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YOP – year 8 – week 39

This week has been a really productive week. I’ve worn the Aster cardigan and I love the addition of those added seams that I added. I think going forward I’ll be adding seams to seamless garments. I have spoken more about it HERE on the next episode of my podcast if you want to hear more about it and see it, here is a pic though as well.


I made two versions of the Cuff Top this week. I made the first one out of some left over grey linen that I made the Hollyburn skirt from and I made the second from the Atelier Brunette material you saw in last weeks picture. I love these tops and the fit of them and they were so quick and easy to make. Again I speak about it more on the podcast and model one off but here are some pics also.

The Laurel socks are also now finished. I loved how these turned out and they have gone into my box so I can have a completed box of socks by the end of the calendar year.

Laurel Socks

With the socks complete and the yarn for the Gingerbread sweater on it’s way I began a pair of socks for Elizabeth. She wanted a pair of shortie socks like what I made for Evelyn and she wanted them in that neon pink that I used to knit a pair for Caoimhe in so I was more than happy to use up the leftovers from that yarn. The first sock is complete and the second just cast on so it should be done today or tomorrow.

Elizabeth's Socks

The yarn has arrived for the Gingerbread but as I’d started Elizabeth’s socks I decided to carry on with those first. I’m may swatch for the sweater this week or cast on another pair of socks, at the moment I’m not sure what I want to do. I also have material for one more Cuff Top, the other material in last weeks post, hopefully I’ll get to making that too.

So the list now looks like this;

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 – finished March 18th
  • Elizabeths Socks – started March 18th – 

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE


16 thoughts on “YOP – year 8 – week 39

  1. I will catch up on your YouTube video this week, but in the meantime I love how that wrapped top has worked out and I like your new cuff top even more than the first one! You have a really nice slow fashion wardrobe coming together now 🙂

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  2. Look at you! You model your newly made garments so well, Ruth! I love the Cuff Top for it’s pretty simplicity. And your Aster Cardigan looks great on you! I look forward to checking out your podcast and seeing these things modeled there, too! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Becki, I know how you like a modelled shot so I’ve begun to take a few, course loosing a few lbs and being happier in my own body helps too!


  3. I saw Aster on the podcast, it is beautiful. I love that the seems made all of the difference. The socks are great too and how lovely of your daughter to help you use up the yarn!

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  4. Those cuff tops are fabulous. What a perfect top to go with skirts and jeans alike. Your Aster is gorgeous. I am so glad the seams helped. Those pink socks are going quickly. How nice to be able to use up the yarn on them.

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  5. You look so cute in all your clothes! The sweater is lovely and the tops are darling on you. You wouldn’t know it was the same pattern with your alterations and different materials. You did accomplish a lot plus another pair of socks and shorties…amazing woman!

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  6. How adorable are you?!

    I feel like people often forget that seams in handknits help give structure and keep things in place, which is important if you’re someone that moves around a lot (small children) or not a tiny person (me). Don’t get me wrong, I love me a good seamless knit…..but seams help. I know there’s an EZ technique for adding seams to seamless items. I know it’s in one of her books…not sure which one, though.

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    1. Awww thank you!

      Exactly seams have a purpose and such a great one and when you wear a knitted garment with seams it really doesn’t compare to one that doesn’t. I think being able to combine the two might bring the best of both to the situration….now I need to remember that because I forgot to add the extra stitch for the seams on the garment I just cast on.


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