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The Season of Curcubita

Hello! Happy Fall!

So much is happening! Er, I should maybe say “not happening”.  Though, I tried. Kind of. I thought that once I was expecting my own child I would be so inspired to knit that the projects would just cascade off my needles.  I didn’t know that I would be so tired and that all non-essential activities would be off the table. I slept, and I went to work. My wonderful man made me dinner before I crawled into bed at 7:00 pm, and that is how I spent the first 3 months of my pregnancy. Now that I have been more awake for the last two months I have been able to do a little more than just exist.

Instead of starting a bootie pattern, or a baby sweater, I was somehow more inspired to knit decor pumpkins. My motivation to knit is usually based around a desire to make a hand made item that would replace something normally bought at a store. At the very least, a bit useful. Knitting decorations seems so unlike me, but I’m having fun and that’s just as valuable as usefulness.  I found a free stuffed pumpkin pattern on Pinterest and off I went. It felt so festive to be at home knitting pumpkins this weekend. Working on seasonal crafts always reminds me of my own mother too.





UPDATE: Knit City totally inspired me, and I have a baby knit on the way!


InStyle Magazine to Ravelry, Matchmaker Vol 2 – Capes and Plaid

Vol 2 is all capes and plaid. Along with the pictures of sweaters in the September issue of InStyle magazine were the photos of tartan and capes. I love both, so it was incredible fun to search for applicable knits. It was also very easy to find matches in both attribute and style. Yesterday’s matches were a stretch in some cases, but I think I nailed it today.


plaid 2


#13 Plaid Turtleneck by Rebecca Rosen


Checks and Balances by Boadicea Binnerts


Ceilidh by Jean Moss


Camus by Norah Gaughan, photo courtesy of Berroco


Rapt by Betsy Farquhar


Tartan Cowl by Caryl Pierre

The capes pictured below are not knits, but why stop at sweaters?


There are so many beautiful capes on Revelry. I’ve wanted one for years. I flip between a large poncho style to something like the first pictured cape below that falls mid torso. Jackets, capes and ponchos seem like great knitting projects because these items you can wear year after year, and they’re meant for warmth (unlike knitted lingerie for instance). I’m hoping this wave of cape love lasts for a long time.

Feast your eyes on these lovelies:


Dhurrie by Lisa Richardson


Cabled Fall Celebration Cape by Willa Schrlau


Noelle Capelet by Martin Storey


Hawthorn Cape by Marie Wallin


#04 Houndstooth Cape by Inge Spungen


Reykjavik – Cape by Dora Stephensen


Triquetra Capelet by Sara Morris


Winter by Kim Hargreaves


Warmth by Erika Knight


Cape 021 – T9 – 025 by Phildar Design Team


#06 Houndstooth Capelet by Mari Lynn Patrick

Vol 3 will be all about sweaters. Stay tuned tomorrow. And feel free to post your favourites too!