Thursday, November 1, 2007

It's a Halloween Miracle!

I only had enough yarn for the neck ribbing and part of one armhole, but somehow... the yarn lasted for eight vests and eight socks!

... no, seriously, I ran out of yarn halfway through an armhole ribbing, and I had to unravel the vest (which was already on the short side) from the bottom and reknit it shorter to conserve yarn. But -- through the miracle of blocking, I was able to stretch this baby to be more than long enough!

I guess my pumpkin patch was the most sincere one this year...

How's that for a sweater girl pose? The Hermione costume was a hit. Here's a photo of the whole thing, with the cape and wand (recognize it? It's a bamboo knitting needle -- size 8 clover, to be exact).

By the way: knee socks? So comfortable. Why can't adults wear them? I got a lot of weird looks for them walking down the street yesterday (and a few leers, which, eew).


nicole said...

Aw, you look so cute as Hermione! What a great costume.

Batty said...

Very cute costume, you look great!

I'll wear knee socks under my office clothes because those knee-high nylons cut off my circulation. And I'll wear knee highs under skirts that cover my knees, they peek out when I sit down. They can be OK for adults!

Valerie said...

You look terrific!

scarlettb said...

I freely admit to wearing knee socks all the time - like batty, I wear them mostly with juuuuuuust below the knee skirts, so that there's just a teeny peek of knee when I sit down.

Although you DO kind of attract the lech portion of the population.

Anonymous said...

Great costume. The girls went as Harry and Hermione and though I didn't manage sweaters, they're still wearing their robes.

PS Knee socks are pretty good, in a snuggly sort of way. I'm also partial to long johns.