YOP – Year 4 Week 13


A day late with this weeks post but considering the event filled weekend I’m doing pretty good.

On Friday evening I slipped and fell breaking a bone in my ankle and popping the ankle joint out of place. So I spent the weekend between two different hospitals getting it popped back in and screwed into place and plastered up. I’m looking at having this wonderful cast for the next 10/12 weeks. I’m slowly getting used to using the crutches…NOT, but I’m sure by the end I’ll have mastered them (trying to insert some optimism here)


Here we are: the troublesome leg, after I got home yesterday evening up and resting as  at this point it was sore after the tiny amount of moving I did getting home from the hospital.

What I can see happening is some knitting and crochet work being done and afterall that’s the kind of update we are all here for isn’t it.

I have been steadily working away on the Rainbow Chevrons Blanket and the purple stripe is done even though I’ve only photographed as far as the blue, Friday evening happened so please excuse it. I was expecting a finish on this over the weekend but it will have to be a mid week finish this week.

It has to get a red stripe at the top and I will then measure it against the other blankets but I’m hoping that brings it tall enough so it can have it’s bobble edging popped on. I won’t tell you what colour that will be yet, I’ll keep that as a surprise.

Rainbow Chevrons Blanket

Rainbow Chevrons Blanket

I also started a set of cloths for my Aunt. I’m crocheting up a simple out of my head pattern which I’m rather liking. I’ve not photographed them just yet as I need to give them to her first before showing them off but this might just be the pattern for the remainder of the cloths I need to do on the run up to Christmas.

I also have reached the casting off part for the pain body part for Ériu, I want to add on a border but I need to see first if the border will work. I will be taking a picture of what it’s like now so watch out perhaps on instagram/twitter/facebook and you might just catch it there before next week.

You may also have or have not noticed a mini blog makeover. I’ve given it more a look of a website with a static front page and tabs for the other items and I’ve brought A Land Close By over under the one tab. The reason for this is to have more of a streamlined webpage/blog as I was recently asked to be the mummypages.ie knitting and crochet expert and all going well will be writing up my first tutorial article in the next week or so. The aim is to finish the blanket and then work on the article piece, again I need to check how much I can show off, but perhaps the finished piece with a link to the article could work.

My Ravelry notes for all the projects are up to date and can be found here.

To take part in yop 4 or to read other blogs who are you can find all that here.

My own yop list 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
  •                     c. –  Rainbow Chevrons – started 15th September 14
  • Dishcloth sets x 6 –
  •  a. – Vintage Strawberry Ruffle Set – started 14th July 14 – finished 20th September 14
  •  b. – Mint Stripe Cloths – started 21st September 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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21 Responses to YOP – Year 4 Week 13

  1. kimmery4 says:

    Well, I am just so sorry about your leg–but umm..better your leg than you hand! Think of all the creating you will get done! 😉 I really like the look of your blog and congrats on your new endeavor. You are so talented –is there nothing you can’t do? You take care now, and let that lovely family of yours wait on you a bit.

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you Kim and yes so much better my leg than my hand. Now to just do the waiting on bit I think that may be my hardest lesson of all even more than the crutches. 🙂

  2. Ouch. Very very sorry about your leg. Am I a very bad person for thinking “Phew, leg not arm: that means lots of sitting down and knitting.”?

  3. dottyrobins says:

    Oh poor you…. my son only asked me the other day, if I had to choose to have a broken bone, either arm or leg which would it be. Of course the answer was easy… leg… because I would have a good excuse for sitting down and hooking… but now I’ve read your post I’m not so sure either is fun… I just hope your not in pain at all xx

    • Ruth says:

      Leg is certainly more preferable to hand or arm so your right, a little discomfort but I guess that’s to be expected, I’ll just have to craft my way through it all.

  4. Marsha says:

    RUTH! I am so sorry to hear about your ankle. Thank goodness it was not a hand or arm. Then you would have been a very sad girl. Your blanket will be so nice when completed and I am looking forward to seeing the finished product. Your edgings are always so eye popping. Your new blog layout is great. Looks so professional and all. You rest, grab yarn, create and enjoy a little down time.

  5. Lucy Bowen says:

    Wow, as always you have so much going on!! I’m sorry you had to break anything, and can only imagine how hard that is with the kids. However, every cloud – loads of enforced crafting time!! I love the blanket and congratulations on your new venture.

  6. soknitsome says:

    Your blog and website look great. Hope you’re back on your feet soon!

  7. Mrs P says:

    Oh dear I do hope you are not in too much pain, get well soon x

  8. Silverlotus says:

    Yikes! I hope your ankle heals quickly and without any complications. On the bright side, you may have more time to knit and crochet. 😉

    (Morvarch is also in my queue. It is lovely!)

  9. Ouch! Although that is a great looking cast! Hopefully the kids are fetching and carrying for you. You’ll have to take it easy for the next while – in my experience broken bones ache as the day goes on and even more so if you overdo! Love the ripples so far!

  10. Renee Anne says:

    Well, we were wondering in the YOP Group where you were….and I guess a broken ankle covers it! Booooo! Hopefully all the children will behave themselves (and the older ones keep an eye or two on the littler ones – I can already imagine the shenanigans Little Man would get up to if I were laid up with a broken ankle). Hope you heal quickly and without problems! And get all the crafting done!

  11. KerryCan says:

    It’s so good you have knitting to keep you occupied and distracted!

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