YOP LIST 2024-2025

Sunday, January 27, 2019

WEEK 31 of YEAR 8

Greetings all.  Another week as flown by.  It is amazing how quickly time is passing.  Everyday, I thought about doing a personal blog post, yet here it is Sunday and time for a YOP post.  Lucky you!  I will be doing both crafting and personal post in this one.  

I have a finish for this week.  

My Snoqualmie socks came off the needles Monday evening.  So nice to have them completed and ready to wear.  That meant my sock needles were naked.  Can't have naked sock needles, now can we.  So I started another pair.

Hello Car Socks with my self striping Diversity Yarn.  These will be quite bright as you can already tell by the first 4 colors.  There are 2 more colors that have not appeared yet too.  These will be made with the FKL heels again.  Right now, they are the only thing active on my needles.

Oops, I have another completion this week too.

The "To the Point" shawl for the prayer shawl ministry.  I have no idea what yarn this is as it was given to me without a ball band.  It is a heavy worsted so this shawl is a tad bit bigger than the ones I do in Caron Simply Soft yarn. Also, I add a 2 row half double crochet edging to it.  I do know it is 100% acrylic and therefore can be machine washed and dried.  A very important fact when sending prayer shawls to very ill individuals.

Since it is the last post of the month, I will show you the dishcloths I have completed this month.

Nine cloths completed.  A few already have a home to go to.  The rest of them will be put in a box for emergency gifts.  I love this pattern.  It is so quick and easy to do.  It is the only one I use now.  After completing the cloth and before I cut the yarn, I crochet a loop so if someone wants to hang the cloth to dry, it is easy to do.  My mom always hung up her cloths under her sink.  That is where I came up with the idea of it.

So, that is all for my crafting this week.  Hubby and I are still working on decluttering the house.  We have not been as active with it this week though. I did a little in the kitchen but that is all.  

Hubby leaves to visit his mom tomorrow, so, I will be bringing all the Christmas boxes in and going through them while he is gone.  That should net a few bags of donations.  Not to mention, clear up quite a bit of room in our shed.

I am on travel stand-by also.  My niece called me on Friday morning to inform me my brother had been airlifted to a hospital with what appeared to be a stroke.  He is still there and maybe there for a while.  Seems he had a clot at the base of his brain (It was removed) and also has endocarditis. (Infection of the heart's inner lining).  I do not have any details yet, as to if there was any damage to his brain from the lack of blood flow.  We will find out today if there is any damage to his heart valves from the infection.  So things are kind of up in the air as to if I need to go or not.  My niece has been a blessing in keeping me informed of any and all updates.  She is flying in to see him today and to help out around the house.  

Other than that, things are going pretty good.  I have laundry going today so hubby can pack for his trip.  There will be beef stroganoff tonight for dinner.  And of course, there will be some knitting done today too.

Until next time..............Happy Crafting!!!!


  1. Thoughts and prayers Marsha to your brother and you all at this time, it's not easy.
    The socks look great and I'm looking forward to seeing the next two colours to be added to your new sock.

  2. I hope your brother is okay and recovers well. Could you share the link to the dishcloth pattern you like so much? I want to add dishcloths to my list in the next YOP year (which I have started to draft!). So no rush at all.

  3. Thinking of you and your brother right now, hope he heals well.
    I love the,socks and the to the point shawl is gorgeous.

  4. Hope your brother heals quickly. Your socks turned out great...I just buy new sock needles...I did today...;)

  5. I'm feeling a bit lazy over here with my lack of dishcloths.....I may need to get on that. :)

  6. I'm so sorry to read about your brother. What a worry that must be!

    Those socks look fanstastic. I love the wibbly wobbly design. And your finished To The Point shawl is beautiful. I love the contrasting (but neutral) border you put on it. Nice dishcloths! You've got me beat and I thought I had a bunch at five for the month. I'm curious, too, about the dishcloth pattern. You've probably shared it before and I've forgotten. I have a favorite pattern, too, but I'm curious to check out yours! :)

  7. Marsha, I am so sorry to hear about your brother's stroke and inflamation. I will pray everything turns out alright and he has a full recovery. Your socks turned out great and your other ones are going to be so cute. The shawl is gorgeous! I don't know how you get so much done? Love all your colorful dish cloths. I'm going to try that pattern. I hope all goes well for you and hubby this week and especially for your brother and his family. Blessings to you and yours...safe travels. Hugs ~ Sam

  8. I hope your brother is stable and comfortable right now. What a scare for your and your family. That shawl FO is fun. I like how you added that crochet border to it.

  9. Oh I hope your brother will be okay, so scary! Your socks and shawl are gorgeous. The shawl will be loved when the person receiving it sees the beauty in the stitches. I thought of you as my husband went through his clothes and donated a bag. We should do more!

  10. Hi Marsha, your socks look gorgeous.
    I already know about your dear brother, so I'll offer my condolences once again and send you prayers and love. xx

  11. Had to laugh when I read your sock needles were naked. Liking the colors I see so far in your 2nd pair. The shawl is awesome, that will be well received I know. So sorry to hear about your brother and hope things go well for him. Do take a project with you if you need to travel to him, so you'll have something to keep your hands busy, it's always helpful when spending time in a hospital or being nervous about a loved one.


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