Halloween Pattern Sale

Eek! I just realized how little time there is before the costume parties begin!  I have one on Friday and two on Saturday (one of which is a Vaudeville Burlesque party that I am hosting).  Not to mention the actual day of Halloween when the school has a party followed by after-school trick-or-treating.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve waited until now to start your costume planning.  While I have had ideas of what to do this season, actually getting my butt in gear to make it a reality just started.  What you want is something quick, easy, preferably inexpensive, and bonus points for something you can wear throughout the rest of the fall season (unless it’s super cheap – than a one-time costume is totally cool).

Now through Halloween night, I am offering 25% off any of my “Costume” patterns via Ravelry (You can also go to my “Patterns” page on this blog and receive the same discount).  No coupon code necessary!


You could be a fearsome Dragon Slaying Pirate


An unfortunate victim of the Zombia Apocolypse


A sneaky sweet little witch

And more, like the Faery Gauntlets or Pumpkin Beret for something a little more versatile.

This is my favorite time of year, so you bet I’ll be posting pictures of my costumes for all of the parties!  What are you dressing up as?


Randomly on a Thursday

  • I don’t feel like I have anything cohesive to say, but I feel like I should say something.
  • Tomorrow is my birthday.  I am not working.
  • Tonight we are dancing.  It’s going to be great.
  • My birthday present to myself was a new cellphone.  It’s smarter than I am and I can’t figure out much of how to use it.  That makes me feel really old, even though it is my generation that should be using this newfangled technology with ease.  Technology has never been my friend.
  • I have downloaded apps that have been trying to suck up all my free time.  I knew this would happen.  I’m fighting it bravely.
  • I downloaded Square – which makes me ridiculously giddy.  Having something that can run credit cards has been a shop goal of mine for some time now.  This was my main motivation for upgraded my phone.
  • There is a baby due in October, and I only have 5 rows of her blanket completed.  The baby shower is in a month.  For some reason, I keep telling myself I have time.
  • I really don’t have time.
  • Instead, I am knitting like a fiend on hats and scarves and trying to update my stock for the back to back shows this autumn.
  • Zombie hats have consumed my life.

  • I have also been using my phone to play with my photography settings.  There are already loads of photos…
  • 10 Zombie hats nearly complete.  I just have to add the brains spilling out of the side.  My goal is to have a minimum of 20 by September.
  • Pattern available: Zombies Ate My Brains (also if you go to the “Patterns” page up at the top of the screen)
  • My house is a mess.  I have been working every waking moment and Odin isn’t a cleaner.  One day we’ll get around to it.  Until then, I have vacuumed only when my allergies threaten death and the catboxes start to smell or we are out of wine glasses.
  • Our wine supply is getting dangerously low.
  • I feel like I must be the most boring person alive right now, since I go to work in the morning, come home and stream tv shows and movies and churn out Zombie hats.
  • Next up – Pumpkin Berets.
  • And I still have to make about 20 more tutus.
  • I don’t know if I’m going to make any more wings this year.  I am going to try to clear out stock.  In November, I am anticipating a massive wing-cleanout-SALE, so keep your ears up.
  • Knitted items will go up on Etsy around October 1st (but don’t quote me on that).
  • Two more weekends left of Bristol.
  • Then back-to-back shows for me.
  • I am longing for respite.

Zombies Ate My Brains


To prepare yourself for the impending Zombie Apocalypse (i.e. Halloween), I offer you the perfect disguise:

The “Zombies Ate My Brains” Beanie!  Pattern is available for free here until November 1st.


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