I’m pleased to share the new Fox knitting kits with you today. There are 2 kits -
Foxy Lady, in a sunshine yellow dress for the Spring
And Naughty Pirate Fox, who has taken a keen interest in my chickens.
I’ve wanted to design a fox knitting kit for a while. It took ages to figure out how to do the head. The final version is at least version 6. I thought I had it sorted at version 5, by which time I had worked out how to make the snout nice and pointy. Then I decided Foxy just had to have a white chin, so version 6 was cast on.
It’s a bit of a fiddle, working with white and amber yarn to make the white chin, but it is only for a few rows. You could just knit it all in amber, if you wanted.The Foxes are both knitted in lovely British wool, of course and are in the Made By Ewe shop now.
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Something rather wonderful and somewhat unexpected is happening here at Made By Ewe.
I seem to be in the throes of opening my very own wool shop! It wasn’t planned, it wasn’t looked for, it has just kind of happened.
One day about a month ago, I went for a bike ride to a local craft centre, to meet Hubby for tea. I got there early, and noticed a sign in the window advertising a craft unit available to let. It’s the one on the end.
With time to kill I made a casual enquiry, and it kind of snowballed from there. I’m signed up for the unit and, as of mid April, I will be in situ, surrounded by yarn, knitting patterns, needles, kits and as much woolly goodness as I can cram into my 18′ by 12′ space. It’s going to take some work!
Every knitter dreams of having their own wool shop, I think. Last year I worked in a wool shop for a while part – time and played around with the idea of doing something myself. But it didn’t happen – the time wasn’t right, but that experience is certainly turning out to be useful now!
I still can’t quite believe it is happening. Writing about it on the blog makes it a little bit more real though. I will keep you all posted on progress.
I’m having heaps of fun at the moment deciding what to stock – if you had a wool shop, what would you put in yours?
I’ve just put together a selection of ideas for Valentine’s Day in a new section in the shop.
The ‘Love Ewe’ Sheep knitting kit is a great way to send Woolly Love to someone special. It is available with or without the exclusive Sheep Knitting Needles.
The romantic Juliet Bunny Kit features a cute little grey rabbit, with a red dress decorated with pink hearts. She is looking for her Romeo!
There is also some gorgeous girly pink British yarn and knitting needles adorned with red jewels.
Perfect gifts that last longer than chocs and flowers!
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Tagged British, bunny, gift, heart, juliet, knitting kit, love, oink, red, romeo, sheep, valentine, valentines day
The Made By Ewe Sale ends on Sunday so this week is your last chance to get your hands on some woolly Baagains.
There is still some lovely Jillybean yarn in shades of plum, green or blue.
There are a few balls of British wool aran yarn in various shades – enough to whip up a cosy hat, as I have read that colder weather is on the way.
And there are a few Christmas knitting kits, if you have already started stocking up on presents for this Christmas.
Just to let you know, there is a giveaway running on the lovely Imake blog at the moment.
You can win a Love Ewe Knit Your Own Sheep kit, which includes everything you need to knit the Love Ewe sheep, including Sheep Knitting needles!
Imake is a lovely blog all about lots of different crafts, written by Martine from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. She also produces a really interesting podcast, which is essential listening for me, and edits a craft magazine. This is all in addition to working in a ‘proper’ job – I don’t know how she does it!
Do pop over and leave a comment on the giveaway and find out all about imake.
It’s Sale time in the Made By Ewe Shop!
There is all sorts of yarny goodness on Special Offer.
Baagain British hand-dyed skeins of yarn from Jillybean from £10 (if you are quick!).
British Aran wool yarn, and other odd balls I have found in my stash.
Cute Knitting Kits
And a few pairs of beaded knitting needles.
The sale will be on for 2 weeks, and I will post out orders ASAP, though I will be having a few days off to eat turkey and knit myself a hat!
Happy Christmas and Happy Shopping!
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Tagged aran, bargain, british wool, discount, jillybean, knitting, knitting kit, knitting kits, knitting needles, sale, stash, wool, yarn
It’s the last Midweek Madness today and for today’s Special Offer Baagain, there is FREE UK postage on everything in the shop!
Just time to order a last minute gift…
or a treat for yourself.
Today is the last posting day for 2nd class mail, so get your orders in quick so I can get to the post office in time!
This offer is for today only and only applies to orders in the UK.
Happy Shopping! www.madebyewe.co.uk
Just in time for a last minute present for someone, this week’s Special Offer is the Firth of Forth Scarf Kit, reduced from £12 to just £8 for today only.
This is a lacy, cosy scarf, knitted in lovely a Jillybean Bluefaced Leicester and Gotland yarn blend.
The kit contains the yarn and the needles too, so you can start knitting straight away. Perfect to start during the Christmas Day afternoon film!
Here is Heather the Sheep, guarding an order for a new stockist.
Can you guess where the kits are going? Here are some clues:
Lots of lovely scenery………..
Now who is that cheeky chappy?
Aha! – it’s Adam Henson, who you may have seen on the BBC’s Countryfile, and the sheep are on sale in his Cotswold Farm Park shop.
The Cotswold Farm Park is the home of rare breeds conservation, with a whole range of rare breed animals to see, including cattle, pigs, goats, horses and, of course, sheep.
The Park is in Gloucestershire, near Cheltenham and open most of the year – until the 22nd December this year. You can even camp there, if you just can’t get enough of all the lovely animals. Did I mention they have sheep?
At the moment there is a living nativity event at the Park – no doubt that will feature a few sheep too!
And of course, for a take home souvenir, the Knitted Sheep Kits are in the shop.
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Tagged adam henson, adam's farm, BBC's Countryfile, British, british wool, cotswold farm park, cotswolds, knitting, knitting kits, rare breeds, sheep