It’s been over a week since I mailed out the October leethal quick knits club packages, so it’s time to show them off! I was so excited about putting this one together, with its costumes theme!
So that’s an example of a whole package above, and I’ll start with the patterns, since those are the most fun part! The 15 yard pattern – Old Timey Moustache (with sideburns)!
From the note to members: I went there, I totally caved into the moustache trend, I know. I had to though, knowing a knit moustache would be such a perfect 10-15 yard project, and wanting a costume-themed October club, I just couldn’t resist!
I designed it so it can be worn with or without glasses to help hold it on, as you can see below:
And pattern #2 – Superhero (or Supervillain) Mask!
It’s garter stitch, asymmetrical, and uses a weird short rows method that I made up (I’m sure it’s been used by others, but I’ve never seen it) for the eyeholes.
Also designed to wear alone or over glasses:
The dyed yarn started as solid grey unraveled sweater, which was overdyed with shades of orange, making a variegated grey to reddish brown. The special thing about this yarn is its fabulously soft fiber content – 40% wool, 30% rayon, 20% angora, 10% cashmere (recycled from an Abercrombie and Fitch sweater). A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall:
The bulky weight spun yarn is a blend of 6 different fall-y colors – a yellow wool (recycled from a DKNY 100% wool sweater), 2 different 100% cotton sweater yarns (orange and green), a mystery lace weight orange yarn (maybe wool), and 2 threads (green and light orange); all spun together with tension switching between the different yarns, for a fun, uneven look. Seeds May Fall:
The fun extra was a pair of recycled socks cuffs, or wristwarmers, or fingerless ninja mitts by snipping little holes in the tops for thumbs. They’ll go great with any superhero costume!! I thought about making them into ninja mitts myself, but I wanted members to decide if they want them to just be cuffs, or if they want to cut up some other old socks and make multi-sock mitts, or do any other fun embellishments!
Since both costumes can be worn with glasses to hold them on, I included an awesome pair of costume glasses. Plus a little monster puppet as a bonus Halloween gift! Lastly, each member got 3 pieces of 2-sided tape to help secure the sideburns and ‘stache in place.
Ok, that was October! I’m starting work on November now, which will be a little extra special since there’s no December club – you have till Nov 1st to sign up!