Knitting · Year of Projects

YOP – year 8 – week 26

We are now half way through the Year of Projects for this year and I’m going to take a quick review of how things are going with regards to my year of projects list.

The first section is garments and out of the nine garments listed 4 are complete and the next garment will be cast on shortly once I decide what that garment will be. I’m taking part in the #2019makenine challenge. One or two of the remaining garments are going to change in line with what the projects I’ve listed for that challenge.

The second section in the Year of Projects list is the sewing section. I’ve not made as much progress in this section as I would have liked. I hadn’t factored in the course I took up and the amount of work involved and that was the biggest thing that ate into my sewing garments time. Most of the course is finished so with more time and the #2019makenine challenge of just sewing projects I’m hoping that this section is going to catch up to the others. Again the projects in this section are going to change to the planned projects for the challenge because my taste in items I sew has changed slightly.

The last section is the sock section. I am hoping to complete 6 pairs this year in the year of projects and I’m half way with three complete pairs and the Aussie Sunshine pairs going to be finished by the end of December. This section is moving along nicely and I expect it to have no problem in getting completed with some extra pairs added in, even allowing for the frogged pairs listed.

So now lets take a look at this week progress, which has been made on a couple of projects. First up is my Cumulus Blouse which is now finished and bound off. The ends need to be sewn in and then it just needs a blocking, so does the Bentley Cardigan so I guess I’ll be getting to those over the holidays. But the Cumulus is so soft and warm and it’s just delicious to wear. I tried it on pre-blocking and I really didn’t want to take it off! I had high hopes for this jumper and it has lived up to those hopes. I’ve plans to knit a second version of this jumper at least!

Cumulus Blouse 1

The other project worked on were my Aussie Sunshine socks. I finished the first sock and made a start on the second sock so these are going to well and I expect them to be finished before the end of the December.

Aussie Sunshine

Year of Projects 2018-2019 List

Knitted Garments

Sewn Garments

Socks

6 pairs

  • My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth – started July 16th – FROGGED
  • Sock #1– started August 10th – finished 26th August
  • Sock #2 – started August 30th – finished 30th September
  • Sock #3 – started October 11th – FROGGED
  • Sock #4 – started November 4th – finished 6th December
  • Sock #5 – started November 17th – FROGGED
  • Sock #6 – started December 10th – 

You can follow along with my knitted YOP 8 projects HERE

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE

Ruth.

Knitting · Year of Projects

YOP – year 8 – week 25

It’s been a week of good steady knitting progress. The Bentley Cardigan is finished and off the needles. It needs it’s ends finished and it still needs to be blocked and buttons added on and I’d love to say I’ll get that done this week but I’ve a few jobs that need doing this week so I’m going to see how much time I have to get it done. I love how this cardigan knit up, the pattern was so easy to follow and I’m a fan of the wider ribbing. I love the fit of this cardigan already and the 3/4 sleeves are just great!

Bentley 1

I started Sock #6 with the pattern for the Aussie Sunshine socks with the neon pink yarn I showed last week. This were by far the easiest project to pick up and down when I had limited time and were what I reached for when I got home late several evenings this week and wanted something easy and mindless to knit on. I’m still in two minds about this colour, I love the stitch definition of the pattern in this yarn but the colour I just shy away from and yes I know my hair was also this colour, but that feels like it was to a different me. I’m not going to give these socks away, perhaps they will be the pair to remind me a little of who I was not so long ago and that might not be a bad thing for the last pair of socks to be knitted this year. But I digress, the pattern is so quick and easy to memorise and they make for great TV knitting. I modified the pattern to knit them toe up and I’m using my preferred heel flap and gusset for toe up.

Aussie Sunshine

With the Bentley cardigan off the needles I turned my attention to the Cumulus Blouse. I had the body finished just to do the I-Cord bind off, so with that finished I picked up the stitches for the sleeve and I’m already half way through with the first one. I love everything about this project and hope when it comes to wearing it that I love it just as much! The Eden Cottage Yarn Eldwick Lace is so light and silky and soft, it really looks and is like a cumulus cloud. This I think I’m going to concentrate most on this week and see if perhaps I can get it finished in time for Christmas so that I can wear it over the holidays.

Cumulus Blouse

I didn’t get as far as cutting out my Hollyburn skirt and I’m afraid it doesn’t look too hopeful this week either. Which means I’m unlikely to have it made in time to wear for Christmas. I’m a little disappointed by this in one way but in another I need to retake some measurements as I’ve lost some weight with attending Slimming World this last couple of months and because I was loosing it I was reluctant to cut into the gorgeous grey linen material I have for this skirt. I’m planning on taking part in the make nine challenge for 2019 with some sewing projects so I think this shall be the first make of that.

I’ve updated my list now to reflect projects finishing and others started and it looks like this;

Year of Projects 2018-2019 List

Knitted Garments

Sewn Garments

Socks

6 pairs

  • My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth – started July 16th – FROGGED
  • Sock #1– started August 10th – finished 26th August
  • Sock #2 – started August 30th – finished 30th September
  • Sock #3 – started October 11th – FROGGED
  • Sock #4 – started November 4th – finished 6th December
  • Sock #5 – started November 17th – FROGGED
  • Sock #6 – started December 10th – 

You can follow along with my knitted YOP 8 projects HERE

You can find the YOP group and weekly posts HERE

Ruth.