Halloween is Coming.

Just a little blurb!

Halloween is just around the corner, isn’t it?  ISN’T IT?!

I was thinking about making my daughter a Link costume for Halloween.  I’ve made a checklist!

Hat with Navi (done)

Master Sword

Hylian Shield

Angry chicken

Rupees

Bag

Bombs

I don’t really want to make the bow and arrows.  She’ll be dangerous enough with a crocheted Master Sword.  Whew!  Oh, I need to make a treat bag, too.  Maybe make a round one in the shape of Navi.  Or a heart.  Maybe a row of hearts on a field.  One of them in empty and can only be filled with CANDY.

She’ll be two years old in January.  I won’t have much more time to choose her costumes for her.

To Boldly Go Where No Coffee has Gone Before.

This is my surprise!  Well, not the pattern I’ve been working on.  But between school, zoo visits, lab experiments, and other such need-to-dos, I haven’t really been working too much on my surprise pattern.  I know I’m running behind, but I’ve still got time before the thing is due.  Yarnbombing takes a while, I think.

So, since my daughter has a crush on Leonard Nimoy, I thought I’d take the time to make a cup sleeve to honor her undying love for a guy who is 80-something to her year and a half.

So, Leonard, this is for you.  This is for Spock.

Cup sleeves

Spock has come for coffee. Let Picard keep his tea, Early Gray, hot.

So here are two of my completed cup sleeves.  They keep your entire drink warm and toasty, rather than just a little slice of it like those coffee cup belts.  It works for cold drinks, too!  I used them for iced coffee and lattes so my hands don’t get wet with condensation.  It’s really nice not to have to wipe your hand on your pantleg every time you put your cup down.  So this works as an insulator to keep the ice from melting as fast, as well as a built-in towel since it’s made with sturdy acrylic yarn.  I haven’t tried cotton yet to see what that does.  I don’t have as much cotton yarn as I do acrylic.

So here are the cups.  The combadge from Star Trek is not my creation.  I got the pattern from here: Birds of a Feather Star Trek Badge crochet pattern.

Enjoy!