YOP Year 2

Morning Bloggers and welcome to another post for YOP.

I’ve spent the week reading up on everyones lists and I loved seeing the range of projects and some more have been added to my favourites list lol.

This week I decided to concentrate on catching up on my dishcloths so that I can get casting on more projects in this coming week. With just half a dishcloth to go I’m all caught up. This means that some new projects can be cast on this week.
There are 25 weeks remaining in the year so this will make it easier to keep up with how many I must knit.

I have one from this week to show you as the last two I will reveal next week with my other part of my list, I’ve been adding the final pieces to it and I think its ready now.

Pattern- Granny’s Favourite

This week I have been looking at my projects and thinking about what yarn I want to use, as someone who doesn’t have a huge stash of yarn other than cotton I tend to get my yarn for the projects I want as I go along, this leaves room for me to change my mind. I have an idea of what I want now.

I picked up some yarn for the Advent Garland on my list as I want to make these little mittens over  a couple of weeks. I got each ball for 1.49 euro ! A bargain. Its acrylic but will suit this job down to the ground. I may need to get one more ball of each colour I’ll see as I go on but this is going to work out at an inexpensive project I think.

The green is a bit limey but when teamed with the others may be tamed a bit.

So here is the list and as you see not much progress this week but it was all about catching up and freeing up time this week for new projects. I’ve added to the headers how many in each area I’m hoping to knit so its easier for a count and my list has also been moved to the Year Of Projects tab at the top of my blog.

Year of Projects List 2012/2013

Hats :-  0/6
Harry Potter Hufflepuff Beanie – just one left to complete the collection
Rib-A-Roni – I have yarn to knit three of these for the three younger children
Spring Beret
Hermione Hearts Ron
Slouched Tuva Hat

Scarves :-  0/6
Strangling Vine Lace Scarf
Lace Ribbon Scarf
Scrunchable Scarf
Springtime Bandit
Stolen Moments Wrap
Branching Out – this is started and just needs finishing off

Cowls :-  0/1
These are a few of the patterns I like but I’ve not picked which one or indeed how many of them I will knit, that is to be decided when I start on a cowl.
Eirin Cowl – these also have a pattern for fingerless gloves which I love also
Rhosyn Cowl – these also come with a pair of matching fingerless gloves and a headband
Pendleton Cowl – I love the colourwork in this one

Fingerless Gloves :-  0/1
I want to make one pair of fingerless gloves this year, more if I get the time. Again these are some of the patterns I have in mind but I’m undecided on which one.
Brontes Mitts
Victoria Fingerless Mittens
Susie’s Reading Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron Fingerless Gloves

Socks :-  0/1
I would love to knit a good few pairs of socks but that not may be possible so I shall aim to knit this pair anyway and anything over that shall be a bonus.
Hermiones Everyday Socks

Dishcloths :-  0/25
My aim is to continue knitting one a week until the end of December. This post I’m moving here to a Sunday and I’m making it part of the projects as it will be something I’m doing.

Advent Garland :-  0/1
Smitten A Holiday Garland – this I fell in love with and as family who love an advent calendar I thought this might be different and fun this year, especially if I fill each mitten with a little piece of chocolate for each of the children.

Happy Knitting,

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25 Responses to YOP Year 2

  1. Vickie says:

    Wow! *~* That is quite the list little lady!;) You ALWAYS impress me though. The advent garland sounds fab.β™₯

  2. Nicole says:

    That advent garland is now on my "to do" list. I've been looking for something JUST right to make for my daughter so I guess I should get going on that! Granny's Fav is such a quick pattern, isn't it? I've made many of those as well πŸ™‚

  3. Faith says:

    I'll be interested to see how quickly the mittens are to make up, as I really like the pattern….but as you say, it's not really a half-way through December project! Although, knowing me, that's probably what I'll do!Have a good week!

  4. stitcheranon says:

    oo a lovely list. I was thinking about getting my needles out and you might have been the final push to get em out rofl xxx BTW where do you get your dishcloth wool if you dont mind me asking?

  5. Jen says:

    I love the colors for your Advent calender. I hope to make Smitten one day for my daughter.

  6. Keri says:

    I love the holiday garland. It's such a fun idea. Good luck.

  7. McKenna C. says:

    Wow! That is a very ambitious list. πŸ™‚ I was feeling a little crazy for planning out my hope chest list, but now I'm comforted! :D~McKennaP.S.Here's the link to my hope chest blog: http://mckennashopechest.blogspot.com/

  8. Kate C. says:

    Quite the list! Love the garland advant calendar! Wonder if there is something similar for crochet….

  9. Mary says:

    I think the green will go great with the other colors..Nice list!

  10. Shateen says:

    i have started to love having limey greens around Christmas time! It just adds a bit of flair but keeps it Christmas-y. Reading up on that Advent Garland tempts me to attempt something similar…oh boy!

  11. Marsha says:

    I love all the patterns you have picked out for all your projects. I will anxious to see which ones you settle on for your YoP. Wonderful choices!!!!

  12. Kate says:

    Wow, Ruth, I always wonder if you're ultra-organised despite having 7 children or because of having 7 children. Great list! As you said on my blog, we have a couple of projects in common, it will be nice to share them.Good luck!

  13. A finished object already! Good work. I like knitting dishcloths when I want something fast and useful, and grandmother's favourite is my fave too!I think acrylic is probably the best choice for the Advent garland. I can imagine some chocolatety fingers creating the necessity to wash and rewash the little mitts. Those colours are going to be very Christmas-y, and I think the lime green is fresher and more fun than a traditional Christmas green!

  14. I love the colors for the advent garland.

  15. Kepanie says:

    I like that green! I think it'll go well with the red and white yarn.Nice, sweet dishcloth Ruth.

  16. That is some list! I agree with Kepanie, the green will look fine alongside the other colours πŸ™‚

  17. Wow a dishcloth by week, that's quite a challenge. Good Luck!

  18. Wow, great list. And a dishcloth a week is very impressive!

  19. Laura says:

    It always feels good to get things shuffled and sorted, I think. And your list looks great.That's an amazing collection of challenges for the year! Looking forward to seeing them (and I definitely agree about the green – it'll make the other colours really pop!)

  20. HillyT says:

    Lovely list and dishcloth. I agree that the green will look very festive with the others. You are right to start now, if it were me I'd be making the next days mitten each night before and get myself in a terrible state, hence I have started my nativity project already!

  21. Carolina22 says:

    Congrats on a FO already! Love the colors for the advent garland.

  22. Red is my fav. colour you can send that red dishcloth my way… it'll match my favourite flats, my car, my winter jacket…. see where I'm going with this?

  23. Evelyn says:

    I love the ambitiousness of our YOP list.

  24. Barbina says:

    Hi Ruth! Your list is great! I love the dishcloth, I have to try that pattern too! ItΒ΄s a great idea starting with the christmas garland now, love the colours you have chosen! Have a wonderful weekend! xxxBarbina

  25. I love your projects…I mean really! Especially the dishcloth! I am a practical crocheter/knitter so I always like things I can really use. My great grandmother was from Ireland…Donegal I think. I have a picture of her cottage that's been in the family for generations. Oh how I would love to visit your beautiful country!I look forward to seeing all your projects and getting to know you better over this YOP! I'm loving this and all the wonderful bloggers I'm meeting!

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