I obviously got a bit carried away when increasing for this pouf. The pattern said to increase until there were eight hdc between increases. No, I thought I knew better, so I went to ten. Diameter was about 26″ so it looked good.
Then I started to work without increasing for the sides and it grew to about 35″ across, not counting the edges that flopped inwards when I took this photo.
Last night I added more rounds, and my random worsted weight yarn is disappearing fast, and I estimate the sides to be about 8″ deep now. A long way to go yet.
I love this project though. I can watch Netflix and hook away, no pattern to memorize, no counting, not even a slipstitch to interrupt the flow.
I went to the chiropractor this week. I had a stiff neck for a few days – it felt like a muscle was in spasm in the right side – and it was bearable until I went to work on Tuesday and did a bunch of lifting. We are always moving fabric bolts around, fitting new stuff in, moving older stuff to the discount aisle, lifting and carrying in the usual routine of cutting for people. By lunchtime, my neck was so bad, I could barely sip out of my water bottle or angle my head to take a bite of food. My range of motion was limited to almost nothing. I mentioned it to my boss and she had me do something less strenuous for the afternoon, and thankfully the pain lessened.
A visit to the chiro and a friend who does her own brand of healing helped, but then I went to work Thursday daytime and Friday evening and my neck was aggravated again. I have a follow up chiro on Monday, but in the meantime I’m thinking a swim and hot tub might help.
I am grateful for a work-free weekend to do family stuff. In fact I must call my mum! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.