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YOP – year 8 – week 15

Since I last posted, two weeks ago, I’ve finished the body of my Lichen sweater and started on a sleeve. The sleeve is fairly mindless knitting, and I’m just enjoying the slow rhythm of this project now. My mind is starting to turn to what my next garment may be though.


I have also completed the Sock #2 on my needles and now that they are complete I like them a lot more than I did. I again made these ankle length to fit inside my ankle boots when I wear them with skirts and the weather is turning chilly enough now that I need them. I haven’t cast on another pair of socks just yet, I can’t say why, I guess I’m just not feeling the need to. Perhaps this week.

Sock 2

I haven’t touched my sewing from my last class. I did learn how to put button holes in and sewing with Viscose is definitely different to any of the materials I’ve used so far, but I have enjoyed learning these new skills. Once my mornings free up a little more in a couple of weeks I’m hoping to return to sewing with a bang.

I’d really like to have a handmade outfit for Christmas, made of both sewing and knitting, and now as I’m nearing the end of the Lichen sweater, it’s the perfect time to begin the knitted item part of this outfit. Is this something that might interest you? Maybe we can make a Christmas outfit together, in a casual make-a-long kind of way.

My YOP list 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 #2 – started August 30th – finished 30th September

You can follow along with my knitted YOP 8 projects HERE

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE


18 thoughts on “YOP – year 8 – week 15

  1. Your sweater looks so warm and inviting to snuggle in. I can just see you wearing it by the fire with you cup of coffee.

    I have never sewn with vicrose material. Sounds like an adventure.

    I would love to make a sweater for Christmas but………………….with being on weight watchers, I don’t want to knit something that will not fit next year. Hence the reason I am doing shawl at the moment. They fit ALL sizes.

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    1. I’m doing slimming world at the moment Marsha and I have the same issue, so my solution to it was to knit some cardigans which I tend to wear oversized, and the other option is I can frog the sweater next year and re-purpose the yarn. This way at least I can still wear knitted garments while I transition through my weight loss.


  2. I love the speckled yarn you are using for your sweater – can’t wait to see what it will look like when finished. I also like the pink yarn for your socks, very girly! I am also in a sock knitting mood at the moment, but I had quite a break from Easter to now, as we had a very hot summer.

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  3. Now don’t shake your head in dispair Ruth but I’ve still not made any socks. I love your Lichen jumper. Such a simple but effective design. I have finished my latest cardigan and like you I am thinking about to cast on next. I can’t sit in front of the tv in the evening without knitting! In the meantime I knitted a hat for hubby and I am thinking of doing a quick cowl while I procrastinate. Mad isn’t it? I want to crochet something but also would like to do a jumper from the various BFL skeins I have in all sorts of colours. I am scared of making the wrong decision, but what is the wrong decision? We do have a tendency to put ourselves under unnecessary pressure sometimes. BTW I am wearing my Moon Garden cowl a lot this Autumn, I didn’t make enough use of it last year but now realise how easy a cowl is to wear. Love it. Anne xx

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    1. Socks are not for everyone Anne and one day you might just make them, if not there are so many other wonderful things to make that you will always have something on your needles for TV watching. Hope you find a project you like for crocheting, me I seem to only crochet blankets now. I don’t think there is a wrong decision in picking colours, always pick the ones you like and the worst that can happen is you frog the item and start again. I’m glad you are getting so much use out of the Moon Garden, I’m looking forward to wearing mine as the weather cools down some more. Lovely hearing from you Anne xx


  4. The Lichen is simply out of this world gorgeous and your photography is really good! Is it you or the camera or both? LOL! I always adore the yarns you choose and your socks are no exception and of course the beautiful knitting you do. Have a great week and I only wish it would cool off here!

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    1. Thank you Sam, I’m looking forward to wearing the Lichen and think it will go with a lot of items in my wardrobe, this makes it a real win project. I take the photos on my phone and use the same filter all the time, that’s really the only thing I do, point and shoot. Hoping it cools off with you soon so you can enjoy wearing your knitwear.


  5. Lichen is looking lovely, and the socks perfect for the weather. I love the idea of a makealong and may join you. I would really like to make myself a Julgran by Andi Satterlund. I may pair it with a skirt. I think I have everything I need!

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    1. I hope you can find the time Lucy, it would be fun, but I know how busy you are. I’m going to check out the Julgran. I’ve to decide on the knitted garment but I’m pretty sure I want to make the Hollyburn skirt and I too have everything I need for both the knitted and sewn item. I just need to decide on the knitted piece.


  6. Christmases are pretty low key around here… we don’t decorate or celebrate. Generally we just chip in together to buy something we both want or take at trip.

    I expect with a house full of kids Christmas is a pretty big deal for you and yours, how fun to celebrate with an entirely made by you outfit!

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    1. I love the idea of low key and quiet but yes Lynn with a big family it’s always fun and noisy and after last Christmas (my Mom was in hospital) I want to have some other memories as well for that time of year. I think an entirely made outfit will do the trick


  7. I love the idea of making a whole outfit, but love the idea of watching you (and Lucy) making one, even more. 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing the Lichen finished. It is a real beauty.

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    1. It’s a fun idea and what drew me to making clothes to begin with. The idea of making items only I had made is exciting and daunting in equal measure Becki lol.


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