Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Award-Winning Pinheads and a Petite Pocohantas (oh, and WIP it Wednesday, too!)

Don't we look cool?!?



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!

10 comments:

weezalana said...

Oh. My. GAWD. Your bowling team costume is AWESOME! Seriously one of the best group costumes I've ever seen. And Willow as Pocahontas is adorable!

turtlegirl76 said...

That is an inspired group costume! Awesome! Willohontas is very cute too. Hope she took home a killer haul of candy!

Zonda said...

Love those pins! Great costume!

Willohaontas is too cute too!

Robin said...

Pin Fluffer. *snort* Love it.

Suna said...

GREAT costumes on both adults and child. I really enjoy looking at kids' costumes! Looking forward to reading your daily posts. I didn't sign up, but I post most every day anyway.

cpurl17 said...

That IS the best team costume I've ever seen!

Willow is adorable! I hope she had a great time last night!!

Bezzie said...

VERY cool costume! Love it!

And Pocohantas is soooo cute! I love her pumpkin. Chunky designs his too and has me butcher--but he gets guts-scooping-rights!

Anonymous said...

The Bowling Team costume is really awesome. Willow looks adorable as Pocohantas...... Hope you guys had a Happy Halloween!

Michelle

tara said...

Where did the pin pattern come from and who made them all? You are too cute. And cuties to Willow too. how fun.

lisa said...

a fluffer! i get your joke! hahahaha