Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Acorn Obsession

Okay, so I am seriously obsessed with making these little crocheted acorns. They are the brain child of Margaret Oomen who writes the most wonderful blog called resurrection fern. I can't believe there is someone else out there who enjoys rocks and lichen and naturey goodness as much as I do! Her artwork and creativity is beyond amazing and her photography is absolutely gorgeous. A few weeks ago she had a little tutorial for making these crocheted acorns and I was immediately smitten. I already had a container full of acorn caps that I had collected over the years and thanks to my sister Brenda, who gives me all of her odd bits of leftover yarn, I had a great assortment of sock yarn. Last weekend I gathered up my supplies and began crocheting a few acorns. I thought I'd do maybe six of them or so, but that took hardly any time at all. So I did a few more, and then a few more and before I knew it I had crocheted 27 of the little beauties. They only took a few minutes to crochet and were so addicting to make. I mean SERIOUSLY addicting, like eating Cheetos or collecting agates or knitting wee felted sheep. I used mostly self striping and variegated sock yarns so each one turned out different. The acorns are stuffed with a bit of wool roving and the caps are glued on with hot glue. I think that they are utterly charming and it was one of the best little projects that I've done in a long time. I was thinking of making a couple of embroidered wool felt oak leaves for them to rest on. Or maybe I'll tie thread to the caps and make a mobile. Or maybe I'll just keep them in the little wooden tray so I can fondle and play with them whenever I want.

7 comments:

Tracey N. said...

These are so darn cute they make my eyes hurt! I love acorns well- anythign nature at all for that matter. So cute! Thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Lovely dearie, You are such a kindred spirit! I would love to have a bowl full of these lovelies sitting on my desk.
Keep creating beautiful things.
Hugs,
Sisterscathy

Alex said...

awwwww i love them!!!

Sue Thomas said...

These are fabulous, Pam!!!! We may need to work on a few during a Friday knitting session!!

Shanz~ said...

These little nuggets are so dang cute. How do you stand it not taking them out every day to fondle and play with? Maybe I can make a few when in Hawaii? Unfortunately there are not too many acorn trees in Alaska for me to gather the caps.
S~

Anonymous said...

These are GREAT!!! WOW...serously LUV them. Soooo....as a non-crocheter - I have a deal to make. I have a Bur Oak in my backyard. Go here to see what type it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur_oak . I would be most happy to exchange 'naked' acorn caps for 'dressed acorns'. LOL. Contact me at weewanona AT sbcglobal DOT net if interested. I just happen to have several buckets sitting in my garage as I type this........VBG Candys in Oklahoma

Lisa said...

Lion Brand website has a pattern for them where you also crochet the cap instead of gluing one on. http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90533AD.html?noImages=