YOP11 Week 8/52 – Purpleness


I have been totally addicted to the purpleness of my Quick Sand cardigan. One of the skeins was a bit pinker than the others and it was sheer luck that this was the first skein I had pulled out and it’s in the yoke area. This would have looked odd if it had been the 2nd arm that was a different colour!

It is finished and just needs blocking. I did make some adaptations, so once it is blocked I will do a separate FO post with more details. Here’s a pre-blocking snap.

I have made a start on a Lake Reed hat for myself in the Ripples Crafts Oldany DK yarn which is 50% Exmoor Blueface, 30% BFL and 20% Wensleydale.

Other News

My friend took a photo of me exploring a channel between the edge and a wee island on the loch. I have plans to go out again a couple of times this week, the other days I will make some lampshades!

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. Oh, the cardigan is gorgeous! I love that yarn! I thought of getting a kayak to use on the lake across the street but we have snakes in the lake, and around the lake and I just decided to pass…..they are poisonous too. I’m not afraid of snakes but I do try to keep away from the poisonous ones! Enjoy!

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  2. You know me – I love the purples and how special the yoke was the place for the different dye lot. I want to try the sup board. I thought I could rent one at the lake two weeks ago, but alas they only had canoes. It is on my bucket list for sure.

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    • I like kayaking and canoeing too but when you are on a SUP it is lovely to have the feeling of standing on the water and you get a much better view down into the water it seems to spot plant life and look for fish.


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