YOPping in a Winter Wonderland

We had a lovely snowfall this week, and it was like a winter wonderland for a day. I even went outside for a walk.

Year of Projects Updates


I was wrong. The arugula survived the cold snap under the greenhouse, and there’s a little baby lettuce and kale mixed it.


My Yuletide Ranunculus sweater continues to grow. I am well past where the pattern has you switch to the ribbing, as it’s a cropped design. I was going to have it finish mid-hip, but I’ve decided to keep going for a tunic length. I have plenty of yarn, and I think I will wear it more at that length. I don’t want to knit anything else. I may be becoming a monogamous knitter.


I finished my Mile End Hoodie. This was made with scraps of wool interlock leftover from my Plateau Joggers. I’m very happy I was able to get another garment out of it. Pattern is Mile End Sweatshirt by Closet Core. Fabric is 100% merino wool interlock by Nature’s Fabrics. And yes, I am wearing PJ pants. I made them, so I figure that’s alright. I made an executive decision to not get out of PJ pants today.

Speaking of PJ Pants, I sewed some new cotton flannel jammies for myself from this Skiing Gnomes fabric. And Bob and I made mince pies.


I regret to say I have not been practicing my spinning. I am off between Christmas and New Year’s, so I’m going to start spinning 15 minutes per day on the 27th, and try to keep that going for a while so I can improve.

This has been a Year of Projects update. You can find out more about the group here (Rav link) or here: Backstage Kath’s YOP bloggers list. You can read my updated list of projects here.

21 thoughts on “YOPping in a Winter Wonderland

  1. You sweater is going to be so pretty. My seater is being made longer too. Like you, I need to make it to where I will wear iHoodia. a cute hoodie. How nice to get 2 garments from the material. Jammie pants are the best. Congrats on finding a few greens still alive. Looks like enough for a salad.

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  2. It’s thrilling to see your kale, lettuce and arugula winter salad mix. What a fresh dish for dinner! Now I’m regretful that I didn’t plant any lettuces in my garden this October. I am still harvesting spinach and radishes though I haven’t checked them today. There was a pretty good freeze last night. All your garments look terrific. The color of that yarn is yummy.

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    1. So pretty your sweater. Wonderful share your active. I like. Beautiful your photo. Beautiful greenhouse. There were so cold. Good looking look with back snow!. I like picture 👌!

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  3. I just love that tweedy yarn you are using for your sweater. For me that would be a unique color. I really have to resist buying only blues for sweaters. Your hoodie turned out amazing. You are very talented and what a beautiful day it was when you took your picture.

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  4. Love 💕 your hoodie, it looks so cosy. I love PJs and hoodies. Your sewing is inspirational, maybe I should have a go at making some PJ bottoms, the top would be beyond my skills plus I have lots of old T-shirt’s I can wear as tops. Maybe add that to my YOP12 list next July and practice some smaller projects beforehand.

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  5. I love the yarns you are using for your sweater…stunning! Love your sewing with flannel and wool. thank you for the mincemeat recipe. I’ve only seen ones with real meat. I Iove mincemeat…I thought I was the only one. Your little pies are so cute too.

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  6. I just love you modelling your finished objects. You look so pleased and happy. Well done. I am glad your arugala survived. I swear I am addicted to Arugala – I think I have it at least five times a week!

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  7. Your sweater is so pretty. It’s a great color. The salad looks delicious! I’ve noticed some people around here growing lettuce/spinach. We’re going to give it a try next year. I love seeing your sewing projects. We got my daughter a sewing machine for Christmas. PJ pants are in my future.

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