Wool on Sundays – 160 (an abrupt halt)

Welcome to another Wool on Sundays :)

Have you had a yarnful month?

About a year ago I bought I book after seeing a sweet picture online. I can’t remember where I saw it but most likely on pinterest. I knew someone who was having a baby girl and I fell in love with the little pink cardi. I also thought the cover photo was sweet and assumed the book would include other similar knits.

Alas! Every swatch I made, even with the thinnest of wools, turned out too big and most of the patterns in the book don’t appeal to me to make in any size. Here is a selection…

But, now the baby is nearly one, so I decided to give the pink cardi another try and by knitting the smallest size (0-3 months) but using the length measurements of the largest size (9 months – 1 year) it is coming out only a little large so will be about right with a bit of growing room.

I suspected I may not have enough yarn but as I’m finishing with a yoke I thought I’d try to match it or, failing that, work the yoke in another yarn – perhaps something variegated with a similar pink in it or maybe a colour work border… Did I mention, I’d lost the wool band? Anyway, I have almost run out so I went to my LYS to look for something suitable and, although it’s a quite different shade to anything they had, the lady in the shop was quite certain about what it was and is ordering some for next week. Assuming she is right, I’ll alternate rows of my remaining little ball with the new and, hopefully, that should blend it in a bit. In the meantime, I’ve come to an abrupt halt in all things crafty. I’m up to date with TAST and have an Art Quilt ready for May…I don’t remember this ever happening before!

The next Wool on Sundays will be on Sunday 7th April 2019. Does anyone else think the year is going by a bit fast!

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 non-woollen fabrics. 3). Posts don’t have to be from the past week but please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS in or at the bottom of any posts you link up. 4). MOST IMPORTANT visit anyone else who links. 

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6 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 160 (an abrupt halt)

  1. Kim Sharman says:

    Oh yes, the months are flying by much too quickly. Sweet cardie, Janine. I love the colour of the wool. Oh my, aren’t you the organised one, all your projects finished. A resounding clap from me. =)

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  2. Sue Wild says:

    That is such a pretty cardigan, I hope that the yarn ordered matches as near as can with what you have. Its a pity that the other patterns aren’t as nice.

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  3. Celtic Thistle Stitches says:

    I have read that the sizing on vintage sewing patterns is a bit off for modern sewists but hadn’t realised that it would be the same for knitting patterns. Those knitted rompers are very strange looking.
    I am impressed that you have already finished your Endeavourers quilt Janine I haven’t even started mine :)

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