Year of Projects 2020 – 2021

This was the Year of Projects 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.

Key: ✳️ started ✅ finished 🆕 added to list after week 1 ➡️ moved off this year’s list, but may still do in future. ❗️removed, unlikely to do in future.

Crochet

  • Minion by Tremendu ✅ Started week 1, finished week 2
  • 🆕 Dog hair gifts for neighbour (rose, snowman & snowflake) ✅ week 6
  • 🆕 Start a Havana Afghan ✅ started testing colours and sections week 6 on a sample Book cover, finished week 7; made a mini version finished week 13; then later added extra length and border
  • Some Winnie the Pooh character(s) ➡️
  • Have a go at an Octopal (octopus or jellyfish for premature babies) ❗️

Dyeing

  • Dye commercial sock yarn in:
    • Self Striping ✅ week 15
    • Another go at Christmas ✅ week 15
    • Speckled ❗️
    • Colours for Sweet & Tartan socks ➡️
  • Try natural dyes ✅ Shibori Indigo week 49
  • Dye BFL/Tussah Silk yarn for 2nd Quick Sand ✅ week 51
  • Dye some fibres in my ‘to dye’ drawer ✅ week 51 I dyed quite a lot

Felting

  • Needle felted Ylva ✳️ Started YOP9 year
  • Needle felted Highland Cow ✳️ Started YOP9 year
  • Pictures and products to sell/gift/keep:
    • Lampshades ✅ so many posts with lampshades!
    • Wreaths – Christmas etc. ✅ landscape wreaths week 22
    • 🆕 Fairies ✅ many made see fairies page for examples
    • 🆕️ Clock ✅ week 18 landscape, ✅ week 42 seascape
    • Landscapes e.g. Loch Carron, Ben Wyvis, Glen Affric, Loch Morlich, Rosemarkie ➡️
    • Christmas stocking ❗️
  • 3rd Hat ✅ In week 42 I altered an existing hat instead
  • Finish making lampshades for
  • Plant pot covers
  • Picture of Ylva ➡️
  • 2nd nuno felted garment ➡️

Knitting

Jumpers/cardigans

Shawls

  • Reyna by Noora Backlund (yarn handspun baby camel and silk) ✅ week 5 detailed post.
  • Project with mini skeins from 2019 advent – I chose ADVENTuresome Wrap by Ambah O’Brien ✅ week 30 (detailed post).
  • Cabriolet brioche scarf by Carolyn Bloom (yarn Cookston Crafts in Crathie (alpaca/merino/nylon) & Emerald (merino/silk/yak)) ✳️ Started week 34 YOP9 year

Socks

Accessories

Other/household

  • 🆕 dog hair gifts for neighbour ✅ heart in Week 6 (see crochet for other items)
  • Make a variety of dishcloths and wash cloths ✅ 6 during Q2 and a scrappy one week 45
  • Start another Christmas stocking garland with homespun yarns, perhaps mini socks. ✅ Started Hat Vent 2019 pattern week 8. Mini jumpers ✅ week 23.
  • 🆕 2 x cup cosies ✅ week 31
  • 🆕 Habitation throw by Helen Stewart (scrap 4 ply) ✳️ started week 45
  • Make some Christmas gifts!!❗️

Sewing

  • Sew some face masks ✅ Week 2
  • Make a project bag with internal and/or external pockets ✅ made a practice small bag with external pockets week 36
  • Sew proper hanger to silk banner, I painted this in 2011! ✅ week 50
  • 🆕 Town Bag Pattern by Kelly Casanova using handwoven fabric
  • Make a lining for felted bag
  • Start making kitchen items from kitchen pattern pack ➡️
  • Make a selection of denim items with old jeans ➡️

Spinning

  • Finish spinning baby camel and silk (colour #2) for Reyna (Started YOP9 year) ✅ week 1 during TDF (I finished spinning remainder week 51)
  • Spin some purple baby camel and silk (colour #3) ✅ week 3 during TDF
  • Spin Samoyed dog hair ✅ week 4 during TDF
  • Host a Guild Team for Tour de Fleece 2020
  • Host a Guild Team for BritSpin 2020 ✅ team assembled! We came 5th out of 12 teams. Individual results. Team results. (Spun my 1st gradient & single, superfine silk, BFL nylon, Portland and my hand dyed Border Leicester.)
  • 🆕 Spin a fractal ✅ week 19
  • 🆕️ Spin yak and silk ✅ week 50
  • Spin some sock yarn (BFL & Sea Cell) (Started YOP9 year) ✅ (lost track of the week I had enough for socks)
  • Spin John Arbon Harvest Hues fibre to make a sweater ✳️ (Started YOP9 year)
  • 🆕 start breed project (spinning ~25g of lots of breeds to make a project with) ✳️ Started washing fleeces week 39, started spinning week 43
  • Spin some yarn to make Christmas stocking garland.

Technique Learning

  • 🆕 Learn Mosaic crochet ✅ week 5
  • Learn Mosaic knitting ✅ week 13.
  • Improve continental knitting ✅ practiced on Litmus Cowl although my tension and speed isn’t as good.
  • 🆕 Master long draw spinning
  • 🆕 Complete Kelly Casanova’s weaving course before subscription ends.
  • 🆕 Learn Braided join
  • Learn Intarsia Knitting ➡️
  • Master Fair Isle/Colourwork knitting ➡️
  • 🆕 Get confident with supported spindle ➡️
  • Learn Double Knitting ❗️

Weaving

  • 🆕 Wide handtowels ✅ 1st week 4
  • 🆕 Gift scarf ✅ week 7 but no image until week 18
  • 🆕 Diamond Stripes towels ✅ week 30
  • 🆕 Garden Path shawl ✅ week 41
  • Houndstooth project using Wensleydale Longwool ✅ week 44
  • Wide dish towels ➡️
  • Scarf with homespun yarns ➡️
  • Set of placements ➡️
  • Home-dyed yarn in interesting pattern (tbc) ➡️
  • Borrow a pin loom from Guild to make some squares ➡️
  • Gradient patterned scarf/shawl for myself ❗️

Wood

  • New bowl
  • Platter

Note: On 31st July 2020 I moved technique learning to its own section.


Key: ✳️ started ✅ finished 🆕 added to list after week 1 ➡️ moved off this year’s list, but may still do in future. ❗️removed, unlikely to do in future.

If you are interesting in reading more about the items I completed and seeing pictures of the FOs then please see the round-up post for this YOP year.

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