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

Wool on Sundays – 155 (Peter Mouse)

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Welcome to Wool on Sundays! This month, I have finally done some knitting :)

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I finished the ‘Girlfriend Market Bag’ that I had just started on the last Wool on Sundays…

And I found and finished (and gifted) a baby cardigan that had been mislaid in the Makery…

But my favourite make is Peter Mouse. He is very excited because he is going to fly to Poland on an aeroplane and go to live with a little boy who is also called Peter.

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 September.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

Wool on Sundays – 154 (square one)

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Welcome to Wool on Sundays!

I have concluded that that a heatwave, wonderful though it is in many respects, doesn’t make for a very yarnful time.

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I have, however, started a new knitting project and I’m happy to have something back on my needles again. So far it is just a square but I’m very much liking this square as I’ve never knitted one from the centre before.

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I’m using Drops Safran – a 4ply cotton yarn –  left over from my crochet hexie blanket, which turned into a seat cover.

And soon it will turn into a bag. I’m using a great pattern by Laura Spradlin called ‘Girlfriend Market Bag’, which you can find on Ravelry. It’s a sort of string bag (if you remember those!) and I think it’ll be ideal plastic carrier bag replacement to fold up inside my usual bag and have to hand when required. If it turns out to be as speedy-to-make and as useful as I’m expecting, perhaps I’ll make a batch to gift…

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Apart from that that, I just made my knitting lady a hat, a scarf and a basket of wool. I fear her knitting is progressing quicker than mine but she is knitting in the Winter and has longer evenings!

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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 5th August.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare