Wool on Sundays – 133 (Horrific!)


“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.


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!


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!

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Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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15 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 133 (Horrific!)

  1. Kim Sharman

    HORRIFIC????? Me thinks most definitely….NOT!!!!! I love it….you can send this pretty all the way down here, if you like, though I might upset your Fiona, so perhaps you should not. I love this pattern and quite frankly the colour. I am in disbelief that you whipped this pretty in such a short space of time. I look forward to seeing a photo with you modelling your gorgeous jumper.


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  3. Sandra :)

    Oh Janine – I’m so sorry that you got such a rude and mean reaction – that’s awful! I think it’s beautiful, and the colour seems quite lovely in the picture, although … that mirror selfie is a flashy hoot! ;)


  4. Teje

    Hi Janine! I think that person was joking or then just have very bad taste. I love love this jumper and I know who ever I would show this they would love it! Did I understand well that you knit this in one week? Wow! I’m happy to hear your MIL is better! x Teje
    PS. my hb said that this is great pullover!


  5. Celtic Thistle Stitches

    Definitely not horrific Janine, fabulous though! I am amazed at how quickly you made this your knitting needles must have been on fire :)

    Glad to hear that your m-I-l is on the mend, hope she is soon back home and enjoying life again.


  6. soma @ whimsandfancies.com

    I can’t believe that person found the jumper horrific. I think it’s fantastic. Fiona has good taste. I am amazed by your knitting skill and how quickly you finished a jumper with such a complicated pattern. You got sick too??! Ugh! Glad you recovered from it already and I am very pleased to hear that you MIL is feeling much better now. Your photo made me laugh out loud :)



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