Tag Archives: fall

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.

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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.

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/13-plaid-turtleneck

#13 Plaid Turtleneck by Rebecca Rosen

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/checks-and-balances-3

Checks and Balances by Boadicea Binnerts

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ceilidh-2

Ceilidh by Jean Moss

http://www.berroco.com/patterns/camus

Camus by Norah Gaughan, photo courtesy of Berroco

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rapt-2

Rapt by Betsy Farquhar

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tartan-cowl

Tartan Cowl by Caryl Pierre

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

Capes

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:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dhurrie

Dhurrie by Lisa Richardson

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cabled-fall-celebration-cape

Cabled Fall Celebration Cape by Willa Schrlau

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/noelle-capelet

Noelle Capelet by Martin Storey

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hawthorn-cape

Hawthorn Cape by Marie Wallin

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/04-houndstooth-cape

#04 Houndstooth Cape by Inge Spungen

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/reykjavik---cape

Reykjavik – Cape by Dora Stephensen

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/triquetra-capelet

Triquetra Capelet by Sara Morris

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/winter-3

Winter by Kim Hargreaves

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/warmth-4

Warmth by Erika Knight

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cape-021---t9---025

Cape 021 – T9 – 025 by Phildar Design Team

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/06-houndstooth-capelet

#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!