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July 21, 2016

From Sally — Shopping Camp, I Mean Knitting Camp

Filed under: Updates — surly @ 11:33 am

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!



  1. From Susan — there is no competing with Sally in the “yarn shopping” category!! Just forfeit!!

    Comment by lv2knit — July 21, 2016 @ 12:26 pm

  2. Great finds! And when I got home thanks to both Sally and Susan, I bought some Carol Sunday, okay two kits and some Revive. Cannot wait to start on all of them. It is good we are only together once a year, I’d need a second job! It was so fun being with you three as always!

    Comment by Penny — July 21, 2016 @ 8:04 pm

  3. Which kits did you buy Penny? I’m sure you bought Milkweed but what else?

    Comment by surly — July 21, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

  4. So jealous of your yarn haul! and the purple shawl is stunning! I bookmarked the pattern for future knitting.

    Comment by Mary Lou Keenan — July 22, 2016 @ 11:08 am

  5. I love all of the yarn, and I might just have to copy and get yarn for Helsinki, but I’ll try and do it in person in Berkeley.

    I love that you are so unapologetic about your spree!

    Comment by Susan — July 23, 2016 @ 12:03 am

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