Thursday, December 9, 2010

November's Child Is Full of Woe

Especially if she lived in Salem, Massachusetts at either time when these 3 hoars were on the prowl!

HocusPocus Card Art2

Poor, misunderstood, misrepresented Sanderson sisters. Winnifred, Sarah & Mary aren't evil, they were just cast in a bad light. Who among us hasn't (from time to time) wanted to seal mens' mouths shut just to stem the flow of vitriol that spews forth from them? How many times have we wished it were possible to siphon off just a fraction of kid's energy for our own use, or that it were legal to tranquilize our children just to have 5 minutes of uninterrupted peace? No one? Just me? Ha! So what if they rose from the dead? Details, schmetails!

Whatever your take on their situation, the Sanderson Sisters do make the most excellent Mean Girls and they're the inspiration for this installment of the MGYC.

Run Amok Loot

The yarn is Dizzy Blonde Studios Superwash Sock and was inspired by the dominant color representing each of the sisters. Winnefred - green, Sarah - Orchid and Mary - Coral, all wound up in 560 yards/100+grams of superwash merino fingering yarny goodness.

Run Amok Close

Run Amok extra

Our amazing and appropriate stitch saver comes from Ruth, aka 5elementknitr. No self-respecting hoar would be without this wicked-genius little gadget. I now have 4. If you don't have that many, you should. The rule of thumb is that you need one for every knitting bag you own (no matter if it contains a project or not) plus one extra, you know, just in case. Go buy more now.

Run Amok noms

And check out these noms! Cat and skull-shaped hand made milk, dark & white chocolate lollies. Yes, I made extra. And no. You can't have any.

Run Amok Card
This card, along with the pumpkin, Halloween-inspired stitch marker says it all.

Gotta believe in a little hocus pocus!