Monday, 12 March 2012

Spring forward and back to Easter.

The latest Mollie Makes magazine dropped through my letterbox this morning and the cover filled me with thoughts of Easter past and present.
Easter means, for me, Spring and also birthdays (mine and Eldest Biscuit's to name two of half a dozen), renewal and the colour yellow.  Chocolate of course and weekends with my lovely wee family, holidays from school and work. I do like spring, even if it's usually always still baltic here in my wee bit of Scotland.  Yet the sun shines and that is always lovely don't you think?

So down I sat with my mag and my cappuccino.


Mollie Makes has egg cosies on it's cover that took me back a couple of years.  You may remember I knitted these for Teacher gifts way back in 2010.



Seems like such a long time ago now.

The pattern for these is there for all now in issue twelve and they are well worth the time to knit them up.  Although now I am looking at the photos I did change the pattern after I knitted up the blue one. I confess I hate hate hate garter stitch with a passion.  I think it shows up uneven tension and is quite ugly.  I'm also surprised when designers choose it over other stitches that look so much better.  Anyways I changed the cuff to 'rib' which I thinks looks loads better. I might have to make one for me as I frogged the blue one to make the phone cover you see in the first photo. They are cute and I remember the Teachers I made them for loved them too.

I do love Mollie Makes, such a lovely, inspiring magazine.


Take care, my lovelies.


X

(there is a correction for the crochet flower brooch pattern here if you need it)

12 comments:

  1. my boiled eggs never hang around log enough to need a cosy...come to think of it neither do my phones! doh!
    xx

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  2. Lovely egg cosies - bet the teachers loved them - so Mollie Makes has got there two years after you, obviously ahead in the style stakes! But was it your own pattern or one that you found back then?
    Gill xx

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    1. It was a pattern from suzie johnson of The Wool Santuary. She taught/tried to teach Kirstie Allsop how to knit on her tv prog a few years ago.
      Me ahead in the style takes - hilarious notion!! heehee
      xx

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  3. Wish I could knit as these look great. Bethx (the linen cat)

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    1. Beth, I'd knit you one just in praise of my dandy badger!!
      X

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  4. Oh look at you, way ahead of Mollie Makes!!! I had a lovely morning flicking through my mag when it arrived last week too!! Although I had a small child attached to me in feeding position so was slightly less relaxed.............!
    Must admit I think yours look way lovelier than the ones on the cover. I was a bit put off them as thought they looked a bit bulky but yours look lovely and soft and cosy. Very impressed!!
    Sorry I’ve been bit absent.....bit preoccupied!! I’m going to join you for a cuppa and have a good catch up at what you’ve been up to. I hope you have some yummy cake pictures for me to drool over!! x

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    1. Lovely Sarah, you are back!! And with a new baby!! Congratulations!! So nice to hear from you and I remember it well, trying to do things with a baby attached. Although my first baby is eleven next month! How did that happen?
      There's always tea and cake here for you lovely lady.
      xx

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  5. I can't believe I've never come across your blog before, it's gorgeous!
    I'm going to have a look through your archives now and I look forward to many more enjoyable moments reading your new posts..!

    Ashley xxx

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    1. Thank you Ashley, you are a sweetheart! Come and have some tea and cake with me.
      Ali x

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