Sunday, June 25, 2017

Year of Projects - Final Update #52



Well here we are - the final update of a Year of Projects.

This week I finished the twelfth Iona square which means I am a third of the way done!

I finished my Double Heelix socks


I quickly decided to cast on another sock, again one with lot of new things to learn.

This Slipstripespiral sock started with a new toe (at least for me). Cat Bordhi's Personal Footprint toe.



It also used the idea of Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato Heel, but incorporated Japanese short rows which was also a first for me.



I am using the Red Kroy I got from my sister's island free store, and my blue alpaquita. I love this stitch!







I mailed off the Knitter Knockers and am waiting to see if the size is correct. Then I will make another.

Looking back over the past Yopping Year I have the following tallies:

5 hemp Zodiac potholders

Prince Potholder (my design)

15 1/2 pairs of socks

3 shawls

2 blankets

5 illusion knit kitchen cloths

2 sweaters (for me)

6 cowls

4 adult hats

3 baby sweaters

1 pair diaper pants

2 baby hats

2 teddy bears

2 knitted knockers

12 Iona Squares

1 C2C doll blanket

2 crocheted Star Wars characters (Yoda and Stormtrooper)

I am pleased that I was able to blog every one of the 52 weeks. It was so great to read other Yopper's blogs and to meet and make new blogging/crafty friends.


I am looking forward to joining and Yopping along for year 7 starting July 1, 2017. I almost have my list ready.

Stay tuned.

And....if you want to join the fun check out the Ravelry Group here.





23 comments:

  1. Well done, and I love my socks! I am copying your list to show folks what a busy beaver you have been!

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    1. I saw that! Thank you for the support. I am glad you like your socks. ;)

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  2. Look at all of those projects? What a great haul, well done. Love the double heelix socks and your new socks are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing your new list.

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    1. I am sure my new list will look similar to my old except I have very little stash left so I guess I will be in the market for some yummy purchases!

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  3. Good golly.......look a your list of finished projects. I am so impressed especially all those socks. Not to mention TWO sweaters.
    It was so nice to visit you each week and see what you were doing or had done.
    Your current socks are great abd love the double heelix socks.
    Looking forward to watching you next year again.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it will be fun to follow everyone again for a year. I get so inspired by everyone's projects.

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  4. You sure had a yoppin' year. That list is mighty impressive. I love the heels on your blue socks; they're so fun. Cat Bordhi's heel is one I need to try also as well as the Fish Lips Kiss one.

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    1. Yes both the sweet tomato heel and the fish lips kiss heel are great. I don't have a favourite, I just knit whatever heel the pattern says - lots of variety.

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  5. That's very impressive! Well done :)

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  6. I'm not sure which is more impressive - your list of FOs or your perfect blogging record! Well done on both scores!

    Those double helix socks are awesome - I really need to try that pattern soon!

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    1. Don't be put off by the length of the pattern. The instructions are really clear and the link to the you tube videos are very very helpful.

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  7. You forgot to add how much you cleared out of the stash cupboard... 😉

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    1. Oh I know - it was almost all stash - and now I have very little left - time to go shopping ;)

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  8. Those helix socks turned out beautifully, I love them! You have done so with with your Yopping and your blogging despite overcoming many obstacles on the way. Well done you!!! :-)

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    1. Well knitting and blogging are what helps me through some dark days. As I have always said when the going gets tough the tough get knitting.

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  9. Whoa Nellie! You are an amazing knitter and what you accomplished in one year is off the charts! Good for you not missing a week! I need to make that goal for this next year as I sure miss others when they don't post. Your socks are great and new techniques are on my list for this coming year. I do love sock knitting. So glad you will be with us again this coming year.....you always introduce me to knitting that I have never been exposed to...thank you! You go girl and yes, if there was a prize you would definitely be the winner! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you. I think we all did very very well inspiring each other and taking the time to comment on each others' posts. It really is a wonderful blogging family.

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  10. You are speaking a foreign language to me about your sock, but I love the close-up pictures. I can almost imagine I know what you're saying. lol Your finished list is most impressive and I look forward to seeing what neat things you make over the next YOP year. I'm so glad to get to know you a bit through YOPping, Mary-Anne.

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    1. Same here Becki. I am so glad I was invited to join it has been inspiring and fun and social. All things I need. So, here's to next yopping year!

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  11. You did amazingly well for your YOP year, congrats! So many wonderful projects accomplished. Looking forward to seeing your list for next year.

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  12. Your double helix socks look excellent. I managed to find that Op-Art Knitting book in my library. Fascinating! I never thought maths would be something to motivate me, but if I were a more avid knitter, the maths and science would motivate me to have a go at all of the amazing socks in that book. Most of the patterns look challenging, so well done you for actually knitting them! :-)

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