Here is my first attempt. Love the colors and the look, but the size is way off. This sucker is huge. Like ostrich egg big.
Attempt number two. Knitted with the smallest needles I own (3) out of plain old white. Much better size, but kind of boring.
And attempt number three. Cuter yarn, decent size, but badly misshapen. Can you even tell this is an egg?
I think they would have turned out much cuter if I had just put the knitted egg over a Styrofoam egg instead of stuffing them. But, I knew they would be hugged, thrown, and generally played with a lot so stuffing was the best route. One thing the experience has shown me is that knitting a ball would be really easy. I think I will work on that pattern - I'll share it with you when I get it perfected!
In other exciting news around here... this arrived in the mail and has found a special place in my craft room!
I am the proud owner of a Birthday Crown from the lovely Vallen! I was so excited when I opened it! Isn't it fun?!? It had some adorable pinwheels that were supposed to be stuck in, but Sydney swiped them and has been having a blast with them. Hopefully I can steal them back soon! Thanks again Vallen, I love it!!