Sunday 26 June 2016

A Year of Projects - Week 52 Year Review

So here we are again, at the end of the YOP year.  For those of us that run from July to July, this is the (often surprising) review post.
I thought I would group my finished objects this year before looking at my list.  So first up are some of the garments.
From the top and clockwise are Waving Lace, Rhombing Around, sunhat for Daniel, Hitofude, Spidey mitts and the Dominique skirt.  Of these, the two pieces for Daniel have been a definite hit, and Hitofude and Rhombing Around are my two favorite garments that have been worn regularly.

A selection of my sewing makes.

Socks are my new favorite project.  I don't have a favorite of these - I love them all!

And a selection of test knits I have undertaken this year

And so - to check the list.
WIP's and Deadlines
  • Christmas jumper - this is still not finished, I will move it to the next list!
  • Socks  - I aim to complete 6 pairs this year - Hector - finished July - I want to do the Rachel Coopey MKAL, Otis and Jesse  Arne and carlos socks and Whitby
  • Rhombing Around - finished December 
  • Outfit A Long - Vianne by Andi Sutterland and Megan by Tilly Walnes - finished August 2nd
  • Second chance frog cowl - made with my frogged yarn from my cardi - finished
  • Test knit - for Celtic Knits - Finished September 
  • Test knit - for Jenni Santopietro - Finished November
  • Test knit for Betsy - finished December 
  • Hitofude - self indulgent KAL
  • Bracken - Anything Goes KAL
Yay apart from the Xmas jumper all done!
Projects for me - knitting
  • From Way Back - mellifera yarn
  • Hitofude - Mellifera yarn - finished March 11th
  • Samantha
  • Miranda - Sweater using Madelinetosh Pashmina worsted
  • Wind Wave by Jo Allport form The Knitter magazine
  • Drumcliff - vest from The Knitter magazine
  • Byeline - by Jimenez Joseph
  • Waving Lace Top - Joji Locatelli - finished January 
  • Worsted Boxy - Joji Locatelli
  • Bracken - top by Katya Frankel
Most of these as you can see are not done, and I shall rethink - watch this space!
Projects for me and the boys - sewing
  • Pyjama bottoms for me
  • Coco top
  • Sailor Top by Fancy Tiger Crafts - third finished 17th Ocober
  • Outfit Along - Megan by Tilly Walnes
  • Knickers!!
  • PE bags - Finished
  • Pencil cases - Finished
Coco and knickers will be forwarded to next years list.
Gift knitting
  • Quilted owl for mum
  • Sun hat for Daniel - finished February
  • Rainbow hat for Daniel - finished August 11th
  • Ongoing swatch baby blanket - yarn bought - patterns from Lets Knit
The remaining two from this part may not ever get done.
Products to develop
  • Hot water bottle covers - Finished November 
  • Furry hats - started July 25th
  • Hat and bootie sets - finished November 
Techniques to learn
  • Double knitting - September - now to do some socks
  • Quilting
I did learn double knitting, but I really need to put it together in a project - maybe next year.
Finished Projects
All in all a very successful year.  This next year I will be trying a slightly different tack, but that is next week so you will have to wait!!  In the meantime click here to see the rest.


  1. Looks like you had a very successful year!!!!! So many lovely projects!!!

  2. Wow! You accomplished quite a bit in a year. Congrats on that and looking forward to you accomplishments for next year too.

  3. Wow! You accomplished quite a bit in a year. Congrats on that and looking forward to you accomplishments for next year too.

  4. I love seeing the pictures, Lucy. So many nice things. I especially love the Rhombing Around and the Hitofude. Can't wait to see next year's list. :)

  5. Now that's a productive year! I like that you have a number of different crafts in your list. I do yarn as well as sewing, too, so that sort of speaks to me.

    And once again, seeing your Hitofude photo makes me wish I had endless time to include that pattern in WIPs myself of these days (years)!

  6. Oh my! I think you should gte the Wonder Woman award! Beautiful job and amazing projects and accomplishemnts. The word for me this year will have to be FOCUS! LOL! You go girl! I can't wait to see your plans for this next YOP year.