Year of Projects 2019 – 2020

Dyeing

  • 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.

Felting

  • Make sister’s 4 lampshades ✅ finished week 4
  • Make a scarf for my dad’s 80th. ✅ week 10
  • 2nd nuno felted Jacket!
  • 3rd Hat
  • Picture of Boo and Dice
  • Picture of Ylva
  • Finish making lampshades for all pendant lights and lamps
  • Autumn wreath (if shop one from week 11 doesn’t sell I’ll keep that one)
  • Felt the knitted bag I will make with Lanark wool
  • Needle felted Ylva ✳️
  • Pictures and products to sell
    • Scarves ✅ multiple weeks
    • Lampshade(s) ✅ week 6
    • Soaps
    • Landscapes – Ben Wyvis, Glen Affric, Loch Morlich, Rosemarkie
    • Christmas stocking
    • Autumn wreath ✅ finished week 11

Knitting 

Jumpers/cardigans

  • Such a Winter’s Day by Heidi Kirrmaier (yarn New Lanark Wool) ✳️ (Started previous YOP year)
  • Inside Story by Heidi Kirrmaier (yarn BaaRamEwe Goathland) (if I can get gauge)
  • Tailfeather by Heidi Kirrmaier (yarn Third Vault Yarns Bamboo/Linen)
  • Fine Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier (yarn TBC)
  • Jumper using North Ronaldsay (pattern TBC, possibly Traveller’s End)
  • Nordsee Jacket by Ailbíona Mclochlainn (yarn West Yorkshire Spinners Re:treat)

Shawls

  • Easy Goes It by Finicky Creations (yarn hand-spun camel & silk) ✅ Started previous YOP year, finished week 1.
  • Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander (yarn Coastal Colours silk & yak 4ply) ✅ Started week 7, finished week 10 – detailed post
  • Cabriolet brioche scarf by Carolyn Bloom (yarn Cookston Crafts in Crathie (alpaca/merino/nylon) & Emerald (merino/silk/yak))
  • Butterfly / Papillon shawl (yarn homespun…which also means achieving fingering weight homespun yarn!)
  • All About That Brioche by Lucy Hannes (yarn Cookston Crafts yarn in Granite (merino/nylon) and Inverewe (merino/silk/yak) colours.

Socks

  • Hermione’s Everyday Socks (HES) by Erica Lueder (yarn Regia Design Myth) ✅ week 5 (then made longer week 8!)
  • Shortie pairs of socks using left over sock yarns.  ✅ Started week 6/finished week 8.
  • Pair of socks with homespun yarn
  • 3 pairs of HES using my own hand dyed yarn

Accessories

Other/household

Techniques to learn/master

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

Sewing

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

Spinning

  • Take part in Tour de Fleece, team ‘Corner of Knit & Tea’ ✅ (missed some days)
  • 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 BritSpin, team ‘More enthusiasm than skill’

Weaving

  • Make a scarf for Allistar’s birthday ✅ week 3
  • Make some dishcloths and wash cloths ✅ 1st attempt week 1, 2nd attempt week 7, 3rd attempt week 8, 4th attempt week 10, 5th attempt week 12
  • Make a scarf with homespun yarns
  • Make a set of placemats
  • Make a scarf with home-dyed yarn in interesting pattern (tbc)

Wood

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

 

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