Halloween Fun

We didn’t think we’d do Halloween this year. We’re kind of like the Ebenezer Scrooges of Halloween. We generally don’t get into the whole costume thing and we haven’t given out candy for a few years (our neighborhood doesn’t have many trick-or-treaters). Besides, Ryan is too young to eat candy and goes to bed far too early to partake in either tricking or treating. However, when my co-worker invited us to a Halloween party for little ones, we decided to join the fun. So, I did what any self-respecting knitter would do and immediately grabbed my needles, dug into my stash of yarn and cast on for a costume.

Honey Bunny 2010

Her costume was the oh-so-original pajama/bunny suit combo. Sadly, none of my pictures show her feet – they have little bunny faces with ears. It was quite an ensemble.

This photo shows off the ears better.* Too bad I didn’t have a spare carrot lying around to use as a prop.

The party was loads of fun, and our first real “kids” holiday party. Most of the kids in attendance were toddlers and preschoolers, so you can imagine the excitement in the air. Sadly, I didn’t get any pics of the party – it was fairly crazy and I had my own kiddo to tend to. But the costumes were fabulous! One boy was a rocket ship (VERY cool felt costume) and his baby brother was dressed as the chimpanzee who rocketed into space. There were a couple of witches, a BP Oil spill, a unicorn, a fast car (NOT a race car), a firefighter, a tiger, a pancake chef and many more. It was fun. Game four of the World Series was playing and Ryan was riveted by the game (we don’t watch a lot of TV, so it’s quite a novelty for her – she seems to particularly enjoy sports).

TV Baseball Zombie. Seriously, she couldn't take her eyes off the game. When we left the Giants were up 2-0.

When all the big kids left to go trick-or-treating we decided to head home. Ryan was hyped-up and totally exhausted by all the fun. We had a great time and can’t wait until next Halloween!


* In case the knitters want to know the specifics – the yarn is Cascade 220 superwash in a light pink and a darker pink. The hat pattern is just a basic 2×2 rib brim and then stockinette knit in the round. The ear pattern came from the rabbit stuffed animal pattern in Last Minute Knitted Gifts that I used to make Ryan’s stuffed bunny a while back.


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2 Responses to “Halloween Fun”

  1. Courtney says:

    Love the ears!!!!!!

  2. Susan says:

    Thanks! Me too.

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