YOP – Year 5 week 10

YOP 5a

What a week!

Schools are back, new routines are to be learnt and there is a certain amount of adjustment as that happens for everyone. Trying to fit in designing time has been interesting and challenging but another week or two and it shall all slot into place and find its own groove.

This week I managed to get last weeks sample finished, this I consider a success for the week! No I didn’t get to start a great many other things that were planned but with the sample done I can now begin on those this week. I’ll have the photo shoot today hopefully if the weather co-operates later today for the sample knit. I need to finish adding some items to the draft pattern and it will be ready for testing later this week. I’m expecting by the time it’s edited and tested it will be on sale early to mid October.

I have a recent test knit that’s gone back to editing for its final look through and it should be coming on sale in the next couple of weeks.

What I need to do now is get started on the next sample that has been patiently waiting.


I cast on today my The Forest Moon of Endor socks for SKA September’s challenge. I’m using this Zauberball in Cafe Flair, it’s got some long colour sections so I hope the pattern will show up on these. Not much done on these so no real point in showing anything of them yet.


Later this week Blue Peninsula are having a Neckwear KAL which is running from Sept 10th through to Oct 15th. I’m going to be knitting the pattern Streusel in this hank of Sea Silk I found when doing a stash dive for some yarn. Best intentions is to finish it within the time but we shall see I just have a need to add some more shawls and wraps to my collection as they are my most worn knitted items. I might add I don’t even have a section for this on my list!!


My YOP list is looking something like this;


Year of Projects 5 List


  1. Hulst Socks KAL started Jun 21st – finished Jul 19th
  2. Paraphernalia
  3. Basic Ribbed Socks
  4. The Forest Moon of Endor  started Sept 1st
  5. Zigzagular Socks
  6. Hedgerow Socks 
  7. Vanilla Latte Socks
  8. Hermione’s Everyday Socks
  9. How I Make My Socks started Jul 22nd – finished Aug 16th
  10. How I Make My Socks
  11. River Rapids Socks
  12. Saxifrage
  13. Willowherb
  14. Dawlish
  15. Milfoil


Over the next 12 months my aim is to publish 10-12 patterns

  1. Cosán Cowl


My Ravelry project page for this YOP -Year 5 can be found here.

To read other blogs taking part in YOP – Year 5 check out the Ravelry group here.


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9 Responses to YOP – Year 5 week 10

  1. Good luck getting the routines sorted out. My sister is going through the same now, with high drama about the mandatory literacy tests.

    I keep going back to look at Forest Moon of Endor socks. Love the pattern, but it’s the laciness that makes me hesitate. Lacy socks aren’t accepted for donation.

    Streusel looks gorgeous. Reminds me a bit of French Can Can – another pattern I moon over!

    • Ruth says:

      I’ll let you know just how lacey the lace is and I must look up this French Can Can, perhaps I need to also knit this seeing as I’m throwing caution to the wind here as regards the list!

  2. Lucy Bowen says:

    Hope the routine settles this week. Your yarn all looks fabulous, especially the sea silk.

  3. Becki says:

    As I write this you are probably doing your photo shoot. I look forward to seeing some of those pictures! The yarns you’ve pictured here are just gorgeous, Ruth. And I love that Streusel scarf/shawlette. :^)

  4. Ann says:

    I love all your yarn, especially the Zauberball. That will be interesting to see how it knits up. I hope that patterning shows through for you. Have fun with the KAL. The shawl you choose is very pretty.

  5. Iris says:

    The start of the school year is tough, isn’t it. That said, so is the summer break, which, at least for us, had it’s own challenges… I blame that for my failure to complete the testknit on time (so sorry!!). It is done, btw, although there are no buttons yet. I’ll post it to the group and fill in the questionnaire today.

    Also, I love the colours of the Zauberball yarn – so pretty!

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