Friday, 1 July 2011

A Year of Projects

Beautiful graphic by Sarah from Crafts from the Cwtch

A Year of Projects was started by the wonderful Keri over at When Did I Become a Knitter. As the name suggests, all those involved pick a certain amount of patterns either from a book, magazine or Ravelry queue that they believe they'll be able to knit in a year, and blog about the highs and lows of knitting a certain number of projects in a fixed amount of time. If you'd like to find out more, head on over to the group on Ravelry called Come Blog-a-Long, we'd love to have you join us!

It was a real struggle to choose my Year of Projects, as there are so many aspects to take into account. Time, Money, Skill, whether I'm up to learning a new craft (like crochet!) etc. It took me a while to decide whether to use a book or make my own list, but after encouragement from the lovely Tink, I decided to work my way through the book Mug Hugs by Alison Howard.

There are 30 gorgeous projects in the book, which means I need to do 2 and a half Mug Hugs every month. Here is the complete list (in no particular order)! (click each one to see what they look like)





  1. Simple Snug
  2. On the Edge
  3. Stripes
  4. Bits and Bobs
  5. Moss
  6. Fits any Size
  7. Tiny Tags
  8. Frothy Coffee
  9. Waffle Weave
  10. Sideways Cable
  11. Herringbone Cable
  12. Eyelets and Ribbon
  13. Tutu Frilling
  14. Ears of Corn
  15. Butterflies
  16. First Base
  17. Random Rib
  18. Mistake Rib
  19. Daisy Stitch
  20. Cream and Coffee
  21. Bluebells
  22. Tulips
  23. Rainbow
  24. Culture Smock
  25. Getting Personal
  26. With Love
  27. Llama
  28. Regular or Grande
  29. Felted (never felted before, so that shall be interesting!)
  30. Big Bucks

As I'm not going to need 30 Mug Hugs (although I'm sure my family will protest), every month or so I will have a give-away!

Check back next Sunday for my first YOP post, have a great weekend everyone!

14 thoughts:

  1. I love your butterfly pattern its so cute

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  2. Being both an avid coffee drinker and a mug collector, I love the uniqueness of your year of projects! Happy knitting!

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  3. What a fun year of projects-and such skill building! Have fun...

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  4. 2.5 mug hugs a month sounds really reasonable, and even better, really awesome! I love so many of those patterns (the llama cracks me up!), and I love the idea of these mug hugs. I need to find a crochet version. :)

    Also, felting is awesome, I hope you'll enjoy doing the felted one.

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  5. Good luck getting through your list!!!
    It makes me SO happy to see someone else with a pretty big list giving away some of the FOs. I'm doing that, too. :)

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  6. Wow you have quite a list!

    I think I'm going to try this. Just have to figure out what I want to make.

    Good luck with yours!

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  7. You're going to have the cutest kitchen ever!

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  8. Those patterns are great! I think you've set yourself a good goal and I cant wait to see some finished ones! I love mug hugs so also think a giveaway or two is a brilliant idea!
    Good luck!

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  9. What a great selection of patterns - you are going to have some great gifts for people too.

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  10. Sounds like a fun project. have fun! c x

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  11. What a great idea to do a giveaway!

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  12. what a great idea. I love the variation people have got for the blog a long. Its going to be very inspiring x

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  13. very cute, the coffee drinkers in my house would go wild for them. Perhaps i'll do some for christmas gifts...

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it! Hope you have a lovely, yarn filled day :D

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