Alright, I have not carved a pumpkin in YEARS. The last time was back when I was in high school. So yeah, it's been 10 years. My skills are probably a bit rusty. Or maybe they never existed in the first place. Yeah, probably that.
Finding a pumpkin was actually half the battle. Being in a new town, I didn't really know where to look since I hadn't been seeing them on the side of the road like back home (and I refuse to buy one at the grocery store). After much search, I found a church selling them to support the youth group, so we headed there yesterday to go pick one out.
Thank God this apartment has a patio. Other than for growing basil and sitting out there on a sunny morning to read a book, it was also the perfect size for gutting a pumpkin. That second picture there is me not thinking ahead and trying to scratch an itch with gooey hands. Yes, I found a piece of pumpkin in my eyebrow later. Sigh.
I'm totally lame-o and used a stencil that came with my pumpkin-carving kit (bought because I had absolutely zero intentions of using my beloved kitchen knives on "art"). This was probably the easiest one in the set.
That being said, I really do not want to know what a "difficult" one is. This took me about an hour to carve. I moved to the kitchen because I waited until after supper and it had gotten "cold" out. Yes, I've turned into a total Florida weather wimp!
And now, what you've all been waiting for . . . the finished product!
|Okay, just kidding, this looks ridiculous when it's not lit|
|What's my pumpkin so afraid of, anyway?|
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