Sunday, March 3, 2013

Easter knits

During the half term holidays I went to visit a friend and we had a lovely day out in Newcastle. While we were there we called in here, a fantastic yarn shop run by the lovely Anne. Well it would be rude not to!  The shop is in the grounds of the 13th century Blackfriars Priory and is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Anne is very welcoming and helpful and runs a very popular knit and natter club. This is what I bought, it's a wonderful book of knitting projects for Easter (obviously). I've seen the Christmas bauble book by the same guys but I think this one is fairly new.

I'm attempting to make this rabbit. I love the details in the photos and how they have displayed everything. It's worth owning this book if only for the pictures.

This is as far as I've got. I'm at the body knitting stage now. The wool is Lang Jawoll which is a fine sock wool. I like the tweedy effect of this colour, just right for a bunny. It's quite an easy pattern to follow but fiddly, as it's knitted on 5 double pointed needles with a small amount of stitches. Still it doesn't take long to knit up.

I've also been crocheting these bunnies. Aren't they adorable? I intend to use them for an Easter garland along with the crocheted egg. The bunny pattern can be found here and the egg here. When I've got them strung together I will post a pic.

Are you making any Easter decorations? I would love to see them.


  1. That bunny will be delightful :) No Easter knitting here, yet!

  2. Hi Susie
    These crochet decorations are adorable. We're crocheting too at Country Days - have you seen our blog about our Crochet Club and attending Wool House on the 15th March?

  3. Hey Susie, thanks so much for popping over to mine and leaving your sweet comment. You're so patient to attempt Bunnykins. Can't wait to see him/her finished.Thanks for the Bunny Bunting link....I know a little person who will love it. I love the colours you're using too.Have a good week, Susie. x

  4. Hi Susie!!
    I've just found your blog,crochet decorations are beatiful!!
    There are some Easter decorations on my blog "lilito handmade" :)