Monday, September 26, 2016

It's almost pumpkin time!

Today's post is short and sweet as this small project was all I could muster after a week of dealing with vertigo again.    I get these episodes very infrequently, but when I do they really mess with me.  Today, I'm feeling nearly symptom-free and it was so good to pick up my crochet hook and whip out this little cutie:


Every fall I get the urge to make some of these and today I pulled aside some new yarns to play with as I make some more.   I think it will be a fun thing to do tonight as I watch the presidential debate.  I wouldn't think of not watching the debate,  but I have a feeling I'll need something to keep me sane as I do.   The pumpkin above is made with Vanna's Glamour in the color Bronze.  It has some sparkly specks in it which just made it even more fun to make.  The yarn is a thin worsted, and crocheted with a size F crochet hook this little mini pumpkin measures just 2 inches in diameter and 1 3/4 inches tall - from bottom to top of stem.  I know - it looks a lot bigger than that in the picture, doesn't it.  ;^)

If you're interested in how I made the button stem, I wrote a tutorial last year that you can find here.

To see what other Yoppers are up to, visit this week's thread on Ravelry!








19 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about the vertigo. Hope it has passed for now. That is the best pumpkin!! Love the buttons stem. Awesome!!!!!

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  2. Your pumpkin is adorable. So tiny and petite. Hopefully your vertigo will not return during the Debate. I watched about 15 minutes of it and got a screaming headache. All the one upman ship and seeing who can talk over whom. Nope, just could not stand it another minute.

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    1. LOL. No the debate didn't give me vertigo. Actually, I was surprised (and relieved) at how tame it was. AND I got another (bigger) pumpkin crocheted! :)

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  3. I do hope your vertigo is complete gone. What a sweet little pumpkin you've made. The sparkles are perfect.

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    1. Tonight will be the test. If can sleep on my left side without the room starting to spin then I'll know this is truly past. I haven't been able to sleep on my left side for a week now. My right side is starting to get a little tired of the whole business.

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  4. The pumpkin is perfect and a sanity saver! I hope you are now completely over the vertigo.

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  5. Oh, it's just adorable!!! Love the buttons detail - never would have thought about it myself!!

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    1. Oh, I've missed you, Alina! Thank you for the comment. I wish I could claim to have come up with the button stem idea. The tutorial with pictures is original, but not the idea.

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  6. So sorry about your vertigo.....that is awful! I had an ear infection once and whoa Nellie....it was the same thing and really debilitating! I hope it goes away very soon. I remember your cute little pumpkins last year and I wanted to make some and here it is...a year later. Maybe I 'll get a chance this year. Thank you for the tutorial on the stems...they make it so much cuter than the 'regular' ones. Yes, I watched the debate not that I will be voting for either one of those bozo's. They talk about who won or lost the debate but I think they should talk about what America is losing with 2 candidates that IMHO have no business even running. I'll be quiet now...I don't mean to offend anyone and I apologize if I did.

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    1. There's something comforting in knowing someone else who has experienced vertigo. It's one of the most odd things I've ever had. And discouraging as there doesn't seem to be any way of preventing it. I think I'm finally getting to the place where I'm thinking seeing a specialist might be in order, to rule out (or confirm, I suppose) a serious problem and maybe learn better how to manage the vertigo when it happens.

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  7. So cute. And a good way to stay sane while watching the debate (it also looks soft enough to throw at the tv at the appropriate moments).

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  8. Beautiful pumpkin, so sweet. Your pumpkin is on the home page of Ravelry, congrats. I get vertigo from time to time, for me it is fluid levels in my ears, usually medication deals with it good, it took an ear specialist to sort it out, so I would see one if it continues, as you know it totally messes with your life. Have a lovely week.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Someone pointed that out to me yesterday - I completely missed seeing it on the Ravelry home page. Thank you, too, for sharing your experience with vertigo, and yes... it does mess with one's life. From debilitating to mild (and I've experienced both) vertigo is just awful.

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  9. That is a fabulous pumpkin, and I love the button stem. I'm sure these pumpkins would make ideal doorstep decorations, so I'll have to see if I can rustle some up for Halloween and before the kiddies come to my door for trick or treat.

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  10. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear you've been feeling bad. I have been feeling my own badness lately. I hope it all goes away soon for both of us. I love your sweet little pumpkin with the button stem. I've never seen the stem done that way before but I love it. I've been thinking about making something fall related too.

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