14 March 2007
I’ve been on a pumpkin kick lately.
With the return of morning mists in the valley and a crisp edge to the air in the evenings, I searched for a simple pattern for knitted pumpkins to add to our autumn nature table.
I spotted these over at knitty, but frankly, the idea of knitting several different pieces, sewing them together and then felting the whole thing just seemed like too much bother. It seems I’ve reached my own personal crafting tipping point
So I checked my stash of woollen blankets and op shop jumpers I’ve collected for felting purposes, and found some pleasing oranges and browns.
Et voila! Autumnal pumpkins, sewn from a cream wool blanket, some pale apricot dyed blanket left over from a costume last year, a brown chenille bedspread, a felted orange jumper and bits of brown and green wool felt for the stems.
Some are on our nature table, three went to Son #3’s classroom nature table, and a few to a dear friend for her nature table after she picked up a couple of grocery items for me last week and wouldn’t accept payment (but admired the pumpkins sitting on the kitchen bench).