I started a blanket for my sil's new baby last week, but since I'm following an idea instead of a full fledged pattern, I've had to figure out a few things myself. How big do I want it? How many stitches do I need to cast on to make it the size I want? Do I have the correct amt of stitches to accommodate the pattern I'm using?
Since I've cast on almost 200 stitches for this thing, a row takes some time. I've been itching to work on other things, but I really want to be sure that I get this done in time. So I figured out how many rows I need to do per day to be done by Oct. It came to five a day. The pattern repeat is 8 rows so if I can work a pattern a day, I should be done in time. Let's hope so since I still have another sock to cast on for me and also some socks to make for the new baby as well.
Since I finished the 6 for 6 challenge, I've been organizing my charity wool. It didn't take me long since I've been using it up. This is what I had last year.
And this is what I have this year.
A lot less! The last time I bought wool for charity was last June when JoAnn's was having a clearance on their Lion Wool. It was only $.97/skein so I loaded up! I still have a bit left for any charity projects I want to work on, but I will start keeping my eye out for those clearance sales again.
No sky pictures were taken on Saturday, so here is my Sunday sky.
It was very hazy and glarey out, typical summer afternoon. And then it rained for a bit. Again, a typical summer afternoon.
Have a great week!