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YOP- year 8 – week 38

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort (translates as the blessings of St Patrick on you) or Happy St Patrick’s Day from the Emerald Isle.

I had begun this post yesterday but I ended up going out early for the day to enjoy the celebrations, so the wishes are a day late but meant all the same.

I can report that the Aster has been blocked. I have no photos or thoughts on it so far as I’d like to wear it and see what if any difference adding in the seams has made to it.

This week I’ve worked on my Laurel Socks and am nearly at the point of casting these off. This is the start of the ribbing on the second sock. Later today they will be off the needles.

Laurel Socks

Having thought about what project I wanted to start next, along with looking through the remaining garments on my YOP list, I have settled on the Gingerbread jumper by Libby Jonson. The weather will be getting warmer so now seems like the last chance to knit a DK weight sweater. I didn’t have any DK weight sweater quantities of yarn so I’ve ordered some and it should be here this week, so I shall begin to swatch for that when it arrives. In the meantime I shall cast on a pair of socks for Elizabeth who wants a pair in that rather bright neon pink yarn I knit some socks in before Christmas. It’s a good way to use up those leftovers!

I have cut out the pattern and intend to get started with cutting out the pieces for the Cuff Top by the Assembly Line. This seems like a simple straight forward top and something I could use in my wardrobe. I’m going to make the first version in some of the charcoal linen that is left over from my Hollyburn skirt and then I purchased both of these fabrics for two other versions. I have already washed both of these so once the grey version is complete I can carry on with both of these versions.

Cuff top

And that is the last of the making for this week, if you don’t count the writing I was working on. So the list looks something similar to last week;

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 – finished February 26th
  • 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
  • Evelyns Socks – started March 1st – finished March 5th
  • Sock #8 – started March 7th – 

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE


10 thoughts on “YOP- year 8 – week 38

  1. I bet the celebrations yesterday were wonderful. Here in the US, it is all corned beef and cabbage and green beer (Don’t ask) And we all claim to be Irish for a day. (some of us actually are too!) Your socks got done quickly. That pattern is so pretty with all the lace work in it. I was looking through your patterns and fell in love with the apron dress. That would be so functional. But then I love pinafore type dresses. How nice that your daughter wants to help you use up the yarn you are not fond of. Such a sweetheart, she is.

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    1. I love Marsha that 8 years into YOP you still have the tradition of corned beef and cabbage for St Patricks Day. The celebrations were indeed great and all day long. I have some wool fabric I’m hoping to make that apron dress in, I think it could be fun and functional. The socks were the only project so I suspect that’s why they were done so quickly. Isn’t she helpful indeed.


  2. lol at what Marsha wrote above. I don’t personally know anyone who actually celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, but the image she paints above is certainly the image in my mind of how St. Patrick’s Day goes for some here in the US. That said, my sis just got back her DNA test and it turns out we have some Irish in us, so I can do a little jig and lay claim to the bit of Irish in me – at least for a day. 🙂

    I love reading your posts, Ruth. There is so much intentionality to what you do with your knitting and sewing. It seems like such a peaceful way to approach these things. And you make such beautiful things, too. I look forward to seeing how your new projects come together.

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    1. I love reading Becki about how Marsha celebrates St Patricks Day, it’s always fun. Now if I could take you all here and show you how it’s celebrated here it’s probably not as you all imagine it lol.

      Thank you Becki, I’m so glad the intention comes through because I try to be intentional about all my makes and my making time brings me a lot of joy now, more than before so it seems it’s a win.


  3. The socks are scrumptious….I love cables and need to make more of them! thank you for the truly Irish greeting and yes, we all know that corned beef and cabbage is not really traditional Irish fare but we love it anyway! LOL! I did not have any beer with mine but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Glad you enjoyed your festivities.
    I can’t wait to see the yarn for the Gingerbread and your fabrics for your blouse are so pretty. I love how you are so steadfast in finishing your projects. I am trying to be! Have a great and productive week.

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    1. You are welcome and I love hearing about all your traditions and if you and Marsha didn’t tell me you were having corned beef and cabbage I’d have been asking questions!
      I did enjoy the festivities and it was a late one but it was so good to get out and let the hair down so to speak.


  4. You have such lovely taste in the cardigans and jumpers you pick. I’ve been looking at Eden Cottage yarns website as I love how they looked on your latest YouTube post…then I remind myself I need to get knitting my current stash. 😂

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