Here is my Camp recap: I bought a lot of yarn. The end.
Unlike Susan, I didn’t participate in the camp knitting contest. How could I compete with Mr. Darcy, not to mention the fabulous Girl with the Pearl Earring shadow panel? (I’ve always wanted to knit one of those pieces of shadow art; I own several of the patterns but haven’t made the commitment yet.) Instead, I chose to contribute to the economy.
It started at The Yarnery, where I dropped a ton of money on some Shibui Linen and Twig. (Not pictured below. That will come in a later post.) I hadn’t even made it to camp. Or Wisconsin. Oops.
My one non-shopping activity at Knitting Camp was participating in Show & Tell. The only problem was I had nothing to show when I got there. I felt as if much of my knitting in the past year has been pretty boring and since I only brought two suitcases (not a light traveler) how much knitting could I be expected to have on hand? I stayed up until 2 or 3 in the morning the day of Show & Tell finishing a shawl. The quickie block I attempted hasn’t held up well. Here’s a little preview. I’ll post more photos once I’ve had time to reblock it. The name of the pattern is Paradise Apples by Alla Borisova. The yarn is Dye for Yarn’s merino silk fingering in the color Love Is Poison. The color is more intense than it looks here.
On to the shopping! Like Susan, I bought the yarn to make Helsinki by Janine Bajus (although I’m using a different background color). Then I went wild at Sun Valley: four skeins of Dust in the Wind (gray), 2 skeins of Coral, and one skein each of Antler (white) and Twilight (blue). Their Painted Desert gradient kit called to me. Twice. (Hey, I didn’t know what I wanted to make out of it and I just hate worrying about having enough yarn.) Finally, I picked up some beautiful silk lace weight from Lost City Knits in the color Silver Bells. Whew. That’s a lot of knitting in my future!