First up, a pumpkin patch. I have knit three pumpkins and crocheted two, all based on this adorable pattern from fellow Fiber Arts Friday participant Natural Suburbia. She also has great patterns for an acorn and some leaves, so I plan to knit some of those as well and stick them on a wreath. Unfortunately, I keep giving away the pumpkins I make! I gave one to my sister, one to my husband’s sister and one to each of my children’s teachers. Oh, well, they go super fast so I have plenty of yarn and time to make more. Here’s the only one I’ve managed to keep, knit in my handspun yarn and displayed for now on top of our regular pumpkin:
Aren’t they adorable?
I also knit up a cowl. I started it last night and finished it this morning, and I love it. I only wish I had made it longer, but since I was sort of making up the pattern as I went along I didn’t know how much yarn I would need. I have a small ball of yarn left that I wish could’ve gone into the cowl, but alas I am far too lazy to frog and re-knit. So I’m keeping it as is. 🙂 I’m hoping it will dry soon so I can wear it to the Fall Festival we’re attending tomorrow.
Here’s a lesson in creative blocking for you. I wanted to stretch out the cowl as much as I could (since I’m going for the drapey look rather than the cozy style), so I stretched it around several canned goods. Here are side and top views of that process:
Who needs fancy blocking supplies when you have a pantry? That’s my motto.
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