YOP – Year 5 week 27

YOP 5a

I’m a day late in getting this yop post in but a post is a post is a post.

This week has been busy and it has all been about The Éire Collection.

Those who received last months newsletter “The Story” will have gotten the heads up.

The first part Banbha is currently being test knitted and released for sale at the end of the month.

I finished off Fodhla,  which is the second part, during the week and all going well it should be blocked today or tomorrow at the latest.


The third and final part of the collection, Ériu, has been cast on and progress is currently being made on this.


I keep hopping from one to the other as to which is my favourite! At first I thought oh I love Banbha and then I knit up Fodhla and changed my mind and now I’m on Ériu I’m now thinking “oh no I was wrong this is my favourite” I guess I just love the whole collection! 🙂

That really is the sum total of my week and this week doesnt look much different. I need to finish working on some charts for Fodhla and write her up and send her to my tech editor, then she can be tested. I will be continuing to work on Ériu and taking a bajillion notes as I go along. I dare not say “I won’t write that down because I will remember” I never do!

Oh what I do have new to work on this week is a crochet blanket for a cousin of mine. A rather large one and I need to go hunting for colours, no particular colour was requested just multi coloured so I need to do a stash dive for that and see what mixture I come up with. I’m still trying to decide on whether to work it as a C2C, stripes or to do squares and join them up, decisions, decisions. Please do weigh in here fellow crocheters!

Now the list, it looks 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 – finished Oct 25th
  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. Fledermaus started Oct 25th
  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
  3. Dagda
  4. Fíorghrá


  1. Streusel started Sept 13th – finished Oct 11


  1. The Ghost Hunters Cloche started Nov 22nd – finished Nov 24th 
  2. The Ghost Hunters Cloche started Dec 13th – finished Dec 18th


  1. 2 Cloths finished Sept 25th
  2. 1 Cloth finished Oct 2nd
  3. 1 Cloth finished Oct 21st


  1. Crochet Blanket


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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8 Responses to YOP – Year 5 week 27

  1. Love all the shades of greens I’m seeing in the new collection. And no, I can’t remember things either if I don’t note them down. That’s part of the reason why I like to finish the second sock without delay – I can usually still remember the decisions I’ve made at the heels and toes if I’m narrowing them 🙂

    As for the new blanket, since no colours or patterns were specified why not find something in your pattern favourites that’s fun and different just to spark your creative juices. I did the WoolEater blanket and enjoyed it. I also like the Teddy Bear Baby Blanket, the Bertie Blanket and Annie Baby Blanket. All very fun and colourful!

  2. Becki says:

    I, too, love your greens, Ruth! And the beads make me think this new collection is going to be really special. :^) Though, I don’t know how you keep managing to top yourself.

    Having recently done a Rainbow Ripple (I call it a Round Ripple) baby blanket I will say it is my favorite baby blanket at the moment. The color combinations are endless and it’s pretty quick work with a great wow factor. If you’re interested, check out my Ravelry project notes on the blue and gray one I did to find a link to the crocheter who came up with the pattern for creating a “ripple” effect. While I know you can find me through the YOP thread, my Ravelry name is yarnma.

    Ooops. I’m realizing now, though, you’re not making a baby blanket, but rather you say you need to make a large blanket. Hmmm… While I’ve seen some pretty C2C blankets, they don’t rock my boat especially. Granny square blankets are lovely, but OY! The ends! Of all the multicolored blankets I’ve seen lately I love Lucy’s Cozy Stripe Blanket, and Cherry Heart’s Spice of Life the best. Oh… and in looking through my favorites on Ravelry, this one caught my eye again: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nanas-rainbow-hexagon-blanket. It’s a hexagon blanket (as opposed to a granny square), but using variegated yarn (as the center of some of the hexagons and other hexagons being solid colored, it gives a great colorful effect without quite so many ends.

    Hope you share here what you end up making!

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you Becki for all the ideas. I will check through them all, see what inspires me most and I will definitely show you, hopefully by next week!

  3. Lucy Bowen says:

    I don’t know that I can be as helpful as everyone else on the blanket front – sorry! I love the look of the Eire collection and can’t wait to see the next two. I think that is quite enough for one week, by the way!

  4. Stefanie says:

    You rightfully love all of your collection. You put so much thought and hardwork into it. As for blanket color schemes, why not look on Pinterst or Design Seeds for color palettes?

    • Ruth says:

      Thanks for the tips Stefanie, I will definitely do that. I was just out of ideas and my head is all in collections so wasn’t geared for blankets or crochet.

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