Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Itty Bitty Pumpkins

Ann Molvik loves to create knitted home decor for every holiday and season.  For Fall and Halloween, she decided to create some little pumpkins that can be used for home decor or even as place card holders at your Thanksgiving table.  How totally fun and adorable! 

Ann, who loves knitting with twine, found the perfect colors from The Twinery for this project: Solid Mandarin Orange for her pumpkin and Solid Peapod Green for the stems.  For the pumpkin pictured above, Ann found a free pattern on Ravelry from Marie Green called Luscious Little Pumpkin

For her second project Ann created a trio of pumpkins.  She could not find a pattern that she liked, so she created her own!  And we are sharing that pattern with you HEREHow fun are these to create for your home or as gifts for friends and family!

To create her little pumpkins, Ann used Solid Mardarin Orange and Solid Peapod Green.  She used about 50 yards in Solid Mandarin and scraps of Solid Peapod.  

Be sure to look for Twinery Twine in your local knitting stores.  Twine is becoming such a popular fiber and The Twinery has 47 different colors from which to choose!  It's 100% cotton, 4 ply, washable and Made in the USA!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Knitted Pegasus

Ann Molvik's son Hollis is really into Greek mythology and asked if she could knit him a Pegasus.  Sure enough, she was able to find a pattern for a Pegasus.  Got to love Ravelry!  This is a great pattern by Mamma4Earth, very detailed for $5.  Ann used Solid Twine with leftover sock yarn in multicolor blues form Knitpicks for the mane and tail.  I used about 150-200 yards, all doubled.  Here is where the pattern can be purchased: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rainbow-the-pegasus-unicorn-pattern


To see all colors of twine available, check HERE.  There are 47 different colors and styles from which to choose.

What a great idea to use twine for knitting stuffed animals.  It's so soft and easy to wash and you will make someone very happy with this fun toy.