YOP – Year 4 week 22


This week I’ve been busy concentrating again on finishing items already started.

After looking at various types of solid squares to add to The Lavender Blanket I opted for just the diamond in the squares, squares and needed 10 more of those. They are now complete and I’ve stared adding on the green edging, as with most of the blankets I make I decide on the joining together method depending on the finish I want on the blanket. This blanket will get all the green added on then they will be joined on the back. This is how they are looking now.

The Lavender Blanket

The Lavender Blanket

Elizabeth’s Miss Marple cardigan is ready to come off the blocking mats as is my new design but from Thursday after I got home from the hospital it’s been a mixture of being caught up doing other things and then just not having the energy to do it, it’s not even a big energy job but that’s just the mindset at the moment. Both projects just need buttons adding on, the cardigan ones I have and the ones for my design I’ve had a change of heart on and have ordered others so I wouldn’t have been able to show it to you yet anyway even if I had removed it from the blocking mats.

My next article is now available for reading and can be found here.

This is a picture of the project, it’s a Lace Eyelet Shawl I designed.

Lace Eyelet Shawl

Lace Eyelet Shawl

I did start a wrap project for Evelyn earlier in the week. Something that was just a knit project with not much thinking about. I brought it with me to the hospital on Thursday so I’d have something to do should I be waiting around a bit before hand for my turn to go to theatre. I need not have worried I was in straight away and afterwards I was not going to be doing any knitting! I will update the list to reflect this totally new addition of a project.

Project notes can be found here.

Evelyn's Westlynn Wrap

Evelyn’s Westlynn Wrap

Update on the ankle –   Screws have been removed, thankfully they put me under for that as there was talk of just a local and I can’t tell you how this turned my stomach. I’m not squeamish and have a very high pain thresh hold as was witnessed on the evening this all originally happened but the thought of being awake while they did whatever was not a pleasant one, anyway out they came and 4/5 hours later I could put weight finally on my ankle after 9 weeks of no weight on it. What a weird sensation that was. I met with the physio and was given some exercises to do ahead of my first apt this Wednesday. I am walking with the aid of the two crutches, can’t wait to be shot of those let me tell you! and hopefully now it will be all about building the strength back up in my ankle, I’ll know more on Wednesday. It’s quite sore walking on it but that’s more from non-use than anything but the ankle itself aches, most of the time which is different from the pain of walking. I’m hoping this ache eases over time but I’ve my doubts as to whether it will ever actually fully go.

My project page for YOP year is up to date and can be found here.

If you want to read other blogs taking part or to take part in the yop year yourself, check out the Ravelry group here.

My list for the YOP year 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
  13. Evelyn’s Westlynn Wrap – started 25th November 14

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 – started 24th October 14
  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  – started 6th July 14- finished 31st October 14
  3. Secret Project – started 23rd August 14
  4. Ériu – started 26th August 14 – finished 18th October 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 October14
  • 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 – finished 13th October 14
  •  e. – Minty Fresh Cloths – started 13th October 14 – finished 16th October 14
  •   f. –  Cool Blue Cloths – started 20th October 14 – finished 23rd 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 – finished 31st October 14

Article Tutorials :-

Ruth x

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12 Responses to YOP – Year 4 week 22

  1. mmmyc6 says:

    You new knits always intrigue me… Looking forward to the progress!

  2. iknead2knit says:

    So happy you are back on your feet! I was on crutches for awhile a few years ago so know how you feel. Lovely, lovely projects!

  3. Renee Anne says:

    Hoooooooooray for being without extra metal utensils 🙂

  4. dottyrobins says:

    Lovely projects as always… Love the colour of the shawl x

  5. Marsha says:

    Love the wrap that you started and the color is great. I am glad to hear the screws are gone and hoping that all the aching will go away over time.

  6. gracey says:

    Glad the ankle is better…hope the rest of the time goes by quickly…..I’ll read the article later this week..but so awesome an opportunity…..

  7. Kepanie says:

    Oh, what a pretty shawl. I’m glad your ankle is making progress. The square is terrific. It has an almost magical look to it.

  8. Lucy Bowen says:

    Yay for being screw free!! Love the new article and the shawl is lovely. Hope the ache is getting better.

  9. The square is beautiful. I hope the aches do go. My arm ached throughout PT and for a few months after, but then it all went back to normal. I couldn’t even tell you which one I broke now!

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