Sunday, June 29, 2014

YOP Finale for year 2013-2014

Well, here it is...the last update of the 3rd YOP.   In reviewing my projects it doesn't seem like I got as much done as I wanted to and there was much "stumbling" but I was amazed at how much I learned this year and how proficient I am becoming especially in knitting.   I would no longer call myself a beginner at this stage and that is thanks to all of you who have commented on my projects, encouraged me and given me some great advice!
Here's what I completed this year:

Completed for YOP1314:
1.  Pillowcase with Crocheted Edging  
2.  Ear Flap Hat - for Uriah
3.  Birdie Decoration 
4.  Bunting - Project #2 from Cute and Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench
5.  Bunny Buddy Blanket - made for Uriah
6.  Grandmother's Favorite  -  5 (washcloth)
7.  Pumpkins and squash - I think I got this pattern from  Dawn's blog also.   I can't remember now...oh, I am getting old!
8.  Granny Square thread crocheted bookmark - gift for Kay
9.  Roll Brim Hat - for Jim
10.  Roll brim hat - for Ben
11.  Waffle weave dishcloth from Mason Dixon book #1- sewing in many!
12.  Irish hiking Scarf
13.  Preemie Crocheted Hat for 2lbs (1)

There are more WIP's for sure but what I am most pleased about are the skills I picked up this year which is always part of my goals; to learn and expand my capabilities.

Skills and/or new frontiers:
Crocheting with crochet thread
Knitting cables
How to put in a "life line" in knitting
How to pick up dropped stitches in knitting
Using DPN's
Amigurumi crochet
Crocheting edging onto something

You can check my sidebar for my complete list of WIP's (there are lots still)

And so you won't go away "empty handed" here are a few pictures..........
I didn't have this in my project list or on Ravelry at all and I think I made it last year but anyway this was what got me excited about making toys.
 I finished the spots for giraffe #1 for Sam.  I just need to make pom poms for the mane, attach appendages and embroider the face and it will be done!  Wow!  An FO maybe next week too?

I also got Susan B. Anderson's book on toys...the 2nd of my toy books from her.  This one has the giraffe pattern in it and so much more!  She is phenomenal....she has a blog and does pod casts and right now she has a drawing going on and she has them quite often.  I love her recommendations for yarns and Etsy shops and patterns also.
Here's giraffe #2 for Grayson on the needles!  This is the outside.......
and the inside.........
I also got this book on embroidery from Alicia Paulson who I adore.  I love her needlecrafts, her knitting, her crocheting, her house, her family, her sewing and quilting, her recipes (and her husband, Andy's ,who also cooks), her decorating.....let's just say I love the whole "package".
Here's  a sampling from the book........
Shelf edging!  I love shelf edging!
Love these curtains!
Happy Trails!  I'm off to plan next weeks YOP's for the 2014/2015 year!  So fun! 


  1. Aww the chick is so cute..
    Big hugs x

  2. Loving the chick! I too love shelf edging. Will be waiting to see if that is on your list for next year. Good job this year too!

  3. I love the shelf edging. Such a fabulous idea.

  4. Great job on the list you finished and learned so much over the past year you have every right to be proud. Looking forward to next year and popping by to see what your making.

  5. So many wonderful projects you've finished.
    Congratulations!!! Nice job!!!

    Looks like you've got a lot of nice projects for the coming year.

    I do love those little café curtain... adorable!


  6. You have accomplished so much this year - I love to see your projects and really admire your ability to turn your hand to so many things. You too are quite an inspiration - I can't wait to see your new list!

  7. Never mind the list; you've done awesome. You're.becoming much more proficient and much more confident. There's no stopping you :)

  8. Never mind the list; you've done awesome. You're.becoming much more proficient and much more confident. There's no stopping you :)

  9. Never mind the list; you've done awesome. You're.becoming much more proficient and much more confident. There's no stopping you :)

  10. I need to get into knitting toys, they are awesome :D Looks like a cute book too.

    Embroidery!! I'm so impressed by anyone who can do it, I feel like I don't have hands anymore but feet when I try. If it's not cross stitch, but that's maths so it works for this maths teacher :D

    I'm excited to see what you come up with for your new list and year!

  11. You certainly have something to be proud of. Hello sister; over ten items completed? Hoorah for you. The chicken has attitude. I love it!


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