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earthchick
03-23-2006, 08:36 AM
I am in love with ]this pattern (http://www.curlypurly.com/eggs.html)! It is so easy and so fast and so fun! I plan to be making more in different yarns for my boys' Easter baskets.

The first one I did in Manos Caribe on size 7s. It looks a little wonky in person - kind of like a bumpy pear! I should've done it on size 6s, though I think it still would've had some bumps b/c of the thick and thin yarn.

The second I did in Malabrigo Indigo on size 6s. I like the size of it better, and it is less bumpy than the first one, though still not as smooth as I would like.

I really want to find out what yarn Curly Purly did hers in. They look so smooth. I have some old WOTA that I'm going to use for some solid color eggs and maybe some striped ones.

One thing I really liked about the pattern was that I had to learn a new increase to do it - Knit Left Loop and Knit Right Loop. I would've had no idea what to do (the pattern just said "paired lift increases") if it hadn't been for Amy's awesome page on increases and of course her videos.

It is insane how much I enjoy making these little things. I'm obsessed!

KellyK
03-23-2006, 08:57 AM
TOO cute!!

cindyloowho
03-23-2006, 09:04 AM
The eggs are cute. I should make some for the easter baskets I felted.
I looked at the blog where that pattern came from and she states she used Mosiac Moon yarn.

Cindy

Tammy6071
03-23-2006, 09:23 AM
What a cute idea, love it!

Ronda
03-23-2006, 09:32 AM
How cute!

kayeknit
03-23-2006, 09:41 AM
Those are cute!!! And thanks for the pattern link. :D

margie
03-23-2006, 09:58 AM
Love the eggs!! :cheering:

Danielle
03-23-2006, 11:07 AM
How cute! Great idea! :thumbsup:

sara_jayne
03-23-2006, 11:13 AM
They look great!

Jan in CA
03-23-2006, 01:47 PM
OMG! I was at the LYS and they had a basket with knitted eggs in it! I was wondering how they did that! Thanks so much! Your eggs are gorgeous!

rebecca
03-23-2006, 02:30 PM
KEWL :cheering: :happydance: :cheering:

Amber
03-23-2006, 02:46 PM
How cute!!!!

IrishBaby
03-23-2006, 03:29 PM
I love that egg pattern too! Yours look great. I know that the yarns she used are from Mosaic Moon -- my guess is that they are Blue Faced Leicester or Full Belly Farm Organic. http://hyenacart.com/MosaicMoonYarnStore/

CarmenIbanez
03-23-2006, 05:02 PM
This is brilliant! This means that I no longer have to wake up at 4am to hide eggs. We can just have the colored eggs for breakfast and I can hide yarn eggs to find in the morning! YAY!

Thanks for the pattern!

earthchick
03-24-2006, 04:19 PM
I'm glad y'all like the eggs! :D

I forgot I had read on curlypurly's blog that the yarn was Mosaic Moon ; it's sooo lovely looking.

Cindyloowho, what felted Easter basket pattern are you using? Do you have pics posted somewhere? I'd love to see it!

Here are my more recent eggs, including a felted one. I think I'm doing something wrong, because the tops of the eggs - conveniently tilted away from the camera! - just don't look right. Maybe I'm doing the decreases wrong, somehow, though I thought I was following the pattern completely. :thinking:

IrishBaby
03-24-2006, 05:02 PM
Very nice! I especially like the felted one. What did you stuff them with?

earthchick
03-24-2006, 05:06 PM
I stuffed all of them with yarn scraps except for the striped one (I used poly-fill for it). The one that is felted I felted after it was stuffed, and the yarn scraps inside it are all wool and cotton (so they would shrink too). I'm assuming it wouldn't work well to felt it with poly-fill inside it, unless it was under-stuffed (am assuming poly-fill wouldn't shrink).

IrishBaby
03-24-2006, 05:45 PM
Good idea on the yarn scraps. I have more than a few of those around here!

Jan in CA
03-24-2006, 07:50 PM
I love your eggs! I am struggling with the DPNs, but I'm determined to figure it out. A few people gave me some help so we'll see how it goes.

BTW.. Creative Knitting has some adorable felted Easter baskets. I'm going to make one of them for the eggs...assuming I ever get any done. :roflhard:

Jeep_Girl
03-24-2006, 11:22 PM
Those are SO cute!

earthchick
03-25-2006, 11:54 PM
So I felted the rest of my eggs today (there were four). The cream and white one hardly felted at all (it was stuffed with poly-fill). It looked pretty awful, but the cats are enjoying it. The Malabrigo one accidentally took too much abuse and got overfelted (i.e., it's tiny!). It got lost in some laundry and dried twice, on high heat - stuck in some velcro, no less. :( But I was happy with the others and have now got some more WOTA on the way so I can just keep feeding my obsession....

I've done one more egg (in WOTA winter night) but haven't stuffed it yet. I did Jan's variations on it and was pleased. I've gotten to where I can knit these up in less than half an hour. It's the stuffing that keep taking longer than I expect.

knitqueen
03-26-2006, 12:04 AM
Stacey, I love them! :heart: They are so adorable and original. I like the felted look, even the poor little Malabrigo one.

Jan in CA
03-26-2006, 12:59 AM
Those are wonderful! I did my two solid in WOTA as well. I wonder how they'd felt over an egg? :thinking:

cindyloowho
03-26-2006, 06:41 AM
The felted eggs are just great! I have no idea how to link the picture of my easter basket. If you do a search "moebius baskets" , its there. I used Cat Bordhi's, moss basket pattern and used spring colors.
I will have to do some of those eggs. I cant believe how adorable they are felted.

Cindy

Stacy
03-26-2006, 09:30 AM
The felted one looks so neat in that bowl. I love all of the eggs. Great Job!! :cheering:

Stacy

IrishBaby
03-26-2006, 09:47 AM
They look so great felted! WOW!

Ingrid
03-26-2006, 10:38 AM
Love the felted look!

knitstress_tygher
03-26-2006, 11:34 AM
Oh my gods those are adorable!

ekgheiy
03-26-2006, 12:19 PM
These eggs are sooo cute!!

mks22300
03-26-2006, 01:56 PM
Those are so cute! Felting looks like so much fun, I'll have to try it some day.