Monday, November 01, 2010

Happy Halloween!

The other night we carved our pumpkin. I used to go all out and get the fancy pumpkin carving kits, but now I usually just do the plain old, plain old.

He wasn't very bright. I ran out of tea lights and used a battery operated candle.

The boys went as a phantom and a knight. They both went as knights a couple of years ago. I think the Littlest One just wanted to use the sword again, lol.

The aftermath. Plus they have all of my leftovers, not shown. It ended up raining for a bit, we left at almost 6pm, just as it was sprinkling. By the time we rounded the corner for Ma's street it was pouring. We got pretty wet even though I had an umbrella. Once we got to her house we waited for about five minutes, and it pretty much stopped. So we continued on. I had so many leftovers cuz Hubs was supposed to be home to hand out the candy. He didn't get home til mid-evening on Friday so he said he'd leave Monday. But naturally the phone rang early in the afternoon, he got called to work. So no one was home from 6-7:30, the high period, to hand out the goodies. Normally we get 45-55 kids, but last night I only handed stuff out to about 20. I gave two and three times as much out after we got home. I had chips, cheesies, chocolate dipped granola bars, and sour Zombies. Even though in our travels last night I never saw nearly as many kids as we usually see, and some people commented that they didn't have as many kids as usual.

Of course, KnitWeir is on our route. She makes awesome candy apples. So I got a candy apple, which I saved for tonight. (She also dumped the leftover coating into a pan, so she gave me a piece of that to eat on the walk. Her coating has a bit of zip to it, must have cinnamon or something, and it's really good.) Maggie checking it out.

Got my yarn order in last week with the Classic Wool I needed, so this week I'll be concentrating on finishing up the six-pair felted slipper order. I've also got a pair of socks on the needles that seem like they've been there forever cuz they always get the back burner because of the slippers. And I do have a few Christmas gifts start knitting.... nothing big, but still...
Happy knitting!


Blogger Frieda said...

Boy , the guys made out pretty well judging by the size of the loot . We had about 50 kids , down from last year when we had close to a 100 .It was bitterly cold last night with a nasty wind , might be the reason for having less trick or treaters .

Have fun knitting up those felted clogs . You've inspired me to at least dig out the pattern and have a look at the wool stash . If I ever get done with the Christmas and the baby knits I think I'll give them a shot ....

11:00 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

Looks like your boys are happy with their haul! :o)
I'm glad I don't have to do this anymore. IT was really cold last night, and I felt sorry for the ones having to walk the neighborhood.
Past few years we didn't have many kids, but over the last two years, families with little kids moved into our neighborhood, so it was quite lively here last night.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

I miss trick or treating!
I did get to dress up for the wedding though!
Boys got a great haul!

5:53 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

That's a lot of candy! Lucky kids :) Sounds like they had fun, despite the rain

8:06 AM  

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