Wool on Sundays – 143 (as easy as falling off a blog)

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Welcome Wool on Sundays!

rainbowhareI hope you had a good May. I really didn’t mean to abandon Blogland for so long but I’ve done no sewing for ages and all I’ve worked on yarnwise lately is the Granny Stripe blanket. I’ve managed to make quite a lot of progress during the evenings.

And I’m over half way now with the stripes but then, of course, there are all the ends!

And some kind of border…I hope I’ll finish it by the next Wool on Sundays :)

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Mainly, I’ve accidentally become almost a full time gardener. The weather has been lovely and there is SO much to do outside at this time of year it’s easy to think, ‘I’ll just plant out such and such and then I’ll go and check out some blogs and do some sewing…’ But then wherever such and such needs to be planted needs weeding again and something else desperately needs watering and a batch of seedlings really need moving into bigger pots and so it goes on. And always rain is being forecast so think I’ll come and do something inside when it rains but then the rain misses us…

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And in the evening I consider turning on my computer but I think I’ll just crochet for a while do that tomorrow. And somehow a week has gone by since I’ve even thought about blogging and then two weeks have gone by…And I’ve started to think that must be what happens to all those blogs that sail abandoned through the blogosphere. Once there was someone who loved them and who wrote posts and took photos for them and then, perhaps, they started doing something else. And perhaps, they never really meant to go away forever but the days passed and then weeks passed and there was always something else needing to be done…And I started to think how easy it would be to become that person…

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Luckily, I had already said I would be posting the June Wool on Sundays today so I had to come back and be reminded how much I love my little corner of the web here :)

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. The next Wool on Sundays will be on Sunday 2nd July.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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Wool on Sundays – 142 (A Butterscotch Cardigan)

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Welcome to Wool on Sundays!

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When I changed Wool on Sundays to a monthly event, rather than weekly, I thought I would blog about other things in between but, it seems, I just blog less often. I began this cardigan a while ago because I had some wool left over from a pair of gloves! I was looking for something textured and I chose this pattern because I thought it would be more interesting to knit than something with a lot of stocking stitch but after an initial burst of enthusiasm I got very bored of it and made two shawls, three pairs of socks…then I resolved I would do no other knitting until it was finished and powered through the pain barrier.

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The pattern I used was ‘Holkham’ by Sarah Hatton, which you can find here on Ravelry andI used Aire Valley DK in Butterscotch, which is produced by the West Yorkshire Spinners. I do love this yarn and I’m very happy with this cardigan now it’s finished.

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It’s very warm, so although I thought I’d be setting it aside until the Autumn it’s just right for our current cold snap, and I always think a yellow cardigan goes with everything!

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For Summer yarnwork, I’ve decided to stash bust (I’m sure we all know how that will end!) and make a crochet Granny Stripe blanket. It’s going to be a lot smaller than the Ripple Blanket (which is really too big but it’s my favourite ever make and I can’t imagine life without it). I’ve made a start and, hopefully, I’ll get a decent way into it by by next month’s Wool on Sundays :)

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Do you have yarn plans for the Summer, or Winter if you are on the other side of the world? Or are you in the middle of something? Or in the middle of lots of things?

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. The next Wool on Sundays will be on Sunday 4th June.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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Wool on Sundays – 140 (Made in March)

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Welcome (at last!) to the April edition of Wool on Sundays :)

We have had two major faults on our phone line fixed. The engineers have, however, recommended some ‘tree work’ and replacing a cable, which they say should be dealt with at some unspecified time when ‘the teams’ who do such things get to us…so perhaps truer to say it’s working for now!

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This has all left plenty of time for knitting though and during the last month I managed to finish two pairs of socks (blogged here and here)…

…and two semi circular shawls. I have shown (and gifted for Mother’s Day) one already...

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…and today’s tada is another one.

I feel these shawls are a bit of a party piece as they look rather complicated when they are really quite quick and simple to knit up.

Having enjoyed making the first one and being without internet, I thought making a second would be a good use of some drops baby merino, which I bought a while ago and was not the colour I had expected.

Hopefully, this month I will find a balance between blogging and knitting!

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I hope you, too, had a yarnful March. The linky will stay open for one week and Wool on Sundays will be back on Sunday 7th May :)

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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