Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Spinning Witch

My friends and I did Halloween up in style this year. You have to understand -- our front door is set at the end of a covered patio, hidden from the street by a forest of banana trees. To get to it, you have to walk up our dark driveway and through a small opening in the banana trees.

To make it even creepier, we decorated with handmade bats, witches, ghosts, spiders, and graves. Taper candles flickered in the windows. Mozart's Requiem drifted into the cool night air. I sat by the door, shrouded by my long hair and witch hat, spinning dark fibers.

Would you be spooked by such a sight?

When one girl, full of bravado, marched up and asked what I was spinning, my friend cackled to her "We're making sweaters out of children! ha ha ha ha...." The girl whipped around and ran away as quick as her legs could carry her! Apparently, word traveled through the grapevine that we were the scariest house on the block.

I've also been celebrating the season by reading Casting Spells, which is a Barbara Bretton romance novel about a sorceress who owns a knitting store in Vermont. Witches, knitting, and Vermont? Perfect.


lexa said...

Too funny!

Turtle said...

barbaras books are fun! gee, lol, wish i had lived closer, that would have been a fun night!

Alisa said...

Hysterical. Absolutely hysterical. You make a mighty fine witch with that long hair of yours :)

smashrocks said...

That sounds like such a fun night! I love the whole thing :)

kristen von minden said...

haha, that poor little girl! and what a clever and spooky response from your friend! (word verification: enosclab. great new word to add to my vocabulary)

Nat Red Knits said...

LOL that is hysterical! Love your costume!!!