knitxcore.: It's the Great Pumpkin!

Monday, September 24, 2007

It's the Great Pumpkin!

Scary Pumpkin (FO)

It's eighty-five degrees here in South Jersey today but I'm still pretty excited to show off my first official fall FO. I tried to take a really artistic picture, complete with faux tealights, if you want a full color no frills affair, just scroll down.

Pattern Particulars
Pattern Source:
Pumpkins by Jordana Paige for Knitty, Fall '05.
Needles: Clover Takumi Straight Needles US sz. 10.5 and Clover Takumi DPN'S sz US 11

Materials: 1 Skein each of Lamb's Pride Worsted in Oatmeal and Rust
Time: Maybe 3 hours???

Loved: Instant Gratification!!!! This really is a one night/weekend sorta deal. I sorta love the vine, too :-)
Hated: Sewing all the wedges together

Mods: I was not about to sew the top on, after sewing all the other pieces together. I got out my trusty felting needle (from a YarnPunk Kit), and just felted the crap out of it. I also used the needle to define the wedges a lil' more, because I noticed a few on Ravelry were kinda shapeless.


Lonely Pumpkin (FO)


Even though I'm roasting here in NJ, I'm sure most of you are starting to experience fall. What better way to start it out than dusting off a gem like this:

Charlie Brown


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19 comments:

*karen said...

What a cute little pumpkin. I'm going to mail out thte magazines on Wednesday.

dickie said...

cute! =) we're getting some on and off autumn up here in chicago. it makes me want to churn out scarves.

Eikon said...

That's precious; you're artsy picture is much appreciated. : )

sko_G knits said...

OMG, cute!!! i have a slew of pumpkin patterns that i have been collecting, but i just haven't had the inspiration to start one!! in my usual fashion, i will get the urge like 2 days before the season is over and by then it's too late to even start shopping for the supplies!! good grief charlie brown!

Deneen said...

I adore the crap outta it!

BTW, 88 here tomorrow baby!

Jana said...

Another pumpkin bonus-it won't attract bugs or rot or start to smell and you can use it every year!

elizabeth marley said...

It's adorable! I love it.

If it doesn't start feeling like fall by October, I'm moving to Maine. Or Canada, where I will blame the lack of proper climate on the government.

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sunneshine said...

It feels like fall here... Your pumpkin look great!! Have to go put the pattern in my queue...

royfenn said...

LOVE Charlie Brown and the pumpkin! So creative!!!! You always bring back a lot of nostalgia in your posts and videos!

said...

OMG! It rocks! I love the artsy pic. Is that yarn that the one light is sitting on?

~*~Knitting Up A Storm~*~ said...

Yay for Fall!...and doubley YAY for KNITTED FALL things!

Madge said...

Love me some punkin' cuteness.

Jessica said...

Your pumpkin looks great! I'm going to need to knit one of those. I'm also loving the new banner! :)

Andy's Crafts said...

It is amazing it is almost October. Thanks for the great pictures!

Kim said...

I'm digging that pumpkin--very cool!

pamela wynne said...

omg, I'm melting. I missed this pattern, and it's so freaking cute!!

I might have to make one for a pincushion...

john said...

nice pumpkins, pumpkin.

and yeah ..... you can pose for me anytime. i might need to ask for credentials, though. :)

Sean Turner said...

The pumpkin is way cute. and came out exactly how you described it at work.

you have at least infinity more comments per post since you amde the dotcom.

it makes me proud to be one of your three underlings.