Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween etc.

First, a photo by request.

DarcKnyt wanted to see the infinity scarf arm-knitted for me by my sister, so here it is.  I like it so much I have assigned it a permanent place hanging from this doorknob, so that I can appreciate its warm colours and cozy texture every day.

Second, a photo brag.

I picked this pumpkin at the store, hauled it home in my granny buggy, designed it, and carved it; all by my very own self.  I don't think I've ever done a whole pumpkin from start to finish before.  (Usually I design and Ken carves, but he was too busy/tired this year.)

*Pats self on back for trendy owl accomplishment.*

Third, me in a panda suit.

This was an impulse buy.  As I was in a streetcar, rolling along downtown, en route to meet a friend, I spotted some amazing onesies in the window of an Ardene.  I was so taken by them that I made a point of going back after my coffee date.  Selection was limited (the elephant suit, complete with trunk, was no longer available in my size) but I was completely satisfied with this panda option.

I wore it while handing out candy to the neighbourhood kids, although it hardly seemed to register with them.  They were too busy trying to peer into my candy bowl to see what goodies they were about to score.  However, I did get some appreciation from the accompanying adults.

The fleece onesie is so comfortable; I can totally see myself lounging around the house in it on cold winter weekends.  It was so warm that I would only flip the hood up when answering the door.  If my furnace ever fails on a very cold day, this is what the furnace repair technician will find me wearing.

I have more leftover candy than I wanted.  I should have given all the kids two treats, instead of just the older ones.  Oh well.  Extra chocolate in the house isn't an insoluble problem.  I'm sure I can figure out some way of getting rid of it.  (Like this hole in my face. *om nom*)


DarcKnyt said...

Aw, thank you Spark! I love the scarf! It looks great!

And so does that pumpkin! ...which, technically I suppose, is a Jack O'Lantern. You did a terrific job with that. You may have won yourself a job you might not want year to year. ;) Still, with that sort of quality, you've EARNED the bragging rights. Kudos on your mad skillz.

And the panda suit looks amazing on you! I would look more like Po from Kung Fu Panda if I could find a onesie in my size, but you flatter the design. VERY cool!

Seems like a good Halloween weekend in my book! :)

Ginny said...

The panda onesie is amazing! Good find.

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Awesome Pandaness... I challenge you to wear it 24/7 for the next month!!!

Granny Annie said...

You deserve a pat on the back. I have only tried to carve pumpkins a few times all disastrous. I want a Panda suit!!!!

Lynn said...

You look very cute in that panda outfit. And I can relate - suffering from cold feet at night sometimes. That would take care of it, I think.

Love your carving! Good job.

Vanessa T said...

Still more talents you possess, Spark, your pumpkin looks great! Almost as good as you in a panda suit! Seriously, cool, and I'm glad it keeps your toes warm.

The scarf is awesome. I'm going to have to learn how to do that! Looks like your sister is equally talented. :)