Knitting · Year of Projects

YOP – year 8 – week 49

This week feels like I’ve finally made progress on my Mae cardigan. It’s just been plodding along for the last couple of weeks, but a shift happened somewhere in the middle of this week and I’ve suddenly been working on it at every opportunity. I have now split for the sleeves and I’m now progressing along nicely with the body.

I love the detail of the cables down the fronts and I’m close to deciding whether to add in some waist shaping into this item. It is a slightly cropped cardigan, somewhat similar in length to the Bentley I knit earlier in this YOP year and I wish I had waist shaping in that so going on that desire I will probably end up adding in the waist shaping.

Mae Cardigan

I haven’t worked too many rows on my blanket this week as I’ve been out walking quite a good bit and if you follow me on Instagram you will know this weekend has had lots of walks so far. There is going to be lots to write about next week on my walking blog. I’ve also settled down to a better writing routine during the day, so that too has limited the amount of making time but it feels like I’m finding a good routine between it all, perhaps the odd tweak here and there but otherwise it’s finding it’s way.

So the list, still looks pretty much the same; but here it is

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 – started May 8th –

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


17 thoughts on “YOP – year 8 – week 49

  1. Oh Mae is coming along nicely. It sounds as though you are striking a great balance for you right now. It love seeing snippets of your walks through the week.

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    1. I’m pleased I seem to be over the hump of the cardigan Lucy and that it is moving along and thank you, I’m enjoying sharing the snippets.


  2. Your Mae cardigan is really getting there I love the cables and the color. It would look nice with a little waist shaping, but in the end it’s your decision. Good on you for walking, It’s a good way to get in shape. especially this time of year, When everything is blooming.

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    1. I agree, a little waist shaping I think will finish it off nicely. This time of year is too good not to get out and enjoy the countryside.


  3. The cable on the front of Mae is stunning. It is going to be a beauty when completed. You are doing quite well with your walking too. What a joy to see what you see on your travels each day. I look forward to your instagram photos each day.

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    1. I’m glad you are enjoying the daily shots of what I see each day Marsha, it’s such fun sharing it with you all.
      I agree Mae will be a beauty when finished.


  4. I love the delicate cable front on the sweater. If you need another idea for blogging I would love to know the stories behind your tattoos! Now I am off to read your walking blog.

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    1. It is a pretty cable pattern as cable patterns go and just enough interest in it to make the project enjoyable.
      Thanks for the suggestion Mary-Anne, I hadn’t thought of doing a blog post like that before but it could definitely be interesting as each one has it’s own story.


    1. Thank you Becki, I’m currently working up the first draft of the first walking post for this week, there is three in particular with pictures that I am looking forward to sharing with you all.


  5. Beautiful cables and you really made progress this week. I need to follow you on IG for your walks. i need to get back to walking but the dogs are requiring so much care right now that I don’t think I can fit anything else in at the moment. I am getting exercise though as they keep me active. You have done so well with your projects this year… you always do!

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    1. Sam you do so much daily that I’m not sure how you could fit anything more into your day, you really are inspiring with all you get done! Your dogs and their care of course must come first and like you say you are already getting lots of exercise in all you do.


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