Wings and Wheels

I’ve just got back from the Wings and Wheels airshow(www.wingsandwheels.net)  and car show at Dunsfold in Surrey.  While hubby admired the cars, I wandered off, vaguely bored, – cars aren’t really my thing – and was very pleased to come across this great stand promoting vintage knitwear.

The lovely Sharon painstakingly kints up original patterns in 4ply yarn, and there is no chance of her running short of ideas.  She told me she has a suitcast stuffed full of patterns and her home is overflowing with yarn.

She tries to use authentic colours for the knitwear.  Look at this lovely fairisle…

And what about the beret – I was sorely tempted…

Also on the stand was Sarah, another vintage fan, who is going to be doing some modelling for the knitwear.

You can see more of Sharon’s knitting at her website, www.stsembroidery.co.uk.

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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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