Posted By drsao on June 11, 2012
I just chose my pattern and ordered my yarn tonight from The Loopy Ewe for my PROJECT 2 at CAMP LOOPY! Here are some photos from the Loopy Ewe of the yarn that I will use. And because I am using red yarn, I will need to transfer from the Blue Canoe Loopy Groupie to the Red Canoe Loopy Groupie. (Isn’t it hysterical the lengths that grown-ups will go to just to have a little bit of fun!)
I am using Red yarn……specifically Coral Red (from Swans Island) I copied this description from the LOOPY EWE – I love that it was spun in a historic mill in Maine!
Swan’s Island Dyer’s Choice is an organic fingering weight yarn spun in a historic mill in Maine and then hand-dyed using all-natural dyes. This labor intensive process results in soft, beautiful variegated yarns that are a pleasure to create with and kind to the environment.
I actually have NO IDEA what ORGANIC merino is – but that is what I am getting!
Material: 100% organic merino
Gauge: 7 stitches per inch
Fiber Weight: Fingering Weight
Actual Weight: 3.50 oz / about 95 grams
Yardage: 525 yd / 480.1 m
Care: Hand wash in cool water, lay flat to dry
I will be making a shawl – LINE BREAK by Veera Valimaki………our project two has to have one color of our flag (IE RED) and we have to use 800 yards of yarn….this shawl uses 800 yards…..so all is well! My yarn is CORAL RED but theoretically it is LOOSELY categorized as red and I understand that this is acceptable!
Now I will just watch for the postal service to deliver my yarn and count the days until June 27 when I can cast on! :) We can’t cast on until June 27 and then we need to be finished by July 27.