Sunday, November 01, 2009


I finally took a few pics of the yarn I bought at YarnCon. Better late than never, eh?

This is the Turtle Cove Farm sock yarn, colorway: Standing on the Shore. It makes my feet serene just looking at it!

This is Sophie's Toes worsted weight; colorway: He Saw Her Across a Smoky Bar. I bought three generous skeins of this, so can make something bigger than a hat and smaller than a sweater... Hmm.

Here are some Halloween pics:

Owen had a very ambitious project in mind. This is as far as we got by the Halloween deadline. He's a character from a video game, Assassin's Creed 1, named Altair. Altair normally carries a lot of weapons and such, wandering around 12th century Jerusalem. I figure a 6', deep-voiced kid showing up at houses asking for treats shouldn't look too threatening. The younger brother wore the same bat suit as last year. I didn't get a picture of him because he was already out the door when I got back from taking Owen to his friend's house.

On the whole, I think trick or treating is dying out.

This is the little guy's Jack O Lantern kitty face. He grew the pumpkin in the back yard. It turned out to be a little ooky inside, but that's ok. The inside doesn't show.

These two pumpkins were Owen's. He had planned to make what he called a Steam Punk-in, but the steam engine didn't make enough power to keep the LED lit. Alas. Scott bought the skull at Walgreens and put an LED hooked to a battery in one eye socket. The little guy put a rubber eye in the other socket. I decided to photoshop it all up a bit.

Happy November 1. Don't forget to reset your clocks!


Kitty Mommy said...

Steam Punk-in? Was Dale-Harriet involved???

Bezzie said...

I love the name of that yarn--Ha ha. I would have bought it sight unseen just for that name!

I dig the kitty pumpkin. And 6'? Is this what I have to look foward to????

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

love the blue yarns-fab!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Look, in the road, a head!


Batty said...

Lovely yarn! Great costume, too, though it's too bad you didn't get a shot of the bat costume... not surprisingly, I find kids in costumes adorable, and kids in bat costumes even cuter.