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.