Wool on Sundays – 148 (After Christmas)

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Welcome to the first Wool on Sundays of 2018. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and that the new year will bring you days filled with happiness and yarn :)

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So far, 2018 has brought us Storm Eleanor who emptied our recycling bin over the drive and has made a hole in our roof but, unlike her fellow winds and rains, she doesn’t seem to have broken the internet so, given the horrific weather events others are suffering around the world, I’m counting us quite lucky.

As the last day of Christmas was just on Friday and I didn’t post anything Christmassy, I’m interspersing a little bit of Christmas with my latest 1/2 Pi Shawl (now finished and gifted) including Mrs Hare who was the life and soul with her new antlers!

In case you would like to make one of these shawls, you can find a ‘how to’ here

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Fiona and the Christmas Tree

So far this year I have resisted starting any new knitting or crochet because I know if I do I’ll just keep on knitting or crocheting in every spare moment until it’s finished and I’m hoping to be more organised with my making and blogging this year…

We will see how that goes. I have, somewhat belatedly, decided on my ‘word for the year’, which I hope will help. Here is a clue:

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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. The next Wool on Sundays will be on Sunday 4th February.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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Wool on Sundays – 147 (Black and white and Green)

 

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Happy December and welcome to the final Wool on Sundays of 2017 :)

I’m sorry if anyone came by expecting the November Wool on Sundays. I, too, expected that but for a great many reasons my blog and I (in fact my computer and I) have been much separated this past month and I have been lost to the virtual world :(

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Thankfully, in the actual world, there is always knitting that can be fitted in – a few rows here and there – at any time of day or night and in all manner places so, belatedly, I’m giving the stats that I promised in Apples and an Autumnal Cardigan.

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The Wool is Drops Karisma in Olive, knitted on 4mm needles. For everything except the yoke, I used a lace pattern from a Burda book of knitting stitches and for the yoke I used a Garn Studio pattern, which I first used for the Yellow Cardigan. I adapted the yoke pattern to the number of stitches I had as Karisma is roughly equivalent to DK whilst the pattern is for Aran weight yarn. If you wanted to make something similar, the simplest thing would be to use Aran weight wool with the Garn Studio pattern and work the lace pattern over the number of stitches it specifies for the body and sleeves. The sleeves in the original pattern are 3/4 length but can easily be lengthened.

The cardigan has been gifted to my daughter and one day, perhaps, I will edit to show a modelled photo!

With the left over wool, I decided to make myself a 1/2 pi shawl (as the other shawls I’ve made have all been gifted too!) and a quick hat. Here is a sneek peek in black and white because it is night time and the colours are questionable.

Knitting aside, we are still in the process of re-organising the furniture and, quite largely, redecorating the house after the floor sanding. Poppy has been relocated next to a radiator (beside some drawers that used to be upstairs and are in place of a bookcase that is on another wall, which itself is in place of a bookcase that is still outside).

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And Fiona has relocated herself…

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I hope that I will be located back to my Makery and blogland more in the coming days and weeks than I’ve been of late…

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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. The next Wool on Sundays will be on Sunday 7th January.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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Apples and an Autumnal Cardigan

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‘Autumnal’ is one of my favourite words but one I’ve had little occasion to use this year so I have decided to include it in the name of my very recently finished cardigan. The months are spinning by at a shocking rate and the harvest is harvested and the apples are nearly over. But the golden days of a vintage-coloured October are nowhere to be seen. How very green it is all still looking!

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And the cardigan, too, is green – dark olive – though it looks lighter and greyer in these photos.

I will give the technical knitting info in my next Wool on Sundays post (on November 5th).

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In the meantime (unless, of course, you are on the other side of the world and enjoying Spring!) I wish you some Autumnal days before Winter sets in :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare