We had a teambuilding event today where everyone in our department had to dress up and bowl for the afternoon, and there were prizes awarded for best individual costume, best team costume, best bowler, etc. This costume idea was the brainchild of my friend Carrie (the bowling ball in the front), who sewed and put together all of the pins and the bowling ball. And... we won for best team costume! Yeah - I'm the middle pin - just like in elementary school when I always had to sit in front on the bench because I was one of the shortest (if not *the* shortest) in class... We even had a orchestrated dance number set to the music from 2001: A Space Odyssey where Jackee (not pictured) bowled Carrie into us and we all fell down.
Earlier in the day my pin kept on listing to the side and I said to the group that I thought I might need a fluffer. Only my friend Raul got the joke, which is why I like him so much :)
Willow dressed up as Pocohantas this year, and her costume is handmade by Grandma (does she pass muster, Sarah?) She originally planned to be a cowgirl, but the Indian maiden costume was on the same pattern and as soon as she saw this she changed her mind. She designed the jack-o'lantern as well (although Daddy did the actual butchering).
I'm afraid I don't have much to show for the WiP front at the moment - I've been lying low since I finished Mr Greenjeans and trying to figure out what I would like to tackle next. I have this hat on the needles - it's a generic hat knit from Colinette Zanziba in Moss. The yarn is knitting up much nicer than I thought it might - it feels quite heavy but is smooth. The colour gradations are extremely subtle as well.
Oh - and I have signed up for NaBloPoMo, where you try and write one blog post every day for the month of November. Does that make you happy, Dad? You had better leave a comment, mister!