In honor and remembrance of past, present and future cancer victims and survivors, October is the month to pay homage by participating in programs that help to see a cure for the devastating statistics of this disease. It is through contributions, research, public awareness and legislation that we may finally seek the cure and end suffering of those afflicted, and their loved ones, family, friends and acquaintances. You see, this disease affects more than just those who are afflicted, and for that reason it is essential to push research and legislative dollars to make that happen.
sneakers laced up and contribute your time and positive attitude to the cause. You'll
be glad you did.
Knit and Crochet Something Pink!!!
The good folks at Yarrnspirations have also whet out crafting appetite by offering FREE knitting and crochet patterns, to knit up in pink yarns from various sources - Patons, Caron, Berroco and Sugar'n Cream.
Or, maybe you would like to carve out a nice design on your pumpkin before the season gets away from you. Whether you are using a knife, a drill or some other sharp tool for carving, be careful to cut away from your body whenever possible, for safety. So get out your carving tools (knives, drills, etc) and turn a lovely pumpkin into a creative show piece to grace a windowsill or front porch. Whether you choose to decorate your steps or your windows, pumpkins have come to symbolize Fall harvest time and the end of the seasons of Summer and Fall's harvests. Not long before Thanksgiving!
With a drill, pumpkins can take on just about any design feature that you have time and patience to create. In fact, if you are not feeling particularly artistic or creative, you can plug into many online sites for ideas. If you like a picture from a particular source, you can photocopy and simply trace the outline of and object and use that as your guide. If you like cross-stitch or knitting and crochet patterns, this is also an excellent source for designs. Graph paper is another source for geometric patterns such as these pumpkins.
- Thread yarn tail through stitches on the needles and cinch closed.
- Stuff with wool roving, batting, poly stuffing, anything you can find.
- Using your tapestry needle, thread the cast-on tail around the stitches of your cast-on end to cinch the top closed.
- With your tapestry needle, bring the yarn down through the pumpkin to the base and pull tight. Knot it to the other
remaining tail. Weave in the ends. *
- *This little procedure causes the dent in at the top and bottom.
- Make a small i-cord stem and attach.
A FREE Ravelry Crochet Pattern by designer Maryetta Roy