I'm always a bit skeptical about the surly kids who knock at my door after 8 pm on a Halloween night. They're usually the ones who strike a pose which isn't really a pose. It's more like a slanted stance without a lot of feeling, either way.
It's hard not to dislike them a little bit. Normally, I don't say such things, but I figure I'm not the only one. I just don't like it when kids who are too old come and ask for candy on a Halloween night. There's just something about it that doesn't feel right.
But I try to give them a pass. I figure they feel kind of stupid and are trying to figure out where they belong. I think the last time I trick-or-treated I was about 12 and had to dress up like Raggety Andy. I would have much rather been Ann, but the neighbor kid who I was going out with that night was going to be Ann and already had the duds. When I held out my pillowcase for candy while trick-or-treating, the people answering the door would say, "What a nice couple you make!" Or, "Carol! Is that you? I didn't know you had a little boyfriend!" Ugh.
I got these from Kpixie.com and now that I've gotten used to working with straight needles (I use circular pretty much all the time), I have decided that even in lesser daylight that these things are pretty cool. I wouldn't use them in a movie theater because it just isn't fair to those who are trying to watch the movie, but I have used them in bed about every night for more than a week and have just finished a skinny scarf for Girlfriend. I'm nearly done with her knee highs, too, and will show pics in a day or so.
Oh, and speaking of dogs: While at the LYS this morning, a gal walked in carrying a dog dressed in a bumble bee outfit.
"Ooohhh. You've got your doggie dressed up for Halloween!" exclaims Lady #1.
"And she's a bumble bee!" gushes Lady #2.
"Halloween outfit?" the dog-owner retorts, "little Gidget here has loads of clothes! She has her own room, too, and an entire amoire full of delights!"
"Have you knit her a sweater yet?" asks Lady #2.
Dog-owner: "Knit her a sweater? Are you kidding? I would never force her to wear a sweater! Poor baby!"