...and that's pretty scary!
As much as I love Halloween I actually haven't donned a costume in almost 5 years. I have the best of intentions yet use every excuse...time got the better of me OR I am out of town OR my husband isn't the costume type OR we didn't get invited to a party...and thus, I always feel that something's missing as I answer the door to trick-or-treaters dressed as myself.
This morning I was thinking about "Dress as Your Roommate Day" that my sister had in college. She was in a sorority and there was one day of the year that you were to dress as your roommate, picking up all of their little idiosyncrasies, and turning it into a "costume". For example if they were a coffee addict or a workout queen or always wore a certain type of sunglasses. You know, goofy things that you as their roommate would know. This concept got me thinking of if I were to dress as my favorite Bobbin? What would be the signature piece that would capture the essence of that person?
Maria- Always handknit socks, and her favorite accessory...clear plastic Converse tennies so you can see the handknit socks! If not this look of Maria's no doubt wearing a skirt or a dress that she made from our fabric.
Dolin- Impeccably tailored dress that she designed or improved upon someone else's pattern (of course) probably out of some vintage fabric that she managed to find at a thrift store for 10 cents, but the ensemble makes her look like a million bucks!
Charlotte- Earth toned handknits. Always an amazingly daunting lace shawlette of some sort and mostly handknit socks.
Amy- She is a new knitter, but an avid seamstress. I think she has made about 4,000 Amy Butler Barcelona Skirts and a zillion Mendocino Dresses.
Annmarie- Whatever the latest, greatest yarn is, she's made something out of it! She's also really caught the sewing bug too, so she's whipping out dresses in a day now!
Gail- She has a navy blue knit vest that she loves and wears a lot. It always makes me smile because she wore it on the day she interviewed. Gail's color palette is straight-forward (just like her): blue, black, grey.
Laura- Also, a big fan of the Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt, she's got a bunch of them, but also tries the Colette and Decades of Style patterns, usually in our fabrics that she's collected since way before she worked at the store.
Linda- An awesome knitter, she dons a new handknit sweater or shawlette pretty much everytime I see her! I don't know how she can knit so fast!
And then there is me...
Erin- Amelia Earhart meets Dudley Do Right with jeans tucked into boots and wearing a sweater that I could have knit, but inevitably bought it at Anthropologie. I give 99.9% of my handknits away, so I never have anything to wear that I made myself. So, my signature piece would be a tattered Bobbin's Nest bag carrying my latest project around in that I will soon finish and give away.
Happy Halloween Everybody!!! Have a safe and fun evening!