YOP Year 2 Update

Morning Bloggers !

Another week gone by and yet another month. These months are whizzing by so fast.
Tomorrow sees the return to school and now my mind turns in earnest to preparation for Christmas. Baking needs to get underway and gifts need to be thought out. I seem to be getting busier and busier again and it is time to say goodbye to the long relaxing hazy (or in our case drizzly) days of Summer. The alarm clock is ready (Have I mentioned how I loathe my alarm clock, a necessary evil though) and the children looking forward to the new term and with a new school for everyone on the cards I’m thrilled to see it, it will make their passage so much smoother!

We are still debating baby names, this is a task I really enjoy, when baby is born I like to have my names ready so I need one of each and the debate goes back and forth a lot !

For this week I have removed the captcha and put in place just the comment moderation. I understand how hard the captcha’s are to read as I have difficulty reading them but I’m not prepared to sort through 50+ messages selling the most inappropriate things. As long as the moderation works I won’t replace the captcha’s. 

This weeks knitting as been good. I went to see my new nephew Senan during the week and brought him some knitted gifts. He was so cute and I got a cuddle as he very kindly woke up while I was there! Nothing quite compares to a new baby cuddle!

New Baby Gifts

The hat and mittens were knit Sublime Baby Cashmerino Silk, a beautiful soft baby yarn that even the most sensitive of skins can cuddle up to. The Bunny Blanket Buddy is knit in King Cole Bamboo Cotton.

I also got four more mittens knit for mini mitten garland. This leaves me with just four left and then its onto the string to hang them up and I have an idea on that but first need to see if I can make it work from the image in my head to reality lol.

Mini Mittens

I also started the Owlie Sack that’s on the baby list and should have enough yarn when this is complete to make the matching hat. Here is where it is at the moment.

Owlie Sack

Behind the scenes I finalised the list of gifts the children want and worked out yarn and yardage for same so this coming week I will hopefully order that and then work can commence on that, in the meantime I’ve got dishcloths to do for gifts and the remainder of mini mittens to do as well as the owlie sack and hat enough I think to keep me ticking over while I wait for the yarn lol.

This is how the list is looking now.
Year of Projects List 2012/2013

Hats :-  0/6
Harry Potter Hufflepuff Beanie – just one left to complete the collection
Strib Hat– I have yarn to knit three of these for the three younger children – Started
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 :-  8/25
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. – Weekly Challenge

Advent Garland :-  20/24
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. – Started

Items for Baby :-
Bibs 0/4
Demne 1/1 Complete
Christmas-y Baby Hat 1/1Complete
Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat 0/1
Cute Noggin Baby Hat 1/1 Complete
Owlie Sleep Sack0/1
Owlie Hat0/1
Pinwheel Baby Blanket 0/1Complete
Crochet squares to make a baby blanket (I’m aiming to make 48 squares so I can see if that is big enough) 0/48
Burp Cloths 1/4
Wash Cloths 4/4 Complete
Baby Mitts 1/1 Complete

Items for the children :-
Beanies 1 Jacques Cousteau HatComplete
Baby gifts of Mittens, Hat and Bunny Blanket Buddy’s  Complete

Looking forward to seeing what everyone has been doing this week.

Happy Knitting,

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19 Responses to YOP Year 2 Update

  1. Vickie says:

    Wonderful gift for baby Senan.♥ Oh so close on finishing the whole mitten garland. I have started working out preparations for Christmas myself. =)

  2. RobinBrz says:

    It looks like you've got lots to keep you busy these days!I'm a fan of the mini mit garland and have thought about doing a crochet version. Just like things for baby, anything mini is hard to resist!And speaking of baby, the Owlie Sack is just adorable and I'm sure will make both of you feel warm and snugglie!I hope the new comment system works out. I'm not a fan of figuring out the capthca, but understand it's value.

  3. Great knitting! Hope your alarm works and you have a good week. Oh and I'm delighted the captcha has gone – I am often unable to post because of that so it's nice to leave a comment xxxx

  4. Sandy says:

    Soooooooooo excited to see you've removed the captcha, hoping to get a few others to give it a try. I think they've made them even harder to see, though I rarely get them on the first try and after 3 or 4 I tend to just not leave a comment and my blood pressure rises. In all honesty though I've never used them, I've never moderated my comments, and have had probably 15 different blogs over the years and it's just really never been an issue. The filters work really well. Once in while you'll get a foreign language comment that might get through…I just delete them and move on. I have my settings such that I get an email everytime someone leaves a comment so it's easy to see how many comments go into the spam file per the blogger filters. It's been my experience that the bloggers who use fowl language and have sexual references in their blog attract the same in the comments. Wonderful projects as always, have a good week.

  5. kate says:

    Wow, look at you tearing through that list! I love your knitting, especially the super cute owlie sack. I hope the new schools all work out well – tomorrow is d-day here, we have just found the black patent school shoes that someone hid in the kitchen…

  6. Linda says:

    Great gifts for Senan. I love the little garland mittens your knitting. They are so cute. The Owlie Sack is really pretty and I love the color.Linda

  7. Keri says:

    Thank you for reminding me that I need to start my knitted mitt garland. It sort of got lost in this summer.

  8. The baby gifts look great, and I love the way the Owlie Sack is turning out! It looks like you are an early holiday gift starter, just like me!

  9. Faith says:

    Your baby gifts for your new nephew were just gorgeous…I agree about having a snuggle with a baby, their warm little heads against the side of your face…..oh, get me getting all broody.Love the mitten project, still haven't gotten to it, but maybe in the nexty month or so…ha, ha, who am I trying to kid!The Owlie sack is perfect, such a nice project.Hope all goes well with the return to school….uugggghhh, early starts!

  10. nauget bluff says:

    Alarm clocks..my least favorite thing..even though I have no one in school! I have a knit garland on my list..Owlie sack still my favorite..color is delicious!

  11. Kepanie says:

    You have wonderful knitting goin' on there Ruth! :O) Each project is terrific.

  12. Liz says:

    The Owlie sack is so cute! I'm sure my mother was always happy to send us back to school and get some peace, lol. Good luck choosing names! I'm sure removing the captcha will be fine. I've never had any spam comments in the last year that I've been blogging. 🙂

  13. I love your Smittens … and I'm looking forward to your ideas about how to string them. I'm still trying to decide about how to number mine.

  14. Thanks for removing the captcha, a glitch mean I can't comment if it's there. I'd also suggest removing the "anon" option too, I did and I don't get any spam at all.I love those mini mittens you've knitted.

  15. Cris says:

    Your items are beautiful! The tiny mittens are absolutely adorable 🙂

  16. Karoline says:

    You've got some great finishes, they're lovely

  17. love, love love! I am also making the owlie sacque, only in a green heather. I am also loving the mitten garland. My plan is to eventually have enough knitted ornaments for a whole tree. maybe by the time I have grandkids. lol.

  18. Kim says:

    The only thing close to the joy of a baby cuddle, is the baby smell! Such adorable little gifts for baby–I am sure his mommy loved them too.As usual, your post makes my head swim, but you will be laughing at all of us come December as we are scrambling to get things done, and your holiday list is all complete. :)Hope your week has been a good one and that you are getting enough rest. *smiles*

  19. Sandy says:

    Know you're busy, just popping in to say to all on my blog log today from Sandy's Space

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