I have to be honest, I haven’t been excited about Halloween in a long long time. Now that I have a little one of my own and have the opportunity to make this festive time about more than just candy, I’m rather delighted!
I love the idea of a Jack-O-Lantern offering light and warmth as the days grow shorter and cooler. Last weekend, we traveled to a local farm and picked our own pumpkin. Then we brought it home to make our Jack-O-Lantern. O was thrilled when we dimmed the lights and showed it to him all lit up!
I also like the idea of children dressing up as characters that send a message of goodness and security to the child (and therefore encourage positive pretending and dress up in future play).
What, I ask you, could be more noble (or adorable) than a bumble bee!? I knitted this little hat for O keeping in mind that he could continue to use it throughout the cold days ahead. I’m making him a pair of longies to match that he’ll also be able to keep using through the coming winter. Adorable, affordable, and practical. Yes, indeed!
What are your plans this Halloween?
PS I’m wearing a scarf and a sling in the first photo. They happen to be the same color, so it looks a little like I have the sling around my neck (I don’t)! No need to be concerned. ;)