Christmas in June

I’ve had lots of goodies in the post in the last couple of weeks.

First this package of super soft and squishy merino wool from John Arbon, for a commission for Knit Now magazine.

Lovely bright colours to match their autumn theme this year.  It is from the Knit By Numbers range.

I can’t say too much about what the commission is, but it’s finished now and here is a tiny bit of it, so you can see how the yarn looks knitted up.

It will be in the magazine in a couple of months.

And today I received this intriguing parcel.

It’s a whole host of lovely Jamieson and Smith yarn in Christmassy colours for something else for Knit Now for the Christmas issue.  How exciting!

I can’t wait to get started, and I have a lot of designing and knitting to do by the 14 July deadline.  The yarn is the 2 ply jumper weight and also a few balls of the aran, in my favourite 100% British wool.  It is a good job the summer of sport is continuing on  the TV which gives me lots fo knitting time.  I’ve just time to have a look at what other crafty people have been up to over at Handmade Harbour.

Happy Crafting everyone!


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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12 Responses to Christmas in June

  1. karen says:

    wow looks like christmas in your house what a beauutiful array of things bet you cant wait to start using them all cant wait to see your ideas xx

  2. I love getting things in the post – and when you’re waiting to make something up, it is all the more welcome! Enjoy your commissions!

  3. Natalie says:

    what lovely parcels to receive! can’t wait to get a look at your Christmasy creations 🙂

  4. Isn’t it exciting getting big squishy parcels. Looking forward to seeing what you have made.

  5. Reminds me of Joanne Scrace (notsogranny fame)! It is all so exciting when everything is top secret! Oh the suspense!

  6. Love the colours of the Merino wool, I would love to receive parcels like this through the post 🙂

  7. Parcels like these are always a joy to receive, Congratulations on your commissions and I look forward to seeing your makes.

    Jan x

  8. How exciting! I can’t wait to see what you produce with all that lovely yarn.

  9. Jill says:

    Really lovel parcels and great fun to open. Look forward to seein your makes. Hope you have a good week.

    Christmas Pie Crafts

  10. Claire Hoey says:

    ooooh that package of Jamiesons looks so so yummy mmmmmmmmmm makes me wanna knit more of your xmas trees too! Cannot wait to see your finished creations!
    Loving the jacob sheep kit by the way! Claire x

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