Friday, October 30, 2015

Warm Glow in Cold Weather

Despite the side effects from Hurricane Patricia we've been experiencing (cold temperatures, strong winds, heavy rain), there is still one rose left on my rose bush going strong.  Nature is amazing.

I now have a miniature garden inside, too, which I purchased from a friend at the dojo.  I adore succulent plants!  She did such an amazing job with this.

To further sustain me in these weather conditions, there is of course my knitting.  My physiotherapist recently commissioned a pair of socks from me.  I used a beautiful ombré yarn for it - Lion Brand Landscapes in colour Tropical.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Pumpkin Time Again

About a month ago, my son stated he wanted to make crochet pumpkins as Halloween decorations.  I found a pattern that used cluster stitches.  He could do it but found it very difficult to manage.  I found it difficult as well.

So I did some more searching and came up with a couple of other patterns.  And here they are in all their glory; some with eyes, and some without.  Note the long tendrils on the tiny ones so they can be hung. Change the colour and they become Christmas ornaments.  I love multifunction patterns.

The medium sized pumpkins can be found here:

The large cluster pumpkin can be found here: