Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Knitted Easter Eggs


No sooner did I post about my Easter Egg Holders than I started thinking about the actual eggs, and how I could knit those too.
 
 
 
I could've first checked on Ravelry, of course, but I wanted to try figuring them out myself first.  My first attempt was a bit sloppy.  Especially where I carried the lime green yarn up by twisting it ...
 
 
The next attempt ended up larger (wasn't paying attention to the number of increases), and it turned out rather pear shaped ...
 
 
But the knitting was better, and I kind of like the swirl up the sides from the increases and decreases ...
 
 
(honestly, it's the little things that make me happy in knitting) ...
 
 
My last attempt (but not my final attempt yet!) turned out the best shape, but I didn't really like the colours ...
 
 
And then I gave up and checked out Ravelry.  So many free patterns to choose from!  Some with decorative designs in the middle, some knit flat, some knit in the round, and some knit from the middle up and then from the middle down ... I tell ya, the choice was almost too much!  One thing I might try though is to wrap the egg around a plastic egg to give it better shape.  Mine are sort of lumpy with the fibre fill stuffing. 
 
 
But I think I have a free evening tonight, and I figured  why not print out a pattern and have a go.
I think I may have this sorted out by next Easter ;)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Wendy

16 comments:

  1. Homemade items have their own charm, and do not need to be all perfect!! I like your knitted Easter eggs, Wendy, the colours are lovely and perfect for Easter and spring :)

    Thanks for your comment :) I found the link to the swirl hat pattern in your post, and I might just give it a try.

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    1. Thanks Hilde ... you're right, I don't need to fret over imperfection ;) I'm glad you found the hat pattern!

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  2. They are adorable!! Good for you for using your creative talents to figure out how to do it on your own!!! I would buy these!!! Do you have an etsy shop? Really sweet...I could see them hanging from different areas of my home! Love them!!!

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    1. Thanks Nicole, I'm amazed at what other people can figure out in knitting, but I'm starting small :) No I don't have an etsy shop, but am honoured you think they're worth buying.

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  3. these are just too clever-and I love them-thanks for sharing-

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    1. Thanks Kathy ... when I'm finally happy with one of the eggs I'll post the pattern (although a bit under the wire with Easter in 2 days)

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  4. ~ Easter is coming along nicely with YOU Wendy! These are so cute and special....because they are made from the heart! Hope you are over the worst with pesky Winter like weather! We have Mr sunshine out today.......and do you know he has his hat on! hehe....Still need me thermals though! But at least it looks Spring like! Easter blessings to lovely YOU! Maria x

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    1. Yes, Easter eggs are piling up around me ... every one a different shape! The sun is peeking out a bit today, and most of our snow is gone. Have a lovely Easter Maria :)

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  5. Lovely Spring colours, the lumps just add to their charm. Sun is out here today and the snow is finally melting... have a bright day .. Sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah ... I guess I'll just have to accept the lumpy bits :) Glad to hear you're all coming out from under the snow at last! Have a Happy Easter!

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  6. I love the colour of the second egg. It's so pretty! I think your eggs look really good - you're braver than I, figuring out your own pattern! I too find Ravelry a little over whelming at times - there are so many patterns on there!
    xx

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    1. I like that egg too :) I'm just using up left over yarn. I've also joined another crafty site "Craftsy" which is similar to Ravelry, but for ALL crafts. You need time to have a good look around though!

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  7. they look brilliant- what a fabulous idea!happy easter to youx

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    1. Thanks Ms. Squirrel, Happy Easter to you too!

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  8. They look great Wendy - love the colours and so clever how you achieved the swirly bits! I know just what you mean about having a go yourself first!
    Have fun knitting some more!
    Ali x

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    1. Thanks Ali, I think a few more tries and I'll have it down pat!

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