Friday, May 9, 2014

Easter triumph

Bit late coming, but here finally I have my collection of knit Easter things!

A basket, three eggs, two bunnies, and a daffodil was all I had time for this year. I like making the eggs 'cause the colors can basically go however!

The bunnies are not how I would've made them if I'd designed them myself, but one of my friends at my knitting group brought in the pattern and I thought I'd try it.

(I think the white one looks more like an albino bat. O.o)

I rarely ever use patterns, because, as much as I love knitting, I can't understand a lick of the jargon used in knitting patterns. This one gets around that, though, and it's very simple. I'll share it with you here:

And that's really all there is to it! Just garter a square, stitch a triangle as shown, pull tight, stuff, and sew up the back! The big triangle becomes the head, and the two smaller ones on either side the ears. It's really quite easy. (Don't forget to add a pompom for the tail.)

Easter is a time for fancy eggs and fancy bunnies, and here's my fanciest bear.

Andrangus Stewart was a Christmas present from Mary the same year she gave me Olaf. She found him at a thrift store, but he is really a genuine Merrythought bear. For those of you who don't know, Merrythought bears are handmade in England out of a factory in Shropshire, and they generally sell in the $90 - $400 range. Am I a lucky fellow? Yes indeed.
I do hope everyone knows why his last name is Stewart without me having to tell them.

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