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YOP – year 8 – week 6

Progress on YOP projects this week has been at a much slower pace. The week started out on Monday with a sewing day in which I finished both the Simple Summer Dress and the A-Line skirt.

I had a Project Focus post then during the week where I took a look at the Summer Dress in more detail, you can read that HERE.

Simple Summer Dress 1

A Project Focus post will happen this week for the A-Line skirt.

A-Line Skirt 1

I’ve only been working on and off on Fintry this week because a) I was painting the hallway after the new floor had been laid, and b) I was reading, and reading quite a lot. I am half way through working through the yoke decreases, then it is just a matter of working the neckline edge and I’m ready to bind off and sew in ends.


I had a little stash enhancement this week with some Retrosaria yarn from Portugal, it’s the Mondim, 100% 4ply sock wool, and it feels a lot softer than I thought it would. The top two balls are definitely going to be socks, but those bottom three colours I can’t help thinking would be perfect for garments, and I may purchase some extra balls for that purpose.

Yarn Stash

This weekend is a long weekend with us so we have a few family things planned and my eldest turns 18 on Wednesday! I’m getting it quite hard to believe that from the talkative, curious boy, he’s now grown into a fine young man in what seems like only the blink of an eye. My Mum was ever so proud of James, and he had and has a lot of life changing events happen this year, and it seems wrong in so many ways that he doesn’t get to share those with her. But I’m sure she’s watching over him and is as proud of his as ever, just as we are. (now how did I get to having an 18 year old!!!)

James and Mammy

The list, this week, looks like this;

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


15 thoughts on “YOP – year 8 – week 6

  1. Congrats on your finishes they look lovely. that yarn is rather nice too. Progress on your knitting is good, just love that colour. Time does fly, one moment they are babies and then they are adults!

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  2. Love the dress and skirt. Fintry is coming along a treat, you will have that done in the blink of an eye. That last pic is lovely. James looks so much like you and you look so much like your mum.

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  3. Lovely yarns you’ve acquired. I’ve not heard of that brand so I must do some research.

    After my Mom passed my little nephew remarked how unfair it was that she never got to ride in my new car. I still feel her with me. Often I feel like I become more and more like her, the older I get.

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    1. It’s funny how that happens, I saw it with my Mum and Aunts after my grandmother passed away and so I won’t be surprised at it happening again.


  4. Lovely projects and your dress and skirt are so cute on you! Love the new floor too! I would do like flooring like that instead of carpeting especially with aging pets! What a handsome young man and you have reason to be proud after 18 years of raising! The sweater is beautiful and you are really ‘busting a move’ getting all that done and painting too! Good for you!

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  5. I love your progress pics of your sewing and your fintry colour is gorgeous. Yes, time flies by – my son will be 33 next month and my daughter 30 next January. Funny, I still feel 19 myself. I am so glad to be able to follow you once again her on the yopping forum and with your new blog. The pic of your mum and your son is so lovely.

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  6. Your dress and skirt are perfect for the warmer weather. The sweater will be done in time for the cooler weather months.

    James has grow to be a nice looking young man. I still remember when he went from primary school to secondary. Where have the years gone? What a wonderful photo of him and your lovely mum.

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    1. Yes he would have been when we first started yoping, funny isn’t it how you have watched him also. Later this month we’ll find out whether he gets his preferred college and course, so another new chapter.


  7. I feel like James was a wee thing of maybe 11 or 12 when I started reading your blogging adventures….he’s not old enough to be an adult, is he? That’s just not……no. Nope. You’ve got to be kidding.

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    1. He was, isn’t that the scary part. It definitely doesn’t feel like he should be an adult…that would mean we got older and are more adults and that definitely can’t be right!


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