Thursday, September 17, 2009

Autumn Exchange

I have completed my knitting for the Season's Round Autumn Exchange and have had lots of fun putting it all together. The exchange is for a fall nature table, must contain at least one handmade item and all items must be made of all-natural materials. We haven't had a nature table in our home before, so I thought that this would be a great way to start.

I knitted the pumpkin using this free pattern from Knitty, and the leaves were knit using a pattern from the Fall 2008 issue of Living Crafts. Both the pumpkin and the leaves were fulled in the washing machine, and I needle-felted some extra details onto the leaves. I enjoyed both patterns, as well as the finished results, but the pumpkin did take A LOT of seaming. Next time (and there will be a next time since I want to make one for myself!) I'll try knitting it in the round.

The play silk and snail were both purchased from the etsy shop, Syrendell.

Fall is my favorite season, and I'm excited to create our first nature table, knit up some cozy hats and other accessories, enjoy hot cups of tea, and play in the leaves with my boys. Today we're getting a taste of cooler weather as it's been rainy, cloudy, and in the low-60's. I love it!


Tan Family said...

The snail looks happy on the pumpkin! Cute pictures. Thank you for linking to our etsy shop. :)

I'm going to start following your wonderful blog! --Jennifer

Rick Tan III said...

Thanks for giving our snail a wonderful home! Rick

Julia & Aaron said...

Very nice, Katie! I'm really excited for fall too! Our mornings are really nice and cool but the afternoons still get pretty hot...