YOP Year 2 Update

Morning Bloggers !

Thank you all for the best wishes and congratulations, happy times ahead.

This week I’ve spent knitting in my spare time, anyone looking for a stitching update I’m sorry it just didn’t happen this week. I’m not in the mood to stitch. I signed up for IHSW in the hope I’d get the itch to stitch (oh great title, must remember, must remember !) and still nothing and I’m planning on knitting today, wait till you see why though !!

I got lots of items done, lots of them small but I did start a  bigger project to lol.

First off I’ve finished the last washcloth for the baby. So this counts as this weeks cloth. It looks kind of blue but is a nice turquoise and is to match last weeks starfish cloth for a seaside theme. I used a King Cole Bamboo Cotton for this.This here is the pattern Starfish Cloth

Starfish cloth

I did finish James hat the Jacques Cousteau Hat, I don’t have any pictures of it at the moment as I’ll wait for him to model it on his birthday in a week or two.

I got four more mittens done for the advent garland Smitten, this brings the total up to 8 and I could have pushed for doing more but I’m just knitting these here and there as the mood strikes.

Four more mittens.

Oh yes I knit a burp cloth as well. I used a King Cole Bamboo Cotton print for the main part and then edged it with CROCHET !! I know how adventurous am I getting. Its not perfect but I’m pleased with it as it looks somewhat like I envisaged and its CROCHET !! (for new readers, I don’t crochet, well that’s wrong really, I know the stitches I just don’t practise and I just don’t tend to do it). Oh yes a picture now lol…te daaaa

Burp cloth

The yarn I mentioned arrived last week. So I can now happily move on from cloths for the baby onto other useful items. Lots of neutrals.

New Yarn

So with this new yarn on Thursday I cast on this Pinwheel Blanket and worked on it Thursday and Friday night. This is just two sections of it.

Pinwheel Blanket

Last night I cast on this Christmas-y Baby Hat how cute is that ! Here is where I finished up last night, just the top points to do and some pom pom’s (they should be interesting I haven’t made those since I was 8! ) and its done.

Christmas-y Baby Hat

So this here is how my list stands now with the new totals for this week.
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 :-  2/25
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 :-  8/24
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.

Items for Baby :-
Bibs 0/4
Christmas-y Baby Hat 0/1
Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat 0/1
Cute Noggin Baby Hat 0/1
Baby Vertebrae  0/1
Picky Pants 0/1
Pinwheel Baby Blanket 0/1
Cotton Wash Mitt  0/2
Finish crocheting squares to make a baby blanket (I’m aiming to make 48 squares so I can see if that is big enough) 8/48
Burp Cloths 1/4
Wash Cloths 4/4
Baby Mitts

Items for the children :-
Beanies 1 Jacques Cousteau Hat

Looking forward to catching up with all of your weeks and seeing whats on the needles or hooks

Happy Knitting,

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35 Responses to YOP Year 2 Update

  1. Kate says:

    So many projects! And so many at once! I envy you're ability to have more than one thing going. I have always been a start-to-finish kinda gal so have a hard time starting something new before what I am working on is finished. (I am that way with TV shows too, have to watch them in order, can't just watch a show here & there unless I have already seen it). Look forward to seeing all that you have finished through the year!

  2. Vickie says:

    I understand what Kate is saying. I do one project at a time. I have told you Ruth, sometimes your list makes me break out in a sweat. πŸ˜‰ Such adorable things.β™₯

  3. Such sweet, sweet things for the baby. The pinwheel blanket is so lovely. I, too, am a start to finish type of knitter. Haven't knit in a few months. I've seem to have lost my mojo, but it'll back. You've inspired me to start with some dishcloths.

  4. The Pinwheel Blanket looks really lovely. And yay to your crochet edging – I'm all for more crochet in everyone's life :).

  5. McKenna C. says:

    Beautiful pieces!You are so ambitious! I am inspired to go write a detailed of my projects.Thanks!~McKenna

  6. Mary says:

    all this, plus 7 kids, pregnant, keeping a house…amazing…loving that pinwheel.

  7. Cris says:

    Wow – making great progress!

  8. What beautiful projects! You have accomplished so much and each one is pretty, pretty, pretty!

  9. Wow you have been busy! Love the pinwheel blanket pattern! And also that little Christmas hat is darling! Is the baby due near Christmas?Good for you to try a crocheted edge!

  10. wow your list is giant!!!! it makes mine look a little silly LOL. I love the pinwheel blanket, it's so pretty – and the colours you've chosen are great!!!

  11. Lucie says:

    All looking completely fab-u-lous :)The pinwheel is just delicious – the colours are just lovely together. You are going to have on cute baby in the Christmas hat – a proper Santa's Little Helper πŸ™‚

  12. Faith says:

    My goodness, what a busy knitting week, and new yarn too…..I still like the idea of doing those little mittens, and the pinwheel is great. Go you, with your crochet edging!Have a great week Ruth!

  13. HillyT says:

    Gorgeous projects, the blanket and baby hat are going to be amazing.

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  15. Linda says:

    I love all your knitty finishes and starts. Love the baby blanket you started. I have to have surgery within the next couple weeks, so won't be around much. I hope to be back and see all your updates.Linda

  16. Oh my, Ruth! You are my role model! Your needles must fly….I bet it's just a blur when you knit! LOL! I love all your projects and you have so many. You are very ambitious. How do you get it all done? Amazing! I am like a slug compared to you! LOL! Have a great week….you've inspired me!Love your new yarns too!

  17. Kim says:

    Oh Ruth–How exciting it must be to be knitting for a new bebe! Your stuff is adorable and I really love the colors of the pinwheel blanket. The Christmas hat? Made me laugh–it so cute and so appropriate for that Christmas baby of yours.I hope you are feeling well…*smiles & cheery thoughts*

  18. What a lucky baby, the square blanket will be gorgeous as the pinwheel one. I love baby cloth, they are so fast to knit!

  19. Kepanie says:

    Those little mitts are SO fun! I love how you're striping in different ways.I also love how you're knitting for baby! How delightful that must feel.

  20. Dorothy says:

    Gorgeous colours in your pinwheel blanket. The little mittens are pretty darn cute too. Have a good week. xoxox

  21. Barbina says:

    Wonderful projects Ruth! You have made a great progress this week! Love your crochet! :)Have a wonderful new week! xxxBarbina

  22. Liz says:

    I lovve the yarn you're using for the blanket! One of my friends is due at the end of the month – we already got her a gender neutral babygrow, and now I'm waiting to find out whether I can knit a baby dress or not, lol. The mittens are adorable! πŸ™‚

  23. Wool Diaries says:

    What an amazing variety of projects, how do you choose which one to make progress on. They are all beautiful

  24. Laura says:

    Fab progress, and I think my favourite is your blanket – those colours look gorgeous together. Lucky baby πŸ™‚

  25. Tricia says:

    Love the colours of your new wool Ruth, as for your baby's xmas hat it will be fab.Crochet will come to you, like yourself I was out of practise and now they is no stopping me πŸ™‚

  26. Karoline says:

    All your projects are looking lovely especially the pin wheel blanket

  27. Bea says:

    You've been busy with some lovely projects. You sound like me when it comes to crochet – I can if I have to, but I'd rather not! LOL

  28. oh swell, now I can never again blame having a child on my lack of knitting progress. I shall now have to blame my husband. I am so very enamored of the tiny mittens and the pinwheel blanket.

  29. That pinwheel blanket is lovely, I love the colours. And the burp cloth is so cute!

  30. SoCal Debbie says:

    The mittens are so cute! Great job on crocheting the border. I had to click on Baby Vertebrae to see what that is, and now I know it's a frontless cardigan sweater!

  31. Sandy says:

    Oh My Oh My….you've been super busy. I too love the title itch to stitch. Write yourself a note. lol LOVE the colors in the pinwheel blanket, not seen that pattern, looks great.Thanks for the visit, I do hope some folks join superpoints, hoping to help her out.

  32. The Maiden says:

    Great knitting! I just learned how to crochet this weekend and I love it, so it was fun to see your projects.

  33. Joysze says:

    Itch to stitch… good one!! :DLove all your projects, they're darling!

  34. kate says:

    I'd love to do a pinwheel blanket, they look so pretty, I keep flunking the start though. Good luck!

  35. Shateen says:

    Ruth, I favorited EVERYTHING you did this week and then realized I am silly for not following your blog! Now I am!

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