Wool on Sundays 156 – (unknitting)

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Welcome to another Wool on Sundays!

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This month my only woolliness has been confined to a little unknitting, by which I don’t mean not knitting although I’ve been doing that as well…

After some consideration, I decided to unknit this cardigan.

Although so short a time ago I thought this was set to be my best cardigan ever (as the one on the needles always is!) the fact is that I don’t wear it. I wanted something a little shorter but this is really too wide to be short so I washed and stretched it several times but if anything it just gets shorter and wider :(

So I decided I’d rather have the wool back and use it to make something else – something longer and narrower perhaps…

In the meantime, Peter Mouse has gone off to Poland.

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I travelled with him feeling quite certain that my garden would be completely parched and dead when I got back. But after only a couple of days rain whilst we were away, I came back to find it green again and, if anything, a touch overgrown with everything sprawling about the place in a fairly drunken and disorderly fashion, which is just as it should be at this time of year.

It really is a wonder what even a little rain can do!

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And every evening the sun swings himself down behind the trees further and further to the south. The other night he called out to me saying, “I’ll be off taking Summer to your friend, Kim, in Australia soon. Do you want me to give her a message?” And I said, “Just take her flowers. She likes flowers”. And I’m going to miss these sunny days but now the evenings are getting darker and a little chilly, I can feel knitting weather just around the corner…

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 7th October.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

10 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays 156 – (unknitting)

  1. Maria G says:

    So glad you’ve had some rain at last Janine. I look forward to seeing what you make with the yarn from your unknitted cardi. Good on you though for unpicking it…I’m a wuss! I’d keep the cardi in a drawer which is absolutely useless. Lol

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  2. Carol DeLater says:

    OMgosh, frogging that entire cardigan. I have two views on that. One is the project occupied your time and you loved knitting it I know. Now you get to give it another try and no cost to you, lol. that was supposed to be the bright side. We do not feel one bit like fall is around the corner! Still in the 80s with too much humidity. This is getting old. I have a yarn project…yes I do. I thought I would not want to crochet for a LOOOONG time. Terry’s health deterred me from linking, but I will next week. Promise.
    xx, Carol

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  3. Flashinscissors says:

    Your garden looks luscious, with such beautiful flowers!
    On no! I coveted your cardigan! But if it’s not to your taste it’s good if you frog it! I look forward to seeing your next choice for the wool.
    Barbara x

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  4. Kim Sharman says:

    I can’t wait for the sun to visit bringing me your sweet message, Janine. Thank you for sending him on down here. You are very kind. =) If I was you I would want to hang on to him a little longer. Your gift of flowers is already happening….sooooo excited! I sat and looked at each photo of your garden, mesmerised by the joyousness of it. I love the wildness of it. All that hard work you have put into it over Summer has reaped the most beautiful blossoms. Wild gardens that grow in a drunk and disorderly way are my very favourite. As for unravelling your pretty cardigan…..OH NO!! You are a braver woman than I, but then knowing you, you will have re-knitted all the yarn back into another splendid garment in no time at all. =)

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  5. Catherine says:

    Such a shame about the cardigan, I thought it looked lovely in a kind of Fifties way. Still, better to frog it and knit something you will wear.

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