Inspiration: Halloween Candy

Halloween is next week, and all my students are going bananas.  They’ve all sewn extra-big trick-or-treat bags for themselves, and are talking about nothing but their plans for Halloween costumes (so far it seems like there are going to be a lot of Princess Leias and a lot of very creative “slash” costumes:  Vampire-slash-witch, dragon-slash-kitten, mummy-slash-bride).

But, when you’re a grown-up without kids, you don’t do much for Halloween, except make sure that your house is well-stocked with candy for the trick-or-treaters.  So far, I’ve not picked out my candy yet (I have very little self-control when there’s a massive bag of Almond Joys and Snickers bars in the house, so I try to buy it last-minute).  Maybe I could knit my candy instead of buying it?

I could go classic with candy corn.  People pretend like it’s some weird old-fashioned candy that no one admits to liking.  But, I call bull on that.  It’s candy!  It’s made of sugar!  Of course it’s delicious!

Candy Corns by Purl SohoOr I could be fancy, with these delicate little striped bonbons.  How cute are they?!  I bet they’d be a great way to use up tiny little leftovers, too.

Sweet Stripes by Tricia McDonaldBut I think if you’re looking to make Halloween candy you can’t get any more appropriate than this flipping adorable zombie candies.  I mean, honestly, could they be any more perfect?

Creepy Halloween Candy-Zombie by Dawn Finney(Don’t worry, I’ll give out real candy on Tuesday.  I imagine that giving out knit candy would be a great way to get our house TP’d.)

What are you doing to celebrate Halloween?

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