YOP – Year 5 week 28

YOP 5a

This past week has been a week for more computer based work than knitting kind of work.

I’ve spent the majority of it editing patterns but have managed to make some headway into the knitting of Ériu.

Thank you for the comments and suggestions last week on the blanket.

I looked into them all thought about what it was I wanted to do.

What it really came down to was I just wanted the pattern with colours to just crochet. My head is already full of designs and designing and I’m not sure I can switch from knitting to crochet design that quickly or easily. It’s been some time from I designed anything in crochet.

Anyway I checked through my favourites and the blankets recommended, I went through pinterest to see what inspired me and in the end I chose the Cosy Stripe Blanket by Lucy at Attic 24. It was the colour sequence of this one that tipped the balance in it’s favour. Of course the fact that she sets out the colour sequence in her blog so all I had to do was copy that down and hey presto! I can work one up the same.

After a stash dive into what remains of acrylic yarns for blankets I found three full balls of her recommended colours with 2 open balls. A quick trip into my local LYS and I was able to purchase the remaining colours and I’ve made a start.

The first colour sequence is worked and all 15 colours have been worked once and I’m ready to start the second sequence. It’s a relatively quick crochet project and pretty mindless so I’ve been working on it while catching up on some craftsy classes I wanted to take.


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 started Jan 6th


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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10 Responses to YOP – Year 5 week 28

  1. Mrs P says:

    You have made such headway on your projects, I’m pushing forward on my WIP lol

  2. Lucy Bowen says:

    Beautiful, I love those colours. I can imagine, it must be quite difficult to switch between the two disciplines, without ever getting confused!

  3. Love all the colourful stripes!

  4. Becki says:

    I’m going to love watching your Cosy Stripe Blanket grow, Ruth. I can’t believe how much you have finished already. This is on my list of “must make someday” projects. :^)

  5. gwenythlove says:

    When it comes to crochet I have always been a huge fan of the colourful and cozy projects from Attic 24. I can’t wait to see yours grow.

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