Thursday, 15 December 2011
Knitting Gone Nuts
Ok, I found this wonderful pattern for knitted acorns on Carmens blog and it takes only half an hour to knit one.
It is totally addictive, that must be the nut part. Or maybe the fact that I was going to use from my stash and ended up buying more yarn. And knitted more nuts. Nuts!!
These will end up on my christmas tree - and they works perfect as gift tags as well. Really decorative and cute - and nuts...
You can also check out my project on Ravelry and find links to other knitters acorn projects. You will go nuts about this.
These are knitted with the aran yarn Rauma Vamsegarn.
I knitted them with needles 4mm to get a good tight knit. When casting on and binding off I used extra long yarn tails.
I weaved the tails a little inside the nut, and the rest of the tail served as filling.
In that case there are not polyester filling showing through. And no yarn waste. It works perfect. I used mattress stitches to sew the pieces together.
Since I was little I have loved acorns. I think it is the shape of them. Or the fact that they wear crazy hats. They are just cute and a wonderful fruit of the oak.
So I´m so happy that I got a chance to knit them in whatever color I will. Still nuts after all these yarns. I think a little nuttiness is important so we can have some fun. And never loose the playing child inside. That´s what makes our soul sing.