YOP- Year 4 week 4


This week was spent working with crochet pretty much all week.

After looking at the layout of my list and how each category is grouped into 12 it seemed practical to aim for one project from each category to be completed each month. With this in mind it was time to turn my attention to clocking off some finishes in these categories.

First finish of the week came with the second cloth in the Vintage Strawberry Ruffles Set. Again the same Tunisian Simple Stitch was used for this pattern and the project page for it is here.

Vintage Strawberry Ruffles Set - cloth 2

Vintage Strawberry Ruffles Set – cloth 2

I set about finishing off the Flanders Poppies Blanket and my aim last week of getting as far as the border by this weekend was not only met but also accomplished. Here is a rough picture of it yesterday afternoon. I aim to take some proper photographs later today with a blog post tomorrow. The project page for it can be seen here. I just love how it turned out.

Flanders Poppies

Flanders Poppies

I had a delivery of yarn on Friday for upcoming projects. the yarn top to bottom on the right is for another blanket, the lavender inspired blanket on my list. The yarn along the top left is for the next design of mine, I just need to finish off the one I’m on and send it to the testers and then I can swatch for it and on the bottom left are the two balls of fondant pink needed to finish the Rose Gingham Blanket.

new project yarn

new project yarn

Having finished one blanket yesterday I did aim to try and get the border finished on the Rose Gingham Blanket and I was so close to accomplishing this, I’ve one and a half sides left to finish which hopefully this morning I can get a chunk of it done. Here is a photo of it completed without it’s border but I hope to be doing a FO post later in the week for this one also.

Rose Gingham Blanket

Rose Gingham Blanket

So taking a look at my list and with the aims I have for finishing one project out of each category this month, it means this weeks projects I’ll be working on are The Water Path Cowl which I’d ideally like off the needles by next weekend with only blocking needing doing, Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater which I am close to finishing the body off on but still leaves both sleeves, it might be a bit ambitious to hope it’s off the needles also and ready to be blocked but we all know I like a bit of ambition 🙂 I also have one last cloth in the Vintage Strawberry Ruffles Set which I should be able to squeeze in there also and lastly the finishing off of the Rose Gingham Blanket.

That covers most categories this month except the shawl one but having completed two wip’s in the blanket category I’m fairly confident I can do one blanket and two shawls next month as one shawl is a wip nearly done 🙂

That YOP list I’ve been talking about now looks like this,

YOP- Year 4- Jul 14/Jun 15- List

Garments :-

  1. Sunday Sweater for Caoimhe – started 5th July 14
  2. Miss Marple for Elizabeth
  3. Eole for girls for Evelyn
  4. Gathering Stripes for Ruairí
  5. Gathering Stripes for Benjamin
  6. Featherweight wrap to knit 
  7. Ravello
  8. Paulie
  9. Old Romance
  10. Idlewood
  11. Old Town
  12. Lawrence

Shawls :-

  1. Drops of Firelight – started 31st Oct 13
  2. Carradal
  3. Ishneich
  4. Sonetto Shawl
  5. Kir Royale
  6. Dark Champagne
  7. Malgven
  8. Morvarch
  9. Taliesin
  10. Nine Maidens
  11. Ocean Breeze
  12. Kyna

Crochet Blankets :-

  1. Rose Gingham Blanket – started 19th May 14
  2. Flanders Poppies Blanket – started 18th Apr 14 – finished 26th Jul 14
  3. Sam Entrelac Blanket – started 27th Jun 14
  4. Hills of Home Blanket – started 19th Apr 14
  5. Lavender Blanket
  6. Dahlia Blanket
  7. Sunflower Blanket
  8. Blackberry Salad Stripe Blanket
  9. Corner to Corner Blanket
  10. Crayon Blanket
  11. Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan
  12. Tetris Blanket

Designs :-

  1. Water Path Cowl – started 4th Jul 14

Gifts :- 

  1. Dishcloth sets x 6 – a. – Vintage Strawberry Ruffle Set – started 14th July
  2. Rainbow Blankets x 3
  3. Baby Blanket
  4. Purple, Black and Cream Blanket
  5. Apple Ruffle Cloth – started 7th Jul 14 – finished 8th Jul 14

My Ravelry projects page for YOP 4 is here with a full overview of wip’s and projects started.

To check out other blogs taking part in YOP 4  or to join in head over to the Ravelry group here.


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18 Responses to YOP- Year 4 week 4

  1. dottyrobins says:

    Wow…Ruth you have had a great week. The Flanders blanket looks really homely… Like it would be comforting to wrap up in. Looking forward to seeing some more pics of that and the rose gingham blanket. Well done on such a hooky week of progress x

  2. Kepanie says:

    Tremendous progress here! The blanket is wonderful. I love it’s bold colors and that edging is unique and just right for it. The second blanket is coming along fast. Look at all that great yarn. I want to touch and squish. That edging on the sole cloth has lovely texture like coral reef.

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you and I think it’s the bold solid colours that really work for the blanket and must admit it came out so much better than I envisaged 🙂

  3. iknead2knit says:

    Beautiful projects! Isn’t it fun to get yarn through the mail? I love the anticipation!

  4. Marsha says:

    The poppies blanket is fantastic but I think I love the gingham even more. Your tunisian crochet is looking very good. Great progress this week again. And the new yarn made my mouth water and finger itch.

  5. Renee Anne says:

    Woohoo for a lovely blanket. Lovely other things, too, but I do love that blanket 🙂

  6. Lucy Bowen says:

    Wow – I love the gingham blanket, can’t wait to see it finished. Flanders poppies is fabulous and I do like your Tunisian stitch cloths.

  7. Honestly it boggles my mind that you can work on and finish more than one blanket at a time. Usually after one blanket I need a break of several months before I have the energy to start another. I guess that’s one more reason why I knit socks :0

  8. mmmyc6 says:

    You rock! Those blankets at amazing… And I must learn to Tunisian as amazingly as you!

  9. Gracey says:

    Good plan…I’m loving both of your blankets….

  10. I wrote a big reply and it wouldn’t post so I’ll try again but it will be short. Loving all your projects and especially the blankets which are gorgeous.

  11. P.S. I came over to your blog..as I was having problems going through Ravelry…..as for the the Blackberry Salad..November would be great as I haven’t chosen colors yet nor ordered yarn for that project and this time I want to use inspiration as my color guide. I’ll be ready by then to startit. Thanks!

  12. Gwenyth Love says:

    Such a successful week! Everything is coming along very nicely!

  13. Kim sabel says:

    I love the Flanders Poppies blanket and what a lovely haul of new yarn. Thanks for welcoming me to the YOP group.

  14. Julia says:

    The Rose Gingham Blanket is just lovely. You’re making great progress!

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