Monday, 21 January 2013

Arne & Carlos: Easter Knits (1)

For the past few days I've been busy knitting away some Easter-themed balls and eggs.  The first two balls have been finished. I loved the patterns so much that I had to knit them as my first Easter balls. They are a sunrise and sunset duo. Their original names are Morning Red and Evening Red. I used original wool that is Heilo. It's got some beautiful colours in its array.


 
A teal and pumpkin coloured ball was my second - love this colour combination!



 I've also knitted a sweet cute egg in pastel colours and hearts. Cheerful as Easter itself.


This green egg has just been taken off my needles. I used Daletta yarn and 2.5 mm needles to see how small a knitted egg can be. 


And these are all my Easter knits so far :)


Last Thursday a small packet made my day - a fresh supply of Dalegarn yarn. Yay! This time it's not Heilo but Falk. I missed some juicy greens in the Heilo colour array so I ordered some Falk. The best thing about it is that it came from an online shop in the UK! - Dragon Yarns. This is a great news for me as it means that Norwegian wool is gradually making its way into the British shops and possibly in the future there will be no need for buying it abroad. At the moment, a wool like Heilo is impossible to buy in the UK and needs to be shipped from somewhere else. 


Being in a stitchy-knitty-gritty theme, yesterday I spotted this magazine in Tesco with a fab set of sewing-themed stamps! I've always wanted some like these! The vintage sewing machine, the scissors, the mannequin... Run to the shops if you want one! :)



I'm also buying provisions for the future Easter :)  Tim Holtz Alterations - Easter bunny die cutters and folky birds die have arrived today at my doorstep and I'm on cloud 9. Finally my Easter cards will be getting some shape and personality :)


Joining hand-made Monday today at Hand-made Harbour. Do join in and have some blog hopping round the blogs full of crafty creations.

4 comments:

  1. Your Easter balls look fab! So lovely and cheery and the eggs are super too, i especially like the pastel coloured one :) x

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  2. I love the thought of a stitchy-knotty-gritty theme - sounds wonderful. Your new makes are really lovely and the colour combinations are gorgeous. Hope you have a good week.

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  3. These look lovely. At this rate you will have loads done by Easter. My favourite is the one with the white design on although the green egg may be close once it is stuffed. Have a good week.

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  4. Oooo the teal and pumpkin colours are great together! The furthest I've got to thinking about Easter is eating mini eggs.....

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