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

Wool on Sundays – 138 (January was Mostly Blue)

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Welcome to the first of the new monthly, Wool on Sundays :)

Now that I’m only going to be doing WOS once a month, I feel it ought to be easier to find yarn content to share but January was not only mostly blue, it was mostly yarnless so I am including the post I made for Wandering Camera, which I hope no one will mind.

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I did finish a baby cardigan, using some Drops Baby Merino. Being impatient to get started, I wanted to use up yarn from stash and this yarn is very warm and soft and it’s also stretchy, which I think will be handy for the new Mum for ease of dressing, but my colour choices are limited and I don’t know whether the baby will be a boy or girl. I think I might change the button, especially if it’s a girl. I can imagine a daisy button looking nice…

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I used a simple raglan design in garter stitch with moss stitch edging. And that, I’m afraid is as far as I got. I’ve been thinking about making a hat to wear in the garden but I couldn’t find anything that leapt off the page. I quite like Talena Winters’ Twisted Rope Hat on Ravelry but I was really thinking a nordic two colour one with ear flaps would be nice…Do you have any favourite hat patterns?

I hope February will be more wool-full!

And that brings me to the Wandering Camera pictures.
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The sky said blue.

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And the pond said blue.

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And the trees admired themselves in the glass.

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And the sun strode northwards, further each day.

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Kissing the treetops with cold fire.

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And the new buds asked, “Is it time, is it time?”

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And the cold earth said, “Not yet, not yet!”

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And the chicken said, “Spring! Hurry up! Hurry up!”

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And the old gourd said, “No rush, no rush…”

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And the oak, who is wise, said nothing and was equally content with the sunny days and the frosty nights.

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). Please put a link to WOOL ON SUNDAYS or grab the button from my sidebar and include it in any posts you link up. 4). MOST IMPORTANT visit anyone else who links. 

The next Wool on Sundays post will be on Sunday 5th March.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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Wool on Sundays -113 (Halfway?)

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June in Green

Welcome to Wool on Sundays!

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We’re almost half way through the year and, outside, everything is growing very green.

Even the garden is growing, which I’m very happy about because it takes up an extraordinary amount of time with all the weeding and sowing and weeding and planting and weeding…it’s beginning to look as if we will eat for next year :D

Inside my ripple blanket is growing in many colours and I think I’m about half way through that.

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It is VERY wide – I’m sure it will over hang the sides enough but haven’t actually measured because because I don’t want to be put off – but  don’t think it will need to be more than about 80″ long because the foot of the bed prevents anything from hanging over at the bottom and we don’t need it going over our heads! It is quite a challenge to get even colour placement but so far I’ve managed use about half the wool in equal colours. If I let myself I could keep frogging forever so I’ve made a rule just to keep going regardless of doubts and each time I start a new row my main guide is that it hasn’t been used too recently.

I’m setting myself a deadline of August 1st to finish so I fear my Wool on Sundays posts might be a bit repetitive for the next few weeks unless I can think of any else woolly to talk about.

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Ducks through a rainy window.

If you have any wool or yarn themed posts 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. 

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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