YOP – Year 4 week 25


This week I finished off a couple of projects. This piece was completed for this months article as well as it being a gift piece. It’s been gifted and loved and I now need to write the article for it.


I discovered late last Sunday I was going to run out of yarn to finish off Caoimhe’s Westlynn Wrap. I ordered some and thankfully it arrived towards the end of the week and last night I put the last few rows onto the wrap and cast off. It now just needs threads finishing along with buttons for all three wraps. This now completes all my Christmas gift knitting.

Caoimhe's Westlynn Wrap

Caoimhe’s Westlynn Wrap

This my Christmas gift knitting now complete it’s time to concentrate on what I’m changing my yop list to next week. My old list just simply won’t work with what’s happening in the new year so the decision came down to either changing the list to allow me to still continue on with yop year or else bow out. Naturally I decided to just simply change the list after all there are no hard and fast rules.

Just as a fun project late last night I cast on this hat that I’m making up as I go along. I sure do hope my numbers are right on it. It’s a simple 2×2 ribbed hat, what makes it exciting is I’m knitting it with some handspun yarn I picked up a couple of weeks back from a fair I was hat. The lady was handspinning it from fleece she got from her Jacobs sheep on her farm. Needless to say I spent most of my time at that fair chatting to that lady about spinning. Especially as it’s something I want to get more into next year. That’s just for fun, not for my yop list though lol But I’m sure I’ll show and share that journey with you.

A hat

A hat

My projects page for all my yop projects are up to date and it can be found and read here.

To read other blogs taking part in this yop year or indeed to take part yourself, check out our Ravelry group here.

Let’s take one last look at what will be the old yop list,

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- finished 1st December 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 – finished 1st December 14
  14. Elizabeth’s Westlynn Wrap – started 6th December 14 – finished 8th December 14
  15. Caoimhe’s Westlynn Wrap – started 12 December 14 – finished 20th December 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
  5. Sean Bláthanna

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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14 Responses to YOP – Year 4 week 25

  1. dottyrobins says:

    Congratulations on finishing your Christmas knitting… What a great feeling that must be xx
    Have a wonderful Christmas time xx

  2. Renee Anne says:

    I don’t know why I didn’t bother writing about it but I, too, have finished the dreaded Christmas knitting 🙂 It’s not all shipped but it’s all done!

  3. Lucy Bowen says:

    Love the cushion and the wrap. Well done on finishing up the Christmas knitting. I’m looking forward to seeing your new list.
    Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas x

  4. mmmyc6 says:

    Merry merry Christmas to you and your family! I love the feeling of being finished christmas knitting…
    I too may have to edit my YoP list…. Life is funny like that…

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you and a very merry Christmas to you and your family. It is funny isn’t it that way and I look forward to seeing the changes on your list.

  5. Mrs P says:

    Thank goodness the yarn arrived in time !!!! I’m looking forward to following your adventures in the new year. Seasons greetings to you and yours xx

  6. Marsha says:

    24 items completed on your list. That is fantastic. OF course you can change your list anytime you want. You have done an amazing job and will be excited to how the list changes for the coming 6 months.

  7. gracey says:

    Jacobs…I love those sheep! Can’t wait to see the changes…..have a wonderful holiday!

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