After seeing Dave's post this morning regarding his nifty Pumpkin Yarn I decided I HAD to have my own Autumn/Halloween Yarn.
I've been wanting some Halloween Yarn for my socks during Socktoberfest but alas I didn't see any.
So I made my own today. On a whim I grabbed some Wilton's Dye and a hank of Superwash Wool sock yarn from knitpicks and got to it.
I wanted it to be a mix of colors. Orange and Green for the Pumpkin and Stem and black or dark purple for the Midnight Sky... you know the witching hour. *happy dance*
I call it Midnight In The Pumpkin Patch. *GRIN*
I'm very pleased with how it came out. Now of course I am Patiently (PINS & NEEDLES!!) waiting for it to dry so I can start knitting. I think I used a bit more green than I intended to use, but it should be okay. MANY Thanks to Cookie for suggesting I let it dry outside. It's a LOT dryer in just a short time thanks to that. :D I always fear leaving yarn unattended after reading the Yarn Harlots book and the whole bird/squirrel (can't remember which, it freaked me out) incident. o.0
It's 34 days until Halloween and I will have Midnight Pumpkin Patch socks or else!! :D
I just love Autumn so much.
Oh and here's the VERY sad remains of my own pumpkin patch. The heat burned all my pumpkins up. They never got any bigger than little eggs. So sad.
BUT this means I will be going to the kickass cool pumpkin patch that has the Maize Maze. :D So Cool! Although I would have gone to that anyway... but I'm trying to be positive about the death of my pumpkins. Next year I'm planting them in a spot that gets more shade. Even with watering them twice a day they still got burnt up.
In other news Congrats to Dave for his One Year Bloggerversary!!
Also lookie at this Blog, Soup and Song about how my soup helped her after a bad day/cold thingy. See I'm not the only person crazy about soup! (I wrote a poem about soup once. Yes, really.) Isn't that just the sweetest thing. :D (the blog post, not my poem, it was actually kinda weird)
She has a few posts about a Chocolate Pecan Pie she baked. Mmmmm. Normally around this time of year, well now to the end of the year I bake a few pies. Pumpkin of course as I am a notorious Pumpkin Killer. What you thought I was going to sit around reading fair tails to the pumpkins from my Pumpkin Patch. No ways! I sneak up on them with a big shiny knife and take their delicious little lives. *GRIN* I also make Derby Pies. Derby Pie = Pecan Pie with chocolate chips. It's one of my most favorite sweet treat type thingies EVER. I think I may be making one sooner than later this year. *L*
I wonder if my yarn is dry yet. *happy dance*