Happy Halloween, everyone!
I’ve got something very cool to share with you. It’s a pumpkin!And it was made (with almost no help) by one of the 7-year-olds in my after-school knitting class (we’ll call her “Raven,” since that’s a suitably Halloween-y name). Sure, it’s a little knobbly, but I’d like to think it looks “homegrown.” Raven made a big square(-ish shape… she’s a big fan of the “accidental yarn over”) of garter stitch with pumpkin-orange yarn. She worked so hard on it- spending the last 4 weeks of class chugging away on her knitting. Then she sewed the cast-on and bound-off edges together to make a tube, and closed up the top. After stuffing the pumpkin with fiberfill, Raven closed up the bottom. I showed her how to make big stitches around the pumpkin to form the “seams,” and then she knit a little green stem and sewed it into place all by herself.