Wool on Sundays – 176 (Summer’s End)

Welcome to Wool on Sundays – shockingly my second this year. I can hardly believe I used to make a wool on Sundays post every week with sewing posts in between!

It’s been such a while, I’m struggling to string a sentence together but the long and short of it is that, at last, I have a new knitting finish. A simple top down, raglan cardigan in drops baby merino for the beautiful Freya.

Now this one is finished (and the needles are restless with the evenings drawing in) I have another in progress so, perhaps, I’ll be back sooner next time. More colourfully, I have been meaning to show this wonderful taggy and the glorious hexies quilt, which my dear friend Benta from Slik Stitches sent us. I received them on my birthday (at the end of April) and took these photos soon afterwards.

Since then they have been much loved and, somehow, the Summer has flashed by.

We had frost every night in April, a most glorious Spring in May, a heatwave in July and the greenest August I can ever remember. Then, very suddenly, the leaves were starting to turn and the garden was over and blown to wrack and ruin! Apart from the sunflowers of course. They can always be relied on to stay cheerful whatever the weather.

To celebrate that I can clear it all early and start again with a fresh slate next Spring, I decided to bring out my new clogs. I actually bought them five or six years ago in a moheda sale because I was buying some sandals for a wedding and they brought the price up enough to give me free postage but the ones I thought they could replace went on and on…After a little breaking in, they are very comfortable and have good grip in mud and I most thoroughly recommend them to anyone with hawthorn hedges who wishes to avoid leaking wellies and /or having their feet repeatedly and mercilessly speared with thorns though other types of gardening footwear :)

Whether you are just stepping into Autumn or Spring, I hope you will enjoy the season that is hastening towards you,

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

3 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 176 (Summer’s End)

  1. piecefulwendy

    Such a fun post to read. I’m convinced summer goes by faster than the other seasons, although fall seems to have that ability, too. Enjoyed each of the photos, and seeing what’s been happening in your corner of the world. Those clogs are so fun!


  2. Benta

    Hello lovely Freya!! (and equally lovely grandma!!) I am itching to get crocheting again as the nights get cooler!! The clogs look great, and I love your excuse for buying them LOL


  3. Archie The Wonder Dog

    Freya’s new cardi is gorgeous (hooray for finishes! *waves pompoms*) as are her taggy and quilt from Benta – might you need a spotty cardi to wear with your clogs? (I might need some of those, I have some ‘garden clogs’ but they’re very slippy on wet greening patio stones and I’m sick of doing the splits on the way to the bin!) Oh, and I’m still waiting for sunflowers to flower!


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