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YOP – year 8 – week 43

The first week of Easter break has been busier than expected but I’ve gotten some making time during the evenings.

I finished up and completed the Crocus socks last Sunday. I blogged about them here if you want further photos and to check out any of the details of them.

Crocus Sock

I then swatched for the Magnolia garment by Camillia Vad that I was wanting to cast on. I got gauge with this Rauma Finul PT2 and I’ve been working away on this during the evenings. I have just moved onto working the design on the bottom of the body before the ribbing. Most of this should be complete today with the sleeves ready to be worked on from tomorrow. I love working with the Rauma yarn. More on it and the sweater itself when it’s complete.


Speaking of complete sweaters I’ve blocked the Gingerbread sweater or at least my version of it. I am aiming to get a Project Focus post up this week about it with further details and shots including a modelled one.

Gingerbread 1

I didn’t actually get around to cutting out the next Cuff Top, I’d like to say perhaps this week but we shall see. I am aiming to write up a post on a crochet blanket project in progress that I have and what I’m thinking of doing with it.

So lots going on. Now, the list has been updated and 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 – started March 26th – finished April 5th
  • Coloring – started January 1st – finished January 20th
  • Aster – started January 27th – finished February 26th
  • Cumulus Blouse – started October 20th – finished December 20th
  • Magnolia – started April 14th –
  • 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 – finished March 24th
  • Sock #9 – started April 5th – finished April 14th

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE


15 thoughts on “YOP – year 8 – week 43

    1. Thank you Liz, I think it’s great to get more details also. It’s nice to get the pros and cons of patterns, yarns and modifications, I find them helpful myself to read them.

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    1. Thank you Mary-Anne, I’m pleased with how the list is going and I am hoping to meet all the knitting goals on my list…now the sewing goals are a different matter!


  1. You got so much of that Rauma Finul PT2 done so quickly! Amazing. And your Crocus socks look very sweet and springy. I’m looking forward to more pictures of the Gingerbread and hearing more about your crochet blanket project — you know I’m a fan of crochet blankets! Have a great week.

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    1. I think it looks like I got a lot done but that is my only project that is on the needles and is just some nice simple stockinette. The pattern part is taking me a little longer and not that it’s complicated but you do have to follow the pattern rather than just knit in circles. I’ve been wanting to return to some of my crochet blankets, they seem to be the only things I crochet but I do want to expand out the crafts I talk about on the blog and do and the blankets I have going are my only projects in progress that I have other than the current project on my needle. I hope you enjoy me chatting about them and I’m sure you and Becki will have lots of good advice for me, both of you have inspired me to get back to my blankets!


    1. I think perhaps long sleeves Marsha, I’ve seen the pictures of the short sleeves and for some reason on this pattern they just don’t appeal to me. Also the gauge I’m knitting at is a DK weight so I’m likely to be wearing this at the end of Autumn and into the winter so long sleeves I think will be more appropriate. As for reaching gauge it was an educated guess knowing what gauge I normally get with fingering and DK weight yarns on 3.5 and 4mm needles, I just lucked out first time.


  2. You started the Magnolia sweater and have gotten that far in just a week?!? You are knitting along nicely, Ruth! Can’t wait to see the bottom detail on that. So pretty! I look forward to seeing pictures of your Gingerbread sweater being modeled soon!

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    1. The Magnolia is the only knitting project I have on my needles so it’s easy to make progress on plain stockinette in the evenings when that’s all you have to pick up. You will love I think the detail on the bottom Becki and it’s interesting to knit!
      You know I only take modelled shots because you like seeing them, otherwise I really don’t think I would, thank you for the push and encouragement!


  3. Your sweaters are so beautiful. I know part of it is the gorgeous yarns you use but you are also a skilled knitter…..I’m drooling! Those socks are so pretty too. I know. it’s easy to plop down and pick up knitting or crocheting but sewing is not so easy…you have to gather supplies and get set up…..I want to sew but I need to have some blocks of time and energy to do it. Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thank you Sam and that’s it exactly with sewing, I always feel I need a block of time for it and as my sewing space is not a permanent place it needs to be tidied up so family life can happen. This makes it much harder to start and come back to and less of a pick up when time arises.


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