And a whole heap of eggs! Inspired by the simple knitting patterns in my MS 'Living' last spring (knit a rectangle, stitch up both sides and hey presto, instant hat), I thought I'd use up the last bits of Debbie Bliss 'Cashmerino' from 'Crochet Cat'. And here are the results, little egg cosies decorated with sherbert coloured pom poms. Many of you will remember my Cascade 'Magnum' knitted scarf with it's enormous pom poms - well here's the opposite end of the size spectrum. Worked around the tiniest cardboard circle, I used some Debbie Bliss 'Rialto Lace'(pink and green), Rowan 'Wool Cotton' (lilac) and the blue hand-dyed yarn I picked up in Vancouver last year. For the egg cosies:
With a 4mm hook work a foundation chain of 17; row 2 - 1dc into 3rd chain from hook, *ch1, skip 1 stitch, 1dc* repeat from *to* across; row 3 - turning chain 2, *1dc into 1ch sp, ch1* repeat from *to* across; repeat row 3 working your dc into ch sp and separating each dc with 1ch until you have 24 rows in total. Fold your rectangle in half and stitch down each side. For US crochet, replace the dc with single crochet.