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YOP – year 8 – week 18

This week has been an enjoyable week project wise. During the week, the Bentley cardigan was my project of choice. I’ve made some nice progress on the body of the cardigan. Another inch or two will take me to the length for the shorter size. At that stage I’ll try it on and see if I’m happy to add the ribbing then or knit a little further to have the longer size.

Bentley 1

Yesterday I switched things up and worked on the Cumulus sweater late yesterday evening. I’m nearing the point of joining in the round and it’s only a few rows after that, that I move to splitting for the sleeves. This project is so soft and light and I’m really looking forward to being able to wear it.

Cumulus 1

Again the socks didn’t get worked on, not that I’m overly worried, I will work on them when the mood strikes.

This week is mid-term break for the children and I’ve plans to do some sewing. I’ve two tops that need finishing and then I can cut out and begin the Hollyburn skirt that I’m planning as part of my Christmas outfit and to accompany the Bentley cardigan.

I am also making a start on my Christmas puddings and cakes this week, so the house is going to be filled with wonderful smells.

So that leaves the list looking 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
  • Sock #3 – started October 11th – 

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 18

  1. Both of your sweaters are gorgeous and will make a welcome addition to your winter wardrobe. I got in a bit of fabric last week so I could make myself a skirt and a dress for Christmas. Hope you have a lovely week.

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    1. They will be wonderful additions to the winter wardrobe. Ohhhh new fabric is always great, can’t wait to see what skirt and dress you are planning on. I’m hoping to go to the Knitting and Stitching show in a week or two and I’m going to be on the look out for fabric too!


  2. Love the texture on Bentley. What a great sweater it will be. Cumulus blouse is living up to its name. It looks soft and lofty like a cloud. Great job this week. You made good progress on both projects.

    Christmas baking/cooking is about to start at my place too. Love the smells it creates.

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  3. Great sweaters! I love the colour and the texture of the Bentley, though I am not in the mood for a lot of textured sweater knitting. The white fluffy yarn of the other sweater looks so cozy!

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  4. Both of those sweaters are so beautiful! Thank you for reminding me of puddings and cakes! When I used to read about them it was too late for me to try them. I will get busy this year! I want o have an authentic Irish Christmas….just me, myself and I. LOL! I can only wish to knit as beautifully as you do but I’m not sure I’ll live long enough.

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  5. Bentley looks great! What a cheerful green!

    The Cumulus is very pretty, but that’s the sort of thing that i’d spill on as soon as I put it on. White and light coloured garments terrify me!

    Love the idea of making Christmas cakes. I’ve been busy trying to work through bushels of apples. There are bags of pie filling in the freezer, along with flash frozen apple slices and i’ve just taken an apple walnut cake from the oven. So many apples!

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    1. Oh there is plenty of chances that I’m going to spill something on Cumulus as well Lynn lol, I’m known for that sort of thing in the family!
      I’ve worked through my bags of apples that I was given and have just a few bags of rhubarb in the freezer to have to use up. Don’t you just love this time of year with all the produce, it’s just the using of it all up is what I like to do.


  6. I haven’t seen that stitch before, that’s on the front of your Bentley, it looks lovely. I look forward to seeing the finished items. Preparing food for Christmas! Ooh I bet your house smells wonderful. Every year I say I am going to make a Christmas cake but never have, perhaps I will look for a recipe.

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