Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Leaf Obsession


I knitted and then ripped out fingerless mitts for the Russian - twice! - because they keep coming out too big. That's what you get when you try to cable for a man.

So in my distress, I picked up a little pattern for leaves by Cocoknits (http://store.cocoknits.com/products/knitted-wreath.html) and knocked myself out. It's easy, takes about ten minutes to make one, and leaves you feeling successful and skilled in no time at all. (Never underestimate the power of illusion!).


Happy Fall!


14 comments:

Pam said...

As I sit at the computer drinking my 5:am morning cup of coffee the first thing that catches my eye is your new post.. I smile as I see your lovely mirror with a tiny fall leaf gently placed in a perfect spot at eye level.. it warms my heart, as I smile again.. thanks Alli.
Your nimble fingers create beauty for adornment and practicality for your Russian.. twice!
Hear me clapping > <

hugs,
Pam i am :D

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

They are beautiful Allison.
Costas

Out on the prairie said...

These might be nice on the end of a scarf or on a lapel.

TexWisGirl said...

laughing that you needed to validate your knitting skills! :) damn russian!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Oh, how sweet. Those would look great attached to a knitted cap! Just sayin'. :)

PS -- the photo today was of an African Daisy, not corn -- but it does look like corn, I agree!

Judy said...

Thanks for the link, I'm going to check it out. Your leaves turned out cute.

It gets pretty cold down in the catacombs (Jim's word for the basement where his office is) and I've been meaning to make him a pair of fingerless mittens. This was a reminder that I need to get moving on that :)

Dawn said...

You are the sweetest wife. I don't know as I would re-do my work;))

Ben said...

The leaves are looking elegant and beautiful Allison! Wish you and family a wonderful fall season.

Meg said...

Yay leaves! They say fall more than any cabled fingerless mitts could. ;)

Raindrops and Daisies said...

I love the leaves they are beautiful.

Thanks for the link, I will check it out too (although I'm a rubbish knitter)!!

They look great.

Happy Tuesday

x Fiona

Mom and Dad White said...

Love the leaves Allison. So sweet for autumn decorations. Love you, Mom

Randy said...

These are great leaves! Love the Fall banner shot too. I love the Fall too, time for wonderful art studio tours, soup and warm bread. This reminds me too I'd better get out shopping for some mittens.

Country Mouse Studio said...

Those are wonderful, I love them.

Debbie said...

I agree that the leaves would look adorable on a knit hat. I might give it a try once I complete the first blanket.
Love you!