Monday, October 22, 2007

A whole lotta pumpkins, and a FO

My husband and I organized a Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza this weekend. We announced it for weeks at church and with our friends, and I was still afraid no one would show up! But it ended up going great, with 31 people attending, which ain't bad for our first year. We're already looking forward to next year! We have a local master of pumpkin carving, who came and helped with technique. He tried really hard to get us all past the "triangle eyes" point, but mostly, that's what everyone did. We do love the classics here at the Cobbler household!

Some happy kid pics with pumpkins:

And, hey, I haven't shown any FO's in awhile. Remember that sweater that I didn't want to finish, because I was scared to block it? Well, finally, I put it together and decided to brave it. Before I could throw it in the tub, the husband tried the sweater on, and it looked great! No blocking required. I'll undergo another anxiety attack when it needs its first wash, so stay tuned! hehe

It's made of Fisherman's Wool, by Lion Brand, and it is so warm! Really, it's meant to be worn outside, when working or fishing on the lake. But to show his love for handmade sweaters, my husband is wearing and sweating in it at the office. Whatta guy. The sweater for this winter is going to be a Kauni-like design, but I'm doing a top down, pullover, no steeking kind of method. But he loved the colors and pattern, so I've got to get to yarn ordering. This looks like fun, doesn't it? Yeah, perhaps in different colors...


Anonymous said...

The sweater came out great! I haven't braved a man's sweater yet, so kudos to you!

I'll be anxiously awaiting your Kauni design because I love that pattern.

Glad the pumpkin carving was a success--I can't get past triangle eyes, either!

Cheryl S. said...

Your hubby's sweater is wonderful!

Carrie K said...

31 people? That's a big turnout! Sounds like the beginning of a beautiful tradition.

The sweater looks great! What colors are you thinking of doing the Kauni in?

AR said...

Woo-Hoo! Your Hubby is so lucky, and I think he knows it, too. :)

The p.c. extrava. was lots of fun. We came home and carved more pumpkins, but alas, we need more. The seeds are almost eaten up! lol

Jennifer said...

You organized a pumpkin carving night? You rock! That sounds like so much fun.

The sweater came out quite handsomely. Nice work!

knitalittle said...

Hubbys sweater looks great very nice job. Okay who cannot smile at the sight of pumpkins the girls look so happy way to go.

Brigitte said...

Oh, that looks wonderful!

Pumpkin carving is so cool, looks like a good time was had by all! (And if I had been in your neck of the woods, I would have gone for sure!)

Deborah said...

I haven't used the fisherman's wool before but I read that the lanolin is still in the fibers so it makes it water proof! So now you can tell your hubby that he can even shower in it!

Beautiful sweater!