spooky knits

Happy Halloween guys! Any fun plans for the evening? We are doing the usual: handing out candy to the trick or treaters and then going next door to my brother’s annual Halloween/birthday party. The kid decided to be Alvin the Chipmunk this year and the hubby is a chicken. I’m going as my usual angry 90’s grunge teen.

I surprised the kid with a special Halloween hat (although honestly, I plan on “borrowing” it to wear year round!) As you know, he had some strong opinions on the scrappy monster socks that I was knitting for the #monstersockkal2018. The skulls were his idea (colorwork chart from the awesome Alterknit Stitch Dictionary by Andrea Rangel). But I had my heart set on some cute Halloween cats (chart from 150 Scandinavian Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone) so we ended up compromising. One for him and one for me :) The yarns are a mix of mini’s from havirland and knitty and color. Both of these talented ladies know their Halloween.

For the hat, I decided to go all out on the spooky factor and used the Cake or Death chart from Alterknit. I don’t usually go for morbid things like the Grim Reaper but I thought this would be right up the kid’s alley. And boy was I right! He loves it and says it’s the coolest thing I ever made him. So a win for this knitting mama!

Now I’m off to decorate the gingerbread haunted house. I hope that you all enjoy a fun and safe night. Will you be dressing up as anything?


  1. Ooooo! I love the fun Halloween knits! I wish I could pass out candy. I think I'm going to have to spend a Halloween at someone's house who gets trick or treaters soon. My son abandoned us tonight. Us parents are boring.

  2. OMGosh, what a cool mum you are. I love, love your monster socks. I like how he compromised. And what fun plans you guys have!

  3. no doubt....you win hands down for the best halloween knits--ever!!!

  4. What a fun hat! Love the socks too. We just did the hand out candy. No parties, boo!

  5. Love your knits as always. We had no one come trick or treating this year!

  6. oh my gosh, I love that hat and those socks!! Your colors are so spot on, and gorgeous!


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