Posted: 23/03/2013 at 15:19
Thanks Jean - I'm following Jo's advice and having honey & lemon hot drinks now (somehow a tot of brandy crept in as well).
Glyn - don't go any further - we could lose you!!!
BJay here's the pattern (idea of size - a creme egg fits in the chick sideways)
Easter Chick - No. 10 Needles (3.25 mm)
Cast on 24 stitches and knit 2 rows
Increase 1 stitch at beginning of every row until 36 sts on needle
Knit a further 2 rows
Cast off 11 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows (14 stitches left)
Knit 12 rows
Knit 2 together across the row.
Cut off wool leaving about 12 inches
Using darning needle draw wool through remaining 7 stitches.
With the remainder of wool sew the chick leaving space at the bottom to insert a cream egg.
Decorate chick with eyes and beak.