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Wool on Sundays – 138 (January was Mostly Blue)

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Welcome to the first of the new monthly, Wool on Sundays :)

Now that I’m only going to be doing WOS once a month, I feel it ought to be easier to find yarn content to share but January was not only mostly blue, it was mostly yarnless so I am including the post I made for Wandering Camera, which I hope no one will mind.

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I did finish a baby cardigan, using some Drops Baby Merino. Being impatient to get started, I wanted to use up yarn from stash and this yarn is very warm and soft and it’s also stretchy, which I think will be handy for the new Mum for ease of dressing, but my colour choices are limited and I don’t know whether the baby will be a boy or girl. I think I might change the button, especially if it’s a girl. I can imagine a daisy button looking nice…

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I used a simple raglan design in garter stitch with moss stitch edging. And that, I’m afraid is as far as I got. I’ve been thinking about making a hat to wear in the garden but I couldn’t find anything that leapt off the page. I quite like Talena Winters’ Twisted Rope Hat on Ravelry but I was really thinking a nordic two colour one with ear flaps would be nice…Do you have any favourite hat patterns?

I hope February will be more wool-full!

And that brings me to the Wandering Camera pictures.
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The sky said blue.

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And the pond said blue.

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And the trees admired themselves in the glass.

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And the sun strode northwards, further each day.

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Kissing the treetops with cold fire.

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And the new buds asked, “Is it time, is it time?”

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And the cold earth said, “Not yet, not yet!”

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And the chicken said, “Spring! Hurry up! Hurry up!”

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And the old gourd said, “No rush, no rush…”

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And the oak, who is wise, said nothing and was equally content with the sunny days and the frosty nights.

If you have any wool/yarn posts to share, 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). Please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS or grab the button from my sidebar and include it in any posts you link up. 4). MOST IMPORTANT visit anyone else who links. 

The next Wool on Sundays post will be on Sunday 5th March.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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Wool on Sundays – 137 (Moving on…)

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Welcome to another Wool on Sundays and thank you very much to everyone who visited and commented on my last post :)

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I’m having a huge struggle to get back into blogland this year and even to settle into properly making anything, not least because we seem to have fallen into a family theme of moving on in the last couple of weeks.

Son #3 has gone to Australia with a year’s Visa and hoping to find work and stay until October when he and Son #2 are going to be joint best men at Son #1’s wedding.

Daughter #1 and her partner have moved into a new house. It’s a lovely house not too far from us and they were very lucky to find it but, unfortunately, the previous owners left it in a terrible state so a simple house move turned into an intensive cleaning operation.

And Son #1 will be coming to stay later this week with his fiancee and her parents and, with a little assistance from Mr RH, I have re-painted Son #3’s room so Fiancee #1’s parents will have somewhere nice to stay.

Unless you count a little baby knitting, I haven’t managed to move on at all myself but being a general assistant and accessory to all and sundry somehow manages to take up a lot of time!

For a while now, though, I’ve been wondering whether to move on from Wool on Sundays. On the one hand, I love to visit and be inspired by the posts of everyone who visits. But on the other hand, Wool on Sundays has rather taken over my blog. It has definitely motivated me to make a lot of things from wool and yarn but I think it has very much drawn me away from sewing and I would also like to make some more patterns and perhaps finish the Granny Square story series…So, after a lot of consideration, I have decided to make Wool on Sundays a monthly linky party to be posted on the first Sunday of every month. Anyone will be welcome to link up any number of wool/yarn themed posts from the month and I hope that will be a sort of ‘best of both worlds’. If anyone has any other thoughts or suggestions about that, do let me know.

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If you have any wool/yarn posts to share, this week, 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 post will be on Sunday 5th February.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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Wool on Sundays – 136 (Little Things)

Welcome to another year of Wool on Sundays!

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I’ve somehow managed to fall right off the yarn wagon. I knitted woolly hat for the Merry Man of Misrule (you can see more of his antics in A Feast of Fools). And I put an edge row around the Rustic Lace Blanket in the hope of calling it finished but it really isn’t quite big enough so I shall have to undo it and either make more squares or do something else around the edges. I’m not feeling much enthusiasm for doing either but perhaps sooner or later my crochet mojo will strike!

On a more cheerful note, my son #1’s fiancee’s sister is having a baby in June. It is years since I’ve had the joy of knitting for little people and I’m wondering how much baby knitting you can reasonably impose upon someone you’ve only met once…

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I hope you are having a happy beginning to 2017 :)

If you have any wool/yarn posts to share, 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. 

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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