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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!

rainbowhareHave you had a yarnful holiday?

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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A Feast of Fools

As long liveth the merry man, they say, As doth the sorry man, and longer by a day…

(Ralph Roister Doister)

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I wish you the very Happiest of New Years!

When I posted a Merry Midwinter Mouse, I little expected that it would be Twelfth Night before I blogged again but I’m sure you know how it is with the best made plans. Since I was here last we decked the hall with boughs of holly…

And adorned the twig tree with festive bits and pieces. And filled the house with evergreens and baubles and music and merriment…

And (amongst more prosaic things like dentists and driving back and forth to airports through thick fog) we spent many a happy hour around the Christmas tree with friends and family, day and night…

And I made a merry little man of misrule who greatly surprised me by playing the piano upside-down.

You might imagine that he would get short shrift from the Midwinter Faery, who presides over the festivities from her wreath above the piano.

But, on the Feast of Fools, even she must give way to his foolery. Poppy could hardly believe her eyes!

But now is the night of the twelfth day of Christmas and the presents are over and done. The tinsels and baubles are put away and the tree is carried out to the bonfire. The Christmas cards are cut down and the pine needles are swept up.

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And the house looks empty and bare and the Spring is a long way off but perhaps, just perhaps, a little merriness lingers to last us throughout the year.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

I’m not sure whether the lovely Soma at Whims and Fancies is going to continue with her Wandering Camera linky parties this year but, if she does, I will link this post :)

I am linking this post with Soma’s January Wandering Camera Linky Party :)