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YOP – year 8 – week 10

This week has gone by in a blur of activity. From school starting and new earlier routines and time tables, to sending off our oldest to college, it’s just been a whirlwind.

I made progress on my Lichen sweater and the more it grows the more I love the look of it. I’m looking forward to being able to wear this garment already!


The weather has turned a little cooler and with more showers of rain, I’m starting to take out my knitted garments to wear. This it would seem was the spur on I needed to return to my Fintry cardigan. I unpicked the bind off edge and worked another short row and textured rows section. I had estimated it would add 2 inches to the front and I was right and it added a further 2.5 inches to the back of the neck. I am now so much more happy with this cardigan and now want to actively wear it. That in itself is a success. I picked up some buttons in town yesterday and sewed them on straight away. I’ve marked down my notes on the project page and these were extensive. In all my years designing and making things up as I go, I’ve never made that much notes on a project, but I figure it may be of help to someone.


Sock #1 were completed last Sunday and I’m looking forward to wearing them in my ankle boots.

Sock 1

Sock #2 were cast on towards the end of this week. I had a 50g skein of yarn from Fine Fish Yarns with a 20g contrasting mini set. I caked it up and cast on another pair of ankle socks. This is the size of sock I’m short in my sock drawer, so now seems like a good time to add those in.


I didn’t as expected get anywhere near cutting out my top, although I should have some free mornings this week to begin that.

The list has been updated and now looks like this;

Year of Projects 2018-2019 List

Knitted Garments

Sewn Garments


6 pairs

  • My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth – started July 16th – FROGGED
  • Sock #1 – started August 10th – finished 26th August
  • Sock #2started August 30th

You can follow along with my knitted YOP 8 projects HERE

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE


12 thoughts on “YOP – year 8 – week 10

  1. I am impressed……..only took a month to complete you Fintry sweater. And that was with the alterations. Very impressive. The colors of your new ankle socks are very pretty.

    Your Lichen sweater is coming along quite well. I really like top down sweaters. Being able to try them on as I make them is always a plus for me.

    How is James liking University?

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    1. I think, Marsha, just having a garment and sometimes socks on the needles is helping the most with knitting up on the garments and at the moment I just seem to have no desire to add any extra projects other than one to my list. James is just settling in this week now and is liking it so far, I think when classes start, that’s when he’ll really love it.


  2. What a relief to hear that Fintry is sorted now and that you’re happy with it and wearing it! Hurray!

    Lichen looks great too! I can’t for the life of me understand how you find the time to make all these gorgeous garments in your busy household!

    Cute socks too!

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  3. Beautiful projects everyone. I’m so happy to see and read that you’re happier with your Fintry sweater. It deserved to be worked at until you were happy with it. That color… the yarn… it’s just so lovely.

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  4. Okay, can I just say that the Fintry is probably my most favorite garment you have made. It is just a perfectly lovely cardigan and I want to make one! I wasn’t going to when you said you weren’t caring for how it was turning out but now……sign me up! Love your shorty socks and the new cast on is so pretty with the coordinating bag…too cute! Love the Lichen too….keep taking good notes! LOL!

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    1. Thank you Sam, it really has become a much more wearable item now and I’ve been wearing it nearly every day since I finished it! I’m not sure I’d recommend it though as it was so I’d say be prepared to modify and make the changes.


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