The big YOP check off: my Say Yes to Pie socks are now available on Ravelry! Being my first released sock pattern, the download is FREE.
As of today, I have 15/20 goal items checked off my YOP list, which has a total of 39 items on it. Once I hit 20 completed items from my checklist, I will revise the list to include new goals and make the whole thing look “neat and orderly” again.
Here’s this week’s cast-on. My daughter needed a replacement for a sweater I knit her a couple years ago. She picked out the yarn when Love Crafts was having a sale. Cascade 220 Superwash Sport Multi in the colorway Punk. I’m using stash, Cascade Superwash 220 Sport in colorway Royal Purple for the trim. She said she wants a sweater dress (knee length) with a ruffle at the bottom. I have almost 1000 yards total. Since she is 6, and completely average in size (according to the WHO charts my pediatrician uses to measure growth), I without a doubt have enough yarn to make this happen. I split off the sleeves onto a long circular for 2-at-a-time sleeves. Never done it before, it would be prudent for me to use a lifeline… However, I like to LIVE DANGEROUSLY. When I finish up the ball I’m using for the body, I will do the sleeves. What could possibly go wrong?
Notes about the yarn: This is a commercially dyed yarn. The color spacing is at a constant interval. There is some color pooling, but not that much. I had started the yoke with 2 balls and was alternating but the pooling was awful. I had considered doing a helical color change, but I don’t think it’s necessary. The yarn is really soft, no random knots two balls in. Machine wash for the win. It can be popped into the dryer if the drape gets too relaxed. Thumbs up so far on the yarn.
I am reminded that I do not particularly enjoy using heavily variegated yarns on large projects- this is not the yarn’s fault! I *SHOULD* have purchased multiple colors and just striped it. Maybe the solids weren’t on sale?? I can’t remember: it was over a month ago. But these factors are irrelevant, because my daughter LOVES how it looks so far.
Not a YOP challenge, but on Instagram I’ve decided to do a pic a day for January with my handmades. My goal/idea is to wear at least one handmade item each day. I have DOZENS available: why not?? I’ve tagged it #YarniaPix2021
Happy New Year!!