YOP – Year 5 week 34

YOP 5a

With the blanket finishing up last week, this week has been about catching up on work that had fallen slightly behind. Two shawl designs needed to be cast off ready for some photography early this week. Fingers crossed the weather actually plays along as it’s blowing up a storm out there today!


This was the first design off the needles and should be released by the end of this week, very excited about that!


Late last night just in time for todays post this was next off the needles.

The other thing I love about items coming off the needles, is what you get to cast on. I’ve already spent time this morning making the final tweaks to a chart for a new design which I will cast on hopefully today but if not definitely this week. I also have a bit of swatching to do this afternoon for second new design.

This past week was mid-term. Caoimhe decided this week that she might give learning to knit another go. I had shown her how to do a knit stitch some years ago when she expressed interest but she put it aside until now. So this week we worked on cast on, here she is doing a knitted cast on. She chose this one over the long tail cast on and I guess it makes sense considering she’s already familiar with the knit stitch. She’s been happily working panels of garter stitch and stockinette.


That’s it for this week 🙂

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 – finished Feb 9th


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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12 Responses to YOP – Year 5 week 34

  1. Beth says:

    Always an inspiration! I especially love the blue-green!

  2. Annette says:

    Gosh, it’s only February! You’re making so much progress on this wish list already!

  3. Marsha says:

    Love that your daughter is interested in the fiber arts again.

  4. Two designs of the needles and another one with the chart tweaked and ready to cast on! Wow! You are a bundle of energy!!

    That light green looks very fresh and spring-like, but I don’t envy you the beads. I guess I’m too lazy for that 🙂

    • Ruth says:

      I’m very behind on my design schedule, I’m against the clock. The blanket took up way much more than I expected so I think might be what lit the fire under me.

  5. Lucy Bowen says:

    Oh look at the concentration!! Your samples look great, hope the weather improves for your photos.

  6. Becki says:

    A question, Ruth. When designing a pattern, do you draw up a chart before the written pattern, or vice versa? I know you’ve addressed the creative process, and I’ve enjoyed reading those kinds of posts. I’m immensely curious how a pattern goes from conception in the mind to a finished item to a pattern for others to recreate it. I’m also curious how and how much this process is enhanced with modern technology. What a great picture of your daughter knitting. :^)

  7. Great to catch up with you. Loving your yarns and cute bag next to them too!

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