YOP – Year 5 week 43

YOP 5a

I worked on my Fledermaus socks just last Sunday as that is the day I give over to some selfish knitting time. I love how these cables are forming and twisting and turning and although not much progress has been made these are just more about enjoying the knitting time.

Fledermaus socks

Simone from Owl Cat Designs is having an Instagram KAL of her wedding shawl pattern. It is a gorgeous stripe and lace shawl and I took a stash dive yesterday to see what if any yarns I had were suitable for it to join in. I found these gorgeous cream and green silk and mohair that I’m going to use on the stripe section and on the lace sections I might use this sagey green sea silk, but if I don’t like that I do have a cream silk that I can put in place with that. Simone is releasing the pattern in parts and today I’m going to catch up with parts 1 and 2.

Simones Wedding Shawl

I have a few project pages I need to make up, one for this shawl I’m starting,  one for a new design that’s off the needles (it needs blocking!) and one for Gaineamh which I’ve started and is drafted and heading to my tech editor this week. That is the second wrap in the Summer Memories Collection. I’m way behind on my project pages, I’ll have to eek out time this week to get that done.

Ok list..let’s have a look and see how it is 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 – 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
  5. Banbha
  6. Fodhla
  7. Ériu


  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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7 Responses to YOP – Year 5 week 43

  1. Leah says:

    The socks look great but look complicated to knit ( if it was me knitting them :))

  2. Marsha says:

    Love all the cables on the socks. They will be so charming when completed and I think they will be quite warm too. Your color picks for the shawl is very pretty. Those colors are quite calming. Your list looks very much in control. Good job this year.

  3. Stefanie says:

    I love that deep purple for this newest sock WIP!

  4. Lucy Bowen says:

    Love the colour of those socks – it is so important to enjoy the process! The KAL looks lovely and your colour choices, as always are gorgeous.

  5. Those socks are going to be beautiful and I can’t wait to see your shawl knit up in those gorgeous yarns! Oh, I am so bad this year….didn’t even make a list and said instead I was going to finish m WIP’s or things I never got to on my other YOP lists. Well, that didn’t go very well so this year I will have a definite list plus I have more stash now and know about swapping yarns which I really didn’t know much about before…I hope that helps me meanwhile I need to update projects also! Good luck and have fun with your KAL’s!

  6. Becki says:

    I love that purple color you’re using for the Fledermaus socks. I want to hope it is Woolike (as the skein looks just like it), but I’ve never this color. I look forward to seeing your rendition of Owl Cat’s Wedding Shawl.

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