YOP Update

Morning Bloggers from a wet and damp Ireland. The view out my window is grey and everything is dripping with rain, perfect weather for staying indoors and knitting and stitching πŸ™‚

I have been wondering if we YOP Bloggers are going to continue on as a group into next year as I’ve found it a wonderful way to set out the year with some aims, yes the projects may change and the list is adapted as the year goes on but grass roots of it is kept to, the setting out of the list and working toward the completion of it.

This past week I’ve finished off the Jelly Bean Baby Sock (hit on the link for pattern) and they are a perfect fit for Elizabeth. I did forget to take a picture so I’ll try to remember that next week. All of you who predicted I’d become addicted and cast on another pair of socks were right I did ! lol. I cast on a pair for Caoimhe. They happened to be for Caoimhe as the Schoeller and Stahl yarn I had was called Blackberry and the boys decided it was to girrly for them lol so they have to wait until I get a more boy coloured yarn! I have a picture of the book I’m using to knit this second pair out of and its quite good, jumps up and down chapters a bit for me but then I guess I just like a pattern with it all written there in front of me so I can read it right through and then start.


I am really enjoying knitting these and I do have to pull myself away to finish other projects such as my scarf. With this in mind I may change my list to some more socks and a aim for a scarf a month to help towards presents.
So I did work on the Victorian Spring Scarf this week like I said, I didn’t get it finished but I got distracted by other lovelies. How I have a question on this for you all. Here in the picture you will see I have 12 of the pattern repeats done of the 18 it says to complete in the pattern but I think that even when I add on 6 more pattern repeats and blocking that this scarf is going to be still way to short and will need another 9 pattern repeats at least ! Any opinions ?

Victorian Spring Scarf

My one other cast on project of the week has been the Gryffindor Beanie. Yes I’m back to those colours and knitting in the round again lol. James saw that the needles I needed arrived and asked if I could knit it up for him so I measured him and off I went with it the other day. He chose to have the wide striped beanie to match his scarf-which he never takes off πŸ™‚ .

Gryffindor Beanie.

This is knitting up quickly enough as I’ve only spent an hour or two on this late in the week so hopefully these shall be quick enough knits. The children have gotten their hands on my charmed knits book and are now asking for Harry Potter themed jumpers so I think we shall be running with this theme for awhile lol.

Looking forward to checking up with you all and thank you for the lovely comments of last week, they are heart warming. πŸ™‚

Happy knitting,

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18 Responses to YOP Update

  1. It's hard to tell about the scarf. I think a lot would depend on the type of yarn (how stretchy), the method of blocking, and whether or not you are meeting the gauge the designer specified.

  2. Keri says:

    I agree with Marie. A lot will depend on if you have the same gauge as the pattern calls for. But the good new is that it's a scarf so it really can't be too big.As for the group, I'm pretty sure it's going to continue. I'll go post something and see what happens.

  3. Look at your great knitting projects, that scarf is going to be so pretty!

  4. Tricia says:

    Ruth such treats you have and all fab as usual :0), I have just ordered the same book from amazon can't wait to recieve it now !!

  5. Thoeria says:

    Can't offer advice, but can say that I love the scarf Ruth πŸ™‚ And all your other projects too!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Well, you know me, I DON'T know about knitting, but, it does look too short to me. All of your projects look great! Glad they are all working out!

  7. Sorry Ruth. Do not know what happened up there. The anonymous comment is mine. πŸ™‚

  8. Wagapapa says:

    Wow, the scarf looks so cute! I've never knitted but I think you can add as many repeats as you want to make it as long as you want because the pattern is the same repeat all the time, isn't it?Have a good day! xo

  9. Mouse says:

    can't help you … looks a wee bit short so may be add a few more than needed .. and waaaaaa you didn't make me any socks …lol love mouse xxxxx

  10. If the scarf never comes off then the beanie will likely be well used as well πŸ˜‰ At least all your hard work is appreciated.YESSSSSSSSSS! More socks! I think the yarn is a bit girly as well (ducks) but that's probably 'cause DH will only accept solid grey, solid blue or solid black. Anything else is suspect in his books LOL!

  11. Kepanie says:

    Yea! Another sock knitter!!!I'm so proud of you. Isn't that a great sock book to learn from? I have that. I love your sock yarn.Your scarf is coming along well :O). It's so pretty and feminine.Gryffindor rocks! The colors are so spiritful!

  12. Joysze says:

    Everything looks beautiful, Ruth. I love how lacey and dainty the scarf looks. πŸ˜€

  13. Linda says:

    Hi Ruth. Love the beanie and scarf. I printed the scarf pattern and may give it a try. The Harry Potter scarves and hats – are they in a book?? – something I can purchase?Linda

  14. Christine says:

    I love that Victorian Scarf! It reminds me a little of the Branching Out scarf I did back in October. Keep up the good work!

  15. Kim says:

    As always Ruth, your update is chock full of lovely little projects. I still have to start my first ever socks, but for now am stressing over a thumb gusset! :)*smiles*

  16. Hi Ruth! I really like *all* of your Harry Potter knits…your family is lucky to have such a talented knitter in their midst πŸ™‚

  17. SoCal Debbie says:

    Your knitting is wonderful! It's so nice that your children appreciate the things you knit for them. They are very lucky!

  18. No advice, but I have to say, I love the scarf and the griffindor beanie. I really want a copy of charmed knits, but to knit for me!

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