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Year of Projects 2021-2022: Week 13

Short and sweet update for this week.

Stillness Shawl: I’m just over the 75% mark on this one – it’s going to be huge. I have 3 rows left of the stockinette and eyelets band, and then one more section of easy lace to finish out the pattern. The rows are LONG now with 521 stitches per row, so “just one more row” takes a while, but I’m in the home stretch and hoping I can finish this one this week.

I pulled the fiber for my next spinning project. This is a 75/25 blend of BFL wool and silk – one of my favorites to spin. The colorway is “Sirius Black” from Funky Carolina. She did a whole Harry Potter series when she was still operating her dye business and I have loads of other colors from the series to enjoy. This will be the last batch for my mixed-lot sweater spin in grayish-teal-blues.

That’s it for me this week! Working on a bunch of other test or preview knitting pieces so those are taking up most of my crafting time right now, but will keep on chipping away at the YOP list in between. Have a great week YOP’ers!

18 thoughts on “Year of Projects 2021-2022: Week 13

  1. Such a beautiful shawl…it will be so cozy! I have a major stash of Funky Carolina and miss her. I never knew she did a Harry Potter series, what a bummer as I would have bought be colors! Love the Sirius Black colorway.

  2. I’m sat reading your post in a BFL/silk yarn cardigan and I can understand why you like it so much. (Mine isn’t handspun but I do enjoy spinning BFL and using it for felting too. Wow that’s a lot of stitches, 425 stitches is the most I have had on one project and if I said ‘one more row’ that meant watching another hour long TV show haha. Hope you love it when its finished.

    1. I feel you in this. I have been good and not bought fiber to spin in a LONG time but I have a massive stash backlog that I want to get made into yarn! We need a cheering section – let me know when you need a nudge!

  3. I love your Stillness shawl…gorgeous! I also got into your book reviews and your 101 things to do in 1001 days? Fascinating! I was wondering where the Fall Book Challenge was. I would like to do both the challenge and the 101 things list….I take it you make your own list of 101 things. Your spinning and fleece are so interesting. I am being pulled towards spinning…it’s just a matter of time! LOL! Have a great week and thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Sandra! The 101 Things list website with suggestions can be found over on You can put a list together over there (it’s free but not required – you can certainly make your own list in a journal or wherever you like best). If you head over to Tia’s Youtube channel here ( she has a short video on the fall challenge and links to the graphics/trackers in the comment on the video. There are 3 book bloggers who are hosting it but she’s the one I know. There’s a tracker board for either 15 or 24 books on there but again, not required to use those. You’re welcome to pull the themes and do your own thing. Let me know if you need more enabling! 🙂

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