We haven’t heard much from Basil recently, so here are some photos with his thoughts!
I was sleeping ……..
when asked my opinion on this cat cowl – my reply!
I was peacefully sleeping, when rudely awakened for an opinion on this cat cowl thing. You can see my reply!
Being offered a tasty morsel
I deserve it as i’ve lost weight recently!
Accepting a tasty morsel, as I’m pleased to say I’m finally losing weight. The knitter has been starving me, she doesn’t refill my bowl when it’s empty even when I ask in the cutest way possible!
Trying to ignore a rival for the knitter’s attention, it’s certainly not as cute as me!
I knitted this ‘Prowling Cats’ Cowl using the double knitting technique in the round on a circular needle. I found following the chart for the cat motifs a lot easier in the round than when using this technique for my ‘Cosy Sheep’ Cowl, which was knitted flat on two needles.
When knitting in the round you read every row of the chart from right to left. The first stitch of each pair is knit in the colour shown on the chart whilst the second stitch of the pair is purled in the opposite colour, this applies to every row! So a lot less confusing than knitting flat, when odd rows are worked the same as in the round, but for even rows you read the chart from left to right and have to remember to knit the first stitch of the pair in the opposite colour to that shown and purl the second stitch in the colour shown.
I have now published the pattern which you can find in my online shops:
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.
I’ve been knitting lots of hearts today and wanted to share the pattern with you: Knitted Hearts
The hearts are a quick make, knit in garter stitch with increases and decreases used to shape them.
They could be used as appliques to embellish garments and accessories or as decorations, photo props, confetti, etc.
Use different yarn weights to make larger or smaller hearts.
Been taking some up to date photos of The Chicks amongst flowers, which I can’t resist buying or picking. Seem to be spending too much time behind the camera and not enough knitting at the moment!
the pink one
the blue one
the yellow one and the black one
the white one
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.
I’ve enjoyed having these little chaps out to decorate the Christmas Tree, they’ve appeared in many of my photos over the festive period! All the birdies are knit from my Seasonal Birdie Baubles pattern, which can be found in my online shops.
Enjoy the photos