YOP – Year 5 week 50

YOP 5a

Only two weeks remaining for yop posts! Can you believe how quick that year has gone! Those in the YOP group who run Jun-Jul are gearing up lists for the 6th year of YOP projects. Those on the Jan-Dec are already half way through their year! If you want to know more or think this is something you’d like to try, check out the Ravelry group here for further information.

This week it’s been busy. My eldest has started his first official state exams in school so much of the week was taken up with that. He’s got this week with various exams through out it and one exam the following week. This has dipped into a lot of not only knitting time but design work so I’ve kept the projects to a minimum.

An hour or so last Sunday finished off my first Sprinkles Sundae Socks. I love this slightly shorter length, and can see how this one will work for lots of wear. The second sock got cast on last night, so if you’re following me on Instagram I’m sure you’ll probably see pictures there, over the coming week of it.

Sundae Socks 2

I also worked some on my Fíorghrá scarf as part of my Fíorghrá KAL, only two weeks left for that also! When I’m after just some sit and knit time, this is what I tend to pick up. I’m about half way, first side is done and I’ve to pick up stitches for the second side now.

Fíorghrá 4

Design wise I’ve been working on a couple of things but most of the time it’s been on this sample. I love the simple knit that is just so relaxing. I have to keep reminding myself to take notes to confirm what the draft pattern is saying! This is the third design in the Summer Memories Collection.

Aer na Farragie

When not knitting, or working on designs, I’ve been thinking of next years list. I’ve had a rough idea of what I wanted to complete this coming year and mentally have been laying it out into a workable list. This will be my 6th year to take part in the YOP so anywhere from mid May I tend to be thinking about the next list and looking at the present list to see what goals still remain. I love the friendly encouraging atmosphere from the group.

Speaking of lists.

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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6 Responses to YOP – Year 5 week 50

  1. Marsha says:

    Your new memories collection sample is looking quite lovely. I will be interested to see how you like wearing the shorter socks. Can you believe we have been doing 6 years of YOP? It has amazed me at how much we have all grown craft wise over the years. Look at you……creating gorgeous patterns and publishing them!

  2. Lucy Bowen says:

    Good luck to your son in those exams. Your socks are indeed sprinkled and both shawls look gorgeous, well done.

  3. Stefanie says:

    Good luck to your son, Ruth. I love seeing that peachy/teal project bag every time you flash it.

  4. The way that yellow green yarn is working up has a really nice vintage hazy-memories-of-summers-past feel to it. How charming! Bet it’s gonna be great!

  5. Becki says:

    Such lovely things you’re working on, Ruth. And I love those project bags. Beginning to sound like a broken record, I’m afraid, but I really need to make me some. I know one thing that’s going right back onto my YOP list for next year. 🙂

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