As the month draws to an end it's been a god time to look through the growing FO thread over on the HarvestCAL thread and gleefully find inspiration for Autumn. I'm really struck by the diversity of entry and the amount of chatter this has generated. It was suhc a great suggestion from group members and everyone has really run with it. There has been inspiration spilling all over the place as apparently, I'm not the only one who loves Autumn and is excited for the season to get underway.
Over the next few days, I'll be counting down till the end of the cal (midday GMT on 30th September), with recipe inspirations, activity inspirations and fashion inspirations to get you in the mood for crafting season. Let the inspiration begin here with a little round up of some of the FO's shared so far.
Thank you so much to everyone who joined in!
Rebecca finished a sweater and it is a goodie. The pattern is Chalkstone by Isabell Kraemer who is a designer I've been admiring for some time now. This falls in the Ripening Fruits category as it was a long term wip having been started in March 2013 and just in need of a sleeve. Alas these things happen. More details on Rebecca's page here.
Talking of Ripening Fruits....
That's Plum Wine from SecretSquire. Oh yes. (I promptly googled how to do it and found this goodie. You're welcome.) SecretSquire will always be a favourite person to inspire me as she shares my love of the Orcas Islands, the West Coast and all things literary. I always get good book tips from her. It would seem she also shares my love for boozy infusions and I can't help but feel it's a true crime that we live so far apart. Still, my liver is grateful.
These apples were part of a big harvesting effort from cvd-aviatrix and I have to admit, I was green with envy. In her bounty she had apples, alpine strawberries and blackberries. There's a whole lot of puddings going on in her house I bet! In fact she shared a new recipe she tried from a recent pom pom issue ' Spiced Apple and Bramble Cake'.
MoppyAmanda also used the CAL to prompt some stash maintenance- she knit up some yarn that had been sitting in stash for 2 years and made some throw pillows and a cushion cover for a stool. I think this is a great kickstart to the season and what better time of year to add more woolly goodness to your home decor? Perfectly timed for some snuggling weather.
So how about things with you? Are you crafting gleefully as that cold weather begins to settle in a little? Got any great new recipes you're itching to try? Tomorrow I'm sharing recipe inspiration and it's made me very hungry indeed to research it I can assure you. An entirely selfless act too. Ahem.
Remember, you can post your Autumn inspirations either on Ravelry or on social media using the hashtag #harvestcal14 for your chance to win one of these amazing prizes!