2021-2022 Year of Projects (YOP11) Starting List week 1/52

A new Year of Projects begins! This is the Group’s 11th Year (YOP11), but my 4th Year.

During the last 3 years I have deviated a lot from my original lists, so I thought for year 11 I would make a change to my starting list. I have carried over some items to finish, but the new items are less specific and less ambitious.

I have also added some new sections. My hope is this will give me more flexibility and be more realistic than a mahoosive list. So here it is! This list is also kept on its own Page, which I will update during the year.

↪ carried over from a previous YOP year
✳️ started
✅ finished
🆕 added to list after week 1.

NB. There are links to the Ravelry pattern, yarn or project page.

Acquisitions/Stash Management

  • No new superwash yarns (My stash has enough to make socks for many years.)
  • Contain my stash! (Limit stash to only what will fit in existing containers (Kallax unit, fibre divider boxes and weaving shelves) and have no overflow containers or bags, only exception to be hand processed Shetland X fleece.)
  • Buy yarn for a larger Havana only once I have made space for it! This is hopefully going to keep me motivated to use existing stash for everything else.


  • Toy pattern (2nd Minion or Eeyore)
  • Reusable cotton face pads


  • Dye more of my existing fibre and fleece for lampshades.
  • Dye more locks for fairies’ hair
  • Dye another self striped sock yarn (I have one undyed skein left).


  • ↪ Needle felted Ylva ✳️ Started YOP9!
  • ↪ Needle felted Highland Cow ✳️ Started YOP9!
  • Pictures and products to sell/gift/keep.
  • Make a handbag using the felting ball
  • Make plant pot covers

Fibre Prep

  • Finish washing BFL/Shetland X (from Katharine) ✳️ started washing and using it YOP 9.
  • Finish washing Shetland X (from Serena) ✳️ started 2nd batch washing week 1
  • Practice combing and carding



  • Knit 3 garments using:
    • hand dyed BFL/silk Aran – 2nd Quick Sand with added short rows at back of neck
    • New Lanark Aran – still undecided, bought it for a 2nd Such a Winter’s Day
    • a DK yarn from stash.


  • ↪ Finish or frog Cabriolet brioche scarf by Carolyn Bloom (yarn Cookston Crafts in Crathie (alpaca/merino/nylon) & Emerald (merino/silk/yak)) ✳️ Started YOP9 week 34!


  • Knit more pairs of these socks with stashed yarn (# indicates order they were started):
  • ↪️ Knit at least one pair of socks with homespun BFL/seacell yarn.
  • Try a new sock pattern
  • Knit a pair of DK socks ✳️ #1 started week 1 (these are going to be bed socks I think)



Painting & Drawing

  • Do a new pastel drawing
  • Do a new watercolour painting


  • ↪️ Make a project using denim from old jeans
  • Make a project bag with internal and/or external pockets
  • Make a garment.


  • Host a Guild Team for Tour de Fleece 2021 ✳ week 1
  • ↪ Finish spinning John Arbon Harvest Hues fibre (Started YOP9!) ✳️ week 1 I spun 48g/54m
  • ↪ Finish spinning 25g breed project (Started YOP10)
  • ↪ Finish spinning BFL/seacell (YOP9) ✅ week 1
  • Baby camel and silk colour #4.


  • Make fabric to sew at least one garment.
  • Make a selection of wide hand/dish towels (e.g. Fibonacci pattern and Diamond stripe towels)
  • Make a woven project using handspun yarns

Other News

This week has been occupied by Tour de Fleece and kitchen renovation plans, so although I have a few cast-on items there hasn’t been a huge amount of knitting time. Also technically some of these were cast-on during YOP10 week 52, but I excluded them from my round up post.

I don’t really have any other news. Kitchen plans have been tweaked and we need to get some quotes for joinery, underfloor heating, plumbing etc.

Happy 4th July to my American friends. If you are having s’mores please have one for me. They aren’t a thing here 😥

This is a Year of Projects post. Officially the Group is in its 11th year, but this is my 4th year participating. If you would like to find more about the Year of Projects Group on Ravelry.


  1. Great idea with the list. I have done a similar thing myself in that if is much more concise but contains more generalised items so that I can accommodate all of my distractions!

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  2. LOVE your list and posts. You do sooo many different and beautiful things. It is always a treat to read your posts.

    My 4th celebration will be a hamburger!! (Hubby hates them). Hoping for some fireworks on the beach.

    Considering how cool it is where you live, definitely need to start the s’more tradition. Made with “real” chocolate instead of Hershey bar – yum!!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your list. I haven’t properly got to grips with weaving yet so I really look forward to seeing these projects for some inspiration. Enjoy the rest of the Tour!

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  4. Your goals for this year are great. You have so many different areas of fiber works. I so enjoy watching your projects progress from fleece to finished item. You truly have great talent.

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  5. Great list! You reminded me of some things I forgot; like project bags! I love the green hat. What a great pattern. All your fleece work and weaving and needle felting are amazing. I should get out my Habitation throw too. We had several things in common on our lists. Now, I need to get to work! Thank you for being the moderator too.

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  6. Lots and lots of really fun projects I’ll be looking forward to seeing over the next 12 months. #2 bullet point on your stash management list needs to be on mine as well, plus maybe a tattoo reminder so I actually DO THIS.

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  7. What? S’mores aren’t a thing there! That’s outrageous!. I actually found a chocolate treat called s’mores. So yummy. No fires allowed here due to forest fires, but the ones in the box are the next best thing. I love that BFL seacell – what will you make with it once it is done?

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  8. “Contain your stash” – you’re speaking to me here. Something needs to give, and I’m thinking I need to respect the containers I have dedicated to storing yarn – the main container being a large closet. I look forward to seeing all your projects for YOP Year 11, and am excited to see painting and sewing on your list. 🙂


  9. I make s’mores in the winter over my gas stove.. and also you are one of the most ambitious people I “know”. Good luck on your 5th year.

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  10. Your list is great! I’m excited to see all the projects you make over the next year.

    Re: S’mores. We like the IDEA of them, but in practice they are too sweet! This year we didn’t bother with them (mostly because we didn’t have the ingredients), and the kids didn’t seem to mind.

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