YOP – Year 4 week 11


This week I’ve gotten some finishes in.

First up Eole for Evelyn. It was blocked last Sunday, it got it’s threads finished and yesterday I made it to the LYS shop yesterday and picked up some buttons some lovely sparkly ones. Here are a few roughly taken pictures. I’ll do a FO post this week with some better shots taken.

Eole for Evelyn

Eole for Evelyn

I have tried it on quickly and it’s a gorgeous fit and size on Evelyn.

I have also just finished the Rainbow Corners Blanket but again need to take pictures of that, I will also be doing a FO post for that.

Rainbow Corners Blanket

Rainbow Corners Blanket

I’ve been giving this a bobble edge (tutorial for which came from ayarnyrobin blog) as well to tie it into the same theme as the first as these blankets all three are going to some very special little triplets who have just arrived so I need to move myself along with the third blanket.

Speaking of the third blanket, I will be starting it off today once I decide on what kind of pattern to do. Any ideas for a third rainbow themed blanket?


Bobble Edging on Rainbow Corners Blanket

Bobble Edging on Rainbow Corners Blanket

Having finished Eole for Evelyn I made a start on Elizabeth’s cardigan for the Winter. Again I chose a pattern by Nadia Cretin Lechenne, Eole was a pattern from her as well, this time I chose the pattern Miss Marple . Elizabeth chose this colour yarn for her cardigan and we have the buttons already picked out, she came with me to the LYS shop yesterday so we are a step ahead this time. I’m also giving continental knitting a go with this project, I hope by the end of the project I’ll have gotten used to it.

Elizabeth's Miss Marple

Elizabeth’s Miss Marple

Design wise I’ve some sneak pictures of Ériu the shawl,



and the provisional cast on for Equinox Stone, this project I’m designing has what I’m terming some Neoknitic, I’m looking forward to showing you all that.

Equinox Stone

Equinox Stone

While at the hairdressers this week I did also start the third cloth in the Vintage Strawberry Ruffle Cloth set, I didn’t take a picture of that but will this coming week.

So there you have it, the progress made this week. Project being worked on this coming week will be the third rainbow blanket once a pattern is decided on, Miss Marple and both designs.

What are you working on this week?

My Ravelry project page for this yop year is updated and can be found here.

If you want to read other blogs taking part in this yop year or to join in, we have people join throughout the year, the group details can be found here.

My list for this year now looks like this,

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 – started 11th September 14
  3. Eole for girls for Evelyn – started 19th August 14 – finished 13th September 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
  4. Ériu – started 26th 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 – finished 13th September 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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16 Responses to YOP – Year 4 week 11

  1. Astonishing how much you get done in a week! And people think I’m a finisher! Holy moley Ruth, you put my humble efforts to shame 😉

    As for another rainbow blanket, I’ve always liked Blackberry salad, although Leaping Stripes also looks nice! Whatever you pick, I’m sure it’ll be lovely!

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you and I can’t finish socks like you can, they elude me everytime.
      I love Blackberry Salad and have one down for myself for this year so I might just look into Leaping Stripes that sounds interesting and fun at the same time.

  2. dottyrobins says:

    I love your finishes and agree with minding my own stitches about how much you seem to accomplish in 1 week. I like the simple granny stripe blanket by lucy at attic 24, cant beat a good granny x

  3. I can only echo what the others have said in that – wow you get a lot done in a week! Everything looks lovely 🙂

  4. You must have worked for both of us this week! (I did not get much handwork done) The finished sweater is simply precious for little Lady Evelyn and she certainly should have some sparkly buttons for her beautiful sweater. I’m also loving that pink for Elizabeth…she has good taste. Now that you’ve done rainbow squares and stripes maybe you should do circles. I might have one out on my “favorites” page in Ravelry if you look in blankets and certainly there must be one on Pinterest. Or just do a search on rainbow blanket patterns and see what you come up with. The Celtic design is gorgeous! Have a wonderful week.

    • Ruth says:

      It was more a need to get the blanket done that spurred me on and now that they’ve been born I need to move myself even more. Good idea on the circles, I’ll go off for a search and see what I can find.

  5. Christine says:

    Love the Eole sweater, and I look very forward to seeing the progress of the miss marple one. That c2c blanket is breath taking….

  6. Kepanie says:

    OMGosh, shopping tell me little Miss Evelyn is that big already?! Boy how time flies. I love her cardigan. And the fact that you’re knitting garments for your beloved children is so wonderful. I’ve been embroiled in PTA box that I haven’t really been crafting.

  7. Marsha says:

    The Miss Marple is a lovely pattern. Good luck on the Continental knitting. I have tried and just can not achieve it. I will stay with my English/Scottish throwing type I do. It is fast and I enjoy the rythmn it creates for me. The blanket is so nice and lovely. And the completed sweater is quite striking with the sparkly buttons on it.

  8. Iris says:

    Oh wow, beautiful FOs, and Eriu looks stunning – can’t wait to see more of it!

    • Iris says:

      Also – I’m a continental knitter. Having grown up in Germany it was just the way I learned. I’ve never managed to learn the English method, even though I’ve been shown a few times. I can do it once I’ve had a look at it, but then I seem to instantly forget it all again once I put the needles down and revert back to type! 😉

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