This is week one in year 4 of our group year of projects on Ravelry, you can read more about it all here and it’s never too late to join in.
Last week saw the wrap up of year 3, it’s always so exciting looking back and seeing all you did manage to achieve and it was really interesting visiting all the blogs taking part and seeing that.
This week though is all about Year 4 and the list of projects for this coming year.
This year for me I list see-sawed between working through a book of patterns or creating a list. In the end I opted for the created list.
The created list was formed from patterns in my favourites list at the end of yop3 or patterns I already had in my library on Ravelry.
I have so many that I think it’s a good idea to work through those first, some have been there quite awhile.
So before we look at what I was working on this past week, let’s first look at the list from which I will be working from.
The list is broken down into sections with the first three sections or main sections containing just 12 patterns each, links to the patterns are given in the list where there are some. I want to try and keep the top three sections formal with no veering off from. I’ve spent quite a bit of time choosing each of these patterns so I’m hoping having put in that time now it will prevent that dreaded chopping and changing of patterns and so leave time for the actual creating of the items. The other two sections are a little less formal, just to keep that side of me happy also. They are sections that I can add to throughout the year. They start off with a couple of ideas in each some I can say and some I can’t just yet.
That makes 5 sections to the list, that doesn’t sound ambitious at all, hmmmm that might just be a first.
YOP- Year 4- Jul 14/Jun 15- List
- Sunday Sweater for Caoimhe – started 5th July 14
- Miss Marple for Elizabeth
- Eole for girls for Evelyn
- Gathering Stripes for Ruairí
- Gathering Stripes for Benjamin
- Featherweight wrap to knit
- Old Romance
- Old Town
- Drops of Firelight – started 31st Oct 13
- Sonetto Shawl
- Kir Royale
- Dark Champagne
- Nine Maidens
- Ocean Breeze
Crochet Blankets :-
- Rose Gingham Blanket – started 19th May 14
- Flanders Poppies Blanket – started 18th Apr 14
- Sam Entrelac Blanket – started 27th Jun 14
- Hills of Home Blanket – started 19th Apr 14
- Lavender Blanket
- Dahlia Blanket
- Sunflower Blanket
- Blackberry Salad Stripe Blanket
- Corner to Corner Blanket
- Crayon Blanket
- Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan
- Tetris Blanket
- Water Path Cowl – started 4th Jul 14
- Dishcloth sets x 6
- Rainbow Blankets x 3
- Baby Blanket
- Purple, Black and Cream Blanket
So there you have it the five sections set out for YOP-Year 4. As you can see some projects are wip’s and brought over some have been started this week. I’ve put in my links to my project page on ravelry for them where they are started and just to the pattern themselves where they are not started yet. In the case of the crochet blankets that have no link those are ideas and what the inspiration will be for the blanket.
Again the aim is to keep my YOP- Year 4 project page on Ravelry up to date and that can be found here. I’ve also updated the Year of Projects page at the top of the blog with the list and links which I’m hoping to keep up to date also.
With all that out of the way now lets take a look at what has been worked on this week with some pictures.
The start of this week saw me working on the Rose Gingham Blanket. With all the strips done it was time to attach them to each other. It took a little time having to change from white to pink for joining. It’s all done now and the border is left to do.
Here it is without it’s border.
I then cast on a cowl I was designing last yop year and although it turned out lovely and I still enjoy wearing it, it just wasn’t quite what I envisaged and so I never wrote up the pattern, this time I’m tweaking things in it and hoping it turns out to be the design I had originally in my head. It would be nice to write it up and get it tested this time.
I also cast on the Sunday sweater pattern for Caoimhe, just called Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater. I’m using a DK weight and I’m knitting it to a size 10 year old even though that’s what age she is she measures to 6/7 age size. The pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn but does if certain instructions for using a dk weight so I’m hoping by doing the size 10 in the dk weight it will come out a tad smaller and not swamp poor Caoimhe. It’s in her favourite colour also of purple.
This week work will continue on these projects and let’s hope for progress.
Looking forward to checking out lists and catching up with all the other yop’ers.