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YOP – year 8 – week 4

It’s Sunday and that means it’s time to stop and take a look at what has been accomplished towards the YOP (year of projects) list.


I’ve been working steadily most days on my Fintry cardigan by Kate Davies. I’m using some Rauma yarn to make this version and I’m working away to my own gauge and tweaking the numbers to it as I go along. As I’ve been watching the Tour de France most days I’ve found this to be a pleasing project to work on.


On Monday I took the younger children to the cinema to see The Incredibles 2 movie, which they loved, but my garment is just too big to take along so I cast on a pair of socks. This is a toe up version of My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth so I just had the plain stockinette of the toe and foot. I cast on one toe and was ready to work on the foot when I hit the cinema. I will be casting on the second and will work them in my favourite concurrent magic loop fashion.


I’ve made a start on two sewing projects by cutting out my A-Line Summer Skirt and both pairs of Margot Pyjamas that I want to make, one for my daughter and one for myself. I will work on only the summer skirt first, I just happened to be in a cutting out mood on Thursday evening.

This is how my list is looking now;

Year of Projects 2018-2019 List

Knitted Garments

Sewn Garments


6 pairs

  • My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth – started July 16th

You can follow along with my knitted YOP 8 projects HERE

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE


10 thoughts on “YOP – year 8 – week 4

  1. Your sweater looks cuddly and warm. You have made great progress on it. Your socks are a lovely color. I am surprised they are not yellow LOL. Looking forward to seeing your sewing to take shape.

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    1. I am really enjoying knitting on my garment and if I’m very honest Marsha, much more than the socks, they seem to be really just for out and about. I have a few skeins of precious yellow yarn, perhaps it is some yellow socks I actually need knowing how much they can and do make me smile! I hadn’t thought of that!


  2. That blue is such a deep blue…gorgeous! I love the yarn for the socks and your fabric too. I have patterns and material now i just need to get sewing! Good for you…I can’t wait to see your items when you’re finished.

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  3. Your Fintry is coming along so nicely, I love the colour. I’m looking forward to fitting in some more sewing this week, although it will probably be towards the end of the week. Love your fabrics.

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  4. Just a guess, but the fox print is for your daughter and the vintage roses are for you, right? LOL

    I so admire people who can knit at the movies. I’ve never tried it, but I am chronically counting stitches and checking fit. Not sure how successful i’d Be.

    Fintry is a gorgeous blue!

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    1. You guessed right, she wanted a fun print but being a teenager those ideas are now so way off what I thought would be a fun print so I had to send pictures while in the shop to be sure I got the right kind of fun print lol! I’m afraid I can only do simple stockinette in the cinema, I’m definitely not able for anything remotely more complicated than that.


  5. The yarn you are using for Fintry looks lovely – such a pretty colour!

    I’m always slightly envious of people who can knit at the cinema. I’ve often attempted it, especially when I take the kids – there are so many films that I’ve endured that could have been made so much more bearable with some knitting to distract me (like the Angry Birds Movie…) but alas, I can’t manage it!

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