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Sunday, October 2, 2011

How do you like them apples?

I love apples and this is the time of the year to eat them. Lots of them! What I don't like are bruised apples in my lunch sack. Naturally, I needed to make a cover for my apples. That's where the good people at KnotSewCute come in. They have the cutest apple jacket you ever saw!

I bought this pattern about a year ago. I read through it and put it down. It was like a foreign language. Front post this & back post that. Skip stitches and then post around the skipped stitches. My head hurt just reading it! 

A year, and countless items later, I picked up the pattern again -- determined to figure it out. This time I had no problem understanding what to do. What a difference a year makes!
Look at all those pretty, twisty, cables. This one is made from Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool in Oatmeal.

Last year, at this time, I was shaking my head and wondering if I would ever understand enough to make this beautiful pattern. This year, I made my first in a one night! I now have a baker's dozen apple jackets to sell at my very first craft fair (more on that later.)

As always, Kim & Tara at KnotSewCute have taken a simple item and created something wonderful. This is a great pattern and one I highly recommend. Little sweaters for your apples. And no more bruises!

1 comment:

  1. It's great! Such a rustic look with the worn button and the tan yarn too.