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YOP – year 8 – the list

 

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

Knitted Garments

Sewn Garments

Socks

6 pairs

  • 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.

Ruth.

10 thoughts on “YOP – year 8 – the list

  1. Wow, you will have a brand new wardrobe by the time you are done. I am loving several of the patterns you have selected. In the knitting, the gingerbread and painting patterns are my faves. In sewing……oh my so many of them I loved. The metamorphic dress and kabuki tee really caught my eye. Of course the Elizabeth socks are splendid as always. I assume most of the sweaters will be out of Eden Cottage yarn? Can’t wait to see the colors you choose for each item.

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    1. That’s what I’m really hoping for Marsha and I’m looking forward to working on each piece in its turn. Most of the garments will be knit from Eden Cottage Yarns yes but I do have some Rauma yarn in dk and 4ply that I’m testing out. It’s a great 100% Norwegian wool and it’s quite budget friendly.

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  2. I love most of the patterns you’ve chosen, and I’d even be tempted to make the Reversible dress but I would look horrible in it. I’m so looking forward to seeing your makes.

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    1. Thank you Ella! Well I’m hoping that it doesn’t look so horrible on me, being small in height and carrying extra weight it’s not everything that will suit me so we shall see, I may end up changing my mind on that one!

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  3. Quite a few pretty cardigans in that list, but my goodness that’s a lot of plain knitting! I’d never get through it. One thing i’m sure off – you have lovely taste in yarn so each will be just gorgeous knit up!

    Welcome back and big hugs for all that you’ve been through lately.

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    1. Thank you Lynn and I definitely have a plainer taste in look and style to my knitted garments so thankfully plain knitting shouldn’t be a problem. Hopefully the yarns will add there special touch to the projects so they don’t become drab.

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  4. So glad you’re back to YOPping, Ruth! I’m looking forward to watching you progress through your me made wardrobe. Just looking at all those cute sewing patterns make me consider getting my sewing machine out again. I know I’m going to find your sewing inspiring.

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    1. I’m really looking forward to having some me made pieces Becki and it’s the one thing that I’m actually excited about crafting on. I’m only a beginner sewer, having taken my first sewing class in garments last month where I made a version of the summer skirt, but I hope I can improve and learn and have pieces I will wear.

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