I love the inner workings of a 2 1/2 year old brain.

In the lead up to Easter we have eaten a lot of hot cross buns, which means we have to sing ‘Hot Cross Buns‘ and I keep asking FB who we give them to if we don’t have any daughters?

Turns out: If you have no daughters, give them to your tortoise!

Can’t argue with that. 😉

So easter…

An Easter Goose for LR(LR got a goose. Knit in OxfordKitchenYarns Aran in white and marmalade. Nice.)

This year I made some knitted animals from Knitted Animals – I’ve been wanting to knit things from this book for ages. And now I have.

They are great simple knits, which work up really well – though I will say that they Goose pattern was missing information about how to knit the beak, and they tried to explain that they wanted you to use yarn overs, without using the words ‘yarn over’ which was unnecessarily confusing. But to be honest if you’re a knitter with a reasonable amount of confidence you’re going to work things out without any real problem. Or you’re going to wing it and be fine. 🙂

An Easter Goose for LR(LOOOOM!)

The goose is lovely though, and was a very quick knit. It’s just the right size for an inquisitive 6 month old.

Easter Chickens for FB

FB got chickens! In erm… something from my stash. But equally nice. Certainly the chicks are part proper angora – which is a bit mad really since it was expensive and then I didn’t know what to do with it once I’d bought it. But I still have lots left, and anyway it gives them (there are three more waiting in the wings to be sew up) a really fluffy chick halo.

The buttons are a superb idea and actually come from The Children’s Year.

The chickens were just the right size that their ‘eggs’ could be small chocolate ones. Very pleasing. 🙂


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