YOP – year 7, week 10

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Checking in for another week of YOP projects, the weeks sure are ticking by getting what seems to be faster and faster and if this past week is anything to go by then it will continue like that. I’m going to aim to get round to everyones blogs today as they post because if I don’t it will be like last week and I wont catch up with anyone because time and the week just got away from me. Schools are back with all the children returning and there is always a bit of settling in on the first week back as we get used to the school routines once more and the toing and froing that’s involved. Even my baby has started school this year so the house is now quite different during the week days and that needs getting used to. From I had my eldest, who is 17 now I’ve not had an empty house during the school week until now!

Enough about my week it’s really about the YOP projects and what got done isn’t it.

First up is my Grace cardigan which I have separated out for the sleeves and I’m now knitting the body of the cardigan. The body is just plain stockinette, with some waist and hip shaping, right down to the ribbing. This I think might become a great TV knitting project. It has been such an enjoyable and addictive knit so far, I’m hoping that continues and it would be soon off the needles. Which is just what I want as I may have been checking out some other garments that I’d like to knit.

Grace 5

I’ve worked on my Wildflower Honey socks. This is the second toe up sock that I needed to complete and I am now as far as the honey patterning on the top of the leg, after that it is just ribbing that is required. This I’m working through while I’m doing school runs so it’s getting some progress everyday.

Wildflower Honey 3

The Wildflower Honey socks I’m knitting as part of my Wildflower Honey KAL on instagram have seen progress. I am knitting these concurrently so the other toe is done but for the moment I’m on the foot part of this sock. I decided with this pair to try magic loop. I’ve been lazy in not trying new techniques and ways to do things, sticking mainly to what I know I like so with this pair I decide to shake it up a bit. I got the new ChiaGoo mini sock set and thought now was a good a time as any to give it a try. I opted to try toe up with the magic loop first, (you can knit toe up or cuff down on this pattern), and it’s not too bad, I’m enjoying it so far, lets see by the end of this pair if I’m a convert!

Wildflower Honey 3a

On Sept 1st the penultimate shawl KAL, You Are Amazing Shawl KAL, started in my Knitterarium Ravelry group so that means I needed a new shawl to start for that KAL. I picked out two Titus 4ply yarns from Eden Cottage Yarns, (who incidentally are the yarns in the majority of the projects here because I love the colours and yarns and they suit my tastes so well!), to knit a Sadhbh shawl. The Titus is a Merino and Silk mix so it’s wonderfully soft and I’m using a Wild Orchid as the main colour and Rose Bed as the contrast colour. I started this yesterday and this is the progress on my Sadhbh so far.

Sadhbh 1

My list has been added to and is looking like this

Garment Rail  – min 3

  • Herbarium started Jul 24th/finished July 19th
  • Gracestarted Jul 30th
  • From Way Back
  • Sammal

Sock Box  – min 10

Shawl Drawer  – min 3

My page of current projects for this YOP year can be found here.

To read other blogs taking part in YOP – Year 7 or indeed to take part yourself, check out the Ravelry group here.


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15 Responses to YOP – year 7, week 10

  1. dorothyoz says:

    You won’t know yourself having all day to yourself now. Plenty of knitting time while you think about your baby at school. I love the colours you are using in your current projects, particularly the Eden Cottage yarn. Gorgeous! I think I’m going to give up trying to knit in the round. I can’t cope with dpn’s and the magic loop is starting to become a headache. Perhaps sticking to what I CAN do would be a better idea. So, no socks for me and all my hats will have a flat seam. Have a great week. xox

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you Dorothy and I think the main thing is to keep enjoying what you are doing, whether that’s doing what you can do and enjoying it or trying new things and enjoying it.

  2. Lucy Bowen says:

    Grace is looking great and with all that stockinette, shouldn’t take too long to whip through it. Exactly the same for your socks, that are looking lovely!

  3. Now I have watched your podcasts I hear your lovely voice as I read your post. You always have such beautiful colours for your knits.

  4. Rain Frances says:

    I really love those socks. I think that I’m going to add socks to my list of projects this year and maybe scrap the cardigan for now. I’m so newb to knitting though, I have to find the appropriate yarn for a sock project.

    • Ruth says:

      You could try knitting some with a thicker weight yarn like DK or slightly heavier to get a feel for the construction. Very Pink Knits on YouTube does some great tutorials and I find craftsy good as well for tutorials.

  5. Marsha says:

    I can not believe your baby is in school! Golly, I remember when she was born! I was reading your post and as I looked at the photos I noticed something…………………….other than the yellow socks, your colors you are using for your current projects, is all within a narrow hue spectrum. It is a very soothing color palette to my eyes. Enjoy your quiet time. You will get used to it in short order.

    • Ruth says:

      I can’t believe it either Marsha, it seems only a wee while ago that she was born! Thank you I’m enjoying the soothing look to my projects also at the moment.

  6. I’ve been meaning to tell you that with your new hair color and ‘do’ you could be a twin of my cousin! In fact I was confused when I first saw your new picture a few weeks ago….it really took me by surprise!
    Your sweater is really coming along and I too have an urge to knit a garment which I have not done up until now but it will have to be after the holidays. Your sock is lovely and so glad you said it could be knit cuff down also…..I may give it a go in the future. The yarns are all gorgeous and you do such a good job of picking just the right yarn for the project. I’ll have to look into Eden Cottage as I love all the yarns you use.
    Your youngest is in school? I remember when she was born….such a precious one. I truly miss seeing pictures of your family and hearing about what they are all up to but I realize many parents don’t want to have their children out on the WWW.
    Enjoy your quiet time while they’re in school…..you’ve earned it! LOL!

  7. Becki says:

    Beautiful gorgeous projects, Ruth. I just want to sit with your blog a spell and gaze at the loveliness. The colors of the yarns you’re using in your Sadhbh shawl are so soft and pretty.

  8. Stefanie says:

    Your cardigan WIP makes me think of Elizabeth Bennet. I love that pink sock yarn and the yarn for your Sadhbh shawl.

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