Herdwick Holiday

One of my little Herdwick sheep is off on her travels today.  Here she is ready for the off…

and getting settled in her nice safe cardboard box.  Good job she has a cosy fleece to keep her warm on the trip, what with all the showery weather.

She’s off to the West Country to meet Someone Special, to see if he likes her enough to keep her on his Farm!  I can’t say more than that at the moment, but there is much excited bleating coming from the box!

Bon Voyage, Little Sheep!


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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6 Responses to Herdwick Holiday

  1. Claire Hoey says:

    Oh lil’ Herdy I hope you arrive safely and who wouldn’t want you on their farm??? I know you are one of the faves on my woolly farm although don’t tell the others!!! x

  2. mcrafts says:

    Hi – You are one of my picks for the Versatile Blogger Award – pop over to my page to have a look – Mich x

    • madebyewe says:

      Oooh – my first award – thank you very much Mich! It’s very kind of you and lovely to know someone likes my blog. I shall now have to work out what I have to do next! x

  3. It seems so cruel, wrapping such a gorgeous little sheep up in bubble wrap. It’s ok, I know I’m mad 😉

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