YOP12 Week 47/52 – stash enhancement, socks and rolags

Acquisitions/Stash Management

A friend was getting rid of some yarn and kindly gave me some cones of cotton. I will get my loom warped up at some point to make some new dish towels.

A small eco friendly/fair trade type shop in Strathpeffer are selling New Lanark yarn for only £5.95 per 100g…its £9.50 usually. So I obviously couldn’t resist buying some…in fact I may go back and buy more at some point. I already have jumpers, mittens, bag etc made in this yarn, so I tried to buy colours I’ve not had before and went for chunky skeins and a blend I’ve not previously used.

The green aran is 90% wool/10% silk. I’ll make something for my husband with that, he has green eyes so should suit him.

I bought 2 skeins of Bulky in their Como colour, it has tiny flecks of orange in!! That’s right I’ve bought something with orange on that isn’t Tigger related! Then I also got a Sky and Denim coloured bulky yarn.


Sorry still no felting mojo this week.

Fibre Prep

I made up some rolags on my blending board with some of the pink wool fibre from my friend. I accidentally punctured a hole in my thumb…I will not make that mistake again. I was busy chatting and not concentrating…oops! Still quite a bit more to make and then I’ll practice some long drawer spinning with them.



As promised, here are the finished sock pairs that I made using a frogged hat and some leftovers from a DK Advent. Both used Deb’s super simple DK sock pattern, it is a very quick pattern to knit up.


I’ve added some more rows to my habitation throw. I may start some shortie socks soon so that I get some more leftovers to add to the blanket. I’m a little bit on a mission to have it finished by 30th June (the end of my YOP year).

Other News

On Tuesday and on Wednesday morning I spent a lot of time in the garden. I spent hours removing a blanket of weeds under my fruit bushes. It now looks great with some membrane and decorative bark on top…hopefully this will seriously cut down on the annual weeding of his border.

I also did a bit of reorganisation in my craft room. Its reminiscent of when I was supposed to be studying for school exams and I’d instead be sharpening my pencils and organising my notebooks. 🙈 The upside is I’m really happy at how easy everything now is to access.

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. How the devil do you manage to fit everything IN ?? I’m crocheting (it’s all I do) a cardigan in bulky yarn, and have been doing it since last week. (Happily, I’m now doing the collar and the button-band.)
    I did move apartments during that time; so I suppose I can forgive myself. But honestly, you must be a dynamo ! 🙂

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      • It’s sort of my hobby. :\ Since leaving Sydney, where I lived for 41 years and the last 18 in the same apartment, I’ve moved 13 times since 2016. ‘Nuff said, eh ?! 😦

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  2. Your new additions are lovely and will make some great cloths and other projects! I’m sorry the felting mojo is yet to return, but the organising sounds very cathartic!

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  3. Ouch! Carders and blending boards definitely need full attention, and even then I’ve punctured fingers. Well done on taming your bed. I have similar plans for one of mine so you’ve given me a nudge towards getting on with it!

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  4. Yellow and blue dish towels sound wonderful for summer. HaHa, love your blue with orange specks yarn. Perfect for a hat for my local soccer team. Love your purple shortie socks. Congrats on getting your garden prepped. I just can’t seem to get motivated. We have so much trouble with wildlife that we now only do tomatoes and herbs in pots on our deck.

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  5. Ahem…………felting? Let me look around here to see if I can find your felting mojo for you. If so, I will airmail it to you LOL. On the other hand. You have kept very busy this week with other items. I love both of the new yarns you purchased. Gotta love a sale.

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  6. Love those fun socks and I do hope you’ll get some towels on your loom so I can live vicariously through you with that craft. 🙂 I find that I have the organizing/clean-up bug only so often and that I should take advantage of it when it strikes because it does make everything so much easier to find/use!


  7. I love your new cotton and yarn stash….beautiful colors! So sorry you hurt yourself…it sounds very painful…I hope it heals up fast. Those socks are so cute! I’m going to look for her pattern as I want some shortie socks like those.


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