At the request of my daughter, I designed and made a baby blanket for her friend who wanted the baby’s initials incorporated in the pattern. This then lead to me writing up and publishing the Hearts Baby Blanket pattern which included my design for the upper case alphabet. I then decided to come up with a design for the lower case alphabet and I am pleased to offer the charts for both alphabets here: Alphabet – Upper and Lower Case
The pattern for this Hearts Baby Blanket can be found in my Etsy and Ravelry on line shops, see side bar to the right of this post.
On checking my Ravelry patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/designers/sylvia-leake – I realised I’d managed to design, knit, test knit, photograph, write up and publish 15 new knitting patterns last year! Starting with ‘A Badger Blanket’ at the beginning of the year, which was actually designed and made at the end of 2016. So here’s the round up:
A Badger Blanket
Woolly Snowflakes Hat
Woolly Snowflakes Cowl
Woolly Snowflakes Hat and Woolly Snowflakes Cowl patterns (both Toddler to Adult sizes)
Love Cats on a Hat
Prowling Cats Cowl
Floral Flutters Cowl
Laurel Baby Booties
Laurel Baby Hat
Laurel Baby Booties and Laurel Baby Hat
Snugly Sheep Baby Blanket and Snugly Sheep Cushion Cover
Woolly Sheep Mittens
Woolly Sheep Cowl and Woolly Sheep Mittens
Reindeer Baby Hat (to match my Reindeer Booties pattern designed in 2012!)
Winter Robin Hat (Baby to Adult sizes)
Textured Diamonds Cowl
On a whim yesterday I decided to use an old Fair Isle pattern from my machine knitting days to make a hand knit egg cosy! I wrote up the pattern today and would like to share it with you here Fair Isle Chicks Egg Cosy
These cute Fair Isle Chicks look gorgeous decorating an egg cosy for your Easter breakfast table, however they could also be used on any number of projects – hats, mittens, scarves and so on.
You could also use the cosy to cover chocolate eggs for the children as an Easter surprise!
The cosy is an easy and quick knit, an ideal first Fair Isle project, why not make more than one using different colour combinations.
Just wanted to share some of my early morning photos from the last week or so. They feature The Hoot Family and The Chicks looking cute in the frost and, on one occasion, the snow!
Little White Chick
The rain stopped for a while, which provided a photo opportunity and some fun for one of the little chicks!
Now if I was a duck, I could also swim
Knitted chick from ‘The Chicks’ knitting pattern, find it in my Ravelry or Etsy stores.