Love Ewe

Wih Valentine’s Day fast approaching, let me introduce you to Love Ewe, the newest member of the Made By Ewe flock. She is knitted in lovely British DK yarn, so what’s not to love!

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The heart ornament is courtesy of my lovely hubby, who made it as school when he was 6 years old – knew it would come in handy one day!

I’ve designed her fleece to be easy to knit, with no shaping or complicated stitches.  And if you don’t like doing colourwork knitting, the little hearts can be embroidered on afterwards.

 

 

 

 

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Her body has a big red heart on it too.  That’s because she is full of love!

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Of course, she isn’t just for Valentine’s Day – anytime is a good time to say…….( can you guess what it is yet?)

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I Love Ewe!

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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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7 Responses to Love Ewe

  1. I’ve just started knitting Pearl, having bought her at Wonderwool Wales last year and am in love with her design and the gorgeous wool : it’s such a joy to knit with and look at. Will you be t Wonderwool again this year? Loving the Love Ewe and am now quite smitten by the bunnies!

    • madebyewe says:

      Thank you – I often wonder where my sheep end up! You probably bought her from one of my retailers – Injabulo? I am too small a company at the moment to have a stand at Wonderwool, but I do sell online at http://www.madebyewe.co.uk.
      I’m really please you are enjoying the pattern and the wool – do send me a photo of her when she’s finished!
      Linda x

  2. Ah yes that’s right : Injabulo : it says on the bag. Just finished knitting Pearl’s jacket (so sweet) & hoping to assemble her tomorrow – will email you a photo x

  3. Thanks Linda, the tutorial was very helpful. I’ve hopefully posted a photo of Pearl on your FB page 🙂 she’s very sweet x

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