As I have alluded to recently the OC PubKnitters were having their Halloween Party/potluck/yarn swap last night and I think everyone had a wonderful time. The usual suspects were there with a few bonus attendees.
Now stop laughing and we'll continue. The chiffon dress was a thrift store find and I thought it was almost mother of the bride quality. My colors though wouldn't you say? The necklace, earrings and chest enhancement support device were courtesy of Mrs. Twisted. The rest was my doing. I was going for the Thelma Harper from Mama's Family TV show staring Vicky Lawrence, but it looked more like Bea Arthur's Maude.
I have very large feet and the shoes were my first concern. Not many woman wear a Men's size 15. I know I could have driven to Los Angeles and found a place that caters to the kind of clientele that enjoys dressing from the other gender but I was going for cheap. These shoes were also from the thrift store and only cost $1.95 Maybe a size too small but semi-functional. My first question was how do women walk in these shoes with hosiery on because the shoes were constantly trying to squirt off my feet. I wear thongs and now the sub conscious scrunch your toes to keep the sandals on but that didn't work because the hose made my feet so slippery. Next was the look I wanted. I always loved the support hose knee highs that Thelma wore. Classic look for a grandma. Problem was I couldn't find the orthopedic version in the local CVS/Wallgreens, so I thought I need to make something look like them. I found some queensize knee highs in white and taupe and bought a pair each. The white ones first and the taupe over the top to give the look of the real thing. The natural roll down exposed the white tops and was perfect. $0.49 a pair, what a deal!
Mrs. Twisted gets the props for the make-up. I just sat in the kitchen (our best light with the most room) while she worked her magic. A little primping and we grabbed the enchiladas for the potluck and our knitting stuff and headed out the door. The statement about the shoes was a precursor to near tragedy when I lost a shoe and almost took a header down the stairs. Walk like a lady or to the best of my abilities or you may die tonight lol. I composed myself and made it to the car. Problem #2.... How do you get into a low car without showing the world your business? I'm not Paris Hilton, I care about my modesty or at least I thought I did. I reached between my legs and grabbed the dress pinched it closed and slid in. Not bad I thought. Not the classiest move I ever made but it worked.
Mrs. Twisted went as (Tineola bisselliella) The Clothing Moth from my stash. We both tried to keep the knitting theme and she wanted something simple, one escapade is enough for the night.
On the way over to Bree's we're driving along and stop at a signal and realize I look like a really ugly old woman. Not to make eye contact with the big four wheel drive truck next to us with the young boys I get into character. I took on the look of Cruella DeVille without the fur. Hunched over and focused on the road ahead. Mrs. Twisted was laughing so hard I can't believe she was able to take the picture. The the music on the radio changed. The song from Mrs. Doubtfire, Aerosmith "dude looks like a Lady" comes on and we both bust out laughing. I thought I looked more like "lady looks like a dude"...
Chris and Gaby were already there as well as Amanda from the UCI S&B group well Amanda was also in the ATS group too. We all knit in so many different groups
Amanda a true Canadian came in complete costume dressed as a hockey player. Stick and All. What a trouper she even had the pads and wore the helmet until dinner.
Amanda putting some finishing touches on her salad before dinner.
I love this picture because it shows Amanda with her huge hockey gloves trying to point to what button to use on her digital camera for Megann.
Chris took the picture of the group before Carolyn and Michelle arrived.
L to R Megann, Mrs Twisted, Mr Twisted, Gaby, Bree, Amanda
Here is Megann and Gaby. I'm not sure who took the fuzzy picture.
Gaby and Chris
Some shots of Bree looking cute as ever.
Michelle from the Laguna Beach Knitters Guild and Chris
Carolyn, Amanda, Bree and Mrs Twisted eating before the big yarn swaparoo.
Some of us actually did some knitting.
A few too many silly pictures or scary, you decide. Remember I warned you....Look at that mustache, what a man! No wait, that's a woman.
Grandma Raising the roof
Jo Sharp Sock kit. Alpaca/ silk/ cashmere
The impossible to obtain Sweet Georgia Superwash sock yarn colorway Orchid I think
Plucky Knitter 80/20 Merino cashmere in colorway "Clipper"
I must say when we swap yarn it's not the typical LYS variety yarns on the block. We each took a few minutes to describe the items one by one. Content and details.
We all had a wonderful time. The Christmas party is going to be the 2nd week of December for all of you local knitters who read my blog. You know that you are all invited, the more the merrier.
All that's left besides a few pictures that will never see the light of day or at least I hope so...
Life Is Good