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YOP – year 8 – week 45

I looked about for what I had to talk about for this weeks Year of Projects post and all I have is the Magnolia jumper. Last week I was at the stage of having just began the pattern part on the first sleeve. As of last night the entire jumper is off the needles and even has the ends woven in. All that remains is for it to be blocked. Let’s hope though that part doesn’t take some time. I will once it’s blocked have a separate post


This morning has my knitting needles empty of any project, so today I can have a new cast on but what? I have a slight dilemma in that I have three different projects I want to do and I only want to work on one project at a time.

I need to swatch for the vintage jumper pattern and then work on the math for it as the sizing is smaller than what will fit me, even with negative ease. This might take some time and figuring out and it’s for that reason I’m debating about whether I should at this stage of the YOP year start the last garment on my YOP list, the Mae cardigan, work on it until complete and then use the remainder of any time in the YOP year to work on the vintage jumper and catch up on my box of socks.

I did put some rows in on my crochet blanket, I spoke about it during the week in a post here so I’m not going to show it again today as it has only grown by a couple of rows since that post.

So the list is now looking 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 – finished May 4th
  • 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


10 thoughts on “YOP – year 8 – week 45

  1. Decisions, decisions……..SO many ideas and so little time. Your magnolia sweater is so pretty. I love the lace detail on the cuffs and bottom. Your list has a whole bunch of crossed off items. Good for you!

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    1. I think the ribbing on the cuffs and bottom are my favourite on the jumper, next to the lace of course. I can see me knitting this design again, so that can only be a good thing.


  2. Oooh… I think I missed that the sleeves of the Magnolia sweater have that pretty detail, too. That is just gorgeous. Seriously looking forward to seeing this modeled, Ruth!

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    1. I had only begun it last week Becki and you couldn’t see the detail last week but yes it’s so pretty and really finishes it off I think!


  3. wow, that is some fast knitting on the jumper. I hope it hits the blocking mat soon so we can see it on you! You are doing so well on ticking things off your list. It has been so inspiring to watch how you have re-invited your knitting/sewing life since you stopped designing. I am so lucky to have so many of your designs in my possession!

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    1. Thank you Mary-Anne, I never quite picture myself as the inspiring type but I’m delighted that you are enjoying the posts on what I’m up to at the moment and find my creative spark and making time so much more fulfilling at the moment.


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