Friday, November 05, 2010

I know it's over but....

Hi Knitters,
I just had to share my goofy Halloween crew with you. Looking at that bunch of silliness makes me laugh. I especially like my nephew in the front. He's in the ghost busters costume with a white top-hat. Why not?

You know, I can't remember if I have told you the story of one Halloween many, many years ago. It was scarring. It was the year my mom bought my costume at our neighborhood elementary school resale. I am pretty sure it was maybe a dime or a quarter for the costume, possibly a nickel or even a penny.

I have been made fun of by my siblings (in a loving way) over the years due to wearing this costume in the late 1960's. It was a horrible hard plastic mask and some sort of cheap fabric/paper dress. You'll never guess who my mom dressed her preschool aged daughter up as that one Halloween.....

Lucille Ball.

It was perhaps the worst costume in costume history. It was basically unidentifiable. I don't think I even knew who Lucille Ball was at that age. My mom used to laugh about that costume, too, she knew it wasn't right. I will see if I can find the photo of my three older siblings and Lucille Ball sitting on the couch before trick or treating. I will share the photo someday if I ever am able to find it. It's a good one.

Have a good weekend everyone!
best, susie


Jaime said...

No, by far, by FAR the worst costume ever has to be what my MIL dressed my husband as when he was maybe 3.
Aunt Jemima.
He's a boy, he's white and it was just so wrong.

Kekumukula said...

Your nephew has the best costume. My nephew was introduced to the Ghostbusters song by my bil and he was hooked ever since. He was the guy w/the glass also!

Chris said...

That's quite a range of characters for sure! Have you ever heard of glow stick costumes? Very fun and creative, I think you'd love them! I have a couple pictures of my son as a glow stick man on my blog.

Lucy said...

I think they're all super cool!

Susan said...

Hi Susie,
I too am a susie. I have a question about your snowman hat in your itty-bitty hats book.
You change to black and knit a row then purl a row. Then knit for 2 inches. When I look at the picture, it looks like the black is a knit 1 purl 1 rib for 2 inches. Did you write a correction for this or am I wrong?
Thanks so much,

Susan said...

The directions are correct!

MarieAnge said...

The Lucille Ball costume story is hilarious.
Reminds me of dressing as a bum when I was 10 and dressing my brother and sister as ghosts.
Mind you, my mother did not appreciate the holes cut in the white sheets :P
That was the first year we went out for Halloween. Living in the countryside meant going into town for trick or treating.