Wool on Sundays – 158 (A Flower Yoke Cardigan)

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Welcome, again, to Wool on Sundays!

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Can you believe it’s November already? And at last, we are back in wool weather. Frosty nights and misty mornings and time for the crochet blankets to come out from their Summer hiding and for dark evenings knitting in the Makery.

You may remember this being knitted…and unknitted.

And now it is knitted again and, I think, this may be my favourite knitting ever, though perhaps I always think that about my latest finish :)

The rib is: (Right side) k1, p2 to last stitch k1 | (Wrong side) p1, k2 to last stitch p1

The texture is: (Right side) k1, p1 to last stitch k1 | (Wrong side) k to end

The yoke pattern was from a chart I found on pinterest, which didn’t lead to a source and I fitted it all (with a few adjustments) into the free ‘Afmæli – 20-year Anniversary Sweater’ by Védís Jónsdóttir.

The yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran. I bought it in a sale and I believe the colours have been discontinued.

I’m thinking that by knitting and unknitting and re-knitting. I could probably avoid ever having to buy yarn again, We shall see :)

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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 2nd December.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

Wool on Sundays – 157 (A Crochet Mat)

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Welcome to Wool on Sundays :)

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Have you had a yarnful month?

Last month I was unknitting and this month I uncrocheted – but then I re-crocheted so now I have a net gain from frogging previously made items that were not getting use. Back in 2014, I started an experimental crochet project, which was fun but, despite several attempts (below), I never managed to make it into anything useful.

It last featured in the story where Granny Square unravelled the sea!

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Unfortunately, she didn’t unravel all of it so I frogged the rest and, working two strands together, I crocheted a circle and made into a floor mat for our downstairs loo.

It is Drops Cotton and so it should be fairly hard wearing and last a good time. Although, I haven’t weighed it to work out how much it must have cost, I know I would never have bought the yarn to do this but as I bought it so long ago and it was languishing in a bag, I’m feeling as if it was quite a thrifty make!

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 4th November.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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