Draft ideas for Year of Projects 2019 – 2020


I started drafting this page in January, even though the YOP year starts in July.  The reason I created it was to have somewhere to jot ideas for year 9 of YOP, my 2nd year.  Things that I have been inspired by other YOPers or from people I follow on Instagram.  So this is just a draft of my new list.




  • 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 handspun camel & silk 
  • All About That Brioche by Lucy Hannes in Cookston Crafts yarns TBC


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


  • Brioche Knots by Katrin Schubert in New Lanark DK blueberry and clematis colourways
  • Thrummed mittens
  • Star Garden Mitts by Christopher McGovern Colorwork using leftover Jamieson’s Shetland
  • Go diagonal scarf using Christmas 2018 advent yarns


  • Make some Smitten Mittens with homespun to make either decorations or advent
  • Autumn leaves for an autumn wreath
  • Make variety of dishcloths and wash cloths

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!)


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


  • Spin some sock yarn
  • Spin some Christmas themed yarns for smitten mittens
  • Spin some chunky yarn for thrummed mittens
  • Spin sufficient homespun fingering weight yarn in various colours to make a papillon shawl!


  • 2nd Jacket!
  • 3rd Hat
  • Picture of Boo and Dice
  • Picture of Ylva
  • Finish making lampshades for all pendant lights and lamps
  • Autumn wreath
  • Christmas stocking
  • Pictures and products to sell
    • Soaps
    • Landscapes – Ben Wyvis, Glen Affric, Loch Morlich, Rosemarkie
    • Lampshade


  • 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
  • Sew proper hanger to silk banner
  • Sew silk paintings into cushions, with stuffing 

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