Monthly Archives: September 2010

Pumpkin Knit

I saw this miniature pumpkin on Ravelry and was excited to make it. I know I’m in the middle of 10 other projects, but I thought this would be a great decoration for this fall. I thought I could whip it out as a quick gift for a family member, but it took a little longer to make than expected. I came to realize that I am a slow knitter! This took two nights instead of the one I had hoped.

I found Jan Lewis’s Harvest Pumpkin pattern on Ravelry. I used Red Heart yarn and size 8 double pointed needles. I chose to crochet the vine and leaf since I’m a better crocheter than knitter! This pattern is super easy. I would recommend it to knitters of all ability. The only difference I made was to do a long-tail cast-on rather than provisional. Happy Harvest!


Unicorn in Turquoise

One of my nieces asked for a unicorn for Christmas. I originally did a white and pink unicorn, but when I put this pony together, it begged to be a unicorn as well! My mother was taken with the turquoise in the store. I was a little hesitant, but after consideration, I decided to give it a try. It became one of my favorite ponies so far.

This pony is from Paula Navarro at Delicious Crochet. Completed it sits about a foot high, not including the horn. The horn I added myself. The turquoise and variegated yarns are TLC Essentials and the cream and brown are Red Heart. I crocheted the pony with a size E hook. I differed from the pattern in the eyes. I made it two rows high instead of three.