Friday, August 24, 2012

The Pumpkin Patch

As knitter's, crocheter's, or crafter's of any kind we are usually working on more than one project at a time. So this is what I have been doing along side the pretty little pink sweater I just finished up. I've been working in the pumpkin patch! The small town I live in prides itself in being "the Pumpkin Capitol of the World" and every September we have....you guessed it....  a PUMPKIN FESTIVAL.
The gift shop downtown, LULU'S, that carries my handmade items sells these hats like there's no tomorrow. For a few weeks people in this town will buy ANYTHING that remotely resembles a pumpkin! This is the first year I have knit them up in this off white. I just LOVE it! Not being much of an orange lover,  I happen to prefer white pumpkins in all their creamy loveliness anyway. So I thought ... Hey, why not? And I think they are rather sweet and pure and soft.... just like a baby!

So now my workbasket {actually a Longaberger Pie Basket ~hmmm....must be dreaming of pumpkin pie while I knit!} is full of pumpkin making goodies. So the afternoon's find me sitting on my front porch swing with my knittting. As an added bonus each breeze brings with it the smell of Libby's Pumpkin Factory, which is just down the street and around the corner from my house. It permeates the whole town through August and September. It's what Fall smells like to us!
 
And notice the soft pumpkin shade of orange I use instead of a brighter shade. Much more to my liking. I think it has a nice vintage feel to it. I do occassionally make a bright orange one when someone requests it or just to offer up something different because we all have our own tastes. That's what makes life fun!

 
Hope you all have the best weekend ever. As for me... I'll be in the Pumpkin Patch!

21 comments:

  1. Oh, you have a very sincere pumpkin patch. All those little hats are adorable!
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Why Thank You Dear! You have a great weekend in your the foothills of your Smoky Mountains while I'm here in my pumpkin patch!

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  2. That is absolutely the cutest Danette! I have never thought of making a pumpkin hat with a shade of white or cream. Why not with the real ones being the same color. You are a genius!

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    1. Thank you so much Kar! Can't wait to tell the hubby someone thinks I'm a genius! And me being blonde and all......:)))

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  3. Oh, what sweet little pumpkin hats! I just love the cream color tones! Pumpkin pie! Squeeeeel! I can't wait! :) We just love fall too, my husband especially, the kids are eagerly waiting for the pumpkin patches too. I've been off line this week, so I've got alot of reading to catch up on, Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Sweet Sarah! The cream really does it for me. Pumpkin pie does it for me too :)
      You have a wonderful weekend in your corner of the world!

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  4. Danette, Oh my, how cute your little pumpkin head hats are!
    Fall is a coming!
    Karen

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    1. Thank you Miss Karen!
      Fall is coming for sure. We are suddenly in temps of the 90's again with the AC running again here though. UGH!!!

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  5. Oh Danette we must be on the same wave length..I am working on some preemie hats from a charity I work with...Love them. Yours are so very sweet.

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    1. Oh How Sweet of you to do that Neicee! I would love to see some of them. Can you show them to us? What is the charity you donate to? I would love to do that.

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  6. Love the little pumpkin hats! You know they'd make very cute Tea Cosies as well! Makes me want to go make my favourite Pumpkin Muffins recipe xo.

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    1. Thanks Jen! Funny ~ my sister keeps begging me to do a pumpkin tea cozy for her. I do love to make tea cozies so I will do that soon! And I sure would LOVE a bite of your pumpkin muffins! If you whip some up, show a picture & share the recipe :)

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  7. ƚliczne czapeczki!!! Serdecznie pozdrawiam

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    1. Ah Halinka ~ your words always make me smile :)))

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  8. Danette,

    Not kidding. I grew up in Half Moon Bay, California and the little town has a huge Pumpkin Festival in October. My mother's birthday is in October around the time of the festival so we would always visit.

    Wish I had another baby in my future for the cozy pumpkin hat. I never liked orange either but this year everything has been orange. My cane, christened Mr. Candycane, is shiny orange. Go figure. xxxooo Genie

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    1. I remembered you telling me your cane was orange and thought maybe it was your favorite color! Funny! And how fun that you grew up with a Pumpkin Festival and it gives you happy birthday memories of your mother :)
      Be Blessed My Friend!

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  9. I love the off white! So pretty. I also love the sweet little tendrils you add to your pumpkin hats. So authentic! :-)

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  10. Oh thanks Carey! I really like the off white. You know me and ORANGE! And I like those tendrils because every pumpkin needs a vine! Ha!
    Hope to see you soon Old Same!
    Love and Miss You!

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  11. LIndo seu blog, cheio de dicas maravilhosa.
    Have a nice week.

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    1. Thank you so much!
      You have a nice week too!

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  12. very cute hats, and original blog, i like these charming corners of porcelain...

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Your comments make me so Happy!
Have a lovely day.
Danette