So it's no surprise to any of my friends that my first written crochet pattern was for a pumpkin. I designed the amigurumi pumpkin in Oct of 2009.
Also, this year during our local yarn crawl, I picked up some Halloween Themed yarn! Super cute merino superwash sock yarn in black and orange from Etsy seller The Craft's Meow. I got her merino/nylon blend, Ice Cream Sundae in the colorway Punkin Twist, bought at a local yarn store (LYS) The Tinsmith's Wife.
Here's a cute picture of the window basket at the store that I found the yarn in.
Punkin twist is there on the left. All of the yarn in this basket was dyed by the Craft's Meow. She's very wonderful!
I always make my own costumes. I find store bought costumes to look cheap (my own personal taste, not one I hold others to), and they just lack the creativity that comes with designing and making your own costume. Last year I was Red Riding Hood, complete with a cute little basket. I won the mini costume contest that my knitting group held at our monthly potluck. The year before was my wedding, and I was a Zombie Bride with black roses in my hair and in my bouquet.
This year I'm going to be a gypsy. I'm very pleased with the design I've chosen and the colors that I've picked out.
So in the hopes of getting comments, why don't you tell me what you plan to be for Halloween this year? If you're a knitter or crocheter, are you planning on or have you already crafted any Halloween themed items this year? Please share links with pictures!