Sneak a peak at my next project: a children’s picture book

Morning everyone. I’ve finally got round to making a start on a long term project – my children’s book and thought you guys might want a sneak preview of the cover as a WIP ūüėÄ

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Still a long way to finishing this and need to add a splash of colour, but I thought it an apt time to share. The story is based on a nickname my children gave me when they were little ūüėČ

Best wishes xx

Easter Egg Cosy – tulip or crown?

Created a knitting pattern today for an egg – well, it will soon be Easter!

Enjoy!

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if you would like to make one, this is the pattern:

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cast on 36 stitches using size 6 needles and double knitting yarn (this will fit the circumference of a medium sized hen egg) 

row 1 – 5 knit 2; purl 2, knit 2 … Continue with pattern across each row

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row 6 – row 9 knit

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row 10 knit 6 turn 

row 11 knit 6 turn

cast off 1, knit, turn

cast off 1, knit, turn

continue until two stitches remain

Cast off, then pull yarn through last stitch.imageimage image
 Leave enough thread so that you can pull down from each point and stitch along the bottom to add further decoration to the crown.  Embellish with pompoms or glitter or sequins if desired.

Start knitting next six stitches and continue as above and complete circuit.  You will end up with 6 triangles.  Stitch up the side seam just up to the parting of the triangles.image imageimage
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