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YOP – year 8 – week 32

This past week I picked up the extra buttons needed for my Coloring cardigan that I finished last week and that’s as far as I got with that. It seems that the faltering with this project lies in putting the buttons on. So it will be a surprise for you and me if I have it ready for next week or for a new episode of the podcast.

What I did work on this week was the Aster by Marie Amelie Designs. This has such an interesting construction with provisional cast on and stitches left on hold not just for the sides and back but for the neckline also. The Aster has now been joined altogether and I’m working on the body of it so for now it’s just a matter of knitting to pattern. I am planning on adding in waist shaping to this shortly. It’s not in the pattern but I like my garments with some shaping to them. I like how it helps the fit and look of them.


And that’s it, it’s been a monogamous kind of week again which doesn’t make for an exciting post but my knitting week has been relaxing and I’ve enjoyed it.

I have been checking out a few tutorials, on a couple of things I wasn’t clear on, for the Hollyburn Skirt and later, after dinner I’m going to cut that out. I’ve only made skirts before in a class, so the teacher has always been there on hand, but after reading through the instructions there were a couple of things I was wondering about so I looked up some tutorials, then there are a couple of things I want to do with the skirt that I wasn’t sure how to do, so I had to look those up to. You see where I’m going with this. In short I like to be prepared and know what I’m doing somewhat with it when I start.

Perhaps we shall have progress pictures of that next week? Who knows.

All that remains now is the list which lies unchanged from last week, but here it is none the less;

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 – finished January 20th
  • Aster – started January 27th – 
  • 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 – finished January 27th
  • Sock #8 – started

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE


8 thoughts on “YOP – year 8 – week 32

  1. Better to sew the buttons on when the urge takes you. I’m glad you are enjoying the monogamous knitting, I had been thinking I was the only one which is why I’ve been giving it a go doing 3 projects at once. That’s a gorgeous shade of blue.

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    1. It’s so easy to think you are alone in this craft at times isn’t it and when you find like minded people it seems to make all the difference. It is a gorgeous blue but a bit of a beast to photograph just right.

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  2. I don’t think I’ve checked out the Aster pattern before. What a pretty design! I love the crossover on the front of the cardigan and the below-the-waist tie. Your blue yarn is just gorgeous and will make a wonderful Aster, Ruth.

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  3. I’m looking forward to seeing colouring finished. Aster is such a beautiful colour, love it, I checked see why you would be enjoying working on it.

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