Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

I will give details later, but I wanted to get the pictures up at least! I hope everyone had a great holiday!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


I finally finished my shawl a few weeks ago and posted these pictures to Facebook, but I wanted to get them up to the blog just in case anyone was looking! hehe. The yarn is Shimmer in the Cumulus colorway. It is a true lace weight yarn that is luscious!

Photo 1 is before blocking.
Photo 2 is the shawl blocking on my double bed to give you a bit of a size reference.
Photo 3 is a close up of the detail in the "feathers" part of the pattern.
Photo 4 is the whole shawl after blocking over my office chair.

I so enjoyed knitting this and loved working with charts instead of written patterns. I found it to be so much easier to have a visual representation of the stitches I was making.

I am trying to decide what to make next to challenge my skills! Any suggestions???

Halloween Part 2

After a bit of food and hilarity at the Meyer's we all headed out to Trick or Treat in their neighborhood. It was great fun! The kids had a blast and took in a pretty decent haul. But the cutest part was watching all the little ones all over the place in their adorable costumes.

Trick or Treat!!!
My adorable green haired zombie kid!
My motley crew of costumed crazies!!
Bringing home the loot.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Halloween 2009-Part 1

What a fantastic time we had! It is no secret that I LOVE this holiday and especially love creating costumes for the kids. This year Colton was the only kid who let me be creative and make his outfit. Here's the result! Colton the Zombie kid!!

He requested the green hair but otherwise left it all up to me. We slashed an old shirt, added fake blood, but the best part were the realistic scar/wound tattoos that Austin and I found!

He really loved the way it all came together when we were finished.
Here is a close up of the Tattoos!

Austin was the Grim Reaper (no scythe could be found, so we settled for a sickle)

Lily asked to be a Care Bear way back at the beginning of the month, and I thought there was NO WAY I'd be able to pull that off. We got super lucky and found her costume at the Pass It On Sale in Hillsboro!

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