It’s been a bit busy around here. Both kids are going back to school, virtually, this week. There is a lot of prep, but luckily, few shopping trips. Early elementary requires few supplies we didn’t already have. I haven’t written a blog post since last week, which was not part of my initial plan!
This week was a lot of sewing! 64 masks, in 5 sizes, are washed, pressed, and individually bagged for two schools. One to my kids’ school, the other to the HS at the end of my street. My daughter was a huge help in threading the ear elastics on the shaped masks. It was fun to have her help with a community service project. This crosses off 2 items on my YOP list.
Altruism aside, making this many masks made a substantial dent in my fabric stash! Some of my uglier fabrics were PERFECT for the inner 3rd layer. I have enough “fun” fabrics to make a couple dozen masks to send to a friend who works at a preschool. But for now, I need a couple days/weeks to NOT make a mask.
I worked on two recent WIPS, the HPW Stripe Sweater and my Sunspot blanket. I’m on the ribbing of the first sweater sleeve. I had my daughter try it on this morning, it fits with plenty of ease! Based on her past growth trajectories, she should be able to wear this for 2-3 years. I only have enough yarn for half sleeves. Upon completion, this will remove 4 balls for my Stashdown goal.
I don’t have any new photos of Sunspot, but I have another row ready to be whipstitched together! Progress! I like the squares, but I don’t think it’ll become a pattern. At least not in this iteration. I have some ideas to tweak it, which may lead to a pattern.
See you all next week for a YOP update! Or sooner if you can’t wait to hear about my other projects.