This week is the last week and the end of our 4th Year of Projects. It is a week about looking back at our original lists and seeing what was accomplished. A round up of what was before the new lists for YOP- Year 5 are revealed.
YOP- Year 4 was a funny year for me as I started off with my list and was working fine but my Christmas I was designing more and wanting to concentrate more on that so I changed my list in January to reflect that but what then happened is 90% of what I was working on then couldn’t be shown until it was released and so I was posting snapshots and it all got a bit boring so from the end of January until end of May I dropped off the radar and I missed the blogging, the setting goals, seeing them achieved and the weekly drop in and see how everyone was getting on. I’ve been doing this from the very start and I missed the connecting in with fellow yopers the most.
So as I broke my yop year into two halves I’m going to look at it in two halves. I started off with my list down in 5 sections and most of what was contained in the sections were patterns on my favourites list or patterns already in my Ravelry library.
On Ravelry I have a YOP 4 folder with links to all the patterns, that can be found here.
The first section was Garments. Out of all 12 garments that was listed for this section I got 6 done. 3 of those were officially on the list and the other 3 were added in just before Christmas. I actually never did get finished pictures of the three Westlynn Wraps I did for the girls. They got great wear out of them last winter and will fit again this winter. I may not have knit all in this section but I also have no wip’s from this section to carry forward which is sometimes just as good.
The second section on the list had been shawls. Now I love shawls, I love everything about them from knitting them to wearing and all parts in between so I had a list of 12 shawls that I wanted for my collection. These were a bit of my own selfish knitting, these were just going to be for me. I got one done and it had been a wip from YOP 3! Again I have no wip’s from this section and in fact have no shawls on my needles at all….yet!
The third section was a section of crochet blankets. I enjoyed very much working on these in the first 6 months of YOP 4. Some are still wip’s such as the Lavender Blanket the Sam Entrelac Blanket and the Hills of Home I did complete two of the patterns and I made three other blankets for gifts and one of those was a corner to corner pattern so from the original section three were done and considering these were all done by mid October I was pleased as I didn’t return to this section.
The fourth section was gifts. This section was relatively small and consisted of dishcloth sets and three of the above blankets, the rainbow ones were in this section to be gifted. There were two other blanket items for gifts that I’m not even sure who they were for but they were never started. I had aimed to complete 6 dishcloth sets and I tend to gift 3 cloths in a set so a total of 18 cloths. On counting back through the projects I managed to complete 24 different cloths and I still could have done with more.
The last section to this list was a design section and this is the section I concentrated on most after Christmas until as I said I felt the posts were getting boring with a “sorry can’t show you yet” type of theme. Right now many of those projects and ideas are becoming patterns for sale so although I’m not going to show you right now what was produced from this section over the next few months in my group here you will get to see them all as they are released. What I can say is there was enough worked on to keep me busy writing up and releasing for the next few months. Which hopefully should let other ideas come forward for designs.
So out of the originally posted 57 proposed projects listed at the start of YOP 4 I completed 36 projects. This does not count any projects in the design section or the two or three randomly made projects that I made just because. Considering I also went a.w.o.l. for 5 months I rather pleased with that number and didn’t quite expect it to be so high for only counting 4 out of the 5 sections. This also doesn’t count present wips from this year. All in all I think I can call that a successful YOP year.
This past week I’ve cast on a second pair of Danu Fingerless Gloves, I’m now close to finishing the second glove which I hope will be finished this afternoon. I also cast on the Hulst sock I’m knitting as part of a KAL in the Blue Peninsula group. I’m now as far as the foot.
That wraps up the YOP -Year 4 list and its projects.
Next week YOP – Year 5 will begin with fresh new lists, old and new members and hopefully as much excitement and anticipation as ever.
Should you wish to join in or read more about the actual YOP year or other blogs taking part then just check out our Ravelry group here.