Thursday 28 March 2013

Easter and woolen eggs..........

  • Well Spring seems to have abandoned us (obviously it's upset about something) but no reason not to enjoy Easter.......especially eating dangerously large amounts of Easter eggs :) 
    But if you can't eat chocolate, here are some lovey woolen eggs which you can knit to celebrate Easter and the beginning of spring (when it eventually decides to turn up) here's a pattern for yummy Easter Eggs.

    Yummy Easter Eggs

    1 x Rowan Wool Cotton 4ply
    3mm needles
    Toy stuffing

  • *M1- by knitting into front and back of stitch

    With 3mm needles cast on 4sts.
    Row 1: K1, M1, K1, M1 - 6sts
    Row 2: and every alt row: P to end
    Row 3: Inc in every st – 12sts
    Row 5: *K1, M1 rep from * to end
    Row 7: *K2, M1 rep from * to end
    Row 9: *K3, M1 rep from * to end
    Continue in st st for 15 rows ending with RS facing for next row.
    Row 16: *K3, K2tog rep from * to end
    Row 18: *K2, K2tog rep from * to end
    Row 20: *K1, K2tog rep from * to end
    Row 22: *K2tog rep from * to end – 6st left
    Cut the yarn, leaving enough yarn to join the egg. Thread the yarn through 6 st and stitch sides together, stuffing the egg before the opening gets too small.

                                                                    Happy Easter!!

Friday 22 March 2013

In love with Wool House........

I had the immense pleasure to teach for Rowan at Wool House exhibition in Somerset House, Donna and I were running little drop in sessions..........basically questions and answers. And ow lucky am I to work in the most beautiful surroundings and to meet so many amazing people. A big thank you goes to the wonderful Paige from Gleeful Hands for a lovely chat and even lovelier hug.
I'm absolutely in love with every display in there!!  The exhibition is open until Sunday 24th so if any of you have a chance it's a must see! xx