Monday, October 31, 2011
I did a bunch of simple DIY decorations for my house to entice trick or treaters! For the record I'm anti-candy so I handed out little toys I bought in bulk off Amazon.com from orientrader.com, little foam airplanes, LED rings, sticky hands, and some little stamper things.
To decorate my house, I cut a face out of cardboard and put it in the window. I painted the front black to cover the cardboard markings. I also drew faces on some gallon milk jugs and put LED candles inside for jug-o-lanterns ;) Finally I got a little spotlight from Home Depot and put a blacklight bulb in it. I shone that on a couple of tshirts draped over a couple of garden globe lights! I drew eyes on my ghosts with a washable fabric pen so the tshirts aren't totally ruined.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
My last February Lady came out too big and the yarn was too drapey. I picked up some beautiful yarn from the soon to be re-orged and re-named Sanguine Gryphon called QED in a seasonal colorway "Fractal". It is a variegated blend of brown and green, same as my eyes haha.
Finished my Guernsey Wrap! Pattern by Jared Flood, Yarn is Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Woodsmoke. My mom blocked it for me. Overall very easy and fun pattern. Guernsey is a style of knitting where patterns are made from purls and knits. Shelter is a beautiful yarn, I need to make something else from this stuff! I opted for a lighter color than the original so the pattern would show up better.