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Eggs, bunnies, ducklings and daffodils – it must be Easter

Last week we were visited by our Easter ducklings.

IMG_0734These ladies are knitted in Snowflake dk from an Alan Dart pattern which is available from his website. I caught sight of them waddling along the top of the wall and coming into the shop through the back door. They have now taken up their usual Easter positions in our shop window.

We think they are the best fun and one day may even complete the whole set!!

 

 

Another Easter-time visitor is the Easter buuny and we have some of those too.

This is our lovely floppy bunny knitted by my mum Jean and much admired by customers young and not so young all year round. You can knit your own in your own colour choice – buy the wool and pattern here.IMG_0760

 

 

We have some new bunnies in the shop which have arrived recently.

Having spent lots of time on Pinterest looking for Easter crafting ideas I saw lots of little gift bags with bunny ears but non of them were knitted so I thought I would write my own pattern for one. I have knitted it using Bergere de France Ideal and also Sirdar Simply Recycled DK both of which are yarns available in our sale. As this is a just for fun knit, any dk yarn you have will do. You need about 25g of the main colour. You could experiment with other yarns to make different sized versions. I think it would be fun to knit one in a superchunky yarn which would make a larger bag. My bag is about 10cm x 10cm when completed and will hold a couple of cream eggs or lots of little chocolate bunnies. You can order the pattern free of charge to make your own Easter gift bags.IMG_0737A delightful source of ideas for Easter and all year round is this lovely book Knit Pretty which has patterns for daffodils and other pretty flowers which have many, many potential uses for decorations and embellishments.IMG_0762

 

 

 

You can knit some cute chick egg cosies or these colourful birdies.

Cheeky chicks

It really is a very  useful little book with lots of gift ideas to use up your stash.

 

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