Friday, October 27, 2006

Halloween Party!

Thanks for all of the comments and support with the pinwheel blankie. I fixed it. It's back where it was before the dropped stitches. I didn't have to catch them, and stop them from dropping further, because they were added only a few rounds before and stopped at those rounds.

I did it the hard way, and tinked back to the spot before they were added and started knitting again. It worked. I know there are easier ways, but apparently, I do everything the hard way! I think I'll get some red raspberry leaf tea, like Mama Bear suggested and relax a little. I need it after tinking so many rounds. hahaha

LD and I went to her Halloween Party at school last night. It was fun. I love to dress up, ..well..paint my face, anyway, and razz the wimpy parents who didn't wear costumes. The kids played games, and did crafts that were holiday related. Then, we had snacks that the parents brought. I had very healthy fruit and some pretzels. I skipped the sugary treats and ice cream. So did Cindy, who was dressed as a really cool Cleopatra. Of course LD made up for it by having a rice crispie treat and ice cream with sprinkles (and of course candy, candy, candy). haha


Look at my Lil' Pirate! Arrrr! She wasn't the only pirate there, but she might have been the most creative one. She made up her own outfit with stuff we already had. Then, she had to have a scar painted on her face. She thinks I can paint anything. I've never done a scar, but it really turned out well. It looked more like an infected gaping wound, but it had the effect she wanted.

I got rave reviews of my face painting. This is a pic from after the party, so I'm a little smudgy.



The boys have their faces all planned for Halloween. MM is going to be a KISS band member again. SP wants to be Alice Cooper. Their dad has them into some weird music! LOL! I have to say, they definitely have the hair for those costumes. I guess we'll just have to get up extra early on Tuesday, so I can paint their faces.

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend. I intend to sleep in.
As usual, housework is calling! Actually, I am going to read some blogs, and then go do evil housework, then I am going to knit, knit, knit!
Have a great one!

19 comments:

schrodinger said...

The face make-up is really cool.

Glad you have got the issues with the pinwheel blanket fixed.

Mouse said...

Love the butterfly! I wore wings and the whole bit last year.. the parents in the neighborhood thought I had lost it.

Mindy said...

That is fabulous face painting! I love the pirate outfit. I think it shows great ingenuity to be able to get stuff at home to make the outfit instead of having to buy one.

Knit Mongrel said...

The face painting is lovely! And what would a pirate be without a scar? :) Have a great weekend too!

Romi said...

Very cool! Love the face and the pirate. And the boots kick *ss! :)

g-girl said...

hey, you can be a professional face painter! it looks really good. I can't wait to see what the boys look like on Tuesday. :)

craftybernie said...

Love the butterfly! I like painting my face too and winding up the other parents who couldn't be bothered.

Your little pirate is very well put together! Very creative. Sounds like you all had a blast last night. Hope the sugar high did'nt last too long for LD!

del said...

Wow, what face painting! You did a great job!

cindy said...

What a great use of face make up! Have a great Halloween....

Whimsical Knitting said...

You are a great face-painter!!!! I love school carnivals!

alliesw said...

I know what you mean about doing things the hard way! Love your halloween face painting--you are a person of many talents! I too am looking forward to a weekend of knitting and blog reading (and a family party and a soccer game, and oh that laundry pile--you know how it is!)

Jeanne said...

Great face painting! Enjoy your weekend

tatjana said...

That make-up kicks ass!!! You are so awesome for dressing up, I think parents who don't are totally lame. I mean, isn't that the joy of having kids? Doing kid stuff with them? Glad you 2 had a good time and please please post pics of your rockers ;)

Jae said...

Sometimes the longway in fixing knitting IS the easiest. Sounded like you were already frustrated and to figure out a shortcut might have made it worse.

Love the butterfly face. It looks great!

Kerry said...

Don't most facial scars start out as gaping infected wounds? You both look great!

AR said...

I tried to post a pic of Lil' AR's wound that I painted, but blogger hates me. If you click on the October archives you can see it. I think!

AR said...

Oh, Geeze, I also meant to say Thanks, Everybody!!!

Anonymous said...

I really like your face painting, looks good on you! I wish I had the skill to do cute things with my hair as well.

Linz said...

Ok, that is such a gorgeous butterfly!!!