Wool on Sundays – 167 (Happy New Year!)

Happy New Year and Welcome to the first Wool on Sundays of 2020!

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These little cardigans were my final makes of 2019, which in general was a very bad year for making but ended with a flurry of knitting.

I am about to go on an extraordinary adventure for ten days but after that I hope action will resume here on a more consistent basis than of late and I will try again to sort out the tricksy inlinkz business :)

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a very Happy New Year filled with yarns, fabrics, threads or what you will :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

Merry Mid Winter

Figgy Gosling

Last year, around this time, I wrote a small story called ‘The Figgy Gosling’ but I didn’t share it here because I didn’t have time to make pictures. Somehow, a year has rolled by and I haven’t got much further…

But I do like to make a Mid Winter post and mark the fact that our shortest day is over so here is the Figgy Gosling, with his story and further illustrations to follow. (Thank you to The Graphics Fairy for the holly :) )

I wish you the Merriest of Christmases and the Happiest of New Years!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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!

If you have any yarn themed posts, I’d love you to put a link to your post in the comments. 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 March.

I am having issues with inlinkz at the moment so, if you would like to link up, please leave your link in the comments and I will add it here :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare