Monday, 11 March 2013

10 Scandinavian knitted eggs

Yay! My 10 Nordic knitted eggs are now ready to be featured on my blog. The fruit of my knitting labours from the past 3-4 weeks. The patterns were designed by Arne & Carlos and published in a Norwegian Paskestrikk booklet. I found those eggs simply irresistible. I knew I would have to knit them! The white floral eggs and the jumper patterns on them captured my heart at first sight.
The eggs have been knitted with the Dalegarn Lerke yarn and it was quite a different knitting experience for me. The yarn is basically 50% cotton and 50% merino and it knits a bit different to Falk and Heilo yarns I'm used to. It's smooth in knitting (though sometimes it tends to split) with a "string-y" feel and gives nice smooth weave. I think it just perfectly matches the overall Easter'y style of these eggs.



I absolutely loved knitting those floral eggs with the white background. The white is so typical of the Scandinavian home interiors and it gives an impression of freshness and cleanliness. Perfect with tulips and other spring flowers. 


The blue-yellow-red-white designs will also look great on an Easter tree or an Easter table :)


My knitting basket has filled up with the knitted eggs now! And I still keep knitting them! 


And these are all my Easter knits so far:
Quite a cheery collection, eh? :)




Pleased with them how they turned out and I can't wait to see them hanging on my Easter tree :) (I need to somehow conjure one up soon!)
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One Sunday trip to an Aldi supemarket and this lovely sewing tin is mine! Sorta Tilda style. Couldn't resist not buying these gorgeous pink roses with a turquoise background. After all, we all crafters love to have our stash stored nicely and in style :) Supermarkets can be surprising sometimes :)


The content of the tin includes all essentials for sewing, even with some extra bits and bobs. Quite a decent bargain for the price of £2.99.


More crafty shopping. Recently I've been discovering and exploring the beauty of the Polish folk. For that reason I ordered some scrapbooking papers and stamps from GoScrap. I was really looking forward to that order. They came all the way from Poland :) I want to make some seasonal and birthday cards with a folksy look. Looking forward to it big time! 


I'm always on the lookout for some new folky stamps :) These are the silicone stamps inspired by the motifs from the Polish paper cut-outs. Google "wycinanki łowickie" (= Łowicz paper cut outs) and you will know what I mean :)



The online shop people were so nice that I also received some labels/tags for free. How kind! :)


Let the folky fun begin! :)
Back to my knitting now. It's so freezing cold tonight that I don't fancy anything else than this:


Would love to share my knitted stuff with the other crafters at Hand-made Monday tonight. Do join in! Great places to visit are waiting there.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Please feel free to comment and share your feelings. Pleasure to hear from you. Cheers.

Martha x

20 comments:

  1. love the eggs! The cards are so springy and have such beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. Well done you for knitting these eggs! Arne and Carlos are very inspiring!

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  3. These Norwegian knitted eggs are the cat's meow!! Ohh, so pretty and colorful. I cannot wait to see how you put them on your Easter egg tree. Just beautiful!!

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  4. Wow, so many eggs! Love it! Very nice blog!
    Thank you for your comment on my blog!

    Greetings, Kerstin

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  5. Your knitted eggs are gorgeous. I like the blues, reds and green colours although I agree with you about the red and white. I am really looking forward to seeing what you have make with all those yummy new supplies :)

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  6. Oh my, I love the eggs, especially the red, green and white. The Polish bits look fabulous and I can't wait to see what you make with them xxx

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  7. I love your Easter eggs - the tulips are wonderful! That tin is gorgeous, and what a bargain. As you said, us crafters do like a good box to stash "stuff" in.

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  8. Feel a trip to Aldi coming on lol! Love the eggs! Having made the baubles from this duo I take my, knitted, hat off to you as these must be really fiddly!!!!!

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  9. Love all your beautiful eggs! Its so nice that each one is different with its own character :) Your Easter tree is going to be pretty as a picture!

    Oooh that's a great bargain from Aldi! and your new scrap booking supplies look lovely too, I look forward to seeing what you use them on :) x

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  10. Wow Martha - those eggs are beautiful. I shared your blog with my Norwegian friend who plans on buying Arne and Carlos' book when she goes to Norway next month. I made a couple of Christmas balls from their designs but the eggs look a bit complicated for my skills. Hope you have a wonderful week! Pat

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  11. The eggs are just gorgeous. I love that they're all different and also that they're a kind of spin-off from Christmas! The Aldi tin looks great - it's amazing where you can find stuff, isn't it?

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  12. Hello Martha,
    your eggs look very nice! They have a good shape, and the colours you used are nice for spring eggs.
    I will be back soon to see what else you will create!
    Have a nice week
    KATRIN W.

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  13. Really wonderful eggs- I don't think I could pick a favourite- they all look so good together.
    The tin is a brilliant little bargain! I could do with more pretty tins and boxes to hide away my stash in.

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  14. The eggs are really lovely - lots of gorgeous spring colours. Hope you have a good week.

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  15. The knitted eggs are soooo pretty. I feel the urge to knit again, complete with chocolate egg to keep me going. There is an Aldi rather close to a local Hobbycraft. I feel a shopping trip coming on.
    Wendy x

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  16. Ohhh those eggs are so cute :-) Have a great week! Simmi x

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  17. I love the knitted Easter balls.They look so good in the basket!

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  18. Beautiful eggs! The red, white, and green ones are my favorites!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/03/submarine-sunday-23.html

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  19. Hi Martha,
    a nice smooth weave is what I am looking for in my easter eggs. I guess I have to try a yarn like yours next time I make some.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. yes, you will get that smooth weave if you use a yarn that contains cotton :)
      lerke is one of those type you may like :)
      when you have it already, let me know how you getting on :)

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