Wool on Sundays – 111 (409 stitches)


Welcome to another Wool on Sundays :)

Next weekend I will be in York to bring back my youngest daughter, who after a long time and a LOT of work, has passed all her exams and finished being a medical student, though she says she probably can’t say she’s a Doctor until she graduates in July. I think that may deserve a (most likely late) hexie quilt ;) In the meantime I am in need of a portable project.

And, with all respect to everyone who swears by EPP, I really find the most portable project is crochet, at least up to a certain size.

I noticed that Wool Warehouse are having a major sale on Drops yarn and I have quite a lot of Drops Karisma (DK weight) left over from various past projects so I have ordered some other colours to go with them…

And I am going to start another Ripple Blanket using the Ripple Blanket Pattern from Attic 24 You may remember my Rainbow Ripple Blanket from Mrs Freer! I have Made Something! – my first ‘real’ crochet project. It was very easy – a perfect beginner project – and came together quite quickly.

This time I will use DK and more subtle colours and I am aiming for a largish bedsize so I have chained 406 + 3 = 409 st. This should get to around the width of a double duvet cover, though I’m thinking it will probably stretch a bit wider and, if not, I can always add an edging. There will, of course, come a time when it’s too cumbersome to cart about but not, I suspect, by next weekend!
If you have any wool or yarn themed posts this week, 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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9 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 111 (409 stitches)

  1. Kim Sharman

    Congratulations on your daughter becoming a doctor. Wow!! You must all be very proud. What a lovely sight for sore eyes all those gorgeous woollies of yours. Your new ripple blanket does sound rather delightful. I can’t wait to see the progress of it. Love, love, love your hexies. Yes, I agree a hexie for your daughter’s graduation is a definite must. Though EPP hexies are gorgeous, you can always try a “quilt as you go” hexie, they are portable…..just saying. =)


  2. Maria

    Love all the photos of your projects, Janine…absolutely beautiful! The colours in your ripple blanket are just stunning! And how proud you must be of your daughter…such an achievement.


  3. Carol

    Oh man!! A Doc in the family. Just an absolutely wonderful accomplishment.

    Your blanket is sure pretty. I just love how colorful it is. I don’t knit, but I wonder if I would knit socks if I did. A lot of knitters do. The older I get, the more cold my feet are in the winter. Maybe I would and I’d make them Crazy Socks. They’d probably be wonky too. Your’s are beautiful!
    xx, Carol


  4. FVITH

    Congrats to your daughter, that’s a huge achievement.

    Your socks amaze me every time I see the. I hope that grey and colourful cardigan gets wore a lot – it is so unique, I love it.

    Is that blue yarn the start of your new blanket? It’s a lovely colour.

    For the first time in ages, I have something to contribute to Wool on Sundays! It’s been a slow process, but my jumper is finally finished and I’m all linked up :)


  5. Benta

    Congratulations to Dr Daughter! The ripple looks great, jackie did try to teach me but I’m stuck on basic crochet but maybe I should get some of that fab wool!!!!


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