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Our Halloween party is tonight! I didn't invite anyone, because I don't really know anyone to invite, but a lot of my brothers' and sister's friends are coming. There are already a few here!
I'm dressed as the fourth Doctor, my brother (the oldest one, Phantom-phan) is dressed as Luke Skywalker, and Meg is dressed as K9, the Doctor's robot dog (pictures later). 'Luke' is borrowing one of my nice black gloves (for his robot hand), and I keep worrying that he'll get something gross/sticky on them.
Anyway, I'm going to go see what my brothers are up to!
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Most people take photos of these scarves by hanging them off their back porch. We don't have a porch (or at least not a high-up one), so I hung it over the cross beam at the front of my mom's store. (There's that yellow-brick road I mentioned :D )
Final length: 13'8, 14 feet including tassels. It looks longer here because it stretches out when it's hanging like that. Also, the wind was blowing it backwards, that's why it looks narrower at the ends.
September 17-October 25th
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914 / 1,258
(the numbers are the amount of rows I've knitted/have left to knit.)

I hope I finish in time for Halloween!

Aww, look: Meg likes the scarf!
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Time for an update, I think.
My current project, as some of you know, is my Doctor Who scarf. This'll take a bit of explanation.
Ten different actors have portrayed the character of the Doctor in the TV show, since 1963. You might ask, "How do they get away with changing the actor so much?". Very simple, and very clever: when the Doctor is terribly injured (or the current actor decides to quit) he can regenerate himself, completely changing his appearance and personality. 
Anyway, back in the 1970s, the Doctor was played by Tom Baker. He was the Fourth Doctor (because he was the 4th actor). His Doctor always wore a brown hat and a gigantic scarf. (That's a picture of him in my icon.) This scarf changed every season, varying between ten and twenty-five feet over the course of his years on the show. I found the knitting pattern online, and decided to make one. But I didn't know how to knit. So I found an online 'How-to-knit' guide. I've been working on it a little over a week now, and if I think I'll get to the three-foot mark sometime this afternoon. I'm not entirely sure how long it'll end up being, since it didn't have the size on the pattern, but I'm guessing it'll be about 14-16 feet.
The store is going great. The UPS guy is beginning to dislike us, because he has to bring shipments of new merchandise to us nearly everyday. Last night two big boxes of puppets came! My mom is trying to find something that can be turned into a puppet theatre, and wants me to help the kids put on shows. I think our grand-opening is coming up soon... I'm not sure when. 
I have three deadlines to meet, none of which I've even begun working on: the PotO Halloween art contest, the Mort Rouge Halloween phic contest, and the PotO 'Illustrate a music lyric' contest. I've got a few very wispy ideas, but have yet to think of anything good. The lyric contest deadline is the 16th of October, and I have until Halloween itself for the other two... I really need to get a move on. 
Darn procrastination issues!

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