****NOW CLOSED****Morning to you all. Does anyone else feel *wrong* because the clocks have changed? I feel like I got dragged from bed kicking and screaming in the middle of the night. My body clock feels totally off. The sun has gone off on a mini-break too. It started pouring here yesterday five minutes after I put the washing out on a nice Spring day, the sun was out. Obviously his bags were packed and he was waiting at the car to go. The heavens opened, serious, proper rain and it hasn't really stopped since, snow is predicted up here tonight and tomorrow. So it's feeling very un-Spring like here but never fear I have just the thing............
photo used with the kind permission of Julie Williams, Little Cotton Rabbits. All rights reserved.
....an Easter Parade of these little laddies and lassies. Don't they scream SPRING? I love these bunnies. I love their ickle faces and their spring-y jumpers. I love Little Cotton Rabbits as do most of the world as far as I can gather. Getting your hands on one of Julie's creations is like trying to find gold dust. As soon as any of her animals or cakes appear in her shop they sell instantly so the shop is almost always empty but that is OK. Julie is not a knitting machine and she appreciates the demand out their for her creations as she has recently opened a lottery so more people have a chance of buying something. Now I cannot offer you one of Julie's Bunny Egg Cosies, one knitted by her (as seen above) but I can offer the next best thing. Cosies, knitted by me from Julie's original pattern available here. They are lovely to knit and it's wonderful to see them coming to life as you knit and sew them up.
I am offering the winner two bunny cosies, one boy and one girl, in stripey jumpers, plus other Easter goodies including chocolate, there has to be chocolate. I may even give a second prize of one cosy plus goodies.
In true Blue Peter style, here's one I made for me earlier........
let me introduce..
Isn't she adorable?
I tweaked the design of the jumper for me as I love spots but the giveaway ones will be stripey like the original pattern designed by Julie Williams. I have some lovely new wool perfect for spring.
So all you have to do to win is leave a comment on my blog telling me what you love about Spring before the end of Easter Monday (5th April), GMT and I'll pick a lucky winner on Tuesday 6th by which point I'll be a year older and fatter as I am getting a huge Lindt Lindor Easter Egg because it's my birthday on Easter Sunday.