Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pumpkin Night with Alpaca Warmth

A little town nearby called Highwood, tries to break the Guinness Book Record for lit pumpkins every year. 
We went to the festival last night-
I think the drizzle may have spoiled this year's attempt, but 
it was spooktacular none the less. 
 Tens of thousands of lit pumpkins on scaffolding makes a very impressive sight. 
I wish my picture  below was not blurry. 
In short, it looks like a building made of jackolanterns. 
It was in the 40s and the moon was full to boot.
Fireman kept after me to dress more warmly.  I told him I was wearing my alpaca vest and scarf. 
I was toasty warm. 
There is NOTHING like alpaca warmth.  

Finally, my treat for you, again is my candy
mix.  If you love a PAYDAY, mix candy corn
and peanuts in a Halloween bowl and you have a sweet and salty treat! 

Happy Sunday Knitting! 


Katherine said...

The pumpkin lights look like so much fun! My favorite thing about Halloween is candy corn. I never thought about adding nuts to it but I will now!

Isn't it wonderful to finally have days and nights when we can wear alpaca and our favorite scarves!! I love the weather right now.

Crafty in the Med said...

All those pumpkins must have been a sight to see! Alpaca warmth sounds so cosy !

keep well

Amanda :-)

Mrs. Micawber said...

Ooh, I love Paydays ... and candy corn. Thanks for the idea. (I wonder what would happen if you melted them together?)

The pumpkins look amazing, and you're so right about alpaca warmth. I have an alpaca scarf bought almost 30 years ago and it's the warmest thing I own. I wear it every winter. :)

Mereknits said...

How fun! I would love to see that many pumpkins lit up.

Anonymous said...

Love the close-up picture of the jack-o-lanterns. Sounds like a great place to be.

Nancy said...

Sounds like a fun festival, especially in the light of a Harvest Moon.

Toni said...

How fun!

Nancy Kay said...

The pumpkins! Holy Smoke! How cool is that?

Araignee said...

All those jack o'lanterns must be amazing to see.
Candy corn in a mix? Sounds yummy. I need to go get some.

SapphireBlue said...

Wow! I love all the pumpkins.

LouLou said...

LOVE THE CANDY CORN!!! It's my favorite part of Halloween! Now I will have to try that mix. Sounds yummy.

Grayseasailor said...

WOW! What an amazing idea to try to light so many pumpkins at once!

I have tried to spin alpaca, but have yet to knit anything with it. Your testimony encourages me to knit alpaca scarves for my grandsons who live in NY, Kathy.
Gracie xx

elns said...

Whoa! I would love to see that display in Hightower! Did you know that Starburst has put out it's own brand of candy corn these days -- random, I know! I like to eat my candy corn one color at a time, alone without any snacking competition. hehehe.

Alyssa said...

I'm going to have to try the candy corn and peanuts... I'll report back!

SissySees said...

Darn! Wish I'd seen this before I went to the store this afternoon. I totally want to try that mix. I love a PayDay and peanuts, but I've never been crazy about candy corn. Hmmm...

karen said...

I so agree with you! When I wear alpaca I break out into a sweat :) Lovely insulating fiber. The photos are beautiful and I hope they win the record!

Lynn said...

That is a cool picture!! What an amazing sight! It looks like a lot of fun too.

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