Monday, October 23, 2006

The Day After ...

The day after Rhinebeck should be all about the fiber. In Casa Squid, however, it is all about Halloween.

The morning proceeded like any other Sunday with the Squidlings off to religious school with Papa in tow (or doing the towing depending on your perspective) and Mama Squid doing mundane Sunday tasks such as laundry. Some fiber was spun while the clothes dried (Blue Moon BFL roving from last year's Rhinebeck) and some previously plied fibers were skeined. Singles were also divided in preparation for plying ... so I guess some fiber was touched ... just a bit.

Once the Squidlings were home though ... the sewing machine made its yearly appearance, fabric was cut, fabric was sewn, costumes were tried on and pronounced to be good -- at least by those intending to wear them. Squidette looks a little like a blue clansperson with tentacles. I think the tentacles will discourage the thoughts of clan -- that and the blue. Little Squid will look like a Pirate when we are done. The only sewing required for him was a quick vest which is way too big but he likes it. Their costumes look homemade and they are happy. The costumes are definitely unique.

Papa Squid ... well we have a tradition of secrecy because he wears it to work so you will have to wait until after Halloween. Other then finding the cape fabric I did not work on his costume -- we are waiting for the main pieces to arrive in the mail. Basically I will spend all of next weekend tweaking it to his specifications. This happens every year and I am used to it at this point. At least there will not be any head shaving the night of parent-teacher conferences as there has been so many times in the past.

And now to embark on a week which includes Parent-Teacher conferences for the adults and an evening with the grandparents for the kids...

3 comments:

Cookie said...

Headshaving?! o.0

Ann said...

I look forward to seeing the photos of the costumees...

:o)

Susan said...

ohhh sounds very fun! Can't wait to see the Papa Squid and the little Squids and wait wait...do you dress up too?