YOP9 – Week 20/52



This week has been 100% about knitting!  We’ve been staying in a cottage for a week so I took my jumper and sock WIPs.  Here’s some more dodgy photos, apologies it was dark when we got back on Saturday.  I need to do the collar, additional length and sew in my ends on the jumper, so should be finished this coming week.  

The socks I’ve just turned the heel and need to pick up the stitches on the heel next.  I’m quite pleased with how my 1st hand dyed Christmas yarn is knitting up.



Other News

All three of the Highland Landscape Lampshades (with sheep) have been sold at the shop, so next week I shall be making some more. This time they’ll be 25cm diameter and will be a mix of pendant light and lamp ones.  I have also ordered some more kits from the suppliers which will keep me busy in the coming months.
We spent a week in the Scottish Borders, staying in a converted old school hall, which inside looks more like a chapel with leaded glass windows, high ceiling and beams.  We had a mix of rainy days and cold dry days and enjoyed exploring the area and walking lots of the forest trails and eating lots of cakes!
And finally, Bill’s Liver Transplant is scheduled for tomorrow (Monday 18th) in Aurora, Colorado.  So prayers and/or positive thoughts would be appreciated for him and his donor.
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. Will keep Bill in our prayers. Your jumper looks so nice. That seemed to knit up fairly quickly too. The sock yarn is really pretty. You did a great job dying it. Your lampshades have been a great hit there. How nice that your work is appreciated. What a lovely little vacation it sounds like you three had. I am sure your fur baby loved all that walking you got to do.


  2. The sweater if lovely. The color. The stitches. I look forward to seeing it finished, Liz! What a cute picture of you and dh. Praying for Bill as I type and send this!


  3. The sweater is simply lovely! I really like the stitch/pattern that you are using for it. I am not a bit surprised that your lampshades are sold out. They are so beautiful and unique. i hope you are getting lots of money for them! The socks are so pretty for Christmas. Enjoy your holiday and best of luck to Bill on the liver transplant.

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