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YOP – year 8 – week 24

Finally getting back to a YOP post. It’s been two weeks but with so much course work on for the two missing weeks I really hand’t done enough to blog about. A couple of modules have finished so I’m able to spend some more of my free time now knitting again, well when I can drag my head out of a book that is!

But there has been some progress on my knitting at least. I’ve still to get a start made on my Hollyburn skirt that I’m hoping to make as part of my Christmas outfit and time I am aware is getting short! Hopefully this week I’ll get to at least cutting it out!

The Bouquet socks that I began in November for the November Solid Sock Group challenge are now complete. I really loved this pattern and even though each row was a pattern row I found the whole process, from the yarn used to the pattern picked, to be relaxing and it was a project I couldn’t put down.

Sock 3 Bouquet Socks

After the first Bouquet sock was complete, I started the Triwizard Sock, a slip stitch colour pattern. As you can see I did complete the first sock. The colourwork did draw the sock in and although snug it did fit.

Triwizard sock 1

But here is that first sock now.

Triwizard sock 2

I frogged it, not because there was anything wrong with the pattern, but because I really dislike knitting colourwork socks and when it came to thinking about casting on the second, I just didn’t want to. So I frogged the sock and will reuse the yarn in a pattern and sock that I do want to knit and wear.

The theme for the December challenge for the Solid Sock Club is Neon. Neon definitely isn’t something I’m really into but I have this one skein in my stash. Why I bought it, I can’t say but I have it and I want to start using more of my gorgeous yarns in my stash next year. So I thought now was as good a time to start and a great opportunity to use this skein up. I’m thinking I’ll either cast on the Aussie Sunshine pattern by Claire Devine or the Couplet pattern by Bonnie Sennott of Blue Peninsula. I’m going to modify both patterns to knit them toe up as that’s my preferred method and I’m going to use as always, my preferred heel and toe. I like both patterns though, what about you?

Neon pink

The only other piece I’ve made progress on is my Bentley cardigan. I finished the first sleeve and while catching up on podcasts the last two evenings I’ve gotten the second sleeve knit and all that remains is the cuff, which will be done today. The button bands and neck bands are already complete so this will be cast off and blocked ready in time to wear as part of my Christmas outfit. Now to just get on with the skirt.


Once the Bentley cardigan is off the needles though, I’m going straight back to working on my Cumulus Blouse, which I’d like off the needles for Christmas as well. I’ve the body complete so it only needs some sleeves and neckband.

So my list 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 #2 – started August 30th – finished 30th September
  • Sock #3 – started October 11th – FROGGED
  • Sock #4 – started November 4th – finished 6th December
  • Sock #5 – started November 17th – FROGGED
  • Sock #6 – started

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 24

  1. Aussie Sunshine would be my choice for the Neon Pink yarn. I think it will show the pattern off quite well. The Couplet pattern would be nice with a lightly variegated or gradient yarn. The pattern on that sock is not as dynamic.

    Your Bentley is just so bright and cheery. Yet, my favorite is still your cumulus blouse.

    Those Bouquet socks are quite lovely. I too would have frogged the color work sock. It was pretty but just too much work for something that will be in your shoe/boot.

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    1. I had been thinking that a pattern not so dynamic would be better for such a loud bright pink but I can see where you’re coming from. Now I’m totally rethinking the socks!.

      The Bentley is just now finished but like you I really love the Cumulus Blouse too. It’s my favourite and the sweater I’ve wanted to knit for quite a while. I even have yarn for a second one and am thinking about a third. That’s how much I love the Cumulus Blouse lol.


  2. What a pity you had to frog the sock! Maybe you can use it for a colourwork hat – you usually only have to do one of these! ;-99 I really like that pink yarn and I am sure your socks made from these will be really beautiful!

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    1. I think perhaps I’m just not going to do any colourwork. I don’t really enjoy it and I feel so much better about the sock being frogged than keeping it. I’m not so sure about the pink so hopefully you are right and they will turn out beautifully.


  3. I totally understand you frogging a sock where you don’t have the urge to knit it’s buddy. Like Marsha I prefer the Aussie sock pattern, especially for the lovely pink yarn. Your cardigan is the perfect colour for Christmas and looks great.

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    1. Life is way too short to knit something you don’t like or won’t particularly wear. Thank you, I think the cardigan will be just great and is off the needles now waiting to be blocked!

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  4. Wow – those Bouquet socks are so pretty!!! LOVE the Aussie Sunshine socks! And oh, what a lovely green that Bentley is. All of your projects make me sigh. Even the one you frogged. 😉

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  5. I love your socks…especially the blue ones. Maybe you could just make some scrappy socks with a magic ball of yarn? Your sweater is divine. I hope you take a picture of you wearing it and I wish you luck in getting everything done by Christmas!

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  6. Sometimes frogging is the smart thing to do. I am a process knitter and can be happy I learned something even if it turns out never to be finished or worn. Good for you. I love the pattern on the first pair of socks – so interesting.

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