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YOP – year 8 – week 25

It’s been a week of good steady knitting progress. The Bentley Cardigan is finished and off the needles. It needs it’s ends finished and it still needs to be blocked and buttons added on and I’d love to say I’ll get that done this week but I’ve a few jobs that need doing this week so I’m going to see how much time I have to get it done. I love how this cardigan knit up, the pattern was so easy to follow and I’m a fan of the wider ribbing. I love the fit of this cardigan already and the 3/4 sleeves are just great!

Bentley 1

I started Sock #6 with the pattern for the Aussie Sunshine socks with the neon pink yarn I showed last week. This were by far the easiest project to pick up and down when I had limited time and were what I reached for when I got home late several evenings this week and wanted something easy and mindless to knit on. I’m still in two minds about this colour, I love the stitch definition of the pattern in this yarn but the colour I just shy away from and yes I know my hair was also this colour, but that feels like it was to a different me. I’m not going to give these socks away, perhaps they will be the pair to remind me a little of who I was not so long ago and that might not be a bad thing for the last pair of socks to be knitted this year. But I digress, the pattern is so quick and easy to memorise and they make for great TV knitting. I modified the pattern to knit them toe up and I’m using my preferred heel flap and gusset for toe up.

Aussie Sunshine

With the Bentley cardigan off the needles I turned my attention to the Cumulus Blouse. I had the body finished just to do the I-Cord bind off, so with that finished I picked up the stitches for the sleeve and I’m already half way through with the first one. I love everything about this project and hope when it comes to wearing it that I love it just as much! The Eden Cottage Yarn Eldwick Lace is so light and silky and soft, it really looks and is like a cumulus cloud. This I think I’m going to concentrate most on this week and see if perhaps I can get it finished in time for Christmas so that I can wear it over the holidays.

Cumulus Blouse

I didn’t get as far as cutting out my Hollyburn skirt and I’m afraid it doesn’t look too hopeful this week either. Which means I’m unlikely to have it made in time to wear for Christmas. I’m a little disappointed by this in one way but in another I need to retake some measurements as I’ve lost some weight with attending Slimming World this last couple of months and because I was loosing it I was reluctant to cut into the gorgeous grey linen material I have for this skirt. I’m planning on taking part in the make nine challenge for 2019 with some sewing projects so I think this shall be the first make of that.

I’ve updated my list now to reflect projects finishing and others started and it 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 December 10th – 

You can follow along with my knitted YOP 8 projects HERE

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE


14 thoughts on “YOP – year 8 – week 25

  1. I hope you do manage to finish cumulus for the holidays, it looks great so far. I look forward to seeing a photo of your cardigan on when it’s blocked. Well done on the weight loss. I have 2 chocolate advent calendars on the go! Lol! I like the socks but then I am a pink and purple addict.

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  2. Hooray for Bentley being off the needles. Just a little TLC and it will be on your body to keep you toasty warm. As always, Cumulus is still my love in your sweater line. I am sure it is because of the yarn you chose for it. As for your sock……………..I LOVE IT! It is not a bad thing to remember back to a different time and a different you. You have gone through some huge life altering changes this past year and I totally get it. I am right there with you. But we move forward and adjust to our new ‘normal’ and become who we need to be because of those life changes. So wear those neon pink socks and think of your mum. Make it a happy thought. If I had worn them in front of my mom she would have laughed, rolled her eyes and then asked if I had enough leftover yarn to make her a pair of shorty socks in that color! Congrats on the progress in Slimming World! I have been trying with my Weight Watchers but have a hard time saying no to all the goodies this time of year. Not to mention there is a somber anniversary looming around the corner that is on my mind constantly. But…………..a new year is coming and all the hussle and bussle will be gone and I can focus on me again. Have a marvelous week, Ruth.

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    1. Thank you Marsha and yes I agree, it’s not a bad thing to be reminded of who we were and of a different time in our life. The new year will offer more you time focus I’m sure Marsha, for now be good to yourself and give yourself a little TLC xx


  3. You know, I have so much yarn that I’ve purchased that are “not my colors” now (or even then, in some cases)…..I don’t know that it’s necessarily a bad thing to go outside of your comfort zone. And to have reminders that you can go outside your comfort zone. Currently, my hair is a faded pink…..I have the new bottle to do it again and I might get around to it this week (maybe)……a decade ago, I never could have imagined that I’d go with crazy hair, yet here I am 🙂

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  4. Bentley is fabulous, what a brilliant colour? You will be wearing it in no time. I love the colour of the socks and wholeheartedly agree with Marsha – wear them when you are the only person that can see them and think of your mum.

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  5. I look forward to seeing your two knitted sweaters blocked and ready to wear (or maybe even modeled?)! 🙂 So lovely, Ruth. The socks are both beautiful and fun. What a great way to think of them as you finish this year out. Looking forward to seeing what you sew next year in the Make Nine challenge. I am always inspired by what beautiful and wearable items you make.

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  6. The sweaters are both gorgeous and I am loving the socks….if I were ever to wear neon it would be socks. I am about ready for another sweater and I love both of yours….I’m still choosing easy sweater patterns…..not ready to tackle anything to complicated but I sure do admire yours. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Sam and I think that a sweater doesn’t have to be complicated, my most worn garments are the simple looking ones, they go with everything!


    1. Lol my sock drawer is beginning to overflow Mary-Anne and it’s lovely, and my garment drawer is coming along nicely, I’d like some more selection in there so garments are high on the list of wants for my wardrobe.


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