Wool on Sundays – 42 (unravelling the sea)

Welcome to another Wool on Sundays!

Have you been working with wool or yarn this week?
One of the things I love about yarn is the way you can unravel it. I agree that unravelling to correct a mistake isn’t much fun but I do like the way you can change your mind and start again with nothing wasted. This week I have been unravelling my original sea stars. I had hoped to make these into a shawl but the dk weight cotton was really too thick and cumbersome.


So I ended up using the pattern to make a 4ply wool shawl instead and the cotton ones were left languishing.


Then, when I came to make An Autumn Story, I needed something to be the sea and the cotton sea stars came to the rescue and reminded me that they were still a ufo. At the end of the story, when Granny Square unravels the sea, I first thought I would just undo a little and then re-crochet but the more I thought about it, the more I thought it would be a good idea to carry on unravelling and start something new.
For now I am keeping the centre circles, which I might use for something else…

If you have been making or unmaking with yarn, this week, I’d love you to link up with WOOL ON SUNDAYS. 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). Visit anyone else who links.

Wishing you a happy week :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare


7 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 42 (unravelling the sea)

  1. Kim

    Your balls of unravelled wool makes a pretty style statement! I am a bit over unravelling wool lately. It's all I seem to do with my brightly coloured jumper. I always love your knack of intermingling colours…..they always look just right!


  2. Soma Acharya

    I do love the possibility of restarting a wool project without any waste. It's really great for a new knitter like me. Can't wait to see what you make with, the colours are so pretty.



  3. Willit Neverend

    I am always amazed at how quick it is to undo what took so long to do, but I try not to think about it. I actually enjoy the experience of unravelling, it's kind of like watching a fire or a water fountain, there's something calming and meditative about it. I like to unwind while I unravel :) It's that or be grumpy.


I love to receive your comments and, where possible, I will respond by email and visit your blog. I will manually approve your first comment on this site to help avoid spammers :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.