Thursday September 28th 2017, 9:12 pm
Filed under: Family,Knitting a Gift

Finished the blue cowl, and after a trip to Cottage Yarns yesterday for some of Malabrigo’s Glazed Carrot merino, started one of several pumpkin hats to come.

(I think I’ll add a sideways 1×1 two-colored brim at the bottom afterwards–this one’s coming out big brother sized, not little sister sized.)

Looking for jack o’ lantern motifs tonight, I stumbled across something I’d never heard of. Richard, looking over my shoulders, figured out on the spot how to write a program to have your yarn machine-dyed to do this, to which I said, But she actually thought it up–and she actually makes this: self-striping sock yarn that knits up into jack o’lanterns. (Ravelry link.) And sushi. And snowmen, complete with scarf. The ones I like most appear to be sold out for now, but AbiGrasso (link to her own site) does fabulous work and I can’t wait to see what she does next.

Meantime, back to the Halloween motif. With four to do I can learn as I go. For the first I’m knitting it with wide ribs and in plain orange: I can make face pieces separately, run the ends through to the inside, tie loosely behind the scenes and make it so they can undo the ties and pull the facial features off come November first to be all ready for Thanksgiving. So they can use them for more than a month. (The thought hits) –actually– I could make a bunch of pieces and let them have fun creating faces and then run the ends through for them or stitch them on so that they can be part of creating their own hats. Hey. I like that!

(New photo added at 10:15 pm.)

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I love the new word, the new project, the new idea!

May you feel joy creating these gifts.

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 09.29.17 @ 5:25 am

Your creativity and ambition knows no bounds! (sounds like it should be in a fortune cookie doesn’t it?) Love this color and love the idea of having them create their own – pumkinizing indeed! ~chris

Comment by chris 09.29.17 @ 7:18 am

Never cared for Orange but it was my dad’s favorite color ever. He wore an orange/yellow tux to my wedding. I loved him so much I didn’t care. It WAS interesting to see him next my mother in her emerald green feathered caftan. Hey it was in ’79, an interesting era!

Comment by Afton 09.29.17 @ 7:49 am

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