Happy Fall (maybe early winter?), friends! My social media feed was recently filled with pictures of families at pumpkin farms and picking apples in orchards on beautifully sunny days with perfectly colorful maple trees in the background! A celebration of color and festiveness! I was particularly taken by the display at Trader Joe's a few weeks ago. Shortly after, someone posted a photo of a knit pumpkin, and I simply HAD to knit one too.
My amazing friend Carol had a birthday in mid-October, and just decorated her house for Fall beforehand. I knew she would get a kick out of a knit pumpkin. I knit her a pig a few years ago as a Christmas tree ornament, but it's out year-round, so I thought she might want something special for her birthday season as well. It was so adorable that I made a second one for myself.
Carol was delighted, and I kept knitting... I will make a few more to complete our Thanksgiving decorations this year. I have some yellow yarn that I could mix with the green to recreate a Delicata squash, my new favorite squash to eat.
The pattern I used is Knit Pumpkin by Katrina McNerney. My Ravelry notes are HERE.
For reading this month, I am listening to "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell, and recently finished a dark but worthwhile novel, The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead. It was based on real events, and my take-away is that we have a long road to travel to overcome racism.vI am adding this post to Ginny's monthly Yarn Along HERE. I have already been so inspired by others' projects and book choices; its worth a look! Till next time, enjoy the fall weather and frostiness.