About The Country Wife Blog

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Felted bowls, chicks, bunnies, duck and Tulips

The last few days have been filled with knitting furiously and the felting of some of that knitting.  Nights have been bad for sleeping so I have spent the time knitting up  some cute little bunnies and chicks to cover Cadbury eggs.  Jean Greenhowe is the designer of these darling little egg covers.  Scroll down towards the bottom of her pattern webpage to find the patterns.

As I was sitting here knitting up a storm it occurred to me to make felted bowls to hold them instead of the usual Easter baskets.  This was really fun, though when the bowls came out of the washer I was concerned because they looked like disks, not at all like bowls.  Somewhere in the back of my head  I heard Elsie mention shaping her hats over bowls, so...that is what I did--shaped them over containers.

Felted bowls shaped over containers and watched over by the big duck.

In the background you can almost see the newspaper pots Latasha and Lana taught me how to make for starting plants.  On Saturday I picked up the potting soil but have not got it into the pots yet.  Soon!
These are the completed projects.  Perhaps I shall take close-ups.  Latasha brought me the tulips last week.  They really have cheered me up.  The mama duck is modeling a bib I made from One Skein by Leigh Radford.  The duck can be found on Ravelry.

Here is a closeup of the bunny and chick egg covers.

The bunnies were knit in garter stitch.  I made up the chicks on the Bond Ultimate Sweater Machine in stockinette stitch.  Usually I use googoo eyes glued on but because these are mostly going to young children I stitched them on so the little children won't suck them off.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please feel free to comment here: