Monday, October 25, 2010

I *heart* Halloween

I dunno what it is about Halloween ... maybe because everyone, adults included, get to dress up and act a fool! AND you get candy!

Or maybe it's the spooky decorations. I'm not talking the cheezy, inflatable crap people fill their lawns with. Sorry if you're one of those people, but I hate that stuff. Had someone on my former block who would FILL their yard with that stuff for E-V-E-R-Y f-ing holiday. Seriously. Every one. Couldn't figure out where they stored it all until one night they left the blinds up and the lights on. Entire living room was filled with storage cabinets. You know, those metal ones typically seen in offices? Wall. To. Wall. Seriously?! WTF happened to your living room?!?!

Anyway ... I love decorating my office windows at Halloween. The nursery school kids get a kick out of it. But let's face it: I'm a selfish bit-, gal and I like it. It's all for me. Well, a little for the kids. But mostly for me.

Unfortunately for photo-taking, I'm surrounded by lights and windows. This is the best shot I could get. Just imagine it ... times, like eight windows and one door. There's a spooky house ... spooky tree ... ghosties ... black cat ... witches. It's awesome. AND I just cut it all out as I went a long. Yeah, yeah, I'm THAT obnoxious. Don't draw much of it. It's more of an organic thing.

Oooo! And bats. I almost forgot the bats ...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gee, That's Swell!

I love, love, LOVE this stitch pattern!

Got it from one of my crochet stitch dictionaries. It's called "Ocean Swells" and it makes such a pretty wave pattern. This is for a special throw-blanket project I'm working on ... can say no more. I am working it up in mostly gray with an off-centered band of blue. Very watery!

As you can see, Marishi thinks it's comfy...