YOP12 Week 19/52 – busy making stock items


This week I’ve really concentrated on making some shop stock. 

I made 6 x baubles and dropped them off at the Alchemist Gallery on Friday (3 x highland landscape and 3 x highland seascape).  Its been a while since they had these, perfect as Christmas is on it’s way. 

I laid out fibres for 7 x 20cm lampshades and I’ve wet felted two so far.  They need sheep needle felting on so I’ll show them next week with any others I finish.

There was also a little production line going of fairy heads, naked gnomes and gnome noses!  I have now dressed the 7 gnomes and dropped them at the gallery.  A traffic warden was at my car immediately asking what I was doing (as I was parked in a Loading Only space), I said I’m unloading some gnomes!!

Next week I will work on finishing the lampshades and hopefully get some 25cm shades laid out too.



Yesterday I made some progress on my Shift cowl. On section 5 I’ve chosen to reverse the colours in section 3. There are 7 sections in total.


Finally, a few rows were added to Dolores’ skirt, but I haven’t had much knitting time as I’ve been concentrating on things to sell.

Other News

The weather has been much colder perfect for wearing my alpaca March Hat! 

I haven’t had a chance to write my Copenhagen post yet but will once the shades are done.

We have been watching “The Watcher” on Netflix and it is creeping us out as it’s a true story. We finished episode 5 of 7 last night so will finish it tomorrow.

Something else I watched this week is The Banshees of Inisherin which I thought was great. I used a fair few tissues and I wasn’t the only one sniffling in the cinema. Very moving and tugged pretty hard on my heart strings. It was written by the same guy that did In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. Some of my friends said they thought it was bonkers but they all enjoyed it.

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. Well it seems like you have been busy, busy, busy! As always the baubles and gnomes are fab. Your shift cowl looks as though it is coming along nicely as well.

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  2. Love those little Gnomes. So cute and perfect to have out year round. The baubles are always so pretty. Such a clever design on each one. Love your cowl too. The colors work together so well. Have a great week.

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  3. Your shop stuff is just so great!! Good thing I don’t live nearby. Love the gnomes and the Christmas ornament idea is great (reminds me – got to get back to my yarn stuffed clear ornaments). Did the traffic warden at least comment on how cute the gnomes were?? I read up on the true story of The Watcher. Feel so sorry for the family. Yeah – I don’t need to scare myself. I’m going for Enola Holmes. 🙂

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  4. What a great week you’ve had! The ball ornaments and the gnomes are just precious! Those gnomes are the cutest I’ve seen and there are lots out there. I bet they sell out fast.
    Your cowl is gorgeous….I love that pattern and the way the color changes go. I hope your next week is just as productive for you!

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  5. I simply cannot think of all of these beautiful pieces as “stock” items. They are all each so unique and wonderful. But glad you had such a productive week (and what sounds like an enjoyable one too). We have had a cold shift as well, with our first snow beyond a few flurries last week already (which is early for us).

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  6. Wow – you have been so productive! The gnomes are just so adorable, and your baubles are always lovely 🙂 Your Shift cowl looks great as well! Glad you enjoyed the movie, even if it did make you weepy.

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