Tea & Jubilee
The May issues of the British knitting magazines
have finally landed in the States.
I've been watching for them since I knew they would be filled with Jubilee goodies
and sure enough they are!
Mini Jubilee Bunting
I was so inspired by the magazines
that I'm now (last minute) knitting a mini-bunting
to adorn my Diamond Jubilee tea party table.
I hated to miss out on all the Jubilee knitting
so this little project is one I can tackle
as my hand and fingers continue to heal.
I'm knitting my bunting with a Jubilee Celebration Yarn kit
that came as a "free gift" with the Let's Knit magazine, issue 54.
There are patriotic projects for the yarn in the magazine but after seeing the adorable
mini-buntings by Nicole at Nicole and the bee,
I opted to use my yarn kit for a mini-bunting like hers.
You can find the pattern on Ravelry called Knitted Bunting
and modify it to a mini size, like Nicole did.
I also love Jane Brocket's knit Bunting
and borrowed her style idea
by putting my knit bunts on red rick-rack
for a vintage1950's look.
Quite fitting I think, since after all,
Queen Elizabeth was crowned Queen in 1952
and had her Coronation in 1953.
All three British magazines are filled with brilliant
Jubilee projects including:
Union Jack flag and cushion, several crown hats, corgi hat, a crochet picnic throw, several buntings, pom pom tea cosy, Jubilee coin purse, egg cosy and a placemat just to name a few.
And all the magazines came with free gifts.
I love that about British magazines!
The Simply Knitting magazine came with a free pattern book called
I can't wait to knit that adorable tea cosy on its cover
with crowns and hearts
to use with my Emma Bridgewater pottery.
Gotta run for now though...
I'm off to knit more bunts.
(In the photos: Emma Bridgewater Pottery and Betty and Barclay Union Jack Bunting.)