After including some little egg cosies in my last post I had a request from Annie at Knitsofacto asking if I had a pattern for them.
Well I didn't .....
but by the time I got home from work on Friday I was positively
chomping at the bit to put one together.
After a quick rummage in the wool drawers I found some pretty pastel pink Sublime DK,
and a lovely muted green too.
I grabbed an egg from the kitchen to be my model and I was off...
Cast on 32 stitches
Rows 1, 2 and 3: K2, P2, K2. P2 to end of row, to make the rib.
Rows 4 to 12: One row K, one row purl to make stocking stitch.
Row 13: Cast off.
Sew up the side seam and along the top.
Add pom-poms either side.
If you don't have a handy pom-pom maker try using a fork.
I wrapped the wool around 60 times,
tied the loops tightly together through the middle prong with a long piece of wool,
carefully slid the loops off the fork
and cut the loops up each side.
Trim the pom-pom if needed.
Sew the pom-poms on to the corners of the cosy..
And that's it ... its that simple !
How cute are they !
And then I got a little carried away the next day because when I was shopping I saw a beautiful bunch of hyacinths and tulips that completely matched the colours
and .... foil wrapped eggs as well.
And so then followed one Easter photo shoot.
Whilst I was working away keeping the eggs cosy I suddenly realised that I hadn't got round to posting the results of the other wrap I had made from the JuJu Loops pattern book.
I made it with Millamia wool and to get the sizing right I ended up
working with three strands of the wool.
It was a really lovely pattern to work on and I have never made, or even worn ,
anything quite like it before.
It just kind of hugs you !
I think this is quite possibly the cosiest thing I have ever worn.
The final bit of cosiness has been getting our caravan ready for its first trip out this year.
Whilst the weather this weekend has been beautiful I don't think the same can be said for what's
coming in the next couple of days !
But that's ok - it will be good to get away anyway.
Sofa's ready for lounging ... and knitting / crocheting...
and the beds ready for jumping on !
Just before I go...
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Have a lovely week.