A bit late posting this week, like many of you I have little people at home who need activities and attention. We’ve been lucky and have been enjoying some fabulous weather which has helped. I did prebook all three into a workshop run by the local council and held at a Georgian Townhouse in Derby called Pickfords House. The children all love Pickfords and have visited before with their school. It has a room full of puppets and miniature theatres, as well as a garden full of homes for bugs and statues of children playing. But on Thursday we visited the bottom floor and got covered in paint, glue and some very stubborn sequins that were insistent about sticking to our hands rather than our work. The kids all decorated an egg cup and egg without adult help (other than a bit of paintbrush washing). We took them outside to the garden to dry and enjoyed some time in the sun. I hope you are all enjoying the weather wherever you are and don’t eat too many chocolate eggs this weekend 😉 Happy Easter everyone!
It has been sometime since we had a tutorial so today I thought I would share my Snowman Egg Cosy pattern. This lovely little chap will not only keep your eggs warm, it will keep them festive and stylish too!
Size 3 Knitting Needles
This pattern is made extra special by the use of Snowflake wool, if you’ve never encountered this you really must search it out. It’s fluffy, sparkly and notoriously awkward to knit with but the results are beautiful.
Cast on 30 st using the snowflake wool.
Beginning with a K row st-st 22 rows
(K2, K2tog) 7 times, K2 = 23st
P one row
(K1, K2tog) 7 times, K2 = 16st
K2tog to end = 8st
B & T tightly
Cast on 5 st using orange/red wool
St-st 4 rows
B & T tightly
To Make Up
Using your wool needle sew up the two side edges of the body leaving the cast on st free.
Sew up the side edges of the carrot nose leaving the cast on st free.
Stuff the carrot lightly if required & then sew onto the centre of the body.
Next, taking your brown/black wool sew on two eyes and four dots for his coal mouth.
Place over your eggcup and egg and admire!
I think a couple of these would make a lovely Christmas gift, perhaps buying a couple of eggcups and packaging it all in a pretty box.