2022-2023 Year of Projects (YOP12) Starting List week 1/52

This is the Group’s 12th Year (YOP12), but my 5th Year.

My plan is to knit less but weave, felt, spin and sew more during the next 12 months.  I will still be knitting, just not as much.  Hopefully you’ll stick with me during the year ahead.  You’ll notice a lot of ↪️ symbols…these are items I’ve carried forward from an earlier YOP year.  One of my main aims this year is to complete/achieve those carried forward items (except the Habitation Throw which will likely to take years for me to have enough scrap 4 ply yarn for)!

So, on to listing what’s in my list this coming 12 months. 

↪️ carried over from a previous YOP year
✳️ started 
✅ finished  

🆕 added to list after week 1
⁉️ fell at a hurdle but back on track
🐸 frogged/abandoned

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

Acquisitions/Stash Management

  • No new superwash knitting yarns.  From today…I may have bought some on Friday…see acquisitions post.
  • ↪️Contain my stash!  (Limit stash to only what will fit in existing containers (2 x Kallax unit, rainbow drawers 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.



  • ↪️ Dye more locks for fairies’ hair
  • Experiment with microwave dyeing
  • Try solar acid dyeing


  • ↪️ Needle felted Ylva ✳️ (Started YOP9!)
  • ↪️ Needle felted Highland Cow ✳️ (Started YOP9!)
  • ↪️ Make a handbag using the felting ball ✳️ (Started YOP11 week 24 fibres weighed and test felt)
  • ↪️ Make plant pot covers
  • Pictures and products to sell/gift/keep. Fairies – ; Lampshades – ; Tomte – ; Baubles – ; Wreaths -.

Fibre Prep

  • ↪️ Finish washing BFL/Shetland X (from Katharine) ✳️ started washing and using it YOP 9.
  • ↪️ Finish washing Shetland X (from Serena) ✳️ started washing YOP11 week 1
  • Practice combing wool fibre




  • Celtic Myths Shawl by Asita Krebs in Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK ✳️ started week 1
  • A summer weight small shawl.
  • Frog any sock yarn shawls I don’t wear



  • Knit using existing stashed yarn or handspun only:
    • Design (for my own use only)  a new pair of colourwork mitts using Hastings Mitts by Tracie Millar as a template and New Lanark DK yarn from Alissa.
    • A colour-work hat using Black Isle yarns Gotland yarn
    • Alaska hat (if I find a non-superwash kit I like at Wisconsin Wool Festival)


Painting & Drawing

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


  • ↪️  Make a project using denim from old jeans
  • Make trousers with fabric in stash
  • Make play suit/jumpsuit with fabric in stash
  • Make top (test version) with fabric in stash
  • Make actual top with handwoven cotton fabric I make
  • Make something else with handwoven wool fabric I make


  • ↪️ Finish spinning John Arbon Harvest Hues fibre   (✳️ Started YOP9!)
  • ↪️ Finish spinning 25g breed project  (✳️ Started YOP10)
  • ↪️ Baby camel and silk colour #4. (✳️ started YOP11 week 14)
  • ↪ BFL/Shetland Parma violets (✳ started YOP11 week 52 but I forgot I record it in my last post)
  • Spin 2021 advent fibres


Rigid heddle loom
  • ↪️ Make a woven project using handspun yarns
  • ↪️ Make fabric to sew garments.
  • Midnight Shawl by Kelly Casanova
  • Make a selection of wide hand/dish towels
Inkle loom
  • Make some inkle bands from the book my sister gave me for Christmas
  • Make a Minion inkle tablet weaving band
  • Try another tablet card weaving pattern.


Have a 3rd lesson in wood turning. 

Other News

A busy week, tour de fleece started, I saw the new Minion movie and bought a talking Otto minion for my collection. I saw Andrea Bocelli concert in Inverness, which was brilliant although the organisation of it was a disaster and it started late. Not his fault but the organisers and people were still arriving 1.5 hrs after people were supposed to be seated. I have done some other posts this week about the TDF and some new acquisitions. I also reorganised my craft room for the 5,000th time. Hopefully I can keep it tidy now!

This is a Year of Projects post.  Officially the Group is in its 12th year, but this is my 5th year participating.  If you would like to find more about the Year of Projects Group on Ravelry. 

Year 12 list.


  1. What a great set of projects. I love that you have so many crafting areas to chose from but I guess it’s hard to find a balance. I know that if I’m spinning it means I’m not really knitting anything – but my stash is increasing! I look forward to hearing your updates and good luck!

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  2. An excellent list! I love the variety. I’ve just got in from the Minion movie and am a little jealous of your purchase of a ralking Otto!

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    • He was discounted at Smyths so cheaper than on Amazon which is weird as the movie is just out. He is super cute and makes flying noises when face down and snoring when he is lying face up 😂


    • Yeah I’m finding that too but it’s been a couple of days and still tidy so far. 🤞🏻 a place for everything and everything in its place my mum used to say…we shall see if I’ve cracked it.

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  3. Wow! You are off to a great start. I so love your method of limiting stash with just so many containers. Your sweaters are always my favorites….love your style. My crafts room has got to be cleaned up so I can find what I have! Andrea Bocelli? I have been a fan since he was married to his first wife! LOL! Lucky you! Here’s to another great YOP year!


  4. I chuckled about organizing the craft room for the 5000th time. It seems to be a never ending battle. It always looks so nice and then BAM! I take out one skein of yarn and the whole place blows up. I really like your list and must tell you the Sunday Sweater and the Celtic Myths patterns really caught my eye. You have so many great plans for this coming year and it looks like many of them already have a great start.

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    • That is literally what happens in my craft room, you pull out one small thing and it’s like it was the plug on a tsunami of stuff that scatters hahaha. It’s still tidy today and I’ve put it as a daily measure on my bullet journal list.


  5. Looking forward to whatever crafts you decide to work on – you do so many fun things! I, too, want to try to actually use more of my handspun. It takes a little more effort to find something to use it for, but well worth it in the end, I think. Loved seeing all of your plans for the upcoming YOP year!


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