We had one more weekend birthday party yesterday, but I couldn’t show you our homemade gift in case the parents happened to see my post. The birthday boy and his family are Star Wars fans, so I made some cloth snack bags using Star Wars fabric.
Last night we finally finished Halloween for the year! This last event was the culmination of all our efforts to make fantastic outfits- we had coordinated efforts with two other families to dress as characters from Dr Who! The kids and I coordinated outfits last year (Star Wars theme!), but this was my first time to have a theme with other families- it’s so fun!
Oh! I made “davros’ third eye brownies” for the party, to go with my Dalek eye stalk. The recipe is from the Doctor Who Cookbook, of course.
And… that’s a wrap! We put a lot of effort into this Halloween, but it was worth it! Let’s see what next year brings…
This evening I made some good progress on my Dalek costume. A few sneak peeks:
I’ll explain some of the process soon- I just have one more major piece to sort out, and I might change the clear cylinders on the head piece to slightly smaller ones….
Seriously, Halloween turns into a part-time job for me! But I love it!
Have you missed me? I’ve been having trouble with WordPress on my phone, and just didn’t manage to write posts on the computer (evidence that I am way too dependent upon my pocket computer!!!). Here’s a short catch-up post!
First, the Wee Boy and most of his Halloween costume! The Fourth Doctor’s scarf is really long, but I think it will be ok. I’m trying to get him to wear it around the house to test it out in case I need to shorten it for safety. It’s perfect if I wrap it around him twice, and a friend suggested pinning it in place, which I think is genius.
Second is my most recent leethalknits hat KAL, Mokia. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mokia It’s a pretty funky hat, but I found that my stockinette version, with the points tied together inside, isn’t too crazy for regular life. I really can’t pull off pointy ears on a typical day.
I have been making really excellent progress with my Dalek Halloween costume. I’ll show it to you soon– I think it warrants its own post because it might end up being something of a tutorial.
I finished my latest leethalknits KAL hat!
And the fourth doctor’s scarf is coming along nicely.
My birthday was about two weeks ago, but I couldn’t make it to knit night, so tonight I was on the receiving end of the secret birthday exchange!
I can’t tell you how pleased I am with what my friend knit for me, but these photos come close!
For fun, I decided to gather all my swap gifts from the years that I’ve been participating- I’ve gotten some really lovely things, and I love thinking hog my knitting friends every time I use them. ❤️
The Wee Boy’s Dr Who scarf is over halfway done, yay!
1. Attach a tiny pair of scissors, if you have one, to the knitting, for frequent cutting of yarns.
2. Weave those ends in often, to save yourself a big job at the end! I’ve been weaving them in every four color changes or so.
Tonight at knit night I started and finished a tiny Gryffindor scarf bookmark- a birthday gift for a fellow Harry Potter fan. I did the fringe when I got home.
The pattern is from Charmed Knits, Projects for Fans of Harry Potter. I used DK weight yarn, so it’s a bit thicker than I’d like, but I didn’t want to but yarn for such a small project so I made do with stash yarn (mystery red cotton, yellow Silky Wool). I think the recipient will be pleased!
Tonight at Knit Night, I had a friend take a few pictures of me wearing my finished Trillian scarf while there was still daylight. Here are my faves.
I’m so glad it’s done! I love how it looks and feels, but gosh, it was probably my longest project ever- I think I started in November of 2015, but it was forgotten about, then purposely eschewed in favor of projects that didn’t bother my hands. Anyway, it’s done, and I’ll wear it often and will also make an effort to check my hair before photo shoots (rogue curl strikes again!!).