This morning we met up with some lovely friends for what I'm sure will be the first of many trips to the local bowling alley. It was so much fun, especially when a tiny TWO year old was the overall winner! A great ending to the Boy's birthday celebrations and it marked the real start of the summer holidays. We have a few things planned for the next six weeks, including the girl's first holiday abroad, a couple of overnight stays with friends and lots of local activities. Clearly I'm planning to fit some crafting in there too, but will be sticking with simple, interruptible projects that can be easily picked up and put down several times a sitting, or can be finished in a single evening!
The first of these has been completed this weekend - another stashbusting FO for my Year of Projects. I mentioned the (unfortunately named) pattern last week, and after frogging the original and making this smaller version, am pleased to present my (renamed) Yarn Sock...
PATTERN: by Jennifer Sugarman
MODS: changed needle size & cast on less stitches
YARN: including I-cord, 7.9g of scrap yarn
NEEDLES: 3.25mm circulars
The pattern is great - a simple 4 row repeat with a slight change on the decrease section. I decided to make this smaller than the pattern as I originally wanted something to hold centre-pull balls when the middle has already been knit and there is a risk of them caving in and getting tangled. (I'm now considering another with yarn held double with shirring elastic.) This would make a quick cute gift for a yarny friend as well as being a useful way to use small quantities of leftover yarn - plus it was made in the space of a couple of TV shows - in fact the optional I-cord probably took almost as long as the sock itself!
Looking at my YoP list the stashbusting element has been much more exciting for these first few weeks, but it's probably time to start working on the listed items and to cast on a bigger project. Wish me luck!
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Edited: Whoops, for those visiting from the group, I forgot to mention the other YoP FO which I blogged on Friday!