YOP Year 2 Update


I stayed on course this week with wip’s and refrained from starting anything new. In reality I just couldn’t figure out what else I wanted to start. I’ve been looking at my list but just not feeling the love of anything on it that remains.

While pondering this dilemma I did work on the cloth I had on the needles. It was a Baked with Love cloth and I knit it in a pink King Cole Bamboo Cotton on a 3.5mm needle.


I finished this on Friday night so I was just a tad to late for FO Friday. I have cast on the next cloth I’m knitting in the set and it is a St Patrick’s Day Cloth

I also took out the second Stormy Sky sock with the intention of at least getting the leg knit of it. Well I’ve knit the leg and all the heel parts and I am now ready to knit the foot part. On designs like these I tend to take notes on the first sock with regards to how many rows on the foot or pattern repeats on the leg so I can start the second and just follow my notes, this helps me at least get two socks identical and also makes the second sock just a plain sailing.


I said last week I was intending to line the inside of my bag. It got done and I just can’t say how chuffed I am. I had no pattern and haven’t done any sewing from my school days so I’d only my memory of those classes from then and it was never a subject I enjoyed and always did everything to get out of sewing, even convincing the teacher to allow me to do embroidery rather than sewing lol. The bag has now been employed as my everyday handbag and I just love it !


In family news, an Aunt of mine passed away at the start of last week in the UK and is coming home to be buried so we have the funeral coming up. She was a wonderful woman and was the only one to give me a good game of scrabble and I will miss those games and the banter over them very much. We also have Lady Evelyn’s Christening coming up on Saturday so there is lots of preparation going on for that also so I am expecting not to get a lot done this week, perhaps that’s a good job considering I’m not sure what to start next !

My list is looking like this (I’m inserting the list here in the hope something catches my eye !)

Year of Projects List 2012/2013Hats :-  2/6
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 – COMPLETE 3/3
Spring Beret
Hermione Hearts Ron
Slouched Tuva Hat

Scarves :-  0/1
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 :-  1/1
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


Twisted Drop Stitch Cowl    COMPLETEFingerless Gloves :-  1/1
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 – COMPLETE 
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 – STARTED


Stormy Sky socks – STARTEDDishcloths :-  17/25
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 :-  24/24
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. – COMPLETE

Items for Baby :-
Baby Kimono  1/1 COMPLETE
Demne Cardigan  1/1 COMPLETE
Sabine Jumper 1/1 COMPLETE
Christmas-y Baby Hat 1/1 – COMPLETE
Cute Noggin Baby Hat 1/1 COMPLETE
Owlie Sleep Sack 0/1 COMPLETE
Pinwheel Baby Blanket 0/1- COMPLETE
Burp Cloths 1/1 COMPLETE
Wash Cloths 4/4 – COMPLETE
Baby Mitts 1/1 COMPLETE

Items for the children :-
Childrens Mittens 3/3 COMPLETE 
Jacques Cousteau Hat 2/2 COMPLETE 
Basic Beanie 3/3 COMPLETE
Godric’s Hollow Hat 1/1 COMPLETE


Knitted Flowers 2/2 COMPLETE

As you can see most area’s have the requisite one item in them made that I wanted to make. I’m not feeling the love with any of my remaining hats so I may go in look of a new hat pattern and well the scarves I’m still not loving at the moment.

We shall see so stay tuned.



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9 Responses to YOP Year 2 Update

  1. cleancup says:

    You’ve done so much this year! Sometimes a new pattern (new to the list, at least) is totally called for– it’s spring, maybe you want something more spring or summer-y?

    I look forward to seeing what you pick 🙂

  2. Linda S says:

    You did a great job on lining the bag and I love the newest dishcloth. Great progress on the scarf.


  3. Helen says:

    I’m so impressed with your accomplishments = )
    really like the baked with love cloth …

  4. mary says:

    Very much like you..I’ve done no sewing since school days..(do they even offer it in school anymore)..Home economics it was called..the boys took shop..we learned cooking and sewing..they learned power tools..! A funeral and a baptism….life cycles on..

  5. Renee Anne says:

    So many things going on. I’m still amazed that you have any time to craft with all the kids in the house! I can barely work with just the one…and you have a lot more than that 🙂

  6. Kepanie says:

    It’s a bit sad how as we get older, we notice more the cycle of life. I am sorry about your aunt. You definitely honored her by sharing bout her in this post.
    I love the dishcloth.

  7. You know I’m running into the same thing with my list. I’m not feeling the love for too many of the patterns that remain. We’ll just have to see what happens about that. Cute dishcloth! Very very bright pink! A good scrabble-player is just what I’d like my eulogy to say 🙂

  8. Book Blather says:

    Gosh you’ve got through so much already!

  9. Sandy says:

    My condolences for your recent loss. That’s never easy. You’ve changed your template again, lol. Love the bright pink cloth, very cute, and followed the link the Irish one, which I added to my que, very nice.

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