YOP – Year 4 week 15


This past week has been a busy week project wise, throw in a check up on my leg which completely tired me out for a the remainder of the week, more on that further down, but I did manage a finish or two.

Firstly let me say I finished Ériu and she’s looking gorgeous. I know, I know I’m saying that myself but she is. I’m blocking her later this morning once this post is finished and I’m hoping when she’s dry that I can get some good photographs of it.

I did finish two of the Sunshine cloths for a set of 3 in between doing the article project. That is done with just some photographs to be taken and then it all pulled together into one cohesive article. But here are the sunshine cloths.

Sunshine cloths

Sunshine cloths

I worked a few rows on Elizabeth’s Miss Marple cardigan, not many but this is how it’s looking. I am hoping to spend more on this in the next week or so and make good headway into it, it’s just about freeing up time from other projects to do that.

Elizabeth's Miss Marple

Elizabeth’s Miss Marple

That is pretty much all I can show you for the moment, the other finishes I do have to hold onto for now.

I’m now working on my next design an inspiration of Equinox Neoknitic and I can show you a teaser photo of that.

Equinox Neoknitic

Equinox Neoknitic

This week I’ll also be working on more cloths as I’ve had a few orders for some, once those are out of the way it will be back to Elizabeth’s Miss Marple. I do have a few other projects to get started on from the list but until I know I can devote time to them I’m a little reluctant to start them. Instead I’m going to concentrate on what I have started.

As I said earlier I had a check up on my leg and needed to get the staples taken out. This meant a change of cast. I’m now sporting a lovely purple one.

I shall wear purple...

I shall wear purple…

It also gave me a chance to learn the full extent of what I did. I knew roughly but had been so out of things on the pain medication that I didn’t comprehend it all.

I completely dislocated my foot from my ankle which now has two large screws holding it in place which will come out in 10 weeks time. The dr was pleased with how well that was looking and how it hadn’t moved, I’m rather pleased also let me tell you. On top of that I broke my tibia about half way up my leg and I broke a shin bone at the back of my shin. So as you can see not much damage!!! Talk about doing a job right. I’m back in four weeks to re-assess the whole thing and see what’s going to be happening, until then under no circumstance am I to put weight on the leg/foot, seriously do you think I’m tempted to do that! Heck no and I also have to rest as the dr was not happy with the swelling in the foot. Note it has been in the position in the picture for 90% of the day from I came home as I find moving around slow and tiring. I have reached the point where I can move around the house without being tired out but the trip to the hospital and having to go long stretches there completely tired me out the other day, who’d have guessed and most evenings I’m either achy on a good evening or down right in pain. Let’s hope that eases off over the coming weeks. They did tell me it will be a slow process getting better and healed.

In future I shall stick to walking my dogs I think!

Anyway let’s get back to the yop update.

You can read other blogs taking part in the yop year here or take part yourself, it’s never to late.

My project page for yop- year 4 is up to date with notes and can be found here.

My 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 – finished 1st October 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 – finished 29th September 14
  •  c. – Mint Cloths – started 1st October 14 – finished 4th October 14
  •  d. – Sunshine Cloths – started 5th October 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 15

  1. iknead2knit says:

    Oh my! What happened? I’ve been out of touch! Lovely projects, though.

  2. Lucy Bowen says:

    At least it sounds as though it is healing, if slowly. I hope the pain recedes soon. I love the sunshine cloths and the colour of Miss Marple is devine.

  3. cleancup says:

    wow. I’m glad your leg if healing! that’s quite the break(s) 😦 your teaser photo is much appreciated– I’ll check back for more in the next few weeks.

  4. Oh my! I miss one week and look what happens! An exercise class? Really? And to think I was just going to start exercising….I will rethink that idea. Not really but I am so sorry for your accident and your pain. I wish I could help you out as you probably could use a nursemaid at least to get your tea and your yarns. You’ll probably gets lots done on your projects now.
    Speaking of projects I love the sweater and the Sunshine cloths are exactly that…sunshine. How cheery they are for the kitchen. I can’t wait to see your shawl and I love the look of your new Celtic knit. You are doing really well considering all you have set out for yourself to accomplish. Have a pain free healthy week my friend.

  5. Gracey says:

    OUCH!!!!!!! Rest, it really is the only way to heal….and hopefully the pain and exhaustion ease….you have some lovely projects going on..intrigued by the new design…

  6. dottyrobins says:

    Love the set of sunshine cloths…. I do hope you are getting lots of rest and are out of pain soon xx

  7. Marsha says:

    Since you have to rest your foot as much as possible, I see a lot of crafting going on in your house. I am glad to hear it is healing so well. Will look forward to the photos of the sweater you completed. Your projects always make me smile. You make them so interesting with buttons, or edging or something that just brightens up the project.

  8. Iris says:

    Goodness, it sounds like you have done a real number on your leg! Glad to hear it seems to be healing up well.

    I’m really looking forward to pictures of Eriu and the dishcloths made me smile. So sunny and happy looking. 🙂

    Curious about your design project!

  9. Yikes! I hope you heal quickly.

  10. Good grief! When you do something, you’re thorough 🙂 Take it easy! Overdoing now will slow your recovery. Those sunshine cloths are very happy!

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