Happy Easter everyone! I’ll say happy spring too, but it’s nothing like spring here yet. It’s not even remotely spring. There was another school cancellation, just this past week, due to freezing rain. However, Easter it is!!

 

Felted Easter Eggs and Basket

 

I finished the felted Easter eggs and basket, just in time. True to form, my children adore it. I’ve trained them well! (Hmmm, maybe they’ve trained me well; I keep making them stuff.) They call the basket a “nest”, and all manner of animals have been perched on top. Nemo even took a turn.

 

Felted Easter Eggs and Basket

 

Once again, this pattern is from the Knitwhits Easter in a Basket kit. I purchased it, by phone, from The Needle Emporium. The basket measures 9 inches in diameter, and the eggs are just over 3 inches long. I mentioned that, when my daughter saw the kit, she asked me where the chicken was. I don’t feel like knitting a chicken. However, Deb kindly sent me the link for Easter Peeps. I had to knit a peep! Thanks Deb!

 

L'il Peep

 

I just used some Patons Canadiana remnants, that I had in the stash. I presented him to my kids, and said, “His name is L’il Peep”. Nope. According to them his name is Pecker. Yes, Pecker! I was so grateful that it was only family members here, when they ran around saying, “See my L’il Pecker”? My kids are only 3 and 5 years old, so there was no double meaning intended. Oh, the rest of us had a good laugh!!

 

Easter Eggs, Basket and L'il Peep

 

I wanted to briefly mention that I took a long, but necessary break away from the computer. So, I haven’t been able to read my favourite blogs or comment recently. I apologize to anyone who may have missed me. There have been numerous things keeping me busy. However, the primary reason is that I injured my shoulder, while shoveling the driveway quite some time ago. It got much worse as time went on, and I realized that typing at the computer was really aggravating it. I decided to take a break, and keep my arm in a sling for a while. I found that I could knit though, very slowly, while keeping my right elbow glued to my side. The shoulder seems to be getting better, so hopefully I’ll be back to myself again soon. I hope to get caught up with my knitblogging friends! Happy Easter!

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