New Knitted Fox Knitting Kits

I’m pleased to share the new Fox knitting kits with you today.  There are 2 kits – 

Foxy Lady, in a sunshine yellow dress for the Springknitted fox

And Naughty Pirate Fox, who has taken a keen interest in my chickens.

Pirate fox

 

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I’ve wanted to design a fox knitting kit for a while.  It took ages to figure out how to do the head.  The final version is at least version 6.  I thought I had it sorted at version 5, by which time I had worked out how to make the snout nice and pointy.  Then I decided Foxy just had to have a white chin, so version 6 was cast on.

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It’s a bit of a fiddle, working with white and amber yarn to make the white chin, but it is only for a few rows.  You could just knit it all in amber, if you wanted.The Foxes are both knitted in lovely British wool, of course and are in the Made By Ewe shop now.

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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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