Thursday, October 31, 2013

Signs of Autumn Part 2 - Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!

I was going to write many more Signs of Fall, but this year the season has been extraordinarily busy for me. Most importantly, my daughter got married on October 5th and between the lead time and the aftermath time, it took me several weeks to get back on schedule. A very happy event!

At any rate, my Carrots and Peas Baby Cocoon Patterns did very well this year as newborn baby costumes.  


These patterns have been popular for a couple of years because they are so fast and easy to make with thick yarn and big knitting needles. Even new knitters tell me they can finish one in a couple of evenings. These are adorable all year, not just for Halloween. They're always sweet for family pictures and would be a great way to bring baby "over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house" for Thanksgiving! I was even thinking that if the bobbles on the Pea Pod Cocoon were made in red, this would be a terrific Santa's Elf pattern.

You can get these patterns in several places in addition to the links above:

Finally, I'd like to share with you some of the many pictures knitters have sent me of the cocoons they made with these patterns.

The last two pictures are of the cocoons made for brand new twins by their proud aunt. If you want to make both of the cocoons, I have a double pattern for them at a discount at Craftsy and at Etsy.

Aren't those twins amazing? They're already interacting with each other just days after birth! Most babies get to look like the one in the top picture when they're wearing a cocoon. Putting babies into cosy and snug wraps is a time honored way to help them be calm. I certainly found that to be true for my three babies. 

Please write to me if you have any questions about these cocoons. I also have a Santa Baby Cocoon in my shops and am currently at work on a Duck Cocoon. I'm always happy to hear about requests for others you may be interested in.

Enjoy the Autumn! I'm working on some things for Thanksgiving now and taking lots of leafy walks too in my favorite season.