October was a busy month!! I made that Classic Movie Monsters Halloween wreath, crocheted those two devil hats for my baby nieces, and went crazy with those spiral apple tawashis. And also, this stuff happened!:
I really love this simple coaster pattern, so I went for the gusto and made a bunch of them in different Halloween-y colors. I used a G hook and cotton yarn since cotton easily absorbs leaks and spills. Some of the yarn is Sugar’n Cream, some is Peaches & Creme.
Side note: I was originally a die-hard Sugar’n Cream fan, I think mostly because it was sold in stores and I really like their logo. But my friend Melanie got me hooked on Peaches & Creme, and now I loooooooove it! It’s so soft and they have awesome colors!
I really like this simple but cool dish cloth pattern (made a lime green dish cloth for myself during the summer), so I decided to make some in holiday colors. Used size 7 needles for them all I think.
Remember the ghost from my Amigurumi Christmas Tree last year? I loved the little picot ruffle at the edge of it so much that I was inspired to make this little Ghostie guy.
Also, I crocheted a little pumpkin! Used good ol’ Super Saver and a G hook (noticed I’d been using my G hook a lot? I actually lost it on the bus one day and almost threw a fit. It was a sad morning and I couldn’t crochet during my commute to work. But then I promptly purchased a replacement during my lunch break).
And now, my favorite October thing: my Dark Helmet Halloween costume!! I’d been thinking about it since September, but I really only had time to work on it the week before Halloween. It didn’t come out too bad… for a costume made in a week.
I wish I took photos of the whole process, but I can at least tell you about it. I had the boots and the belt, borrowed the black shorts from my sis Amelia, borrowed the gauntlet gloves from Tim, got the shirt and a black ladies dress from Savers, and made the cape out of the dress. I drew the tie and chest plates in Adobe Illustrator, transferred them onto some cardboard, cut them out with heavy duty scissors and an X-Acto blade, and painted them with black and grey gouache (I wish the trim was darker, but, whatever!). The helmet is a crazy conglomeration of a thin plastic bowl my mom gave me when she found out I was making the helmet, a hard hat from Home Depot placed inside the bowl, random things like beer koozies and pieces of fabric from the junk drawer placed around the hard hat to stabilize it inside the bowl, a giant piece of thick paper, strips of paper, bookbinder’s glue, black spray paint, and lots of duct tape. I made the belt buckle for Colonel Sandurz and me last-minute out of cardboard and gouache, and duct-taped them to our belts. Duct tape is my friend. The Schwartz is a Ring Pop, I got a green one for me and an orangey-red one for Lone Starr. I just wore my regular glasses so I could see, ha!
On Halloween, I went up to Salem, MA with a group of people and we walked around as Spaceballs. Two-thirds of the people up there had no clue who we were, but the other third went nuts over us, including a bike cop, a few 10-year-old kids, and some Gwar-like folks! Tim took photos using the Fraziers’ awesome camera, which explains this awesome non-iPhone photo: