YOP – Year 5 week 12

YOP 5a

This week I’ve made progress on my Forest Moon of Endor socks, the first sock is now at the heel. These like my shawl are weekend projects that I seem to only touch then. I tend to keep during the week for design work. I’m really liking the long colour repeats on this Zauberball and the pattern is not completely lost. I won’t say I’m in too much favour of knitting with black, it is such a hard colour to knit with but I do love the effect so I guess it was worth it. I’m also really liking how much more open the lace is than I thought it would be.


I worked last Sunday on just my Streusel shawl. I love this pattern, it is open and lacy and yet makes a great tv project. I really love this skein of Sea Silk I’m using as well and I’m looking forward to this completed shawl.


So with those being the weekend projects during the week I’ve been working on my next design. I can show you this now because I ripped this out and started again because I just wasn’t completely happy with it and that is just not good enough. What I can tell you is this design is called Fíorghrá (fear-graw) which means true love in Irish and lace and beads are featured heavily. I have re-started it and I am much happier with the design now.



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
  2. Alban Eilir Cowl


  1. Streusel started Sept 13th


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 12

  1. The Endor socks are simply divine. Zauerball has been on my yarn list for quite a while now and that color scheme is so elegant. I’m glad you liked Susan Anderson’s sock pattern as that is the only one I use now. But I should try some others really. I love your designs you’ve done so far and the yarns and shawls are so pretty.

  2. Streusel Pattern + Sea Silk – GORGEOUS
    I’ll be keeping a close eye on those Forest Moon of Endor socks of yours. The pattern is still calling to me, but the laciness is still putting me off.

    • Ruth says:

      I love the pattern and can see why your drawn to it, for your charity socks it may be too lacey as it opens out a fair bit but or your own personal pair it could be perfect.

  3. Lucy Bowen says:

    Gosh I love all of those. Love the patterning on your socks, love, love, love streusel and the colour of your new design is scrumptious!

  4. Becki says:

    Well, I’m truly in love with all those yarns and colors. What beautiful projects – every one. Fíorghrá

  5. Iris says:

    Beautiful projects Ruth! Love the rich colours of the Forest of Endor socks, and your new design already looks very pretty!

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