I participated in my first ever swap. Make just one sock and the recipient will make the other. This is the tyrolean stocking from fall interweave knits. I used Green Mountain Spinnery Vermont Organic. Three skeins make a pair. It is a thicker knit, and I am thinking the kind of sock you wear more at home, but maybe not.
Of course she needed a few more goodies, and a new bag to hold everything. I made that deadline, it was shipped Monday.
I also had to concentrate on Halloween. The costume part was easy, as the boys are being girls (yep, just wearing Libby's clothes) and Libby is wearing the costume I made her last year that didn't fit. She is going to be a pez dispenser. The head is so large and heavy, I sure hope she doesn't hurt herself (or someone else) during the school parade.
I did however have to come up with a craft for 21 fourth graders. I thought this would be good. It is an egg carton bottom, sprayed black, you then poke four holes on each side, and insert the pipe cleaner. Bend to look like legs. A hole on top with a piece of yarn to hang. Black fuzzy yarn covering the egg carton, and cheerios (or kashi heart to heart) for the eyes. The best part? I didn't have to purchase a single thing. We made a lot and hung them all over the house.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween. We will be doing what we do every year. Carving pumpkins, eating chili for dinner, and trick or treating. Well, actually, my husband takes out the kids, and I stay home, drink wine and knit. Hey, someone has to pass out the candy!