New British Yarn

Look what the postman brought me last week!

New shade cards from Jamiesons of Shetland!  It must be Christmas in October!

They are now producing an aran and chunky yarn and look at all these scrummy colours.

I can’t decide which is my favourite. Maybe these lovely bonfire colours…or what about this lovely heathery mixture

I know someone who would like these beautiful greens!


I need to get my designing cap on over the next few months to make something worthy of all this woolly loveliness!

Yarn is available from




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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One Response to New British Yarn

  1. Claire Hoey says:

    Oh that is so so yummy! I wish I could see it for real! I had a delivery from Jamiesons with some spindrift for mittens – ahhh sigh! cannot wait to see what you come up with something wonderful I am sure. Claire x

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