This weekend my husband's family is coming over for a big Thanksgiving dinner. It should be a good time with a tangle of puppies, children and good food.
I need to represent my knitting madness, what better way to do so than to make a cornucopia of knit fruit and veggies?
I started my obsession with knit fruit and veggies way back in February. I knit my way through a bunch during Ravelympics. Remember these?
This week, I knit a few more that had a more Autumnal feel. All are free patterns available on the web, or on Ravelry:
My Thanksgiving Apple is based on Peachcake knits Mrs. Saucy Apple.
My Thanksgiving Pear is also from Peachcake Knits: Mr. Pear
My Thanksgiving Squash is a pattern by Gerwerken
I started making a knit pumpkin from the Great Pumpkin pattern by Julie Hunter. This is a great pattern, I love how realistic the pumpkins look. However, I ran out of yarn and had to frog and didn't really have a suitable substitute.
A few days later I was looking through some blogs and found this blog entry about making pumpkins from felted sweaters. yay! It got the wheels in my head churning (so to speak) and a few minutes later I had my own felted sweater pumpkin. Since most of my readers are in the US, there is still plenty of pumpkin season left. I think I will do a quick tutorial for this project in the future, but just don't have time to do it today.
Here is the felted sweater pumpkin as a sneak peek:
and finally, I made a few Thanksgiving Acorns from the Acorn Ornament pattern by Carmen Rigby.
I recommend all of these patterns. They all knit up very quickly and used only small amounts of yarn. I mostly used Berroco Vintage which is washable. They will make great play food for a little one some day!