Knitted pumpkins are not only adorable, but now you don’t need to worry about them slowly dissolving into a nasty puddle on your dining room table.

Pumpkin makers, be warned. Creating your own pumpkins can be addictive. One leads to another, and yet another. Then you find yourself experimenting by adding additional rounds to make taller pumpkins, fewer rounds for short, squat ones.

You can also play with how they are stuffed and shaped when they are finished. Using the same pattern, you can make smaller or larger pumpkins by simply adjusting your yarn and needle size.

These cute pumpkins are typically used as decorations. In past holidays they would also be used on the Thanksgiving table as placeholders. Each guest would take delight in taking theirs home after a wonderful family gathering.

Perhaps a nice idea this year would be to send these pumpkins to those who might be missing from our tables this Thanksgiving.

For those interested in making your own pumpkins, kits are available in the shop, or the online shop: One-on-one classes are also available, if double point needles make you nervous. Please call 860-482-3979 to make an appointment.

Virginia (Ginger) Balch knits, weaves and spins in all things “fibery” at her shop In Sheep’s Clothing at 10 Water St. Torrington or call 860-482-3979/


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