YOP – Year 3 Update


This week I’ve released my first A Land Close By pattern HERE .

You can also read about it and other things happening with everything in A Land Close By HERE

After last weeks utterly boring non picture post, let’s not do that again!, here is this past week with pictures.

I worked on some more Flanders Poppies squares I’m now up to 30 out of the 48 needed complete with 6 more black centres finished. These read squares are all going to be joined together as I go with some green, which I must actually purchase, better get to that considering I’m near the 48 squares I’ll need.


I finished chart B of Drops of Firelight shawl, this leaves one more chart section and then the finishing off section.


I’ve spun another spindle full, this has less over spin in it, still some but at least I’m moving in the right direction in trying to get the spin just right.

This is it after setting and is just drying out now. Then I’m going to ply it with the first spindle full and this should balance out the overspin…I hope.


I also ordered some more tops and even some silk hankies for spinning. I also got a new drop spindle made, this one is a lighter weight so I can spin thinner.

These tops were specially dyed for me in Purple/Twilight colours for a shawl I’ve designed so I’m going to attempt to spin the yarn to knit the shawl. Top right are the silk hankies which are dyed in the same colours for me and the new spindle.


These two tops are just for one, one blue with splashes of orange and the other yellow through to orange and purples, this one is so bright and cheery I love it!


I didn’t get any work done on the Hills of Home blanket but then that is a long term project which is in no particular rush only to pick up when and as I want to work on it.

I’ve also been designing another pattern for A Land Close By, I’ve worked up a sample and will write up the pattern this week and send to some testers. It’s a childs hat which is all I will say. Something that the sweet and magical Rose might wear.

This week over on A Land Close By this week I’ve a free pattern for some squares I’m going to be making up into a Rose Blanket.

Feel free to drop by to see it starting off and to get all the details on it.

This will be my main project this week to see if I can work it up in a week.

I will also be back with a stitching update this week and should I have any more pattern releases I’ll post those also.

The question was asked this week about if there would be a fourth year of yop and I certainly hope so, there is something very satisfying about making a list and crossing the items off, of course I always add on other things and the list tends to shift  and move somewhat during the year but that too is also part of the enjoyment and the biggest reason of all is the wonderful people I’ve made contact with while doing this, many of which have been there from year 1 one and many lovely new members joining in.

If this is something you’d like to join in with do check out the Ravelry group HERE


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12 Responses to YOP – Year 3 Update

  1. Kepanie says:

    I admire how much you get done. The roving looks fun. I need to learn how to use my drop spindle this summer. Ho’omaka’i on the lovey release.

  2. Christine says:

    Loving your progress! And that drops of firelight shawl! OMG. Way to go.

    And I am all in for Yr4YoP. It is awesome!

  3. Renee Anne says:

    I still don’t know how you get anything done with all the children in your house! I barely get anything done and I only have one (with #2 on the way). ::sigh:: Maybe as they get older? I don’t know.

  4. Lucy Bowen says:

    The tops are fabulous and I can’t wait to see them spun. It’s lovely to see the progress of Flora and now her spin offs!!
    I’m definitely in for year 4 – am getting prepared already!

  5. Jessica says:

    I really love the Flanders Poppies. The colors are so striking.

    What are you using as a weight to block your spun yarn?

  6. Kim says:

    Look at you go with the spinning and pattern creating! Well done. Spinning seems to be the hot new thing right now, all over the place. The though of it overwhelms me and I think I will stick to just plain knitting. I seem to be having enough problems with that lately! I really love the colors you are spinning– and YES to a 4th yop year! I am excited to start working on a list again. 🙂

  7. Lots of beautiful fibre! Your work with the spindle puts me entirely to shame 🙂

  8. Sandy says:

    WOW…as always your projects are awesome and you are soooooo busy. I’m always amazed how much you do. LOVE the shawl. Your blog has a whole new look. It’s been awhile since I’ve come by for a visit. So, am trying to catch up with everyone today. Have an awesome week.

    • Ruth says:

      Oh it’s so lovely to see you here, yes I gave the blog a nice freshen up, gives it a much lighter feel. Hope to see you by again soon, I’ve missed you about. 🙂

  9. Lily Razz says:

    Love the squares, they make me think of Minnie Mouse ^_^ I really don’t know a thing about spinning but those tops and their colors are just amazing!

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