Monday, 24 March 2014

A little knitting

The spring shows are nearly upon is, which means it's time to get my show props ready.
Pottery is hard enough to pack for shows without having to worry about fragile fresh flowers or fruit or such, so this year I am working on making some very light weight show props.  First up are these cute little knitted pears that will go in some of my fruit bowls.
I used a free pattern from Natural Suburbia for the two smaller ones, but decided I needed one that was slightly bigger, so I modified it just the tiniest bit.

Technical talk: In round 6, I increased every other stitch instead of every 4th.  Then I added a couple of rows to the first straight knitting section (3, maybe?).  In the decreases, I stopped when I had 11 stitches on, and added 2 rows or so to that straight knitting section.
Also, I did the first 5 rows on straight needles and only joined in the round on the 6th row because I find knitting in the round too fiddly with just a couple of stitches on there...which meant that I could stuff the pear from the bottom instead of the top.
 I plan on making a couple of "beige" pears, since I have a surprising number of green dishes (although I don't mind them with this plate at all).
Up next?  Possibly her apple pattern?  I haven't decided for sure yet.

Linking up with: Keep Calm Craft On over at Frontier Dreams
                        Fiber Arts Friday at Wisdom Begins in Wonder
                        Creative Friday at Natural Suburbia
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6 comments:

  1. I love that green plate!!! I adore anything green, but not pears, I don't like pears. But granny smith apples, yum yum!!

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  2. Love your knitted pears! Very cute!

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