YOP – Year 4 week 8


The new projects this week that have been started have been worked on in bursts where the time has allowed.

Project wise what has happened is Drops of Firelight has been finished and blocked and is ready to come off the blocking mats today. There will be a FO post this week about it and about the Rainbow Squares blanket which got finished but time just didn’t allow a FO post. I did get a FO post about Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater in here if you want to read about that.

Some new projects were cast on such as the Eole cardigan for Evelyn. I started off good until Friday night when it was one of those nights where whatever project I worked on mistakes were made. I forgot to put in a buttonhole on Eole which required some tinkering back and fixing on Saturday evening, it is now all fixed but not much progress got made on it. I’m using a light pink dk tweed for this cardigan, it’s the same type yarn as the purple I used in Caoimhe’s just a pale pink.

Eole for Evelyn

Eole for Evelyn

The second project cast on was the rainbow blanket, this is the second one I need of three. For this I opted for a corner to corner type blanket. I haven’t done a corner to corner blanket before and I didn’t realise how quickly it worked up. This is the progress after only a few hours one of the days during the week.

Rainbow Corners Blanket - Rainbow blanket #2

Rainbow Corners Blanket – Rainbow blanket #2

When visiting friends this week I made some lovely tea light holders for them, I forgot to take pictures of those four ones but I loved them so much I decided to make some more. This is a fifth one I made. For next week I’ll find the link to the site I used for these.

Crochet thread tealight holders

Crochet thread tealight holders

On Friday evening I got some interesting and exciting news which although I can’t share right now it did mean the start of a new project that again I can’t show right now, what I can say is it’s for A Land Close By. That doesn’t sound very exciting or interesting for you all does it but I’m quite excited about it It will be listed under my design section as secret project until I can share it.

This week the plan is to work on the Eole for Evelyn, the Rainbow Corners Blanket and the Secret Project. I am hoping to fit in another tea light holder or two, actually this might make some great gifts so I may need some more of them. With this being the last week of August I’m not so sure we shall fit in many more finishes.

My Ravelry project page is updated and can be found here

To read about the group and others taking part or to join in yourself, we love new members at any stage through the year, you can read all about it here.

My updated list looks like;

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

Garments :-

  1. Sunday Sweater for Caoimhe – started 5th July 14- finished 2nd August 14
  2. Miss Marple for Elizabeth
  3. Eole for girls for Evelyn – started 19th August 14
  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 October 13 – finished 19th August 14
  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- finished 27th July 14
  2. Flanders Poppies Blanket – started 18th April 14 – finished 26th July 14
  3. Sam Entrelac Blanket – started 27th June 14
  4. Hills of Home Blanket – started 19th April 14
  5. Lavender Blanket
  6. Dahlia Blanket
  7. Sunflower Blanket
  8. Blackberry Salad Stripe Blanket
  9. African Flower Blanket
  10. Crayon Blanket
  11. Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan
  12. Tetris Blanket

Designs :-

  1. Flowing Uphill – started 4th July 14- finished 29th July 14
  2. Equinox Stone – started 6th July 14
  3. Secret Project – started 23rd August 14

Gifts :- 

  • Rainbow Blankets x 3-
  •                                               a. – Rainbow Squares – started 2nd August 14 – finished 17th August 14
  •                                               b. – Rainbow Corners – started 20th August 14
  • Dishcloth sets x 6 –
  •                                         a. – Vintage Strawberry Ruffle Set – started 14th July 14
  • Baby Blanket
  • Purple, Black and Cream Blanket
  • Apple Ruffle Cloth – started 7th July 14 – finished 8th July 14
  • Tea Light Holders – started 20th August 14

Ruth x

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12 Responses to YOP – Year 4 week 8

  1. Nicky says:

    I love your progress; they all are beautiful! I can’t wait to see the pattern for the tea light candle holders. Those are sooooo lovely, I just want to make one in every colour. 😀

  2. Loving all your projects! The sweater turned out perfect in fit and color. She is such a lovely girl and the purple looks so great on her. I love tweeds myself and I’m using 2 different ones in 2 different projects right now. Evelyn’s sweater is so sweet and I can’t wait to see it take shape. What is the orange thread for or is that the edging?
    The corner to corner is darling! Are the blankets for the kids? Secret project huh? Now you’ve got my curiosity up.
    Notes are much appreciated on patterns as I don’t know if I would have attempted a shawl until Alicia Paulson stated that it was one of her most enjoyed knitting projects and she was right. I really pay attention to others comments on patterns, yarns, etc. I love those tea light holders. How adorable are they? They make a great small gift without a huge outlay of cash yet still handmade. Have a great week and much success on your “secret project”.

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you, the orange thread is a provisional cast on and the blankets are a gift for some babies due to be born in a month or so. Shawls are addictive as you’ll see from the amount I like to knit 🙂

  3. Marsha says:

    Great progress this week. I have been eyeing the C2C blankets and might just have to give one a whirl when I finish my other projects that have deadlines. The new sweater is great and love the colors. Sorry you had to tink it back but it was worth it.

    • Ruth says:

      Oh it will be worth it, it was more the night that was in it and my own attention to it that was at fault, the cardigan instructions are crystal clear. You won’t believe how quickly those C2C’s grow, certainly worth a try.

  4. Kepanie says:

    Ooh! I wanna try a corner to corner blanket. I’ll hop over to Rav after reading this post. I’m so curious about your news! It sounds like such an open door for you.

  5. Kim sabel says:

    The cardigan cast on for Evelyn looks lovely, I love tweedy yarn. I’ve never seen a patten for a C2C blanket before, looks like an interesting construction process, the colours are really pretty too……………..you’ll soon have all your gift blankets completed at this rate. Those tea light holders will make lovely gifts.

  6. Ylva says:

    I’ve never done a corner to corner myself but they look really cool! I love the rainbow effect on yours, really lovely. And Yay for secret project and things moving further! Can’t wait to see the result 🙂

  7. silkandwool says:

    I really like the blanket! What stitch does it use? One thing I really like about crochet is how mush faster than knitting it can go.

  8. Iris says:

    Love the rainbow blanket and the cute little tea light holders!

    Looking forward to that FO post!!

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