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July 21, 2017

From Susan — Moo?

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 5:16 pm

Hi, all!  Back from Camp, exhausted and still reeling from all that I saw and learned!  The show and tell projects were beautiful.  It is amazing to be in the same room for 3 full days with such talented people.  Meg [Swansen] is ever the perfect hostess: welcoming, warm, and hangs on every word like they are gold.  She makes everyone feel relevant, talented, and smart.  Amy [Detjen] is hilarious: she makes everyone feel loud, inappropriate, and unruly.  In a good way!!  It is a great combination!

Little Darcy had a great time and is shown here with his new hairdo standing next to my meager purchases:

The bag.  Oh yes, the darling bag with the sheep that thinks it’s a cow (or vice versa!).  Those adorable (yet slightly disturbing) spotted lips…I bought the bag and the rusty orange yarn from Jeanette and George of Sun Valley Fibers.  They go to Yarnover as well as Knitting Camp.  I fell in love with the spotted little face of Sunshine.  You can see Latte to Sunshine’s left.  Susie is hiding in this picture.  They are all sheep belonging to Jeanette and George!! 🙂

The gradient is from KnitCircus: Trampoline, color Mischief Managed (100% merino, 440 yds/100 gms).  The color spoke to me, what can I say!!??!!

We stay at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Marshfield, WI.  They treated us really well this year, including a lovely welcome reception!

But the highlight of the weekend for me was Culver’s on Sunday night.  They had a promotion going where Turtle Sundaes were $1!!!!  ONE BUCKEROO!!!  I substituted SALTED CARAMEL on mine.  OMG!!!  I mean, seriously, it was the best thing that happened to me all weekend!

This year’s contest theme was “At the Museum.”  I went very “literal,” unlike many other campers (I have no imagination!).  I took a beaded amulet that I had made and photoshopped it onto a picture of Nefertiti.  I then went on and on about Nefertiti and how I had recreated an exact replica of the amulet necklace she wore in her iconic statue, blah-blah-blah, right down to the pressed glass ornamentation.  Friend Kim jumped up with her laptop and called bullsh!t, and said there wasn’t a necklace on the original statue – that she had proof on her laptop!  (All preplanned.)  Amy Detjen said she did notice that my picture seemed to be photoshopped, to which I objected to Kim’s FAKE NEWS!!

I came in 5th overall and won a FABULOUS prize – Knit Picks Interchangeable Needle Set:

There were scads of gorgeous and creative entries, but Jane’s Sudoku Blanket blew me away!

Already excited for next year!!

PS to pt: Here are the only other pictures I took – they are not the full representation or the best photos!!

PS to Pru: the fair isle cardigan is Holly’s own design, though I believe she based the motifs on something she found already published.  The colorway and sweater design is her own.



  1. Thanks for this write-up! I was able to go to Knitting Camp a few years back and loved every minute of it. The unbelievably talented Joyce Williams was at mine. How I enjoyed meeting her and seeing her works! Unfortunately, she passed away a few weeks later. I would love to see other pictures of projects knitters did this year. Any chance you have more to show us? Thanks!

    Comment by pt — July 22, 2017 @ 8:02 am

  2. So much fun!

    Comment by Surly — July 22, 2017 @ 9:27 am

  3. Awww…how kind of u to post more:) Wonderful projects!

    Comment by Pt — July 22, 2017 @ 11:15 am

  4. I recognize the Oak Park scarf — that pattern is in my favorites and I have the yarn for it. Love the KnitCircus Mischief Managed; if I were not on a very, very strict yarn fast I would be tempted to click over there and buy one for myself 🙂

    Comment by kmkat — July 22, 2017 @ 11:26 pm

  5. So much fun! Sounds like you have plenty of imagination. Gorgeous amulet.

    Comment by Chloe — July 23, 2017 @ 7:01 am

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE the “fake news” reference. You all give this leftist hope!

    Comment by Joan — July 23, 2017 @ 6:32 pm

  7. Didn’t we all have a blast? Each year I say “I can’t really afford this” and “OK, this is my last year” and then I leave, knowing I will be back again. It’s knitting with knitting royalty.

    Comment by Pippa Jones — July 25, 2017 @ 3:01 pm

  8. Lovely stuff, all of it! Do you know the name of the fair isle cardigan pattern?

    Comment by Pru — July 26, 2017 @ 3:13 pm

  9. I was able to go to camp for the first time this year. You are so right in your description of Meg and Amy! The mother/daughter team from Chili were also in our camp and they showed their knitted “dolls” to us. Such a great knit!

    It was great stumbling on your blog and reading all your posts.


    Comment by Cat von Hassel-Davies — July 31, 2017 @ 10:41 am

  10. That octagonal shawl is just lovely!

    Comment by Caro — August 6, 2017 @ 1:46 pm

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