YOP – Year 5 week 14

YOP 5a

This week has been a very productive week with great visible chunks of progress made on projects.

The first Forest Moon of Endor sock is complete with the second about to be cast on.

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I want this pair done as I’ve already been thinking of the October sock for the SKA October challenge. I’ve gotten it down to between Leonore and Fledermaus. I’m trying to decide which of my yarns might not swallow up either pattern. I really wish I was near the end of all this variegated/self striping sock yarn that I have. But before I can think about casting on a second pair of socks what I must first do is finish up either the second Forest Moon of Endor sock or else finish up;

Streusel, which is now on the decreases and hopefully I will make good progress with those over the course of today. Last week I did complete all the increases but I did have 66 g of yarn left and I wanted to use all of this skein in the shawl so instead of increasing further I continued on without any further increases until I had 42g of yarn left, this should be enough to finish off the decrease section of the shawl with a few g’s to spare…it sounds good in theory doesn’t it but as to whether it shall work out like that, well stay tuned!


I’ve made great progress with the new sample knit of a design I’ve been doing this week. The pattern is now ready to be drafted from the notes I’ve been taking and charts made. I’ve a bit of swatching to do this week and a new design is finishing up its test knit and will be coming out this week.

I also got one further cloth made this week on the school runs.

So the list, let’s see how that is looking now;


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


  1. 2 Cloths finished Sept 25th
  2. 1 Cloth finished Oct 2nd


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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13 Responses to YOP – Year 5 week 14

  1. simmingrome says:

    Here’s to finishing the The Forest Moon of Endor very soon. I really do like the colour of the yarn. -Ramona

  2. Ann says:

    Your sock turned out great. The colorway is pretty, and yet doesn’t swallow up the design. It’s funny how we all love that variegated yarn, but it can be problematic when choosing patterns. Streusel is looking good too – love the delicate edging.

  3. Becki says:

    That Forest Moon of Endor sock is so striking! I love how that blue shows the pattern so prettily – peaking out from the dark color. It’s a very neat effect. While I have total confidence in you, I wonder (with the Streusel) if you feel as nervous as I do when trying to finish something before the yarn runs out. It is such a sweet looking scarf/shawlette.

  4. Now that I’ve clicked through the links for Leonore and Fledermaus my queue’s two patterns longer! I really like both, but if it were me I’d go with Fledermaus – a little more going on there than just twisted stitches. If you do decide on Leonore I’d look for a solid coloured smooth yarn so that the pattern really pops.

    Forest Moon of Endor looks great! Funny about variegated yarn … now that I’ve started on Mystik Spiral socks I find myself wishing I had more self-striping and variegated yarn leftovers 🙂

    • Ruth says:

      I have the exact same thoughts on Leonore and Fledermaus, I love what’s going on with Fledermaus it is a far more visually interesting sock. Haha I picked up two favourites for myself from your two socks so I guess we are even but I’m going to keep a ball so I can try out those Mystik Spiral socks 🙂

  5. Lucy Bowen says:

    Busy as always! Love the sock, the long stripes turned out perfectly and streusel is gorgeous.

  6. Stefanie says:

    The Endor sock is dramatic with the light and dark. It’s like a yin and yang or Jekyll and Hyde of the moon. The shawl is sweet like square mints with raspberry cordial at a garden party.

  7. mmmyc6 says:

    Lovely socks!
    You really do keep quite busy don’t you?

  8. Iris says:

    Beautiful, evocative colours on that Endor sock, I really like it.

    Streusel is looking very pretty!

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