YOP – Year 5 week 49

YOP 5a

So, what has happened in the last two weeks projects wise?

Gaineamh is off the needles and currently open for testing here in my group.

Gaineamh 1.jpg

I worked some more on my Fíorghrá KAL, this I just took out when I needed some mindless knitting. I love how this is starting to come along, it’s just what I wanted from the combination of yarn and beads.

Fíorghrá 3

I charted out two new designs, both of those samples are cast on now.

New Designs

Last time I did tell you about the frogging of the Fledermaus socks and that I was casting on a new pair. These are called my Sprinkes Sundae Socks. I cast them on and worked on them two Sundays ago, then moved them to being my car knitting project. I didn’t get to work on them at all this week because I had a house full of sick wee ones all week and I mean all week. Every time we thought we were out clear of the bug, someone was back down again with it. So really most of this work was all done last week. They are further on than this as well, I’ve a few rows only to go before starting the sock decreases. Considering zero work was done on these this week and that they are just for car knitting, that will let you know how quick they are.

Sundae Socks 1

Most of my project pages are up to date but as we are nearing the end and there will be the round-up post (I love those posts!) I’m not too worried as they will be brought up to date then.

For now though,

Ok list..let’s have a look.

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 – FROGGED
  13. Willowherb
  14. Dawlish
  15. Milfoil
  16. Sundae Socks started May 21st


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
  8. Farraige


  1. Streusel started Sept 13th – finished Oct 11
  2. Simones Wedding Shawl started Apr 22nd


  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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14 Responses to YOP – Year 5 week 49

  1. Gaineamh is just gorgeous. Of course I have to copy and paste the name because there’s no chance of my getting the spelling right on my own 🙂 This is my very favourite of all your designs so far – such stripped down simplicity and casual elegance. Really, really, really nice! And absolutely perfect yarn choice for your sample too!

    Sorry to hear about the revolving flu bug – sounds ghastly. When this happened at our house, if the weather was good enough Mom would keep us outside to “let the sun burn out the germs”. I don’t know how scientific that was but I expect being outdoors kept the transmission at a lower ebb 🙂

  2. Marsha says:

    Your new shawl is lovely. Yet I am still in love with your Fodhla. I think Gaineamh is my second favorite. Although, if someone was to make any of them for me, I would NOT turn them down LOL. Sorry to hear you had sickly children this week. Hopefully they are all on the mend and back to being healthy this week. Your socks went very fast too, Your two new designs look very interesting. I think the one in the creamy white is smashing at this point. But then, I am in love with lace and the knitting of lace. Will need to watch your group to see when those become available to test knit.

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you and yes you do have a soft spot for Fodhla don’t you 🙂 That cream one is knitting up just so quickly and is so fun, I’d definitely recommend keeping an eye out

  3. Becki says:

    As always, such lovely things you’re working on and designing, Ruth. And I love your pretty project bags! Project bags must be on my list to make next year. Nevermind that they were on my YOP list this year and I never got around to making any… I love your posts. And your pictures. They always inspire me to “think lovely”.

  4. Lucy Bowen says:

    I hope everyone is feeling better now and that you have avoided the bug. Gaineamh is gorgeous and I look forward to seeing all the test knits come in! I love your project bags, these are now on my to do list next!

  5. Stefanie says:

    Gaineamh is chic. It looks lightweight but the color you use and how the yarn drapes can be any season. Your project bags are so cute.

  6. Alina says:

    Oh, you’ve been busy! Love Gaineamh – so simple, elegant and classy!

  7. Yes, the Gaineamh shawl is simply beautiful! So delicate. Did you make your project bags? They are quite cute.

  8. Annette says:

    So many projects on the go at once! But you seem to be managing just fine – you’re right not to be worried! I was reading 3 books at the start of the week and now it’s only 2, so I’m feeling a little better about that as well – same issue, different medium!

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