YOP Update

Morning bloggers, the cold is on the mend thankfully and I’m finally feeling somewhat normal lol.

Work this week has been sporadic with me grabbing time here and there as I could. With the little ones with colds and tummy bugs my time was limited.

I did finish off the Gryffindor Beanie as when my cold hit after the little ones were better and I couldn’t move I sat and knit lol.

Gryffindor Beanie

James was thrilled with it and even agreed to model it for me, a rare treat indeed as he’s at that age (11) where its not cool to do these things with Mammy lol. Note his slightly longer hair do, something else he says is cool, I’ve yet to be convinced but he must start making these decisions himself.
I think he may have his eye on more beanies after this, just so he can keep his cool look lol

My James in all his loveliness (shhh don’t tell him I said that lol)

Side view

Top of beanie

All of the scarves and beanie patterns are from the Charmed Knits  book by Alison Hansel a great book. I know some of you were wondering where I got them. I bought my copy from Amazon and now that the children have found it I won’t tell you how many things they have there eye on !

While Dominic was at piano practice during the week I got some more done on Caoimhe’s sock and I’m near about an inch from the heel part. Hopefully this week I’ll get to it as she’s quiet impatient to have them finished and this is only the first one ! Better get knitting pretty quick lol

I guess looking at the pink shades coming in now it may be girrly and there’s no way any of boys will entertain pink!
But my friend Tricia at Tricia’s Craft Box was telling me how our Lidl stores here in Ireland were selling yarn this Thursday but with my cold I didn’t get out but hubby who very kindly went to do the shopping for me took a trip up to the extra store and got me two packs of each colourway in the sock yarn that they had ! Way to go hubby πŸ˜€ (both on the shopping and buying yarn !)

New sock yarn

Now my boys certainly liked the grey and blue mixes on the right lol. I now need to adjust my list for the rest of the year as I need to knit them each some socks and beanies. With this in mind I’m going to move some of the scarves to next years list along with the huge list the children have of what the want knitted lol. I’m going to keep trying to have a scarf finished in the month so this month I aim to finish the Victorian Spring Scarf.

Thank you all for the comments on last weeks post and as ever you are right, a scarf can never be to long so I shall knit the 18 and knit a further 9 repeats onto that and then review it. Its a slightly thinner scarf so I think it might look pretty fashionable longer.

Until next week,
Happy knitting,

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19 Responses to YOP Update

  1. Topcho says:

    The Griffindor beanie is super cute! No wonder your boys love it πŸ˜€ I love your knitting plans and those yarns look yummy ! I'm looking forward to seeing your next projects

  2. Kate says:

    What a week you've had! Hope you feel 100% again soon. Love the beanie, your boy looks so happy with it!We have a Lidl literally just round the corner, thanks for posting about the sock yarn!

  3. Thoeria says:

    Oh Ruth…your James is such a handsome lad! The beanie definitely does accentuate that hair he has going for him πŸ™‚ Love the new yarn – the yellowy one looks divine! Be careful that little miss Elizabeth doesn't dash off with just one sock πŸ˜€

  4. Mouse says:

    glad to hear you are feeling better πŸ™‚ and he must have loved his beanie to pose for his mammie …lol and ooo those socks look cool..well done to DH on the stash shopping and the food shopping too πŸ™‚ love mouse xxxx

  5. Job well done Ian! My favorite yarn would of course be the….pink!β™₯ Just look how happy you have made James. Well worth it I'd say. I can see why Caoimhe is impatiently waiting for her socks. πŸ™‚

  6. Renee Anne says:

    I'm pretty sure my kid and your kid could go head-to-head with the hair. I have an excuse though: Little Man is only 15 months old and I don't want him to have his first haircut yet. So, his hair is getting long. I haven't made anything from Charmed Knits (yet). The book has been on my shelf for awhile (probably since I started knitting 3.5 years ago)…I keep thinking about it but I just haven't gotten there yet. ::sigh::

  7. Nicola says:

    James is very much like you. The beanie is super cool and I am looking forward to seeing your next knitting project.Do you source your wool off the net?

  8. That beanie looks great, it really suits James. And wow Lidl sells sock yarn? there's one a t the end of m road, I may have to go…

  9. Great beanie; no wonder James pleased. He does look cool wearing it.That's a lot of sock yarn! My goodness you're going to be busy!

  10. What a nice young man. Great beanie, know he will enjoy it.Glad you are feeling better.

  11. Tricia says:

    Well done James for modelling the beanie, another fab finish by you.

  12. Marsha says:

    The beanie is great and all that lovely sock yarn. James is a wonderful man to have done that for you. KEEP HIM!

  13. Faith says:

    Now that's one very well trained hubby! Mine just couldn't do it, all too confusing! I must go check out our lidls tomorrow, although who's to betting it's all gone already!Love the hat and your handsome son modelling it, my kids are still of an age where they are desperate I blog about them, but I know it won't last!

  14. Kepanie says:

    I love your kids' Harry Potter pride!Hooray! You're on another sock.Awesome hubbie you have to trek out and pick up all that sock yarn! Drooling over 'da yarn here.

  15. Kim says:

    So much to be happy about in this post–you are on the mend the kids are on the mend, you have a husband who went out and bought yarn, your beanie turned out great, your son is adorable and you are on another pair of socks!! Great week for sure–glad to see you thing about next year's list…I love this group and am hopeful many will continue again!*smiles*

  16. Linda says:

    Love the beanie Ruth. Great job. Your knitting is awesome. (I can knit but prefer to crochet). Love the new sock yarn. Wish I was brave enough to try and knit a pair.Glad to hear everybody is feeling better. Looking forward to Robin Hood.LindaDid want to mention I have all the aphabet series from Prairie Schooler. hum another SAL in the works maybe.

  17. AndiSocial says:

    Loving the Gryffie beanie! Great job πŸ™‚

  18. Valentina says:

    Do you belive here in Italy at Lidl they sold the same yarn? My dad went there, saw it and told me. Unfortunately when I got there, there was just a green pack left. I bought it but I didn't start yet because I'm a beginner at knitting and I'm still trying to master the stockinette stitch! Can't wait to see your socks!

  19. SoCal Debbie says:

    Your family is so lucky to have an expert knitter to make things for everyone! What a wonderful hubby you have!

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