Friday, September 14, 2018

A Halloween Shawl giveaway.......





Hello my friends.  If you have read my blog for any amount of time you know I love Halloween.  It is my favorite holiday.  I love everything about it, especially that it is my oldest son's birthday.  

I made this Halloween themed shawl up as a prototype for one I would like to make Little Buddy's speech pathologist for Christmas.  I know you think I have my holidays mixed up but I don't.  She is a huge Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan and she also participates in a big celebration in Tampa every year called Gasparilla.   It is during this event where there is a mock invasion by pirates in Tampa Bay, and there are parades and lots and lots of drinking.  Different groups have their own pirate themed organization that does lots of charity work for the community.  She is really big into all of this.  Frankly, I try to stay away from Tampa during these times because there are a lot of drunk people everywhere.  Now I think I am showing my age because I went a few times when I was younger and thought it was loads of fun.  Okay, back to the shawl.  I have been looking for a skull pattern for a year and although there are many of them out there when I found this one I knew it was perfect.  I worked this up last week and steam blocked it today.  The one I am making Ms. Renee is going to be red, so she can wear it to chilly Tampa Bay Buc games and it will also work with here Pirate costume.  

This is the Memento Mori Shawl by Jarta Jasmine Designs.  It is really simple and if you like a chart like I do you are in luck as there are two included as well as written directions.  This was made with Juniper Moon Farms Moonshine, just a bit over 2 skeins so I am guessing 420 yards.  I used a size J hook to help with the drape.  This yarn is 40% wool, 40% alpaca and 20% silk.  

I am going to give this shawl away to someone who loves Halloween as much as I do and thinks it will be fun to wear.  All you have to do is leave your desire to be entered in the comments.  You don't have to follow this blog, just make sure you are not anonymous when you comment because then I can't get back to you.  You can also email me.  You can find my email in the About Me section in the upper left hand corner of the blog.  I will be drawing a name next weekend on Sunday, so I have time to get this off to you in the post and you can enjoy it all October.  I have not done a giveaway in so long, I am so excited.  You have until Saturday the 22th to enter.  Good luck!


I just had to share this photo of the boys in the car this morning.  We went off to the vets to get shots, weighed and a general check up.  They drooled all over as they get very nervous in the car.  And I have to say they were exceptionally well behaved in the vets office.  She remarked that they were so calm! Ha, I had a good laugh at that one.  As they say it is better for your kids to be behaved when you are out than at home.  As soon as we got home they each grabbed a pillow and tried to eat it.  Well behaved, what a laugh!  Still they are awfully cute.  Have a great weekend.

31 comments:

Araignee said...

Wow....that is some giveaway!!! Count me in.
I love Halloween too. It was always my favorite holiday as a kid. No stress, no relatives just pure fun with your friends out in the dark with a big bag of candy. Halloween candy used to be so much better back then. I loved those little taffy things that were always wrapped in orange or black. I was usually a witch. I wanted to be a witch when I grew up. I can't tell you how disappointed I am that I didn't.

Sandra said...

Love the shawl and yes I would like to be in the giveaway. I can't believe all the projects you complete with your hectic lifestyle. Did Buddy love this shawl? It's a winner. Thanks for the giveaway Meredith!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

What a unique shawl that is going to make someone happy for Halloween. I couldn't believe the theme at first (thought my eyes were playing a trick) but it is a great unique piece. Dogs are like kids who behave in public and have a great time wreaking something at home.
Joy

Teresa Kasner said...

Wow, Mere.. what a wonderful shawl you make and you're so generous to give that to one of your lucky readers! Count me in! I also love Halloween and wear shawls alllll the time. Your two fur-boys are so handsome! Have a restful weekend, my friend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Betsy said...

Love those boys! Just look at those innocent faces. Ha!!!
The shawl turned out beautifully, but since I don’t wear them often, I make them and give them away too. You don’t need to put me in the drawing, I just wanted to say how lucky your friend is to be getting her own to wear to the games. You are so generous to everyone.
Blessings,
Betsy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love Halloween. It is such fun with the Grands and they would love it if Grammie had a skull shawl (this would up my cool quotation so much)!! I always love to see photos of the furry boys! Hugs!

mamasmercantile said...

Now that would be a really fun wear with the Grand children. Whilst not my favourite holiday it is certainly Wilbur and Hectors. I am more of a Christmas kinda girl. Those furry boys are a feast for the eyes.

thriftmaven said...

super cool shawl!! I have admired your work & it inspires me to pick it up again (although its been a very long time) I really like that you always include pattern and materials. Kinda wish you were next door and could help me ;-) I could let your dogs walk me!!


Dee said...

They ARE awfully cute! And one of these days they will lose their taste for pillows. LOL

velma said...

Would love to win the Halloween Shawl pattern. I think the color red would suit it perfectly!

Caffeine Girl said...

That is a great shawl! However, I am not a huge Halloween person anymore -- no little kids to celebrate with! So, do take me off the list.

I got a good laugh over your dogs and vet story. I'm going to share it with my son the Vet.He'll love it.

Babajeza said...

I've been very reluctant when it comes to Halloween. It hasn't seemed to be a holiday in our parts of the world besides making business.
However, the longer I read your blog the more I would like to give Halloween a try. :-9 Besides, Memento Mori is a good theme. The older I get the more have gone. The list gets longer and longer.
Therefore, I might as well wear a skull scarf. Anyway, don't spend to much money on a postal fee ...
Hugs, Regula

Delighted Hands said...

I'm not a fan of Halloween but I can appreciate the cleverness of the design!
You did a nice job on the crocheting! Those two 'boys' are indeed cute!

kathy b said...

BOO!!! BOO!~ I'VE ALREADY begun to decorate a bit .Nothing,NOTHING beats fall in Wisconsin. I have two black cats that add to my Halloween spirit. I love cemeteries. We have the most beautiful one here that is way up high, very old residents and you can see the lake from it. I love halloween and DAY OF THE DEAD because its Zach's birthday.
WHoever wins is a lucky one!!

Jodiebodie said...

Please don't include me in the giveaway. I am not a big Halloween person. However thank you for trialling and sharing the pattern for the rest of us. I know people who would love this so will be keeping it bookmarked.

Linda said...

Oh my goodness! Your shawl is awesome! Halloween is definitely my favorite holiday and I would love to win it.

Sigrid Swinnen said...

I like that shawl!! I'm not really a 'Halloweeny' person but this shawl is just right!
PS: And I'm not a dog person either but your dogs look so cute that I almost change my mind :-)
Have a nice Sunday!!
Sigrid x

Grace said...

love the shawl I am knitting one with skulls as we speak for my daughter the bride, the weekend before Halloween, If I could win this one I would not have to make one for me too and it matches my dress!!! What a great giveaway!!!!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

That shawl is all kinds of AWESOME!!!!!! I'd love to wear it! I just bought a teeshirt that says...Teachers Love Brains...and has zombie hands shooting up through the ground!

Thank you for your comment. I'm not really on hormone therapy yet, but the I am on a type of progestrone that does seem to be helping. Since I started taking it, I haven't had the thoughts....funnily enough, they only seem to happen when I'm driving...

tammy j said...

you do such amazing and beautiful work! I don't want to be counted 'in' but I just wanted to say THAT! and the boys each eating a pillow after the doctor.
I just took a drink from my glass and thought I might spray water all over my screen! it sneaked up on me. LOLOL!!!

Nana Go-Go said...

Great shawl! I love it but won't join your giveaway,Mer, since post is murderously expensive to this side of the world, should I be the lucky name out of the hat! Good luck to everyone else though. Loving those pooches more and more.xx

Melody Pelton said...

Love the shawl, you are so very talented and creative. The boys are really cute. I am sure there is loads of fun at your house.

Shirley said...

Wow, How I would love to win a shawl made by you. It would be an honor and a privilege to wear it knowing it was made by love. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend Shirley

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Hi Meredith, I’ve been awol for ages but back now and looks like I have a lot to catch up on! Hope all is good with you, Jillxx

Melanie said...

This shawl is so cool, but since I'm not really into Halloween, I will let someone else have the opportunity to win.

xoxo

Lee said...

Oh WOW,that Shawl is Awesome,you are clever you know.Loving those pups,so cute.Huggles xx

Willow said...

The shawl is amazing! BUT. I don't want it. If I were to win, just pass it on to the next person. I just wanted to say hi and that your puppies are awfully cute. :)

Frances McKee said...

Yes, indeed, I love the shawl! Please include my name in the drawing. =)
And your pictures are all adorable. Wish I could meet you.

handmade by amalia said...

Scariest shawl ever! I love it.
Amalia
xo

Neighborhood Watch said...

I'm just stopping in to say hello. I love your skull shawl. It is something I too have in my imaginary que. I hope you have a great week.

Jamie Martin said...

This is literally the best of all the Halloween giveaways I've seen!