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.

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 (Reminder to myself – bought direct and not through Ravelry!) ✅ Started week 1, finished week 2
  • 🆕 Dog hair gifts (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
  • Have a go at an Octopal (octopus or jellyfish for premature babies) I have offered the suitable yarn in my stash to the Octopals group instead.❗️
  • Some Winnie the Pooh character(s) ➡️

Dyeing

  • Dye commercial sock yarn in:
    • Self Striping ✅ week 15
    • Another go at Christmas ✅ week 15
    • Speckled
    • Colours for Sweet & Tartan socks
  • Dye fibres in my ‘to dye’ drawer
  • Dye BFL/Tussah Silk yarn for 2nd Quick Sand
  • Try natural dyes

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 ✳️ 17 made in Q1
    • 🆕️ Clock ✅ week 42
    • Landscapes e.g. Loch Carron, Ben Wyvis, Glen Affric, Loch Morlich, Rosemarkie
    • Christmas stocking
  • 2nd nuno felted garment
  • 3rd Hat ✅ In week 42 I altered an existing hat
  • Picture of Ylva ➡️
  • Finish making lampshades for
  • Plant pot covers

Knitting

Jumpers/cardigans

  • Strathcona Sweater by Tara-Lynn Morrison (yarn Rowan Big Wool) ✅ Week 20
  • 🆕 second Turtle Dove in red WYS Re:treat ✅ started week 24 finished week 26
  • Fine Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier (yarn BaaRamEwe Dovestone in Goathland) Rowan Alpaca Merino DK) ✅ started week 35 finished week 43
  • Second Quick Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier (home dyed Aran BFL/Silk)
  • Inside Story by Heidi Kirrmaier (yarn WYS The Croft New Lanark Aran)

Shawls

  • Reyna by Noora Backlund (yarn handspun baby camel and silk) ✅ Started week 1, finished week 5. Detailed post.
  • Project with mini skeins from 2019 advent – I chose ADVENTuresome Wrap by Ambah O’Brien ✅ started week 23 and finished 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

  • 🆕 make items for my neighbour’s family with their dog hair I spun ✅ heart in Week 6 (other items were crocheted instead)
  • Make a variety of dishcloths and wash cloths ✅ during Q2.
  • 🆕 2 x cup cosies ✅ week 31
  • Start another Christmas stocking garland with homespun yarns, perhaps mini socks. ✳️ Started Hat Vent 2019 pattern week 8. Mini jumpers ✅ week 23.
  • Make some Christmas gifts!!❗️

Sewing

  • Sew some face masks ✅ Week 2
  • Sew proper hanger to silk banner, I painted this in 2011 and it is still waiting!
  • Make a selection of denim items with old jeans
  • Make a lining for felted bag
  • Make a project bag with internal and external pockets ✳️ made a practice small bag with external pockets week 36
  • Start making kitchen items from kitchen pattern pack

Spinning

  • Finish spinning baby camel and silk for Reyna (Started YOP9 year ✅ week 1 during TDF
  • Spin some purple baby camel and silk ✅ started week 1, finished week 3 during TDF
  • Spin Samoyed dog hair ✅ started week 2, finished 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 some sock yarn (BFL & Sea Cell) ✳️ (Started YOP9 year)
  • Spin John Arbon Harvest Hues fibre to make a sweater ✳️ (Started YOP9 year)
  • Spin some yarn to make Christmas stocking garland.
  • 🆕 start breed project (spinning ~25g of lots of breeds to make a project with) ✳️ Started washing fleeces week 39, started spinning week 43
  • 🆕 spin a fractal ✅ week 19

Technique Learning

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

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)
  • Gradient patterned scarf/shawl for myself ❗️
  • Borrow a pin loom from Guild to make some squares

Wood

  • New bowl
  • Platter

 

Note: On 31st July 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.

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