Thursday, October 22, 2015

Yarn Along and FO: Pumpkin Army

So, do y'all remember when I was working on an army of pumpkins? Well, behold! My army is complete! There are 15 of them in total. It felt like there were lots more but I guess not. I've been working on them for almost a month and I think my favorite thing about them (aside from how cute, easy and addictive they are to make!) is that they cross over beautifully from Halloween/October to Thanksgiving/November. That's two whole months of use! I mean, arguably I could put them out in September next year when I put up my fall leaf garlands but it's always too hot in September to really put autumn decorations up.

 My completed, 15-pumpkin strong army

Funny story! I finished the last one on Sunday night - stitching the little stem to the top of the last few - and as is the case with most Sunday nights, my roommate and I were chatting. She was standing in the doorway of my bedroom as usual and when I finally finished the last one I threw it to her. Miraculously she caught it, but after I threw another one to her she dropped it and that got Gatsby's attention. He came running up the stairs so I started throwing all of them through my bedroom door and they were bouncing off the bookcase at the top of the stairs, over the banister, down the stairs, and poor little kitten man was going crazy like it was Christmas.

Of course I picked all of them up and set them on the bookcase in the hall so I'd remember to take a few to the office with me on Monday morning. When I got up on Monday, though, there were only a couple on the shelves. 

There were plenty on the floor, on the staircase, at the bottom of the stairs, on the couch, in Gatsby's carrier, under the dining table, in the kitchen... Basically the kitten man spent a rollicking evening batting the pumpkins around the house. Luckily only a couple of them are any worse for wear.


Gatsby really loves to play with holiday decorations - especially leaf garlands.

I'm excited to start making a couple of snowman ones out of white yarn, but I think I'll wait until the first week of December to do that. I've got lots of Christmas knitting I want to finish (and a few yet to start!) in the coming weeks and some other crafting projects I want to get done before Thanksgiving so I can really enjoy the Advent and Christmas seasons this year instead of stressing over making stuff. 

Linking up with Ginny for this week's Yarn Along - go on over and see what everyone else is working on! For more of what I'm working on, check out my Ravelry

P.S. I finally finished The Secret History over the weekend and all I can say is WOW! I'll try to get a review up soon but I may actually need to re-read it just to wrap my head around what an incredible ride that book is. 



  1. Cute story. Congratulations on completing a project. That is always cause for celebration and it seems that Gatsy knows it!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, for a cat he definitely knows how to party. :) Thanks for stopping by!


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