Knitting Shop Stock

Lots of boxes are arriving now, with stock for the new knitting shop.  Here is today’s delivery – new yarn from Woolyknit.Picture 001

Lovely summery ice-cream colours in supersoft merino 4ply.Picture 002

A new delivery of British aran yarn – I think the purple is my favourite colour.Picture 005

And all these lovely patterns.  Picture 003

Hmm -I might have to knit myself this one.Picture 004

Unfortunately all those patterns have meant me spending the afternoon putting together another order for more yarn.  Hey ho – life is hard!!

About madebyewe

Hello, and welcome to my blog, where I talk about the ups and downs of running a crafty business, knitting and life. I learnt to knit when I was a child in the 1970s. I think my Mum taught me, though it may have been one of my Nans. Both Nans were great crafters and my Mum knitted, when she had time. My childhood was full of wearing Mum's warm and cosy handknit jumpers to school and playing with yarn by the fire, making presents for my family and clothes for my toys. When I grew up, I started a business designing children's handknitted jumpers. Now I spend some of my time desgining gardens, as well as designing knitting. The garden design business is well established; the knitting design business is just starting out. I love the rhythmic quality of knitting, the feel of woolly yarn in my hands and the way a project grows beneath my fingers. It is relaxing and productive at the same time. I especially love vintage knitted toys and the quirky simplicity of the patterns. They were often made in times of austerity, when money and supplies were short, but the desire to create something fun inspite of this, shines through. I am a supporter of the Campaign for Wool, supporting the British wool industry, and using British yarn for my kits. Where would we be without fields of fluffy sheep to admire? Baa Humbug to acrylic!
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5 Responses to Knitting Shop Stock

  1. Louise says:

    What a wonderful array of colours!

  2. Colette says:

    Wow!! Looking really good. You must be so excited. The colours looks really good. That cardigan is really really lovely.

  3. Pickle-Lily says:

    Hoping I can come and visit in the summer – it’s looking really good! Jo x

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