Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Little Easter Knits

Hi Knitters,
I love this time of year, it's all hopeful and light. I am not usually a pastel lover but just looking at these pastel cotton chenille cupcakes makes me feel very inspired. These yarn balls are like spun sugar. I want to dive in and stay. So with pastels and Easter and spring in mind, I have been whipping up a sweet bunch of little knits. I am giving you a peek at my new bunny, little chick and my Easter egg washcloth. I will be making more washcloths in a mini-egg size, too. That egg above is fresh off the needles, still warm. It is about 10 by 10 inches, including the edging. The mini-eggs will be more like 6 by 6 inches or so, that's in my mind, I haven't actually made one yet: ) See how I plan like that? It's very official-like.
I hope to get a few new patterns up for you over the next week or so. These two little Easter friends are so incredibly easy. They are garter stitch squares basically, the only skill other than the knit stitch is to knit 2 stitches together. I figure if someone can knit a stitch, they can knit 2 stitches together, right? 

Anyway, these are the perfect quick Easter toys and any beginner can do these and I mean that. You couldn't get an easier toy pattern than this. It is basic, basic. Cast on, knit, bind off. Sew seam (very easy and garter stitch is incredibly forgiving). They stand about 4 inches tall, the bunny with the ears is maybe 5 1/2 inches. The bunny is made in Sugar-n-Cream and the chick is made in Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille. Get ready if you are interested! I used size 6 needles.

I have more Easter-y things planned, I have to see how fast I can get things to fly off my needles. This season is really fun to knit for. It all feels so fresh and new.
Speaking of fresh and new, look at this! My dear blog reader and ravelry friend, Peggy, had a brand new baby girl last week. She is gorgeous and you must be so proud, Peggy. She is incredible. Congratulations. This new little sweetheart is wearing the hat from the Layette Set in Itty-Bitty Nursery. The hat is perfect just like her. Peggy also knitted the Ruffle Blanket from that same layette set and she says it is the perfect size. I love that simple blanket. That is good to hear and thanks for sharing. I am glad you are doing well. That's hard work having a baby. Phew!

Take care and I'll be back soon with little goodies for you and another yarn giveaway. This giveaway will be a little different from the last.
best, susie
p.s. I am going to make this pattern and look at this fantastic accomplishment! Oh and I just noticed she made the Dotty Chicken, too. Excellent knitting. That is such a fun chicken and it's easy, too. I wish I could understand what is being said there but the pictures tell a lot. Both the tea set and the chicken are in Itty-Bitty Nursery

12 comments:

JFibers said...

I know, I know! I know what she said...

Er ikke dette settet nydelig søtt?! Det er absolutt noe av det gøyeste jeg noen gang har strikket, heklet og sydd. Alt har vært like morsomt å lage, fra sølvskjeer til teposer, sukkerbiter og kirsebær... virkelig å anbefale som februarpyssel.

Isn't this set super cute? It is absolutely one of the most fun thing that I've knit, crocheted and sewed. Everything was fun to make from the silver spoon, to the teapot, sugar cubes to the cheery... I really recommend this as a February craft.

Yippie! That Norwegian degree really comes in handy sometimes.

Susan said...

JFibers,
Ha! That is so fantastic! You might like that blog now. I guess she is a girl after my own heart. She loves the little things, too.

Thanks, that's fun!
susan

Bowlby said...

I can't wait for the Easter friends pattern! They'll be perfect for my son's Easter basket.

ikkinlala said...

Cute!

princessteach said...

I love the bunny and the chick. They will be so cute for my grand babies for Easter. Can't wait.

Sarah D. - Texas said...

I can't wait for Duck and Bunney either, I still have to do my Shamrock dishcloth so I'd better get cracking to clear room for the Easter knits, can't wait!

Miss Julep said...

Oh My Goodness!! CUTE in any language!!

gumbygoogoo said...

Soooo super-cute! I'm feeling the spring love! Thanks for the dose of sunshine.

Suzette said...

The bunny and chick will make an appearance at The Wool Cabin. Hopefully many Utah knitters will come your way for the pattern. Darling!

Sarah said...

Susan, thank you for the sweet birthday wish! I've been working away on your tea set for Addie's 3rd birthday--what a wonderful project! I'm still in love with both of your books--and I'm teaching everybody I can find how to knit, so I'll finally have a group of fellow knitters! Thank you again for the initial inspiration! :)

paws said...

Thanks for the kind words, Susan. Hard work, indeed!

Jimberlys said...

I am very excited about the Easter knitting you are doing. I did the Sno Buddies at Christmas for a winter display. It is know time to change to spring. I need a duck or chick family....thinking your new patterns will work great. Thank you in advance!
Patty