Year of Projects Update #23: Looking Forward

It's been a month since my last YoP update and amidst various other things, during that time I've finished two of the projects I was using to bust my stash. My socks were finished (and blogged) last week, and today I completed the Neapolitan Hitchhiker which was cast on in May... 

I was quite unsure about using this discontinued self-striping yarn from Regia, but it looks ok, straight off the needles. The fabric is very sturdy, and would probably have benefited from being knit on bigger needles, but it will be warm and cosy so I'm satisfied with it anyway - it was a TV knitting project (and hence has the requisite mistakes from lack of concentration - ie too many rows between some of the teeth) but has served it's purpose in using up some stash yarn. 

With only a few weeks left before the end of this 'year', I've been looking back over my list of completed projects and am surprised at how many things I've made - if you'd like to take a look, the list is here although not all of the pictures are up to date. I will be continuing into the 3rd Year of Projects and am starting to think about my list which will definitely include some more stash busting and also some spinning/using handspun. If you'd like to join in too, you can find out more on the Ravelry group - it's a lot of fun and you can list as many or as few goals as you like for the year. Go on, you know you want to!!!! 


  1. I really love the colours in your Hitchhiker, they remind me of fruits of the forest. I'm looking forward to a third year and taking what I learned from the first two years and applying it to the third list.

  2. I love the way that looks with the stripes! Beautiful colours too :)

  3. I thought you were making confession n your first sentence...bless me Father for I have has been a month since my last confession....

    Can't believe it is only a few weeks until this finishes....I have seriously fallen off the wagon, but then it will tagged on to next years no doubt!

    Like your hitchhiker, lovely!

  4. Love the colors!!!! I am only on my first year....and I started in not on the same time schedule as everyone else....

  5. I totally smiled at the name of this project, Sarah. I love the bold striping and how the fabric came out.
    I am thinking of joining YOP but am not sure.

  6. the self striping yarn is beautiful. For a minute I thought that you had changed yarns at every point.

  7. Stunning....and cozy looking! I am thinking I might give this shawl pattern a try...


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