{ YOP 2019 } #1

So here’s what I’ve been working on this week:

  • my Opal rainbow socks – not finished yet because even though I can’t wait to wear them, I don’t want the knitting part to be over
  • the new kitchen sofa cover blanket – this darling will need lots and lots of yarn, I’ll have to buy some more before I can continue
  • the Waver blanket as pictured above – I love the colours so far, and the constant stitch changes keep me interested enough to keep working on it

Today, I finally met my knitworthy friend in person, and gave her the two pairs of socks I had knitted for her over winter. She was so happy to get them, and I was so happy to be able to give them to her. Having good friends is a blessing but having knitworthy friends is even better than winning the lottery! I’m already thinking about the next socks I’m going to knit for her, and what colours to pick. Other than that, I have a few more (haha!) WIPs in need of some love.

So here’s my AYOP 2019 list:

  • finish rainbow socks
  • knit two more pairs of socks for knitworthy friend
  • work on the Waver
  • work on the seed stitch blanket
  • work on the kitchen sofa cover blanket
  • finish Drops 8-2 sweater
  • finally block Surf & Turf Stole and Teaflower Shawl
  • get on with the Rag Quilt
  • sew a dress
  • sew a skirt
  • sew curtains for kitchen and living-room
  • sort through crafty magazines for inspiration and possibly a list of projects I can actually accomplish

If you’re curious about what my fellow YOPpers are up to, or would like to join in the fun, find our group on Ravelry.

10 comments to { YOP 2019 } #1

  • That waver blanket is stunning! You have so many things on your list and they all look wonderful. Happy crafting!

    • Ella

      Thank you, Mary-Anne. I hope I can finally get back into regular crafting and posting. I’ve missed it terribly. Besides, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to get something finished for a change.

  • Your Opal Rainbow Sock is gorgeous, Ella. And your waver blanket looks very similar to a stitch pattern I’m working right now (into a baby blanket), but I seriously love how the variegated yarns look in yours. That’s going to be very rich looking.

    • Ella

      Thank you, Becki. I think the variegated yarns do compliment the pattern and add to the overall waviness. I’m thinking about making a matching pillow or three.

  • Ruth McKeon

    The Waver blanket looks so interesting, I love the stitch and the yarn being used.

    • Ella

      Thank you, Ruth. We’ve been talking about re-furnishing the living-room soon-ish, and I’m already looking out for an armchair to match the blanket.

  • Lucy Bowen

    Two pairs of socks are an accomplishment in themselves, but the blanket is fantastic too!
    By the way an animal party is what you suggested – Daniel got to hold and find out loads about various animals, including tortoises, lizards and an owl. They then got to feed the ponies and meerkats.

  • Those socks are gorgeous. I can understand why you loved knitting them. Having a knitworthy friend is a true treasure. She is a lucky person. The blankets are lovely also. The Waver is very interesting and I enjoy the play of colors in it.

    • Ella

      Thank you, Marsha. I’ve used the same yarns on the Waver over and over again but still no two rows are the same. I do think I should start sewing in the ends soon, though, or I might be tempted to put it off at the end.

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