Year Of Projects (Y.O.P) 2014 / 2015


This is another attempt to stash bust while making some pretties and connecting with some like-minded folks along the way.  I initially was Cold-Sheeping but I’m no longer doing that in the truest sense of the concept.  You can read about my decision to no longer do that here.

My goal in choosing the projects I did for the Year Of Projects (Y.O.P) is so that I can:

  • Practice new techniques like colourwork, thrumming, conquering knitting in the round with dpns, finally trying cables, lace and proper garment construction
  • Stash-busting.  Nuff said.  😀

so between August 16th and June 30th 2015, I’ll be working on these Ravelry queued projects:

Sweaters and Cardigans

Hats (Personal Challenge 14 in 12)

  • Big Heart Beanie
  • Scrappy Stripe Ski Hat
  • Raisins
  • Latvian Snowflake Hat
  • Cumulus
  • Laurelhurst
  • Basic Beanie (for Laurie)
  • Red Bulky Skull Cap
  • Super Easy Fall Hat
  • Hat In Bloom
  • Allen Hat
  • Capucine
  • Fisher Cable Hat
  • Drips

Shawls / Shawlettes

  • Hitchhiker
  • Sunshine Shawl for Sad People
  • Rushing Tides


  • Mood Blanket set (already started)
  • Honeycomb Blanket ( for Julian)
  • Blanket (pattern TBD for Zoe)
  • Leaf Coasters
  • Kitchen cloths (various patterns)
  • Potholder (various patterns)
  • Tissue Holder cover
  • Christmas Decorations (15)
  • Fair Isle Decorations
  • Throw pillows/Cushions

Scarves and Cowls

  • Halloween Pumpkin Orange Scarf
  • Cable Cowl
  • Gaptastic Cowl


  • Finish first pair of socks
  • Ankle Socks
  • Simple Garter Slippers

Mittens & Gloves

  • Maize
  • Oak Grove
  • Simple Mitts


  • Backpack buddy key-ring
  • Stitches East Homework
  • Complete all of my Craftsy classes.

Other Crafts

  • Reacquaint myself with Violet aka Vivi (my sewing machine named by my cousin Anita.  Yeah I know … all my toys and tools have names.  What?!!!!  Don’t yours? LOLOL!).  Stitch some potholders, a set of table mats and a swing coat (yes, I said a coat).  My sewist extraordinaire BFF gave me a pattern 3 years ago that she expects to be completed this year.  No exceptions.  Oye vey the pressure!!!!  😀
  • Sew: quilted pot-holders, table runner and a sewing machine cover
  • Screen print plain fabric
  • Sew A/C box cover
  • Spin at least 6 braids of roving.
  • Complete at least two cross-stitch pieces.

See, what I told you?!!!  😀    Now that I’ve written it down, I’m nuts to think that I can do this in a few months.  It’s a lot, but if I manage my time better and always have a project to work on while on the train daily, I think I can do most of it.  What I’ll also need to do is schedule crafting days and stick to said schedule. Poor time management stopped me from crafting as much as I could have in the past. I’ll update the list as I see fit based on life.  I’m already behind by six weeks, but I’m excited so it’s time to get cracking so I can catch up.  😀

10 thoughts on “Year Of Projects (Y.O.P) 2014 / 2015

  1. Kim sabel August 17, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    Fabulous list Nicky, I’m especially taken with your Home list, the fair isle decorations sound fun………don’t worry if you don’t manage everything on your list……..after all there’s always next years YOP and you can carry projects over.

    • Nicky August 17, 2014 / 6:31 pm

      Thanks so much for the encouragement and the warm welcome Kim! 😀

  2. Ruth August 17, 2014 / 1:45 am

    Excellent list! I love it, it’s got loads and loads and just you wait and see you will be surprised at how much you do get done and how being active in the group encourages so much project work. Looking forward to seeing a year of projects with you.

    • Nicky August 17, 2014 / 10:14 am

      You ladies are so awesome! Very welcoming! Feel free to put your foot on my neck when I’m slacking. I really want to see how many of these projects I can do. Wooohooo! 😀

  3. Lucy Bowen August 16, 2014 / 7:32 pm

    It is a lot of work, but it’s good to have aspirations and, like the rest of us, you are likely to add and change the list as you go through the year anyway!! Looking forward to seeing your progress.

    • Nicky August 16, 2014 / 9:43 pm

      I know right?!!!! In my head, it seemed doable but once I wrote it down it was like “woah”!!! 😀

      I’m going to do my best and see how much I could do. Can’t wait to start chatting with you all.

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