Knits

A Little About Cheddar House Knits

Wool has been a part of my life since I helped my mother wade out into the Waterhen River with baskets of wool she'd bought from a sheep farm.  She weighted the baskets down with rocks, then let the river run through the wool, gently picking and turning it.  Then she'd use hand carders to card it, to use in her handmade quilts.  My job was to catch any bits that escaped the baskets.

I don't card or spin my wool, but I do spend a lot of time working with it.  I was taught to knit socks by one of Nova Scotia's busiest sock knitters, my friend Janet.  It's so easy to sit down for a moment to knit a row, and then realize 3 hours have passed.  

I use natural fibers, locally sourced if possible, fine aluminum needles, and skill passed down through generations.  Welcome to my knitting shop! Clicking one of the items below will take you directly to www.thecheddarhouse.etsy.com to purchase.

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Unfortunately, I have closed my two Etsy shops (both Patchmaker and TheCheddarHouse).  Etsy is forcing sellers to accept their EtsyPayments system, which is, IMHO, full of bugs, security breaches, delayed payments, and is in general a second rate payment system.  I won't subject either my customers or myself to these issues, and so, after 10 years with Etsy, I have closed.  

My hand knits will be available on Ebay, and at local craft fairs this coming fall.  Thanks for looking!

- Maggie