Bye Bye Bunnies!

I’m feeling a bit sad today.  I finished knitting the Bunnies for the Knit Now commission at the weekend, packed them carefully in a box and posted them off to the Magazine.

It was hard saying goodbye to their cute little faces.  They were with me for several weeks, while I made their bodies and then knitted some clothes to keep them cosy.

The good news is that they’ve arrived safely at Knit Now HQ and reports are that everyone in the office loves them. Hooray!  And I get them back in 4 months, once the pattern has been published in the Jubilee issue of Knit Now.

They are top secret until then, but here is a teeny tiny peek….


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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  1. Pingback: Bunny Family Picnic | madebyewe

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