Well, here it is the holiday long weekend - I am preparing to host the family Easter dinner Sunday night so I've been busy with decorating and getting things together.
Each season I like to make something special for the holiday dinner table; this year since I am learning to knit, I thought I would try some knitted Easter Eggs!
I began by purchasing some paper mache eggs for forms.
I gave each one two coats of white acrylic paint so the brown wouldn't show through the stitches.
Next I got to knitting. I found a pattern on Ravelry, but it was far too large for these eggs, so I modified it to fit. I began with cotton as the pattern suggested - but this was too stiff for my liking; I ended up picking up more springy acrylic which worked so much better. I made seven with variegated baby yarn for each guest's place setting.
After each one was finished flat, I sewed them up over the egg form.
I then bought some solid colours and received perfect pastel yarn-ends from my mom who is de-stashing her craft supplies. Now I could try my hand at designing my own patterns using Excel to map the colours.
I finished enough to fill a beautiful crystal bowl (from my mom too) for our Easter table.
Now I must get to cleaning, cooking and baking. Good thing Monday is a holiday for me; I'm looking forward to relaxing, visiting a few blogs and getting back to some paper crafts after a busy weekend.
Happy Easter everyone!