It was a boo-tiful evening; we sat on the porch to welcome trick-or-treaters (we didn't have many -- one of the bad things about living in the country -- but we had fun).
I made the boys Thing 1 and 2 costumes from red sweats, and knit them hats with Crystal Palace Squiggle (in Blue Grotto, one skein for each hat) and a Bernat yarn (Nathan removed the label -- it's probably in the toy closet). I just made this pattern up as I went, doubling the stitches after the ribbing to give it a nice full look.
Nathan didn't wear his Thing Hat very long, but at least we got one cute picture out of it:
I thought maybe if Sarah wore a hat, too, the boys would wear their hats. She looks adorable in the Desperate Housefrau (from Knitty), but it didn't work; her hat stayed on, but the blue hats spent most of the evening on the floor.
Carly is Princess Leia, Taylor is a disco queen and Charlie is of course, Luke Skywalker.
And here's the third party in the Star Wars trio:
My sister, Karen, made this little jacket for him, and Carly's hat, as well. They were so cute -- she even added the wrinkles for Yoda's forehead.
Tommy didn't want to wear his Thing Hat, but here is good picture of him and his best pal and aunt.
With the passing of Halloween, we'll now be bombarded with Christmas in all the stores.
I say, let's enjoy November first.
Peace, and a very happy November.