Nov 2, 2009

Ode to a Pumpkin

If you're looking for the contest post, it's (here). It doesn't end until about 8pm on Wednesday, November 4th so there's still time to enter. Please do. In fact I hope that you'll spread the word because, although I love all the yarns I bought, I really want to give them away. You know, share the love a bit. Thanks!

This weekend I resolved to be a slug. I was not going to go anywhere or do much beyond knitting and reading a book. Clearly that was never really likely to happen but I gave it my best shot. Saturday I didn't get out of my pj's until after 1pm and only then because I couldn't go to my mani/pedi appointment that way. It was glorious!

My quest to relax was also interrupted by jack-o-lantern carving. This year was special because we grew the pumpkin ourselves. We harvested this 12.5 pounder last week.

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Stinkerbelle sketched out what the face should look like and I drew it on the pumpkin. Then the two of us carved it out. We were very careful.

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Here's the result. Isn't it spooky?

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Of course there's a bit of a side effect to having a homegrown jack-o-lantern. You tend to feel very protective of it so someone has to stay home and watch over it and make sure that no harm befalls it. That is why I did not go out walking through the neighborhood with my daughter and her friends, collecting candy in the rain. Yup, it had nothing at all to do with my dedication to a lazy weekend. Nothing at all.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

5 comments:

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

That is a very spooky Jack 'o Lantern! I love the face and we definitely needed protecting and watched over on Halloween night!

Sarah said...

Your pumpkin dedication ought to be rewarded with a dip into the Halloween candy pile.

Carole Knits said...

The jack o'lantern is wonderful! Congratulations on the whole home grown thing!

Julie said...

Hey, it's a tough job but someone had to do it, right?!

Great Jack o'Lantern!

Kathy said...

Very cute pumpkin! I *need* a weekend of R&R!