The summer is almost over, yet the fall is not entirely here. In September, lots of flowers are still blooming. This September's blooming became my next project. Small, simple, and time -efficient. I picked a few fall flowers and knitted and crocheted them. They make a terrific embellishment.
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.
Life Thoughts, 1858
Thirty days hath September...
Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.
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Flowers are quick and easy to make, and you can use them to jazz up your outfit within a minute's time.
If my dress is looking a bit tired and I want to update my image without spending money on a new wardrobe, I just add a knitted flower as a simple cute brooch.
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You can impart texture and color to the outfit with flowers.
These felt anemonies on a knitted purse are a great way to infuse some color and light into a black outfit.
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I love these daisy-like flowers. I never knew what they were called. I know now. They are Rudbeckias.
There are twenty-five species in the genus Rudbeckia, all native to North America. The genus was named for Olaus Rudbeck, the Swedish botanist and physician.
The yellow beauty of Rudbeckias brightens up our roof garden.
The petals are crocheted and the centre is needle-felted.
These yellow cuties look like seedbox flowers, but I am not sure. Evening primrose, by the way, looks similar.
Evening primrose has beautiful blossoms and blooms all throughout the summer, but each blossom lasts only one day. It blooms as the sun sets and then withers in the sunlight, which is why it is called “evening primrose.”The healing powers of this plant are well-known to millions of women. Click on the picture to see one of the websites.
I just liked the way this flower (seedbox/primrose) looks and the fact that its big petals are very easy to knit. I thought that the dark marking around the centre would look nice too.
Roses have always been appreciated for their beauty and elegancy. Since ancient times the rose is the symbol of love and prettiness. They were even identified with various goddesses of love like the Greek goddess Aphrodite or her Roman equal Venus.
A knitted rose is a classic.
This is a bee's eye view of the centre of the flower.
A crocheted flower in a vase.
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
The stamen in my lily is a little bit bigger than in the picture on the left, but it is what it is :-)
This flower is from our roof garden. My guess is that it's a wild rose. I hope that rose hips will develop from these wild rose blossoms later in the fall. We all know that rose hip tea is rich in vitamin C, and that rose hip oil has multiple benefits.
I am a big fan of Nicky Epstein, one of today's most celebrated knitwear designers. Every knitter knows her flowers, they are beautiful! I didn't use her books for my flower embellishments, but I know I will enjoy browsing them in the future. Both books definately are inspiration!
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One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. W. Shakespeare
You can tell I am not a gardener:-( I just like creating my own flower embellishments from yarn.
Who says we are done with summer?