Year of Projects 2019 – 2020

This was my 2nd year joining in with the Year of Projects group on Ravelry, but their 9th year.

NB. The first hyperlinks are to the Ravelry pattern or project page, the hyperlinks on the week numbers are to the relevant blog post for the finished item.

For more details about how I did, please check my end of year summary post.



  • Make sister’s 4 lampshades ✅ finished week 4
  • 🆕Make a scarf for my dad’s 80th. ✅ week 10
  • Autumn wreath ✅ week 11
  • 🆕New pair of slippers ✅  week 23
  • Felt the knitted bag made with Lanark wool ✅ week 28
  • Needle felted Ylva ✳️
  • 🆕Needle felted Highland Cow ✳️
  • Pictures and products to sell (Update – shop I was selling from closed Week 25)
    • Scarves ✅ multiple weeks
    • Lampshade(s) ✅ weeks 6, 15, 34
    • 🆕 Fairies ✅ week 12
    • Soaps ✅ although not for selling, just our use
    • Landscapes ✳️ None specific highland landscapes done, still to try an area like- Ben Wyvis, Glen Affric, Loch Morlich, Rosemarkie
    • Christmas stocking
    • Wreaths – Christmas etc.
  • 2nd nuno felted Jacket!
  • 3rd Hat
  • Picture of Boo and Dice
  • Picture of Ylva
  • Finish making lampshades for all remaining pendant lights and lamps
    • downstairs loo ✅ week 24
    • spare room ✅ (an unsold sheep one from the shop)
    • study
    • large lamp



  • Such a Winter’s Day by Heidi Kirrmaier (yarn New Lanark Wool) ✅ (Started previous YOP year finished week 21)
  • 🆕 Turtle Dove by Espace Tricot (yarn West Yorkshire Spinners Re:treat). ✅ Started week 30 finished week 32
  • Tailfeather by Heidi Kirrmaier (yarn Third Vault Yarns Bamboo/Linen) ✅ Started week 44, finished week 52
  • Fine Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier (yarn BaaRamEwe Goathland)
  • Inside Story by Heidi Kirrmaier (yarn WYS The Croft)
  • Jumper using North Ronaldsay (pattern TBC, possibly Traveller’s End)
  • Nordsee Jacket by Ailbíona Mclochlainn (yarn West Yorkshire Spinners Re:treat). Pattern not published yet so used yarn for Turtle Dove.


  • 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
  • 🆕Void by Melanie Berg (yarn Rowan Lima) ✅ Started previous YOP year (Dec-2018)/finished week 41
  • Cabriolet brioche scarf by Carolyn Bloom (yarn Cookston Crafts in Crathie (alpaca/merino/nylon) & Emerald (merino/silk/yak)) ✳️ Started week 34
  • 🆕 Reyna by Noora Backlund (yarn handspun baby camel and silk)
  • All About That Brioche by Lucy Hannes (yarn Cookston Crafts yarn in Granite (merino/nylon) and Inverewe (merino/silk/yak) colours
  • Butterfly / Papillon shawl (yarn homespun…which also means achieving fingering weight homespun yarn!


  • 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.
  • 3 pairs of HES using my own hand dyed yarn 1️⃣✅Christmas socks Started week 16/finished week 26
  • 🆕 2 more pairs of socks. ✅ HES in Regia City Lights week 44
  • Pair of socks with homespun yarn



Techniques to learn/master

  • Portuguese knitting (class booked Sept 7th) ✅
  • Learn/Master Brioche ✅ Single colour brioche cowl made week 32, ✅ two colour Cabriolet started week 34
  • Learn Double Knitting
  • Learn Intarsia
  • Master Fair Isle/Colourwork
  • Improve continental knitting
  • Learn Mosaic knitting


  • 🆕Make a huge project bag for jumpers. ✅ week 13
  • Sew proper hanger to silk banner
  • Make a costume for Belladrum and Jocktoberfest festivals


  • Take part in Tour de Fleece, team ‘Corner of Knit & Tea’ ✅ (missed some days)
  • Take part in BritSpin, team ‘More enthusiasm than skill’ ✅ week 15
  • Spin some sock yarn (BFL & Sea Cell) ✳️ (Started previous YOP year)
  • 🆕 Spin John Arbon Harvest Hues fibre to make a sweater (Welford Purls MAL) ✳️
  • Spin some chunky yarn for thrummed mittens
  • Spin sufficient homespun fingering weight yarn in various colours to make a papillon shawl!
  • Spin some Christmas themed yarns for smitten mittens. I went with the blue, purple and green colours
  • Spin some chunky yarn for Nordsee jacket


  • 🆕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
  • 🆕Krokbragd ✅ week 38
  • 🆕Weave a double width tea towel ✅ Week 46
  • Make a scarf with homespun yarns
  • Make a set of placemats
  • Make a scarf with home-dyed yarn in interesting pattern (tbc)
  • 🆕Make a gradient patterned scarf/shawl for myself


  • Make more bowls
  • Make a platter
✳️ Started
✅ Finished
🆕 Added during year
🐸 Frogged


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