Year of projects began again for the 8th year on July 1st. Year of projects (YOP) is a group of bloggers who set themselves a year long challenge of projects to knit, crochet, sew or make through whatever other craft that they happen to do.
I have participated from the beginning having come across the group HERE way back then on Ravelry. I loved the whole idea of setting out the challenge and through the medium of blogging meeting those challenges and getting to know the members, many of whom I’ve remained friends with and are still some of my longest online friends to date. In recent years with trying to become a designer this ate into my available time and while I started I never quite got to the finish line. With my circumstances changed now though I’m looking forward to participating once again, and not just participating but once again finishing and meeting the challenge.
I’m a little late to joining the party but in reality you can sign up at any stage. Officially the Year of Projects runs from July 1st to June 30th each year but there are members who prefer to run Jan 1st to Dec 31st. So when you start doesn’t really matter, what matters more is the joining, participating through weekly Sunday posts on how your progress is going with your various projects, visiting others members blogs and commenting, and then ultimately finishing the challenge while having a host of completed projects. It is a wonderful way to blog and get into a regular pattern of blogging which only adds to the creativity we are led by in forming our lists to meet the challenge.
So I’m going to jump right in here on week 3 of year 8 of the YOP challenge and post my list. My list this year centers around my personal challenge and desire to create a me made wardrobe. My other main for the year is to enjoy each project fully from beginning to end and to accomplish this I am aiming to predominately work on one knitted and one sewn project at a time. My ideas for my me made wardrobe and YOP list are long and may very well change throughout the year but the main other thing I will be trying to remember is to think through each project and how it will be used and fit into my concept of a me made wardrobe. Now that you have an idea of what YOP is and how it works along with my aims and what I hope to get out of this coming year, lets get down to the meat and bones of the list.
Year of Projects 2018-2019 List
- Fintry – started July 7th
- Braid Hills
- Mae Cardigan
- A-Line summer skirt
- Margot Pyjamas
- Hollyburn skirt
- Scout Tee
- Cinema Dress
- Apron Dress
- Cuff Top
- New Look 6500
- New Look 6125
- New Look 6176
- New Look K6513
- Kabuki Tee
- Metamorphic Dress
- Stasia Dress and Tee
- The Matcha Top
- Aida Top
- Mimi Blouse
- My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth – started July 16th
You can follow along with my knitted YOP 8 projects HERE
You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE
There it is. and now that I’m looking at it all written down, it looks like quite a lot but each of those garments are pieces I’d like to see in my wardrobe over the coming year. They are in no particular order and I’ll work from the list as the mood and desire strikes. Because I’m also out and about at various times with the children, it’s not practical to take garments with me, specially when they get big. So the socks are the items for my wardrobe that I’ll add in as I want and need throughout the year.
I’ll be back later in the week with an update on how the progress has been going.