Isn’t it funny that although many people don’t work in academic years, the start of a new school/college term has a sense of new beginnings. It makes me want to get new stationary, buy new tights and think about wonderful autumn knitting.
So it was the on-set of the Autumn term that made me think of little fun autumn projects. I was also inspired by the blog of Emma Lamb to get involved in the Celebrate Color blog event. The idea is about celebrating all things autumnal through crafting. If you would like to get involved and share what you have made which has an autumn feel, please have a look at Emma Lamb’s blog or visit the really inspiring Celebrate Color page.
Now a couple for a couple of months I have been happily making some teacosies using the Ruth Cross design from Purls of Wisdom. All the time there has been a nagging feeling in my head, ‘this would make a fabulous…..’ Then it came to me, Pumpkin! So a few hours later, with some zesty orange and a little green I-cord, the Pumpkin Cosy appeared. The most fun is making those little tendrils on the top. They are easy to do with a crochet hook and they certainly make finish off the chubby vegetable. Yummy! Now I am thinking of pumpkin soup and evenings by the fire – Oh and something warm and snuggly cast on the needles.
So many of you ask me for the pattern for this cosy – but I am afraid I don’t feel able to write this one for you. The basic pattern is taken from the Book by Jenny Lord, Purls of Wisdom. As a designer myself I feel strongly that it is important that the originator of the design should get the credit. I just made an icord top in green and a crochet spiral which you can find easily how to make on the web – sorry to disappoint.