Sunday, October 26, 2008

Felted Pumpkin Patch




It's that time of the season to pick a few pumpkins. I have a few surprises growing. Want to see?





I have a wide assortment of pretty pumpkins out in the garden. I have a few white pumpkins and some rare potimarron squash.





These miniatures are my favorites. Wool Winder designed one of the cutest felted pumpkin patterns I have ever seen.





Don't you love the way they turned out? My fingers are itching to knit up some more. I have given away a couple of these cuties. I am pondering the thought of an entire Thanksgiving arrangement. I can just see felted pumpkins all over the table!






I used Lambs Pride by Brown Sheep Company in a few different colorways. Orange you glad, prairie goldenrod and orange creamsicle. This pumpkins is orange you glad.





For the stems I used Lambs Pride colorway forest shadows. This was the tiniest little hat I have ever knitted. It's so sweet! It's the perfect cap for the pumpkin.





Here is a closer look at the Malabrigo pumpkins. The color is called Rhodesian. The variegation of the yarn adds a realistic depth to the shape. Give these little cuties a try. I promise the mini's will put a big smile on you face!

15 comments:

susan said...

these are cute, maybe i will have to try making a wool pet pumpkin. its not in her book, but she has been giving classes and they are making them. maybe, since we have the book, we can get directions for the pumpkins. my bumblebee and ladybug turned out great!

Tea said...

Oh my goodness, those pumpkins are so cute! You did a great job on them, and thank you for the link for the pattern. I want to make some.
Love the real pumpkins, too!

Liz said...

So, so, SO cute! Another reason I need to learn how to knit!

whitestone said...

Sooo cute! I was waiting for you to post pics!! Is the potimarron squash an heirloom variety? If so, can I beg, buy or borrow some seeds? I love squash in the fall and winter. Touch of brown sugar, dab of butter, salt and pepper and I could make a meal of it!!

mari said...

These are so cute!

Renna said...

They are adorable! It makes me wish I had some orange (or orangy) colored wool in my stash!

CarpeDyem said...

The pumpkins are fab - both the edible and non-edible varieties! I shall have to more organised for Halloween next year and knit some - I did show willing and find a pattern a few weeks ago! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! I love them. Hmm...I may have some orange wool of the andes hiding around. The varigated yarn makes the pumpkins even more "natural". Perfect.

Karrin Hurd said...

I love those pumpkins, they are great! But of course, I love any kind of pumpkin!

Wool Winder said...

They turned out great!

Ariel said...

Way cute!!!

Quiltersal said...

OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!! Those are just so darned cute! You do great work, Miss Barb!

Happy Halloween.

Elizabeth - Scrappygolden said...

Those turned out so cute! I'm glad you posted this because I meant to use her pattern and make pumpkins for a few friends and completely forgot. Thanks for the reminder!

woolpets said...

Wow! I love the pumpkins! They are wonderful.

Jenny Girl said...

You just had to add the felted bee too! You are too crafty. Great job because the whole arrangement is adorable.