Wool lovely wool!

Sourcing lovely British yarn for my knitting kits is so much fun.  Today I received new skeins of Bluefaced Leicester – absolutely yummy.  So soft, I can’t wait to see how they knit up.

But wait….who’s this hiding in the wool pile? 

More on Monday!…..

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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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3 Responses to Wool lovely wool!

  1. Secret Sheep says:

    I don’t think I’ve met him before, but he’s a cutie.

  2. Claire says:

    Oh he looks like hes going to be so sweet. I am guessing owl. I hope he is going to be your latest pattern. I need to get a move on with Fraser and the Xmas trees and knitties so that I will be ready for him when he comes out 🙂 I do love your patterns Linda. Claire x

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