YOP11 Week 21/52 – Lots of Fairies and Versa Cowl FO


I’ve made a start on my 2nd Minion. He will basically be the same as my 1st but have a different hairstyle.


I have made another herd of fairies for the Alchemist Gallery. Most are sparkly seeing as Christmas is approaching.


I finished my version of the Versa Cowl by Aimee Pelletier. It is way shorter than the pattern is for, but I was just using up some leftover Malabrigo Rios yarn.

After running out of the teal I bound off the cowl. I still had some of the holly hock colour left, so holding it double with a small amount of leftover Rowan Lima yarn I knitted up a headband. No pattern, just cast on 60 stitches, joined in the round and knitted 2 x 2 rib. When the Lima ran out I still had enough Malabrigo to make a cup cosy to keep in my car.

I did add some rows to my jumper last Sunday evening but haven’t really knitted much more on it this week.

Other News

I had my booster and flu vaccinations this week which was fine except my arms were both sore which made sleeping on my side quite difficult for a few nights. Obviously it’s been quite a crafty week so not much else to report.

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. Year 11 list.


  1. You’ve accomplished a awful lot! Well done. May I also suggest that your grouping of fairies is a “troop” (after WB Yeats)? There’s probably an even more elegant collective noun for your lovely creatures.

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    • Herd is the proper collective noun for them…but I think those people who invented collective nouns could have been a bit more flowery in their choice of noun. Yeats’s Irish faeries stole children I think…mine are much less mischievous ?! 🤣 I should ignore the correct term and use something more exciting, even flock would have been a better choice.


      • Sidhe, and elves in general, have a bad reputation — but look who writes the “history”… Cultural misunderstandings undoubtedly abound. A nobler term than “troop” or “herd” is required, I think. What that might be, though, I have no idea.

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  2. One of my local friends is knitting Winding Down so I got to see it up close. A great pattern. Your cowl came out great. I’m glad you came up with so many ways to use leftover yarn. It’s so satisfying to to use up all but a tiny scrap. I see lots of cup/mug cozies in my future.

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  3. How do you get so much done!?! I thought I did pretty good finishing the one mitt until I saw all that you had accomplished! LOL! The cowl is lovely and I like the pattern. I watched something on t.v. that showed that Scotland is utilizing the tides and waves to generate power. It is just in the experimental stages but doing well and looks really promising for communities that live along coastlines. You are so talented to make your own pattern for a headband! Have a great week!

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  4. I love all you purple finishes and the smirk on your face is great too. Yay for another minion!. I hope your sore arms are done and you are sleeping better now. Your fairies are so whimsical and I bet they sell out in no time flat.


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