November 01, 2004

Too much candy!

I don’t know why, but we seem to get fewer children trick or treating every year. Maybe the demographic of the neighbourhood is changing, or maybe parents are becoming less and less comfortable about letting their children go door-to-door at strangers’ houses. I hope it’s the former… but whatever the reason, we only had about 20 or 30 kids last night, I’d estimate — when we first moved in we usually ran out of candy, there were so many kids. This year we’re left with a huge bowl, even though I was giving out great big handfuls of candy. This is not going to be good for me…

But we did get lots of compliments on our pumpkins:


(We cheated by using tracings, but it was fun to have fancy jack o’lanterns).

In knitting news, in the excitement of the tam I forgot to mention that I finished the other thrummed mitten a while ago:


Mark was in the middle of making his lunch when I took this picture, so we didn’t have time to find a more artistic background.

He says that they are, indeed, freakishly warm. Mission accomplished! Now we just need some cold weather to test them.

Posted by Aven at November 1, 2004 02:37 PM

fantastic pumpkins! and great gloves!

Posted by: froggy at November 1, 2004 06:15 PM

Aven - the pumpkins look so great. Also - we had fewer children this year as well. Usually by the end of the evening, we can at least see the bottom of the bowl, but not this year. My in laws had fewer kids as well.

I think your assumption about parents not wanting their kids to go door to door is the reason. It is too bad, isnt it?

Posted by: lisa at November 2, 2004 09:45 AM

To survive in this hart competition you must deliver something special. And that is what you definitely do. So go on like this, it’s really great.

Posted by: John Larry at November 3, 2004 05:46 AM

Wow, I’ve used tracings before and never had my pumpkins look that good! Cool.
Yeah, we only had about 20 or 30 kids as well at our house and we usually get about 100 or more. Strange…

Posted by: cheryl at November 4, 2004 06:52 PM