Knitting stuff and going on and on.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


It was tight, but I got it to a point where it was usable. Girly of course, as all children of knitter's who slave over stuff for them, refused to carry it while actually trick-or-treating. She liked it well enough at home though so I blame the asking total strangers for candy (she doesn't like candy but, she does like chocolate) part of the night and not the handmade bag.

It is not how I wanted it. I ran out of time after cutting, pressing (I hate ironing) and handsewing (despise sewing) the lining. I didn't even get the sides knit or cut, pressed and sewn. I ended up folding it in half and crocheting the sides and little handles.

So, now that it's all over, I'll pick out the crochet and knit up the sides, cut, press and sew more lining and proper handles, not today though. This lining is begging to go to the ball with a coach made out of a pumpkin.

Girly was Cinderella and fortunately, the costume was too big (always a good idea around here) and waist was very elasticy. She especially loved the blue battery powered glow stick which she decided was a magic wand. So she may have been dressed as Cinderella, but she was actually the fairy Godmother. At first house she and Daddy went to, "No bag!" "No say trick or treat!". So Daddy asked if she wanted to go to another house or if she just wanted to go to Grandma and Grandpa's. Guess what she chose. Needless to say, she only went to two houses, but she got out and I have until next year to knit another bag at the last minute make her another better bag.

Pumpkin carving went well. Apollo loves pumpkin. So he got some of the scrapings. this of course meant that he was directly underfoot the whole time. Amazing how easy it is to trip over a dog that size. Girly helped to hold the pumpkin, but refused to put her hands inside or touch the "goober and guk".

"Hey kid, want some candy?"


  • So cute! It was so cold, we went to 4 houses!

    By Blogger Hoban Family, at 12:22 PM, November 01, 2006  

  • That bag is so cute, as is Girly in her costume!

    By Anonymous Amber, at 1:44 PM, November 01, 2006  

  • She is a doll. So pretty, as always. And the bag! Dorothy, it is really stunning. I love that fabric you chose for the lining. Maybe she will have another good reason to use it in the days to come.

    By Blogger Kristy, at 1:45 PM, November 01, 2006  

  • Girly is adorable, and the pumpkin is great! Love the eyes. :0)

    By Blogger Charity, at 2:47 PM, November 01, 2006  

  • What a cute pumpkin - and an ever CUTER girly! She looks so pleased with herself all dolled up for Halloween. And your bag is gorgeous. Where did you get the pattern? (have you already mentioned it - I'll go back and look)I love how your pets are always right in the middle of everything. Apollo loves pumpkin? Not to be repetive, but too cute :) Happy November 1.

    By Blogger jen, at 3:15 PM, November 01, 2006  

  • How cute girly looks in the costume! I always find it funny when young children instinctively hate the feel of slimy wet stuff. Your dog likes pumpikin?? Must have my dog try it next year!

    By Blogger Martina, at 5:30 PM, November 01, 2006  

  • Your 'girly' is adorable!

    Love the pictures of the snow too.

    By Blogger Maureen, at 9:18 PM, November 01, 2006  

  • Oh, what a great looking snow princess! :)

    I like your pumpkin too. My girly drew a "laughing" face on her pumpkin, and my dad very kindly carved it out for her just as she drew it. It's ... very amusing.

    By Anonymous Secret Pal, at 9:53 PM, November 01, 2006  

  • Girly shows excellent sense in wanting to be the Fairy Godmother. Nurturing power is a great interpretation of femininity. She might have been sensitive to carrying the bag due to connotations of groomed helplessness. But of course it deserved to be carried, lovely as it is. The lining is a fantastic counterpart to the knitting. The refusing to engage in the trick-or-treat ritual, well, that sounds like PeachPit last year. Love your pumpkin, by the way. Assymetry is key to a good effect.

    By Anonymous Suzanne, at 1:46 AM, November 02, 2006  

  • Damn - it's one S and two Ms in asymmetry.

    By Anonymous Suzanne, at 1:48 AM, November 02, 2006  

  • cute! love Cinderpufferella!

    and the bag. excellent bag.. don't bag yourself. oh hey, i really wrote that not realising i was being a dork. whee!

    By Anonymous IHateToast, at 5:39 AM, November 02, 2006  

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