I Only Have YOP for You 💝

Happy Valentine’s Eve! I had a busy week at work and didn’t get much making done.


I continue to knit daily on Arrowhead and Musselburgh. I wound the yarn for my Taxus Mittens, as it is time for The Woolly Thistle’s annual colorwork accessory knitalong. I participated last year with the Kenora Toque. This is a knitalong where I had my pick from something already on my list. The yarn is Tukuwool Fingering.


I sewed myself a red velour dress for Valentine’s. It will work equally well for Christmas. Truth be told, I have a yardage of green too, so I’ll probably make another one. The pattern is the Piedra dress from Seamwork. I love sewing this dress, although I added the pockets.

I finished adhering the interfacing to my Clare coat fabric. I cut the Thinsulate with the coat pieces, but did some research and found out I should have cut them with the lining. Oops. Well hopefully I can still use them by cutting them down and, if not, I’ll use wool batting with the lining fabric instead.

In other news, I went to the Wild and Wooly Fiber Expo in Cleveland yesterday. I enjoyed myself and came home a few new skeins and a braid of Targhee to spin. Bob and I are having a Superb Owl party today, which means we’re eating pizza and watching What We Do in the Shadows instead of football.

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.

19 thoughts on “I Only Have YOP for You 💝

  1. That looks like a fun mitten project! I’ve considered joining The Wooly Thistle’s colorwork accessory knitalong this month, but I have been so scattered with knitting focus lately that I think it will be safest if I just admire everyone else’s projects instead of starting something new and unplanned. 🙂

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  2. It sounds like you were very controlled at the yarn event. I have a hard time resisting yarn!
    That dress is so cute. I can’t imagine sewing well enough to make clothes. There is skirt I might try this year…
    And I love the mittens. It looks like a fun project.

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  3. You look really good in red! What a cute dress. I can’t remember the last time I wore a dress. I love those mittens. I have been postponing color work and yet I love it. I watched football…I’ve been a football fan for years. I’m too old for the vampire stuff…lol!

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