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 designed Oliver and Olivia a few years ago and am now offering the knitting pattern to make these cute, fluffy owlets free here:
Oliver and Olivia
I used a double knit weight yarn; however you could use a chunky yarn for larger owlets or a finer, 4ply yarn to make smaller ones. The owlets make lovely decorations and a smaller size would look sweet on your Christmas tree!
This cute Snowman Christmas Jumper knitting pattern is now available in my online shops. The jumper pattern includes sizes for babies and toddlers up to 48 months. The smaller sizes would make a lovely set with my Snowman Booties and Snowman Baby Hat patterns.
Having been away from blogging for a while, an update is needed
- The youngest, having hit 18, is not now as helpful with writing and uploading posts
- Basil is STILL on a diet!
- The household has inherited another cat – Smudge
- Basil is put out
- The Knitter is still knitting
- The Knitter has had to master blogging
Inspired by the arrival of autumn, my latest project is these cute ‘Woodlanders’ Swiss darned onto fingerless mittens. The mittens are knit flat, which makes adding the motifs a lot easier before sewing up the side seam. Check them out in my shops (see sidebar).
“So The Knitter is on a roll once again and has created A Foxy Pillow, as she calls it. I can’t say that I am exactly excited about it, it’s the same size as me! I did my best to pay as little attention to it as possible as I turned my head away and feigned disinterest. Just as long as it knows who is boss around here, which is me, of course. I believe that I make much better company anyway and a much better pet. I have bundles more charm coupled with dashing good-looks, well I’m almost impossible to resist! Maybe I am being too harsh on the fox, it is only a pillow after all.”
The Knitter has focussed her attention on all things Christmassy. As a result of this a pair of woolly snowman booties have appeared. I am certain that they will make good company this Christmas, however, I am upset that The Knitter could not provide me with a cat-sized version, my paws are getting a bit nippy…
You can purchase your copy of the pattern on any of The Knitters websites…Happy Knitting!
This shockingly hurtful diet that I have been put on still continues. I was hoping that it would just be a phase that my owners were having, they saw me getting a bit podgy and cut down my food. Little did I know that these small rations of biscuits that reach my bowl in the morning were to stay. I look pleading up for more but, no. The response I get is “No Basil. That’s all for now”. Ha! They said that a few months ago. When will this dreadful diet end?!
Moving on to more pressing matters, Halloween is approaching! Time for those incredibly annoying trick or treaters to pay us a visit. I am to be awoken from my cat nap every 5 minutes to cries of “Trick or treat!” Noisey children, cruel diets and The Knitter constantly snapping pictures of me, oh its a hard life!
I will leave you now with this particularly threatening picture of yours truly, this will scare off those pesky trick or treaters!
The Knitter gets the camera out – I pull my most threatening yawn