dates. The first round we have to use a single skein of yarn that we have not used before and at least 375 yards of the skein. It has to be completed by 6/30.

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Here is the start of a sock. It is Grumperina’s Jaywalker sock in Dragonfly Fibers Djinni sock yarn, “Galapagos.”

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Isn’t the yarn pretty? It makes me think of turtles and kelp and deep ocean water. But mostly turtles.

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Speaking of turtles, here is a wood turtle my husband found. We find several each year. Isn’t she pretty?

I go to camp every year but each time I have to drop out — I don’t even finish the first project in time. I am hoping this year is different!

Booties to boot

Posted by mobarger on Jan-2-2012

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So to match the cardigan and hat I made for my co-worker’s newborn son, I made a pair of booties.
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There may have been pom-poms involved.
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Pattern: Simply Adorable Sock Yarn Booties
Yarn: Trekking 108