This week I’m back on my usual machine. I had my iPad last week, but the keyboard case decided it wasn’t going to work and my son was using it for school from 8:40-2:00 daily. Which means I will RESPOND to the other YOP posts instead of just reading them. Yippie!
I am still plugging away on Cardi B. I have decided against the pockets. Mainly because this cardigan will likely fall to high hip as opposed to lower hip making pocket placement weird to actually use. I didn’t work on it every day last week, so I’ve only just started the sleeve. Without actually getting up to measure my sleeve, I guesstimate that I have 8.5″ worked out of the possible 17″. I want the sleeves a bit on the oversized side until the cuff. So I’ll just keep the 80 stitches (I did reduce the underarm cast-on) until I reach 13 inches, sharp reduction to 40 or 60 stitches, then rib for 4″.
One of my YOP goals overlaps with a Stashdown Challenge: use 100 balls of stash yarn. I have some arbitrary rules, but if I use almost a whole ball of stash yarn in a hat, but have 30 yards of “scrap” I still count the ball as used. The scrap yardage goes into my scrap bin, where it can potentially be counted as part of another used quantity. I’ve decided 4oz of scrap gets counted as a ball. This weekend, I decided to try a new craft with my kids. I broke out my pom-pom makers! The nice clover ones that stay together really well. My son wrapped 1 and decided he didn’t want to make anymore. My daughter and I made 14 pom-poms yesterday, using 8.1 oz of yarn. Today we completed 25 and used up 13.8 oz of yarn. Brining our destash total to 5 for pom-poms, and 77 for the year. Its going to be a tight finish. But I REALLY think I can pull this one off! Only 23 more balls of stash yarn to go!