Wool on Sundays – 154 (square one)


Welcome to Wool on Sundays!

I have concluded that that a heatwave, wonderful though it is in many respects, doesn’t make for a very yarnful time.

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I have, however, started a new knitting project and I’m happy to have something back on my needles again. So far it is just a square but I’m very much liking this square as I’ve never knitted one from the centre before.


I’m using Drops Safran – a 4ply cotton yarn –  left over from my crochet hexie blanket, which turned into a seat cover.

And soon it will turn into a bag. I’m using a great pattern by Laura Spradlin called ‘Girlfriend Market Bag’, which you can find on Ravelry. It’s a sort of string bag (if you remember those!) and I think it’ll be ideal plastic carrier bag replacement to fold up inside my usual bag and have to hand when required. If it turns out to be as speedy-to-make and as useful as I’m expecting, perhaps I’ll make a batch to gift…


Apart from that that, I just made my knitting lady a hat, a scarf and a basket of wool. I fear her knitting is progressing quicker than mine but she is knitting in the Winter and has longer evenings!


If you have any yarn themed posts, 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. The next Wool on Sundays will be on Sunday 5th August.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

7 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 154 (square one)

  1. Carol DeLater

    I just love your knitting lady. The string bag is a good idea. I have collected various cloth bags for shopping and keep them in the car so I can’t forget to take them.
    xx, Carol


  2. soma @ whimsandfancies.com

    What a colourful post! The blue of the square is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the market bag pattern link. You knitting lady looks so lovely in her hat and scarf. That basket full of yarn would entice anyone to knit something pretty, just like her little knitting.



  3. Maria G

    The colours of those cotton yarns are beautiful. I love your knitted square! Your appliquéd knitting lady is gorgeous. We’ve been hearing about your heatwave conditions on our news but I also have a friend who is traveling in the UK at the moment and sending back photos.


  4. Flashinscissors

    Interesting pattern, Janine! It looks very lovely. I won’t be tempted, much as I like the pattern! We have cloth bags and “bags for life” for supermarket shopping. (And while I’m on the subject of plastic, I’m so glad things are starting to happen about stopping the use of plastic bottles and bags at last ….. although it’s so late in the day!)
    I know it’s not worth me attempting to make 5his pattern as I never finish any knitting I’ve started ……. much better results with my stitching projects.
    I love your seat cover and cushions, they’re very pretty!


  5. Benta

    As you know, I can’t knit, but that’s looks even more complicated than most knitting! Looks great though!, Love the knitting lady xxx


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