Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Have Cat, Will Haunt

Gigi was absolute MADE for this holiday. Which is why the dear young lady will be staying IN tonight (a black cat is just too much of a temptation for some on Halloween!)

Last night as I was wrapping up to go to bed Gerry came downstairs with Shiloh dressed as - An American Girl Doll! (Kit, to be exact)

Wow - a perfect fit. And the funny thing? The kitten seemed to like it. Perhaps there's something about this cat we've yet to figure out?

I asked Hannah what prompted her to dress up the cat? "He just looked like he wanted a costume..."

So we did minimal decorating until late this afternoon, when I whipped up a spiderweb on the table out of twine, then transferred it out to the tree in the front yard where we've place a large and happy spider.

I also made Maxie a scythe. Yes, he wants to be death. Ironic, no?

We also filled some rubber gloves with the inside grody stuff from the pumpkin, shown under the pumpkin in the picture to left.

This stuff makes an AMAZING filling for body parts, and the extra bonus? The seeds look like fingernails. Groovy. They're tied onto the bushes out front. Right at face level.

So, against all odds, once again we've pulled a memorable Halloween out of thin air. Remember last year when our house was on the market so we could move to MN? Before we knew Gerry was sick - before his back was even hurting?

And finally, here is a video that makes me laugh so hard I pee. Scary, huh? I have no idea WHY this makes me laugh - it's from a Monty Python - but Gerry grabbed it for me a few days ago and I watch it every now and then.
Whenever he wants to make me dissolve into giggles he'll say, in a German accent, "How does he SMELL?"

This is marriage.
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Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Wow -- you pulled some great Hallowe'en decorations right out of the hat! They look great :) And Shiloh is clearly a theatrical cat -- they're like that sometimes. Have an excellent evening!

October 31, 2007 4:03 PM  
Anonymous mwknitter said...

Are you familiar with Arlene Williams & her cat Quanah (from the old Knitlist)? They live in Toronto & Quanah (also an orange tabby but longer haired & with lots of white) wanted to still go out in really cold winter weather. So Arlene knitted a thick wool sweater for him (similar to the one she knitted for the neighbor's Maltese that Quanah like to hang out with). At first Quanah didn't much care for it but, when he realized that wearing it was the only way he'd get out to play, he wore it:
So I guess some cats will wear clothes. I don't know why that video makes you laugh but it makes me laugh too!

October 31, 2007 8:14 PM  
Anonymous Annika said...

Annie, that photo from last year inspired my two very favorite Halloween decorations, two knitted spider webs that adorn the bookshelf. I confess I had forgotten that I got the idea from you, and I had to say Thank You!

October 31, 2007 9:46 PM  
Blogger cmtigger said...

I love the dressed up cat. I had an orange tabby that I got at about the same age as Hannah, but on my brother's birthday, not mine, who I used to dress up in doll clothes.

On the other hand, I've knit guinea pig sweaters, just because I can.

October 31, 2007 10:39 PM  
Anonymous PJ in NY said...

Ah the latex gloves - great for Halloween...we used to fill them with Popcorn for school classroom treats using a candy corn as a fingernail.

November 01, 2007 5:44 AM  
Blogger Cheryl :) said...

Annie, you are just too creative. I love the spider web and the ghoulish pumpkin!

November 02, 2007 2:20 PM  
Blogger Kary said...

I was just watching the Monty Python clip, when my husband walked into the room and stood behind me for a minute before asking "Is that Hitler?" I tried to explain that it was from a Monty Python skit, and that I was really just reading a knitting blog, but that seemed to only raise more questions. I couldn't stop giggling and finally just left him to wonder what exactly the knitters are doing.

November 03, 2007 11:02 PM  

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