Sunday, September 19, 2010

Falling for fall

Although it's actually about 90 degrees in Chicago today (summer's last hurrah I bet!), I've been thinking about all the fun things that come with fall. We've had some cooler weather lately, and I'm already pretty excited for fall activities. I get to be in a fall wedding next week (we get to wear boots with our dresses yessssss!), get to go through a corn maze, pick apples, pumpkins! Eee!
And the thought of cooler weather definitely makes me want to burrow down in our apartment and just craft away. I even started knitting myself a scarf in this beautiful pumpkin orange yarn - I can hardly wait to wear it!

A few weeks ago I made this wreath for my best friend:

I've seen them all over Etsy and thought that it looked simple enough for me to give it a go. And it turned out great! Now I need to make one for our apartment. I'm thinking they would make some really great Christmas presents as well (yes, I've already begun to think of the holiday season ;)

Last week I started and finished my first ever crocheted pillow case. I also finished another but the weather was too gloomy over the weekend to take a decent photo. I'm excited with how they both turned out and have lots of ideas for others!

Now I'm off to enjoy the last of summer's warmth! ;)


  1. I love the way that scarf looks like it's coming along. Gonna be gorgeous.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  2. dang girl! awesome work!! 1) you've gotten so good at knitting -- that scarf looks perfect! and what a pretty color. 2) you did an AMAZING job on that wreath!! i've been wanting to make one of those as well. what'd you use to wrap the yarn around?? 3) that crocheted pillow case is GORGEOUS! geeez i envy your crocheting skills! looks like you've been on a roll lately. i want to craft with you!

  3. thanks!! Meg- I just tied the yarn around the wreath to start and started wrapping it around. At the end I tied it tight and tucked in the ends.

    ahh i wish we lived closer so we could have crafting nights!