Sunshine in the rain!

It might be misereable and rainy outside, but inside all is crafty sunshine.  I’ve had a lovely time this morning doing some more work on a new knitting kit, featuring British yarns in a range of pretty colours for the Spring.  I usually have several kits in the pipeline at the same time.  This is because I like to think in the day and do the knitting in the evening, in front of the good old telly.

There’s nothing better than making a good old mess all over the floor with yarn, buttons and other bits and pieces.  And hubby won’t be home for hours yet, so I don’t need to clear up for ages!

The kit is progressing quite well at the moment; I still have some knitting to do, the pattern is half written and I need to do some work on some charts and stitch patterns. I also have to have a rummage through one of my button boxes to find just the right buttons.

This is just the box of white buttons! 

I’m not giving away too much just yet, suffice to say, Love is in the air!  It might be in my shop in the next 2 weeks, unless the sun shines, in which case, I’ll be in the garden.  Until then, I’ll garden inside with this lovely lemon scented geranium, and make my own sunshine.

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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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