Today is my favorite day of the year, besides my birthday. I’ve always loved dressing up in costumes and eating candy 🍭🍬🍭🍬…and just the entire atmosphere that comes with Halloween has always made it a fun day for me. I think back on various Halloweens throughout the years, and I remember the times that my brother and I would go trick-or-treating (the year where I was a princess and he got to be Superman comes to mind), the times where I’ve handed out candy, and I even think back to the year that I went trick-or-treating with my best friend, me as a beatnik and her as Ash from the Evil Dead series (played by the legendary Bruce Campbell).
This year, I’ll get to see my niece in a Halloween costume for the first time (she was almost 5 months old at this time last year, and she and her parents did not stop by for us last year…but my SIL has promised us that she will be making a visit today). I have no clue what costume she will be wearing, but I know it shall be adorable, whatever it is. We have our candy for her (plenty of chocolate so she can get extra messy while eating it…my dad said that was his “…duty as a grandpa…”), and I am fully prepared to take pics of her in her costume for my own collection.
Knitting and crochet-wise, the Wonder Woman Wrap is going well, and I finished the second-to-last section this morning. All I have left is the Upper Border, the bind-off, and the weaving in of ends (of which there are a lot). I hope next time I will be able to share some pictures of a finished wrap.
I also have a crocheted shawl in progress. I got a cake of Lion Brand Mandala (which is a light worsted, gradient self-striping acrylic yarn), and the colorway is called…Unicorn 🦄! I got a size H ergonomic hook for it, which doesn’t dig into my hand as much as a standard one, and so far I like how it’s turning out. The pattern I’m using is called “Virus” by Julia Marquardt, and is a free pattern. It is the first time I’ve crocheted directly from a charted pattern, and once I was able to examine the chart piece by piece, I started to get the hang of the pattern. After the setup rows, it’s a four row repeat, with one more section added to each side of the shawl in each repeat. I figure I should have the rows memorized within the next couple of repeats. Here are some pictures of this one, that I’m calling the “Unicorn Shawl” in my Ravelry projects.
It’s only just gotten into the next color in the cake, a brief run of purple before it goes into pink.
I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween, if you choose to observe it, and please have as safe of a Halloween possible! I hope to have pictures of a finished Wonder Woman Wrap next time I write.
Until later, everybody!