I realize this post is a little late, since Halloween has come and gone already, but here it is none the less.
I unfortunately was not at the store when the mother picked up the costume last week. But apparently she was THRILLED with it.
Here are a few shots I managed to take before I handed over the project:
I also made a little trick or treat bag for the child out of the left over orange:
The one thing I forgot to take a picture of was the blabla tag I made. I bought some twill tape from M & J and had one of the Needlepoint girls help me trace the logo onto it. IMHO, that is what would have really made the costume.
I hope she is really that happy with it. When I first heard about this project I couldn’t think of anything except “Are you kidding? Really? A life sized knitted sock monkey?” But in the end I really had a lot of fun with it. I also hope this ends up being one of those things that the child wears around the apartment for fun. Just like when I make a baby blanket for someone. I hope that blanket becomes his/her binky/ cuddle blanket/blankie/security blanket…you get the idea.
Hopefully I will have more pictures soon.