Wool on Sundays – 166 (Christmas Knitting)

Happy December and Welcome to Wool on Sundays!

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I have had nearly a year, now, with decent internet and almost no making to blog about and suddenly, during a month without being online, I’ve become a knitting factory!

I’ve been trying to combine making Christmas presents with using yarn from stash and these hats enabled me to use the ends of some self-striping yarn with odd balls of 4ply. I used two strands together to make aran weight and blend the bands with the hat tops, if that makes sense.

I also made another pink cardigan. I’m not fond of it but I didn’t dislike it enough to frog and, hopefully, it will look nicer on. The pattern for this was ‘See Saw Cardigan‘ from Love Crafts and I used Stylecraft Bambino DK.

And, lastly, my favourite. A red and white Winter jumper for a little boy who is coming to stay at Christmas. I used a Drops Design pattern from Garn Studio, which you can find here. It is knitted in Drops Karisma.

I think my New Year’s resolution will have to be trying to make and blog at the same time!

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Janine @ Rainbow Hare

Wool on Sundays – 165 (Finally a Finish!)

Welcome to Wool on Sundays!

I’ve been starting to wonder if I’ll ever post here again, let alone make another Wool on Sundays post, but, apart from this morning when we had a sunny intermission, the weather has been horrible here and I’ve finally finished the Blue Cable Jumper.

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Looking back, I see that in April I only had the sleeves and neckband of this jumper to do and I said, ‘I’m not in a big rush to get this finished’. At the time I was thinking a week or two. Since then, I have sometimes wondered whether I’d ever get it made but, at last, it is done!

I’m now UFO free and knitting weather has certainly arrived so, hopefully, I will be back on December 1st with the next Wool on Sundays.

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 non-woollen fabrics. 3). Posts don’t have to be from the past week but please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS 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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Wool on Sundays – 164 (A Little Ice Cream)

Welcome to the August edition of Wool on Sundays!

It has been very hot here, lately. Much too hot for knitting really but I did make a couple of small ice creams. I made them for my Endeavourers quilt but then decided it already had too much going on.

Should you happen to want to make some ice cream appliques, though, or join a few into an ice cream bunting they are made very simply and quickly as follows:

Cones – cast on 11st and work top down in garter stitch.

Row 1: knit to end

Row 2: knit to end

Row 3: k2tog, knit to last 2 st, k2tog

Repeat these three rows until 3st remain. Knit two more rows and k3tog. Fasten off by passing yarn through remaining st.

Ice Cream – Join yarn to first cast on stitch (top of cone). Insert crochet hook into this stitch and make a loop. Work 12 dtr (2 wraps round hook) into centre stitch (6th) of cone top, insert hook into last cast on stitch of cone top, pull though a loop and fasten off.

My garden, alas, continues to be an endless endeavour but the nights are slowly drawing in and surely we are due some rainy days soon, and I will be less a stranger to my Makery and blog. I wish you the happiest of weeks wherever you are : )

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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 non-woollen fabrics. 3). Posts don’t have to be from the past week but please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS 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 1st September 2019.

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