There has not been much time for crafting recently, working and the Easter holiday clear up have sadly cut short my making moments. However I did manage to squeeze in this patriotic make at the weekend.
Such a sweet little egg cosy and it took less than two hours to make, including sewing together. I love that kind of knitting and am really looking forward to making seven more so they will look bright and cheery on our breakfast table.
Doesn't the wool look fabulous on the sofa? The bright colours look so happy and colourful mixed together, just the antidote to the dreary dull weather at the moment. For those who are interested I used Robin Double knit and as it was 100% acrylic it was much cheaper than the wool I usually knit with, only £1.79 for a huge ball. I could be knitting in red, white and blue forever but I have plans to use the left overs to make knitted bunting, using this pattern here. Inspired by all the yarn bombers in the neighbourhood I hope to hang it in the front garden. If you are a knitter and have not yet discovered Ravelry, it is fabulous with so many inspiring patterns, most definitely worth an explore. I am on it as oldpolicehouse, come and be my friend!
The super speedy and really easy pattern for the egg cosy came from this months Craftseller magazine, I actually only bought it for the pattern, thinking it might be a fun thing to make for the school fete craft stall. It was a good read but no more helpful than other (free) places online.
The egg cosy has joined the top shelf in my kitchen which is rapidly looking very union jack overloaded. I had no idea I had accumulated so many!
Have you got any making plans to celebrate the Jubilee or Olympics?