Hi everyone!! I hope everyone is staying safe and well. It’s getting dark quite early here now, and I’m very grateful that DH put up some lights outside and our lighted Christmas tree inside. That will help me get through the first three weeks of December, when it’s dark when I leave for work, and dark when I get home. Once we get past the Winter Solstice, I will take hope from the fact that the days are getting longer again.
The Third Annual Pumpkin-a-Long is now complete. It was so wonderful to see the 21 pumpkins that folks knitted and sent photos to me via email or messenger or posted on Facebook or Instagram. There were 3 It’s Fall, Y’all pumpkins, 4 Plaid Pumpkins, 1 Large Colorwork Pumpkin, 1 Colorwork Pumpkin, 2 Mini Colorwork Pumpkins, 2 Autumn Spice Pumpkins, and 8 Wee Pumpkins in our community pumpkin patch this year! From all of the entries, Hubby and I randomly drew winners for these two prizes:
@ogrebite on Instagram won this sweet little hand-needle-felted pumpkin, made by local crafter Wee Woollies.
And Sarah from Instagram won the fabulous yarn prize:
I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who participated, whether you made a pumpkin (or several), purchased a pattern, shared posts, made encouraging comments, or shared in the general atmosphere of Fall joy. I also want to thank Wild Knits Salem for wholeheartedly jumping into the Pumpkin-a-Long spirit. I think we might still have a wrap-up to do for any Wild Knits participants!
I hope the next few weeks into the Advent season are good ones for you. Please stay safe and well.