Knitting · Year of Projects

YOP – year 8 – week 29

First things first this week. I finally got around to blocking my Bentley cardigan. I really can’t say why it took me so long to get to it. Even yesterday I had buttons picked out sat on the table beside me just to sew on and I read all day yesterday. I eventually got to it late last night. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the knitting of this cardigan, because I did. I love the design details in the sleeves and the wider button bands and ribbing and although the green is a lot brighter than what I wear at the moment, it will still work in my wardrobe. I’m glad I got to finishing it and now can enjoy wearing it. The Cumulus Blouse is heading for blocking today so that’s going to be ready soon.

bentley cardigan

The only other item I worked on this week was my Coloring cardigan. It’s been such an enjoyable knit and I’ve picked it up and down throughout the week as the desire to do so came. I now find myself on the bottom ribbing of the cardigan, which should be finished later today. That leaves some sleeves perhaps for during the week, we shall what I’m in the mood for this week.


I’ve made no further progress on my socks or on my sewing but I appreciated the responses in last weeks post about sewing and how loosing weight is affecting my desire to sew or not sew in this case.

My list looks like this currently;

Year of Projects 2018-2019 List

Knitted Garments

  • Fintry – started July 7th – finished August 9th
  • Lichen – started August 11th – finished October 10th
  • Bentley – started October 13th – finished December 9th
  • Gingerbread
  • Coloring – started January 1st
  • Painting
  • Cumulus Blouse – started October 20th – finished December 20th
  • Magnolia
  • Mae Cardigan

Sewn Garments


6 pairs

  • My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth – started July 16th – FROGGED
  • Sock #1– started August 10th – finished August 26th 
  • Sock #2 – started August 30th – finished September 30th 
  • Sock #3 – started October 11th – FROGGED
  • Sock #4 – started November 4th – finished December 6th 
  • Sock #5 – started November 17th – FROGGED
  • Sock #6 – started December 10th – finished December 30th
  • Sock #7 – started January 4th

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE


16 thoughts on “YOP – year 8 – week 29

  1. Bentley is wonderful. The color is so cheerful. What a great thing to brightenup dreary winter days. Your Color Cardi is moving along nicely. I really enjoy the colors you chose for it. It will pair up with many wardrobe items.

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  2. I can’t wear green as it makes my complexion look green! But I love it and your sweaters are both gorgeous and I love the styles. I really like the contrasting trim on the Coloring cardigan. You’ve got me wanting to make another sweater.

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  3. What a lovely cardigan, so neatly made! I’m not exactly a “green” person but I can imagine it looking lovely on you. And great progress on the other cardigan as well.

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  4. The buttons you chose for your Bentley are gorgeous. And while there was no need to try explain taking your time getting it blocked and the buttons sewn on to something you love, I’m so glad you did try. It made me feel normal when I do similar things. It’s so easy to label it procrastination, but I notice you did not. I rather like that.

    And your Coloring cardigan – wow! That will soon be finished, too.

    Your clothing creations are truly inspiring, Ruth. Such beautiful things…

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    1. Thank you Becki, I’m not really a huge fan of procrastination and always feel you own what you do and don’t do, not that there is a need to explain but it’s important I always think to at least say it to yourself, well I didn’t and I don’t know why but I didn’t. Not sure if any of that makes sense lol.

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment!


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