It’s here again! The end of the harvest season and the official beginning of winter. I’ve been doing my best to add a touch of spooky and a glimmer of warmth to the house over the last few days with the usual array of pumpkins, spider webs, ghosts, candy, lanterns and the odd bit of amigurumi thrown in here and there.
My welsh dresser is full to bursting and really is quite a cheery sight, though of course it all looks so much more atmospheric by night.
I’ve been having fun making pom poms this week too. All of them in Halloween colours of course.
They’re easy-peasy to make with my clever little Clover pompom maker and I managed to whizz up a whole bunch in just a few minutes.
They are a very satisfying thing to make and this particular batch was destined for decorative garlands. I found the perfect black and white twine with a hint of silver sparkle to thread them all together…
…and set to with pom pom stringing gusto.
Simple but effective and now I have plans to make another bunch of white pom poms and string them up on candy cane coloured twine for Christmas – but let’s get Halloween out of the way first!
Some of the the chip fork characters got similar treatment.
Their little sweaters are perfect for threading them up with.
Mojo was keen to see what’s happening as I tweaked and twiddled with my Halloween decorations until I was happy with them.
Gilbert Ghost seemed to fit the mantelpiece very nicely so I settled on this set up in the end.
And to let the trick or treaters know we’re up for a visit or two I’ve quickly thrown a few things together in the window.
The spider webs looks more like an ectoplasmic blob, but I guess that fits the general theme pretty well too! Maybe it’s the ghostly spirit of that poor skinny fella dangling in the middle.
It’s not been all Halloween prep this week though. I’ve also been working on my poncho – when I can get to it that is!
It’s proving very popular as the new must-have cat blanket, but as you can see I am getting nearer to completion with everything joining up nice and neatly. It looks to be a good size now as it just drapes down to my elbows so with a row or two to neaten the edge and a fringe of some sort to finish it all off it should be just about perfect for keeping me warm in the winter months ahead but not too big and cumbersome to get in the way while I’m crocheting.
Now I have a spot of pumpkin carving to do before it get’s dark then some pumpkin soup to make for supper.
Ahh, how I love these little rituals that mark the passing of the year 🙂
On that note, the Pumpkin Patch People and myself would all like to wish you a fun and candy filled Halloween. All treats and no tricks please. Enjoy!