Sunday, 24 April 2011

Woolly Spaghetti Baskets

As you know we don't do god in our house but I do like the older idea of a new beginning, a new start with the finer weather, a chance to enjoy the coming year. The children are exposed to the Easter story at school/nursery school and by the chocolate industry.

We made woolly baskets by soaking lengths of wool in PVA glue and draping them over upturned glasses and plant pots covered in cling film;

Elizabeth opted for a fine yarn with felt squares along it's length, she also picked the biggest pot on the table hoping she would get more chocolate (she didn't);

Francesca chose a deep pink yarn and I knittted her a coordinated chick, see the 'necklace' that Francecsa chose from the button box;

Nathaniel opted for a traditional yellow and a varigated green/yellow yarn for his chick;

I love his chick's eyes, he looks a little mad and geeky!

So happy springtime all!!

Daisie xxx


Little Blue Mouse said...

I wondered what you were doing with the wool the other day. The baskets are great.

Happy Springtime to you too!

Becks said...

Lovely baskets. We don't do the Christian Easter either. Like you we talk about the season, re-birth etc. Although the children did get some chocolate from grown up siblings........
BTW the bag is yours if you still want it. The handle on the bag is quite short so I will include the last bit of yarn too so that you can lengthen it if you need to. I'm sure you'll find a way to do that if you choose too ;-)
Email me through my blog with your address.

Twiggy said...

Lovely work as always :) That made me giggle as Mr Twigs totally doesn't do God either :) Happy Spring to you and yours.
twiggy x