Wednesday, October 17, 2007

October KAYE

October is half over can you believe it?


Now before I unveil this month's K.A.Y.E. yarn let me preface it by stating that I dig Halloween.

It's getting a tad bit Christmasized in that a very high proportion of houses here at least in Jersey are decking out their houses in orange lights, scarecrows, those luscious pots of orange, yellow, and purple mums I've been lusting after, pumpkins and those obnoxious nylon inflatable figures.

But I still love it.

And therefore, I went with a Halloween theme in this month's K.A.Y.E. prize.

I realize not everyone shares my love of fun-size Snickers bars and five year olds dressed as vampires...but hey, it's my contest!

Here's the crappy picture of the Halloweenie prize yarn:


Along with a skein of 85% wool/15% mohair called "Jumpin' Jack O'Lantern" you'll also get a set of spooky black cat head stitchmarkers. Did I mention I'm a sucker for that vintage-y looking Halloween stuff too?

There were so many choices of yarn to choose from this month that would have fit the bill--I found a cool yarn called "Zombies Ate My Brains"--but they were all sock yarns. I wanted to get away from that a little this month.

This stuff is really nice. It's not Malabrigo soft, but it's not rough either.

If you haven't made your appointment (or followed the alternate rules if that's out the the question for you) do it now!!

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, just click here!

Happy Halloween!



Blogger lisa said...

i want some vintage-looking, semi-spooky cat head beads! those are just too friggin' cool. (there's a dangly cat head bracelet in it for you if you can tell me where i can buy a couple dozen!)

6:50 AM  
Anonymous Susan said...

I LOVE Halloween! It's taken my child most of this month to decide what she wants to be but I'm dragging the sewing maching out this weekend to make....a Princess costume. (I was really hoping she'd go for being Undead.)

7:31 AM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

You wanna know what's vintage-y Halloween? Kissy-Kissy.

That is all.


7:50 AM  
Anonymous bufanditas said...

Halloween is the best holiday of them all. It is really the only time people actually come out as a community and celebrate together whether they be the trickers or the trickees. Maybe that's why it's No. 1 on my list.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Halloween rocks. The kid's goody bags from birthday parties have always been Halloween themed, even though his birthday is very early in the month. Love the kitty head stitch markers!

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very pretty yarn, and those stitch markers are too darn cute!


8:16 AM  
Blogger knitty_kat said...

Halloween is so much fun. When else can you dress anyway you want and still "fit in"?

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Miss T said...

Love those stitch markers!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Magatha said...

Halloween used to be cool. Now it's all PCed and fear mongered to death.
Also, there are no little kids in this neighborhood anymore. They've all grown up or moved away. We got one Trick or Treater last year. Total bummer.

9:34 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays.

You've got a great selection of Halloween goodies there. Did you make those cat head markers too?

9:49 AM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Must find Zombies are my brains....

Halloween was my very favorite "holiday" (hee hee holy day?) in my uber parochial school. Mostly cuz EVERYONE got candy and would dress as vicious as their black hearts really were...what were the nuns thinking???

Lo and behold...I never actually got to celebrate it in my own classroom...too many of my kids couldn't take part due to "religious" public school, mind.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

I'm so looking forward to Halloween this year, Richard's only just old enough to go trick-or-treating (he turns 2 on Monday). I think he's going to be a firefighter, he has waterproof pants and a couple of fire helmets, so we need a black coat which I'll sew on some yellow strips to, and some wellies. Yeah, no store bought costumes for us.

We love love LOVE the Hacho - it's uber-beautiful to knit with, and how it feels - holy crap. I'm going on a Hacho spree as soon as I can afford it, I want almost all of the colourways.

10:21 AM  
Blogger QueenMeadow said...

I love Halloween as well and those cat head stitch markers are perfect! So cute.

10:22 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

I'm rather frightened of what color "Zombies Ate My Brain" would be...

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahaha!!! Kissy Kissy I think bit the dust a long time ago. If I had known that you liked Halloween so much I would have sent some of my decor to you instead of sending it to your OYB and his kids. Love, Mom

12:16 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Halloween is fun. Some people just want to suck all the fun out of it and point to the devil. Sheesh.

Love those stitchmarkers.

1:01 PM  
Blogger maryannlucy said...

OMG I so want to win this month - I love the yarn and the stitch markers are fab - fingers crossed.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Those stitch markers rock!

2:36 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

pick me! I was looking back at what I have missed, and I love the love hate post! nice butt!

3:50 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

I love the theme prize!! Especially those stitch markers....sooo cute!! You rock Bezzie!

5:45 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Oh oh I love love love that!! Great choices!!

October is a good month....not only Halloween but it is my birthday month so I have a soft spot for it ~wink~

You remind that I need to get much black fabric for girls challenge me every year!! A little easier this year, all black stuff.

I had to break it to my 15 year old that she shouldn't go trick or treating.....I feel bad. I just know some people don't like older kids coming around. I wouldn't care but I don't want her getting any rude comments. So her and her friend are gonna hand out candy and I told her I would buy them some bags of chocolate bars. Sucks getting older! They are going to the school dance so that is fun too!

6:59 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

Hallowe'en has always been a big deal at our house. Only one store bought costume, a pink power ranger, all the rest made by my own hands. Most were given away to other little children. My favorite was a shark that I made for my oldest daughter one year. I was so disappointed I couldn't convince her younger sister that being a bloodied water skier would be so much cooler than a fairy princess.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

The cat heads are so cute, and the yarn is lucious! I LOVE Halloween, too - even better than Christmas. I know that makes me weird. It's just that Xmas has become too commercialized and I dread feeling compelled to spend lots of money just so that no one will be disappointed. I'll be looking forward to your Cheapass Christmas Redux this year, and stealing ... er, borrowing, some of your great ideas from last year ;).

10:14 AM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

pick me pick me!!! I LOVE those stitch markers!!!

I love vintage Halloween too. I probably get 150-200 kids per year and I love handing out candy. (the katzes, not so much)

1:25 PM  
Blogger uberstrickenfrau said...

I love the name of that yarn-pretty darn cute! When I was a kid halloween was just pillowcases with candy and roaming the neighborhood after dark going to the neighbors houses two or three times! We didn't need no stinkin parents to guard us! We just threw on any old clothes and moms lip stick and we were set. Now its all been martha stewarded to death! Ah well, I'm getting to be an old crank......

3:58 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

That's a nice choice for October! I won't sugar coat it, so I hope I win". There, I said it.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Aitara said...

Can't remember where I'm to post to enter, but I'm back from the doc's just now, all checked out for the year! (got my flu shot too, if that'll get me extra points! ;)

1:50 PM  

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