Wool on Sundays – 138 (January was Mostly Blue)


Welcome to the first of the new monthly, Wool on Sundays :)

Now that I’m only going to be doing Wool On Sundays once a month, I feel it ought to be easier to find yarn content to share but January was not only mostly blue, it was mostly yarnless…

I did finish a baby cardigan, using some Drops Baby Merino. Being impatient to get started, I wanted to use up yarn from stash and this yarn is very warm and soft and it’s also stretchy, which I think will be handy for the new Mum for ease of dressing, but my colour choices are limited and I don’t know whether the baby will be a boy or girl. I think I might change the button, especially if it’s a girl. I can imagine a daisy button looking nice…


I used a simple raglan design in garter stitch with moss stitch edging. And that, I’m afraid is as far as I got. I’ve been thinking about making a hat to wear in the garden but I couldn’t find anything that leapt off the page. I quite like Talena Winters’ Twisted Rope Hat on Ravelry but I was really thinking a nordic two colour one with ear flaps would be nice…Do you have any favourite hat patterns?

I hope February will be more wool-full!


And that brings me to walk in the garden…

The sky said blue.


And the pond said blue.


And the trees admired themselves in the glass.


And the sun strode northwards, further each day.


Kissing the treetops with cold fire.


And the new buds asked, “Is it time, is it time?”


And the cold earth said, “Not yet, not yet!”


And the chicken said, “Spring! Hurry up! Hurry up!”


And the old gourd said, “No rush, no rush…”


And the oak, who is wise, said nothing and was equally content with the sunny days and the frosty nights.

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). Please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS or grab the button from my sidebar and include it in any posts you link up. 4). MOST IMPORTANT visit anyone else who links. 

The next Wool on Sundays post will be on Sunday 5th March.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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9 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 138 (January was Mostly Blue)

  1. Catherine Pritchard

    Lovely late winter photos Janine. Your baby cardigan reminds me I need to get going on something for my nephews baby due in March. We are on holiday in NZ and I fell in love with a hank of hand painted yarn in a shop in Arrowtown on the South Island. I wound it in a coffee shop there and then and started to knit a cowl. 4 weeks away was too long without a project.


  2. Sandra :)

    Definitely a blue post – in a good way! I think a daisy button would be perfect on that lovely sweater, should the receipient end up being of the sugar and spice variety :)


  3. Kim Sharman

    Pretty cardie…..love the hue. =) As for Old Man Sun moving northwards….I would like Him down here for just a little while longer, thank you very much….sorry. Lovely photos, Janine and such a fun post!


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  5. soma @ whimsandfancies.com

    I really love the photos you took for Wandering Camera, and I love the story they tell. Sorry I didn’t have one this month. I decided to take a break after finishing the year-long project. The baby cardigan is beautiful, such a lovely shade of blue!



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