During the baseball playoffs, I spent lots of time in front of the TV cheering on the Houston Astros. Sadly, my enthusiastic support did not help the team win the World Series.
What watching so much baseball meant was sitting and that’s hard for me to do. Thinking that it would would keep my hands busy and be something new to learn, I decided to take on knitting.
Searching You Tube for some easy tutorials, I came across two, one for acorns
and one for leaves. Maybe they caught my eye because outside leaves and acorns were falling like crazy. The patterns seemed easy enough, so after a trip to Walmart for some fall colored yarns the process began. Getting over being awkward with the needles, knitting and purling got easier, and I made one acorn and leaf after another. When baseball games got a little tense, I did make a mistake or two so there were some do overs.
I was pleased with the results, but what does one do with a bunch of knitted acorns and leaves? I couldn’t find the right place for them, and at last I thought to join the two pieces together. Still not sure what to do with them, I left them in a bag for a few days and then it hit. Add a piece of yarn long enough to tie to the back side and voila, there’s a new napkin holder!
It has been fun using these simple creations on fall tables, and you can be sure they are part of the Thanksgiving table setting.
Making the acorns and leaves was fairly simple and I am encouraged to think there are other projects in my knitting future. So long as You Tube provides the tutorials, there’s no telling what happens next!