Year of Projects 2019 – 2020


  • Dye commercial sock yarn in:
    • Self Striping
    • Christmas Colourway
    • Speckled
  • Dye fibres in my ‘to dye’ box
  • Dye homespun sock weight yarn for Papillon shawl
  • Dye items from last year’s YOP list I didn’t get to.


  • 2nd nuno felted Jacket!
  • 3rd Hat
  • Picture of Boo and Dice
  • Picture of Ylva
  • Finish making lampshades for all pendant lights and lamps
  • Make sister’s 4 lampshades ✳️ Started wk 1
  • Autumn wreath
  • Felt the knitted bag I will make with Lanark wool
  • Needle felted Ylva
  • Pictures and products to sell
    • Soaps
    • Landscapes – Ben Wyvis, Glen Affric, Loch Morlich, Rosemarkie
    • Scarves
    • Lampshade(s)
    • Christmas stocking
    • Autumn wreath




  • Butterfly / Papillon shawl using homespun yarns…which also means achieving fingering weight homespun yarn!
  • Cabriolet brioche scarf by Carolyn Bloom with Cookston Crafts yarns in Crathie & Emerald colourways
  • Easy Goes It by Finicky Creations in hand-spun camel & silk ✅ Started previous YOP year, finished Wk 1.
  • All About That Brioche by Lucy Hannes in Cookston Crafts yarns TBC


  • Hermione’s Everyday Socks (HES) by Erica Lueder in Regia Design Myth ✳️ Started Wk 1
  • Pair of socks with homespun yarn
  • 3 pairs of HES using my own hand dyed yarn



Techniques to learn/master

  • Portuguese knitting (class booked Sept 7th)
  • Learn Double Knitting
  • Learn Intarsia
  • Master Brioche
  • Master Fair Isle/Colourwork
  • Improve continental knitting
  • Learn Matrix knitting (hopefully easier than understanding the movie trilogy!)


  • Sew proper hanger to silk banner
  • Make a costume for Belladrum and Jocktoberfest festivals


  • Spin some sock yarn (BFL & Sea Cell) ✳️ (Started previous YOP year)
  • Spin some Christmas themed yarns for smitten mittens
  • Spin some chunky yarn for thrummed mittens
  • Spin some chunky yarn for Nordsee jacket
  • Spin sufficient homespun fingering weight yarn in various colours to make a papillon shawl!
  • Take part in Tour de Fleece, team ‘Corner of Knit & Tea’ ✳️ Started 6th July
  • Take part in BritSpin, team ‘More enthusiasm than skill’


  • Make some dishcloths and wash cloths ✳️ 1st attempt Wk 1 
  • Make a scarf with homespun yarns
  • Make a set of placemats
  • Make a scarf with homedyed yarn in interesting pattern (tbc)


  • Make more bowls
  • Make a platter
✳️  Started
✅. Finished


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