"Do you knit?" I get this question a lot. Halloween offers the perfect opportunity for me to answer. Because yes, I do knit. Mostly, I knit for my daughter, Ada. And every Halloween, I knit at least some of her Halloween costume.
This year, obsessed with knights and horses and all things sharp and dangerous, Ada's chosen to be Joan of Arc. Naturally, I knit her some chain mail - stay tuned for a photo of the full-on costume, which she could not be induced to model for me yesterday.
In previous years, Ada's been a Kitty Cat Vampire Outlaw (with knit ear-balaclava and tail):
A mermaid (the coral necklace was crocheted; I actually delved into the dreaded sewing for this one):
A bouquet of flowers:
The Strawberry Flower Fairy:
And a beetle (more sewing, but also some knitted extra beetle legs):
Great art it ain't, but it's been a lot fun to create something new and (hopefully) just-right for Ada's costume every year. I dread the day when she no longer wants my help or my input!