YOP9 – Week 19/52




So after the kind comments last week about people enjoying seeing what I’m making for the Fuzzy Thistle shop, I have decided to carry on posting the photos on these weekly updates.
Christmas Fairies/Elves

That little red haired Christmas Elf looks mischievous to me!  
Felted fairy and elf
Baubles and Picture
Felt Christmas baubles 


I’m almost too embarrassed to tell you the latest mistakes I have made in the knitting of Such a Winter’s Day by Heidi Kirrmaier.  It’s ridiculous!  See earlier post about the errors previously.  The latest mistakes were making decreases when I should have been doing increases after waist shaping!  Tinked back and fixed.

But worse, I cast on the sleeve based on size M1 not M2, when I got to the elbow I realised!!!  Ripped it out, thank goodness I’d left the waste yarn at the start.  

Once I’ve finished both arms and cowl neck I will go back to the body and make it as long as I can…within reason.  I can’t wait for it to be finished, the weather is cold now.

Apologies for the photo.

Other News

My friend Jane, aka Woolly Birdie, set up the Cromarty Yarn Club recently and we had our first session last Sunday between 2pm and 4pm.  It will be every fortnight and a great opportunity to hang out with other knitters.  There were at least 20 people who came along!  As Jane is a busy mum, works and is doing an architectural technology degree (i.e. is superwoman), I offered to set up a group on Facebook and Ravelry for it.  It’s about a 35 min drive for me to get there, but it’s another opportunity to get out of the house and speak to people.  
I also met a friend for a dog walk and lunch at the Bad Girls Bakery earlier in the week which was lovely, as we’d not seen each other since June and she recently got engaged.  🙂
This is a Year of Projects update.  If you would like to find out more about the Year of Projects Group on Ravelry, or you’d like to join in, please follow the link for details.  To read what the other members of the YOP Group have been getting up to please click on the latest weekly folder and follow the links to their blog posts.  This is a friendly group with a wide mix of skills and crafting interests.



  1. Beautiful! The fairies and that elf are terribly Christmas-cute, but I love those landscape baubles — so well observed in a tricky medium. I’m not a knitter, but can imagine your frustration. And Long Live the Cromarty Yarn Club!

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  2. I am glad you are keeping your shop items on this page. They just fascinate me. Your elf and fairies are so cute. I am sure they will sell quickly at the shop. You did quite well with the ornaments also. The little scene in the frame is so cute. I love the way the sheep look in your items.

    Your out and about adventures sound like you enjoyed them. How nice you were able to catch up with a friend after this many month.

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  3. Oh boy! I continue to look forward to seeing your shop creations. Your fairies and elves are so fun. And your other felted items – clever and just beautiful! Your Cromarty Yarn Club sounds like a great way to spend an evening every other week.

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