Sunday, September 17, 2006

Getting Inspired

I received my new Patternworks catalog last week, which is always full of fun stuff. I love kits, and they have lots of kits this season. Now, I say that I love kits, but I don't actually have a history of success with kits, like the tulip sock kit that I bought from Knit Picks last spring. I started the tulip socks right away, but I quit after completeing half of a sock. The yarn seemed kind of scratchy and the socks seemed as if they were going to be too big. I might try tackling them again, but it's seems unlikely. At least the yarn looks pretty sitting in my yarn basket.

I've never even tried to start the flowers kits. I just like looking at the cute little box they came in; besides, I think that I'm a bit intimidated by them. Anyway, back to Patternworks. I've been planning to knit some pumpkins using Jordana Paige's pattern from Knitty , but Patternworks has an intriguing felted pumpkin kit also. I don't quite understand the concept. I don't think that they are even knit. They are just felted. Maybe I''ll try both patterns. Kai always feels that we are failures around Halloween because we don't go all out on the decorating thing. This year, I thought it would be fun to have the felted pumpkins on display. Plus, Sunset magazine has a really cute idea where you make "black cat o'lanterns" out of pumpkins. Of course, Kai would like to have lots of ghouls and severed hands scattered about the front lawn, but I think he'll be somwhat satisfied with the pumpkins and cats. So, I guess it's time to get started.


Wool Winder said...

I was intrigued by the felted pumpkin kit too. I think it's for needle felting.

sturdygirl said...

thanks for finding me again!

i love kits too - those flowers are so pretty. the pumpkins are interesting; does it come with a form or something, so they'll come out as nice and even as the ones in the picture?

Wendee said...

We have a Knitty pumpkin knit up at the yarn shop. I have to say it is adorable! I kind of forgot about it - it's now a "fixture". Thanks for the reminder - after all, it is getting to be that time of year... already?!

Jenni said...

Such nice kits. I agree though...I might not have much success with them either. When you buy the yarn for a kit, you are sort of stuck making that item. And what if it doesn't work out?