bardziej fikusne, tym lepiej. W tym przypadku zrobilam trzy wedlug instrukcji, a reszte po swojemu. Mary Maxim juz nie oferuje danego zestawu (przynajmniej teraz), ale wzor -"CV131 Picking A Pumpkin"- w formacie pliku .pdf mozna zakupic bezposrednio od projektantki, Donny Harelik, z jej sklepiku, na Etsy.
Hello, everyone! As I mentioned in my last post, I got the pumpkin-making bug. While I was still knitting the cabled pumpkins, I happened to stumble upon a crochet pumpkin kit on Mary Maxim's website. Despite their simplicity, I found them quite charming and decided to make them, too. As with the cabled pumpkins, these were also easy, quick and a lot of fun to crochet. The only thing I seem not to be too fond of, is the original stems in these types of patterns. For some reason I usually prefer to knit or crochet them my way, i.e. without any specific pattern, often using variegated yarns, customizing their look, feel and size to an individual pumpkin. The more convoluted and gnarly it comes out, the better. In this case, I followed instructions for three of the pumpkins' stems. Mary Maxim does not offer this specific kit and/or pattern at this time, but the .pdf file of CV131 Picking A Pumpkin, can be purchased in Donna Harelik's (the pattern's designer) Etsy shop.
While I was browsing the Mary Maxim site, I also got an interesting kit to make crochet acorns in a basket, without which Fall decorating just wouldn't be the same. However, in this case, the stitching wasn't as smooth and pleasant as I hoped it would be. The tape-fringe yarn (Mary Maxim Scrub It) was quite rough (which it's actually supposed to be), easy to tangle and because of the fringe, I found it very hard to see individual stitches. And when it comes to frogging it... well.. that can be another type of challenge altogether. Still, it's perfect for some seriously good scrubbies. So, overall, despite some obstacles I managed to finish the project and I kind of like the effect.
So, that is that for today. Thank you so much for dropping in. Wishing you a beautiful and peaceful day.