Sunday, 17 February 2013

Arne & Carlos: Easter Knits (2)

Half-term break is a good thing. You can craft, craft and craft as much as you want. And this is what I've been doing this week. Plenty of knitting on those rainy days.


My Easter knit collection is expanding slowly :) 2 new knits joined up - an Easter ball with blue hens and a small green Faberge egg.


Loved knitting the ball with the hens - its pattern reminds me of Norwegian jumpers, yet it retains its Eastery feel.


The little eggs was knitted with 2.5 mm DPN and with Daletta Dalegarn yarn, which is thinner than Heilo and Falk. I wanted to see how small a knitted egg can be.


Now, I've knitted 4 Easter balls so far:


 and 5 eggs - starting from the 1st most primitive one to the improved ones :)


All my Easter knits together:



and this is what I'm currently working on:


The first knitted eggs made of Lerke yarn :) Love the  mix of colours. Perfect for spring. 

4 comments:

  1. These Spring knits are so fun! I think I love the eggs best as they remind me of my youth when my Mom and I would decorate blown and dyed chicken eggs with all sorts of things. We would then hang the on the egg tree for Easter. Do you have an egg tree for your knits?

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    1. Thanks Winnie :)
      Yes, aren't eggs fun? There are so many things you can do with them!
      Easter egg tree - this is my planned project for this Easter. Not sure if I can get the proper (sapling) tree in a pot but I'd definitely would love to have some willow branches to hang my knitted balls onto them! Pussy willow would be great too. I'll have to make a trip to a country park one day here!

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  2. You take such nice pictures of your eggs and easter balls. Would you be so nice to leave me your email, so I can reply to your comments next time.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you!
      Katrin, my email is: marthaafterhours at gmail.com

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