Here is my first item for Celebrate Color! I crocheted this pink sweater for a friend who's due with her first baby next month. I try not to always do "pink for girls" but I loved the color of this yarn. It's a very soft pink, a little muted rather than bright. I added a brown button, and I think the colors are perfect for fall. It has a little more subtlety than a lot of pink yarns, and somehow that's what I lean towards for this season. Subtle but deep - even though the trees put on bright colors, they have that gradient effect to them that adds something the bright green of spring doesn't have; the light changes in autumn, too, making these colors just "fit" better.
Back to the sweater - it's the Bombay Love pattern; my Ravelry project page for it
if you want to see that; the actual pattern is at the Yarny Days blog.
I don't know
what size this would be, since I don't have a baby to test anything on. I
love this yarn though; it's an organic cotton by Lion, and it came out
so soft and squishy in this simple double-crochet stitch. The original pattern called for a
contrasting edging, but I didn't have anything that really worked with
this and I like it without the contrast. In fact, I liked making it so
much that I started another one with no recipient in mind.
This one is
striped, but I'm stuck at this point because I ran out of yarn. Now I
have to figure out where I bought it and if I can get more of it.
This sweater also feels very autumnal - something about these stripes makes me think of old-timey football games and wearing your team's colors. There's an Anne of Green Gables memory floating somewhere in my mind tied to this, but it's soft and fuzzy so I'm not sure if it's actually relevant or not.
And finally - I have these small dishes (as seen above) that I bought in Mexico years ago that I use for loose ends and such while I'm sewing, but I recently discovered they're great for holding a ball of yarn. It's rather annoying when the ball of yarn is rolling around or falling on the floor or getting stuck under a blanket, etc etc; with this little dish it stays contained and rolls nicely on the smooth surface. Anyone else do something similar?