Yesterday was my first Mothering sunday as a mummy! Eleanor got me a nice card, with some elephants on it, a little box of chocolates (from Manchester Picadilly train station - even though she's never been there), and some lovely yellow roses which I helped her choose.
Martin took me out for tea and cake at the windmill in Kirton. Mmmmmmmm their coffee and walnut cake is deelishush. They had a very bizzare high chair. I think it must have been a Victorian design.
Anyway, this morning the light was good enough to photograph what I've made this weekend. First of all, the egg hats, with the perfected pattern. They are made with 4 ply sock yarn in various colours. I like the neatness of the decreases even though I do say so myself!
The pattern is this;
Cast on 42 stitches - I used the two needle method.
Work 10 rows in stocking stitch, starting with a K row.
Row 11: (k4 k2tog) to end (35)
Row 12: p to end
Row 13: (k3 k2tog) to end (28)
Row 14: p to end
Row 15: (k2 k2tog) to end (21)
Row 16: p to end
Row 17: (k1 k2tog) to end (14)
Row 18: p to end
Row 19: (k2tog) to end (7)
Row 20: p to end
Row 21: k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1 (5)
Row 22: p to end
Row 23: k1, k2tog, k2tog (3)
Row 24: p to end
Row 25: k1, k2tog
Stitch the top knot with wrong sides together, then, with the top knot inside, turn right sides together and stitch the side seam.
Phew! My first pattern! I wrote it down from memory, so it may be a pile of pants and you'll end up with a sock or something. I'll check it when I make another.
Next, I made these using some cover-yourself buttons.
I found a great how-to on How about orange, and it was even easier than I thought. The cover-yourself buttons in the UK are a little different to those shown, with a slit in the back plate. the wire loop is attatched to the front of the button, so I just removed that with some pliers. I could then push the drawing pin point through the slit on the back plate and push it on. Each one took about a minute, and I used some frog and chick fabric I got from Superbuzzy. Very cute, don't you think?