Wednesday, September 30, 2009

if you like acorns...

Who can resist an acorn?
On a recent trip to the lake, we were hiking through the woods and came to a grove of giant oak trees. I couldn't resist scooping up a handful of acorns to bring home.
Shortly after that trip, I came across a pattern for a knitted acorn that I had printed up last year. I immediately had to find some yarn and knit one up that night.
Isn't it cute?

I didn't have 2mm dpns so I used a bit larger size with some worsted weight wool, thus it is a little bit larger than the original.

I'm thinking of adding a loop or hook and hanging some of these on the Christmas tree. Thanks to Suse for sharing this!

25 comments:

  1. My Mum is currently looking for patterns for knitted Chrissy decorations, so she will enjoy this one.

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  2. How very sweet. Such a cute acorn pattern.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  3. adorable! They would look cute hanging from a Christmas tree.

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  4. Oh perfect! I've been searching for little bobbles to attach to the fringe of a harvest themed mantle scarf.

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  5. just adorable...definitely put some on the tree!

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  6. oh deb, you are SO creative! i could definitely see these hanging from a tree, or a scarf????

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  7. This is the cutest Acorn. I'd love to see a bowl full sitting on the table. Thank you for sharing

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  8. That is the cutest thing I've seen all day! I just signed up for a knitting class at the library. Can't wait til I can make one. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Adorable acorn.
    I picked some oak leaves the other day when I was in the forest. I sprayed them with a little clear acrylic to preserve them for a little longer. Loving autumn.

    Jody

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  10. This is just adorable! How cute would a basket or jar full look?! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

    Debbie
    ouroldhomestead.blogspot.com

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  11. That is so adorable. Love it :)

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  12. Yes, I adore acorns...there is something so natural and basic about them. They seem so perfectly designed! I love pine cones, too.

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  13. This would make a fabulous ornament -- do it!

    So sweet!

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  14. Oh Deb,

    these are just too cute! I love acorns :) Hmmm, I may need to step out and try using double pointed needles :) Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

    Sharon

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  15. Ohhhh! I love this!!

    It makes me feel all filled with Gemütlichkeit, a word I've adored since I first heard it in High School german, and that isn't easily translated but "coziness" comes closest. :)

    Anyway - such an adorable acorn!

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  16. Oh thank you for the pattern I just love acorns!

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  17. WOW...love this! I can just see a whole bowl full! :)

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  18. That is soooo cute! Love it!

    Manuela

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  19. super super cute! :) I love it!

    I have not mastered knitting in the round yet. It confuses me! I can't figure out when you begin...how you divide the stitches and then combine them...? I need to watch a tutorial about it, I suppose! :)

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  20. That really is unique. I love it!

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  21. I am in LOVE with these! I printed them at work yesterday (shame on me) and the other ladies in the office had a tee-total hissy fit over them! Guess what I am knitting tonight?? Won't they be lovely with lavendar in them?? Thanks for the great idea!

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  22. I love your knitted acorn. They will look classy on a tree.

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  23. Thank you SO much, I cant wait to get started on these as Christmas gifts.

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  24. Oh wouldn’t these be sweet hanging from a sweater, maybe a zipper pull. Thank you for the idea xoxoxo Clarice

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  25. Your acorn looks beautiful! Thanks so much for knitting it and showing my link! I love to see other peoples' versions of my little whimsy.

    If you are on ravelry, please upload it to your project page, as the pattern is there too :)

    Best,
    Suse

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