Spring is in the air!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter or Spring break! I was in England and had a whole week without knitting. You might ask if that is a good break or not? I had a sore hand so I think it was nice. I stayed in places with no wool or knitting needles so I managed to give my hands some rest form knitting. I popped by Loop in Islington London – but it was Monday and they are closed in Mondays. That is how I knew I was meant to rest!

Loop is one of the best yarn stores in Europe!

Loop is one of the best yarn stores in Europe!

In London we stayed at the lovely country house style hotel The Rookery in Clerkenwell. It is quirky and lovely. We stayed there to get to know a new part of London – and learned that it is one of the oldest part of town.

The lounge at The Rookery

The lounge at The Rookery

After a few days in London we headed to the countryside for the rest of our stay. There are so many nice places to see and walks to be had.

I could imagine living in this lovely cottage in Alfriston.

I could imagine living in this lovely cottage in Alfriston.

 

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Wilmington has a lovely church yard.

Everywhere we were greeted by nodding daffodils and what better way to enter spring! Back home in Oslo spring is a bit further away, but I know it will come. During rainy evenings I started working on a pair for socks inspired by the lovely hues of nature waiting for bloom.

Back to knitting!

Back to knitting!

 

 

 

An irrational urge to knit chickens!

Am I the only one who feel an irrational urge to knit chickens at this time of the year?! It must be the sun shining on Norway and Easter approaching that create this strange urge. There are so many fun knitting patterns for chickens too. I want to share some of my favourites – in case there are more knitters out there feeling the need to pick yellow scrap yarn out form the basket and turn it into chickens!

Here are some cool knitted feathers friends (click on the image for pattern).

Chick & Egg by Alan Dart. Free knitting pattern.

Chick & Egg by Alan Dart. Free knitting pattern.

Lovely reversible chicken that goes back into the egg at your will!

Lovely reversible chicken that goes back into the egg at your will!

Tiny little Easter friends.

Tiny little Easter friends.

Jean Greenhowe's Easter Egg Treats. Perfect to look after your chocolate egg until you want it.

Jean Greenhowe’s Easter Egg Treats. Perfect to look after your chocolate egg until you want it.

Lovely little spring chickens by Barbara Prime.

Lovely little spring chickens by Barbara Prime.

Give in to your urge and knit a chicken or a whole farm!

HAPPY EASTER.