Wool on Sundays – 134 (Colour Block Lap Blanket)

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Welcome to another Wool on Sundays and thank you all very much for the lovely comments on my jumper last week :)

rainbowhareAs yet, I still don’t have a modelled photo but when I was looking through my yarn for the jumper I did find that, despite my conviction in this post, I actually had some Drops Karisma in Green Mix after all. People tell me that I can expect this sort of thing to happen more and more as I get older :( I will still need to invest in some for the Rustic Lace Blanket, at some point, but there was enough to finish up the Colour Block Lap Blanket, last seen borderless and modelled by Mrs Hare back in October.

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I made a simple fairly small border because I didn’t want to get half way through a pattern and run out again!

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The centres of the ‘flower’ blocks are the same as the Rustic Lace pattern and everything else is done in V stitch, which I learn’t from the wonderful crochet stitch alphabet series at Craft and other Crazy Plans.

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I hope you are keeping warm and finding some time for a little yarn now and then :)

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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Made in October

October was a month of misty mornings and golden afternoons and I got off to quite a good start, making several things for my etsy shop. Unfortunately, the world then intervened, as it is wont to do, and I never did get around to blogging about or listing them!

Neither did I get around to wandering with my camera, so for the November Wandering Camera linky party, hosted by the lovely Soma over at Whims and Fancies, I am sharing my makes.

I have been combining new fabrics with vintage linens that are still very beautiful in parts but in other parts have, sadly, seen better days. Below is a pyjama case or project bag, which I made using the peg bag pattern and inserting a zip in the back. On the front is a vintage lace panel and the buttons are also pre-loved.

I also made three cushion covers using striped linen and some pieces reclaimed from damaged embroidered table cloths.

And I made a Hare Pyjama Case/Project bag (with a knitted head and arms), a crocheted hot water bottle cover and a papier mache custom made bed for Fiona.

I’m linking this post with Soma for the November Wandering Camera linky party and hoping for a less disrupted November :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

 

Wool on Sundays – 129 (Ears)

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Welcome to another Wool on Sundays and if you’re in the UK I hope you enjoyed your extra hour today :)

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Today, I can reveal that the funny crochet shapes in last week’s post were meant to ears.

Last week, I thought I’d make a batch of ear owners for my shop but I have only finished one so far and and even she is too late for day time photos but I will show her in ‘real’ colours in another post.

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If I hadn’t got distracted and made a cushion, perhaps I’d have finished her earlier…

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You may notice she has no feet…

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That is because her skirt unzips so she can be used as a pyjama case or project bag.

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Meanwhile, Fiona has taken to using her new bed, which is cleverly disguised as a WIP box. At this moment, however, she is sleeping on the keyboard making it hard for me to reach the ‘q’, ‘w’, ‘a’, ‘z’ or whatever is to the left of those keys. Perhaps we need a cat bed disguised as a laptop now…

Have you been working with wool or yarn this week?

If so, 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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