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Halloween Knitting Progress

Halloween Knitting Progress

This week, my knitting has been pretty focused on just one thing...halloween!

Above is my inspiration. A fan-dom super villian who knits up trouble. I'll be The Knitter and my youngest is going to be one of my "knittens". Which is really just a knit monster. I chose a burgundy, gold, and purple color palette and intend to leave the pieces sort of distressed feeling. I'm not getting too fussy and probably won't even weave in all the ends. 

First up is the easiest part of our costumes to make: my accessories. The scarf/belt is just a simple straight piece. To be honest, I'm super bored working on it. I'm making it more interesting by testing different approaches to holding the yarn and knitting without looking while making this. 

I couldn't handle the idea of making simple mitts so I found a pattern on ravelry and cast on some multi colored mitts. I'll definitely wear these again.

And... I've been making my son's knit monster costume. As you can see I only have 1/2 an arm, a leg, and a hood left to make. It's my first time making a wearable like this so it's been an amazing learning experience!

The main yarn you see is a simple cheap acrylic and is knit very large and loose so I'm hoping it'll breathe enough that my kiddo won't be too hot. The piece has gotten so large that I had to set it up in a swivel chair so I don't have to keep turning it around on my lap, ha ha ha.

I ran out of the main yarn I was using. I knew I sold out the store on that yarn and it wasn't available online. So I went to another location of the same store hoping they'd have it in stock but they didn't. I was stuck with either buying yarn of a different material and twist but of a very similar color or this one that is more purple, better fibers, more similar in feel, and cheaper. Obviously, I went the cheap route. I don't intend to reuse this burgundy yarn since it's a chunky acrylic but I love purple and could see ripping out and reusing it. I also figured that it'd probably be better to be an obvious mismatch than a subtle one.

Once I'm done knitting the body I'll add some bits of color stripes, rouge yarns and maybe zig zags that make the purple limbs look attached after the fact. Anything to help create the look of a deranged plushie.

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