Boo! (and Bjork and booties and basses and Baby Surprise Jackets)
This is the first time, in sixteen years of motherhood, that I haven't made Halloween costumes for my kids. I wish I'd known last year that Bjork was to be my swan song. (Sorry, how could I pass up that line?) Today marks the end of an era for me. It used to be that October was the busiest month of the year. Oh, sure I would grumble about the amount of work that those three elaborately sewn costumes would take. But there is nothing quite like the feeling of satisfaction when they would put them on and my children were transformed into an elephant, white tiger, cow, Dorothy, the Tin Man, a unicorn, a dragon, a "pretty witch", a fairy, an alchemist, an Elizabethan lady of the court or a lovely pair of kimono clad Japanese girls. To mention a few.
Sorry for the picture heavy post. I had a little too much fun taking photographs of these diminutive items. I love how tiny the booties are on the bass.
To think that my sweet son was once small enough to fit into these little shoes. Now he manages the giant bass with confidence and ease. It is all a bit much for a nostalgic mother reminiscing of Halloweens past.
I'm really pleased with the way the shell buttons pick up the colors of the yarn.
The stretchy garter stitch of the BSJ will accommodate a chubby baby belly quite nicely.
Baby Surprise Jacket
Pattern: BSJ by the Talented Mrs. Zimmermann of course.
Yarn: Zitron Life Style, Color 1864, 2 balls (I've got the third ball left over, does anyone want to swap something for it?)
Needles: Addi Lace US size 4 (3.5 mm)
Pattern: Saartje's Booties available for free here.
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks That Rock Medium Weight, Color: Blue Moonstone
Needles: Addi Lace, 2.5mm