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Wool on Sundays – 134 (Colour Block Lap Blanket)

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Welcome to another Wool on Sundays and thank you all very much for the lovely comments on my jumper last week :)

rainbowhareAs yet, I still don’t have a modelled photo but when I was looking through my yarn for the jumper I did find that, despite my conviction in this post, I actually had some Drops Karisma in Green Mix after all. People tell me that I can expect this sort of thing to happen more and more as I get older :( I will still need to invest in some for the Rustic Lace Blanket, at some point, but there was enough to finish up the Colour Block Lap Blanket, last seen borderless and modelled by Mrs Hare back in October.

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I made a simple fairly small border because I didn’t want to get half way through a pattern and run out again!

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The centres of the ‘flower’ blocks are the same as the Rustic Lace pattern and everything else is done in V stitch, which I learn’t from the wonderful crochet stitch alphabet series at Craft and other Crazy Plans.

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I hope you are keeping warm and finding some time for a little yarn now and then :)

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Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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Wool on Sundays – 133 (Horrific!)

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“That is horrific! It’s the worst Christmas jumper I’ve ever seen!” – such was the agreeable and supportive response of a certain person to my my most recent finish.

So, when I say Welcome to Wool on Sundays and thank you for visiting, you can be sure I really am very appreciative of my good blog friends :)

rainbowhareAnd, of course, Fiona, who always appreciates a new piece of knitting.

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This jumper was an unexpected finish – really an unexpected make. We are still going back and fourth to visit my MIL in hospital, who I’m glad to say is very, very much better, and when I finished the socks and gloves last week I was in need of a new in-car project. I used some  Drops Big Fabel, which I bought about a year ago. It is Aran weight and I was amazed at how quickly it grew compared to the dk and 4ply I’ve been knitting with lately. Then, midweek, I was stricken with  a bug. I am very glad to have recovered from it but it did give me a couple of days at home to knit :) I used the (free) top down Petunia pattern from Garn Studio. The colour way in the actual pattern is, I think, nicer but I wanted to make something with the yarn I already had and I was more than usually keen not to run out because it has been discontinued. It has turned out to be a bit brighter than I had in mind but I wouldn’t describe it as horrific! And I think it’ll be ok year round…

In case you’ve wondered what an evening photo taken in a mirror with a flash looks like, I can show you!

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So this will have to join the queue for a proper picture behind the handless gloves and footless socks :)

I hope everyone who celebrated had a good thanksgiving and wish you a happy week!

If you have any wool/yarn posts to share, I’d love you to link up. The rules, as usual, are: 1). Posts must include some content – makes or musings or photos – related to knitting, crochet, felting, spinning or yarn. 2). Projects sewn from felt or wool fabric or stitchery using wool are also welcome but please don’t link posts that are exclusively about sewing, quilting and fabrics. 3). Posts don’t have to be from the past week but please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS or grab the button from my sidebar and include it in or at the bottom of any posts you link up. 4). MOST IMPORTANT visit anyone else who links. 

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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Wool on Sundays – 132 (gloves and socks)

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rainbowhareWelcome to another Wool on Sundays! I hope you have had a happy and yarnful week :)

The highlight of my week has been visiting all the trunk show link ups over at Whims and Fancies. As I write this post you have eleven hours left to link up and, even you are too late to link, I very much recommend you visit to admire and be inspired by all the wonderful quilts :)
Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies

My in-car-knitting finishes are not nearly so interesting but  I hope they will come in useful. I made a pair of fingerless gloves for Mr RH using the pattern at the top of this post, which I think my mother probably gave me at some point. They are the same as the yellow ones I made last week but I used Drops Karisma, which is a bit thicker and went a size up with the needles.

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For other (free) vintage knitting patterns, you might like to browse the  V&A 1940s Knitting Patterns, where they have a great selection.

Also using drops Karisma (of which I seem to have quite a stock!), I  made a pair of socks for my younger daughter.

I used the pattern DROPS 113-31 by DROPS Design, which has the heel and sole worked in reverse stocking stitch. Once I got to the stage above, however, I really wasn’t liking the reverse st st – it just looked inside out to me – so I frogged and used right-side-out st st instead. The gloves and socks both look a lot better with hands and feet inside but, unfortunately the owners have wandered off without a photo. I will have to edit to add some pictures when I catch up with them…

Have you been knitting or crocheting this week?

If you have any wool/yarn posts to share, I’d love you to link up. The rules, as usual, are: 1). Posts must include some content – makes or musings or photos – related to knitting, crochet, felting, spinning or yarn. 2). Projects sewn from felt or wool fabric or stitchery using wool are also welcome but please don’t link posts that are exclusively about sewing, quilting and fabrics. 3). Posts don’t have to be from the past week but please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS or grab the button from my sidebar and include it in or at the bottom of any posts you link up. 4). MOST IMPORTANT visit anyone else who links. 

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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