Welcome to Wool on Sundays!
Today, I have two finishes. But first a Wool on Sundays update.
When I began Wool on Sundays (the first post is here), Rainbow Hare was essentially a quilting blog – in fact, I think it was still called ‘Rainbow Hare Quilts’ in those days. I wasn’t expecting anyone to link up and neither in my wildest dreams did I think I would learn to crochet and create such an out pouring of yarn projects. For a while, though, it was surprisingly popular with several people linking up every week and Rainbow Hare really became more a yarn blog than a sewing one.
When I moved from blogger to WordPress, the links were lost and over time lots of my early blogging friends moved away to instagram but I merrily kept knitting on. But, after a long time, I found I wanted to spend crafting time working on more fabric based projects – cloth dolls, art quilts, embroidery…and it became something of a burden feeling I had to have some yarn work to show on Sundays.
For the last year (I think) I reduced from a weekly link up to a monthly one but, really, I think Wool on Sunday’s days as a linky party are over. So from now on, if I happen to have yarn posts, I will post them on Sundays but there will be no link up and it will no longer be a regular series. People, of course, will still be welcome to post links to any yarn posts they have in the comments.
Back to this week, the yellow knitting is now a jumper, pending only buttons, which I will decide on at a later date…
And I finished the latest knit project for the yet-to-born grandchild, which I have named the Blankie Bear!
He was entirely inspired by a fun crochet Teddy Bear Security Blanket I saw on Lovecrafts but I wanted to make a knitted garter stitch version so I used a Debbie Bliss pattern from an old magazine for his head, arms and feet and then improvised a cone for his body.
I hope you have a lovely week :)
Janine @ Rainbow Hare