Year of Projects 2020 – 2021

This is the Group’s 10th Year, but my 3rd Year.

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


  • Minion by Tremendu (Reminder to myself – bought direct and not through Ravelry!) ✳️ started week 1
  • Have a go at an Octopal (octopus or jellyfish for premature babies)
  • Some Winnie the Pooh charac


  • Dye commercial sock yarn in:
    • Self Striping
    • Speckled
    • Colours for Sweet & Tartan socks
    • Another go at Christmas
  • Dye fibres in my ‘to dye’ drawer
  • Dye BFL/Tussah Silk yarn for 2nd Quick Sand
  • Try natural dyes


  • Needle felted Ylva ✳️ Started previous YOP year
  • Needle felted Highland Cow ✳️ Started previous YOP year
  • Pictures and products to sell/gift/keep:
    • Lampshades
    • Landscapes e.g. Loch Carron, Ben Wyvis, Glen Affric, Loch Morlich, Rosemarkie
    • Christmas stocking
    • Wreaths – Christmas etc.
  • 2nd nuno felted garment
  • 3rd Hat
  • Picture of Ylva
  • Plant pot covers
  • Finish making lampshades for
    • study
    • large lamp




  • Cabriolet brioche scarf by Carolyn Bloom (yarn Cookston Crafts in Crathie (alpaca/merino/nylon) & Emerald (merino/silk/yak)) ✳️ Started week 34 (previous YOP year)
  • Reyna by Noora Backlund (yarn handspun baby camel and silk)




  • Make a variety of dishcloths and wash cloths
  • Make some Christmas gifts!!
  • Start another Christmas stocking garland with homespun yarns, perhaps mini socks.

Techniques to learn/master

  • Learn Double Knitting
  • Learn Intarsia
  • Master Fair Isle/Colourwork
  • Improve continental knitting
  • Learn Matrix knitting (that should happen when I knit Bricks and Mortar cowl


  • Sew proper hanger to silk banner, I painted this in 2011 and it is still waiting!
  • Make a selection of denim bag with old jeans
  • Make a lining for felted bag
  • Make a project bag with internal and external pockets
  • Sew some face masks
  • Start making kitchen items from kitchen pattern pack


  • Spin some sock yarn (BFL & Sea Cell) ✳️ (Started previous YOP year)
  • Spin John Arbon Harvest Hues fibre to make a sweater ✳️ (Started previous YOP year)
  • Finish spinning baby camel and silk for Reyna (Started previous YOP year, hoping to finish during TDF 2020) ✅ week 1
  • Spin Samoyed dog hair ✳️ started week 2
  • Spin some yarn to make Christmas stocking garland.
  • Spin some purple baby camel and silk ✳️ started week 1
  • Host a Guild Team for Tour de Fleece 2020 ✳️
  • Host a Guild Team for BritSpin 2020


  • Double width dish towels
  • Scarf with homespun yarns
  • Set of placements
  • Home-dyed yarn in interesting pattern (tbc)
  • Gradient patterned scarf/shawl for myself
  • Houndstooth scarf or shawl using Wensleydale Longwool
  • Borrow a pin loom from Guild to make some squares


  • New bowl
  • Platter


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