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What Inspires: A Little Bit of Hocus Pocus

Fall is such a magical time of year in New England. The trees fill with color, the streets fill with leaves, the weather has a bit of chill and Halloween creeps up on us. I was always told that Halloween is the one day of the year that spirits of the past walked among us. Easily scared as a child (…still am, really), I had to believe that most of these spirits were good even if they looked spooky.

To this day, my favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus. It tells the story of the Sanderson sisters, three witches who feed off of the spirits of children to stay young and beautiful. The movie is a Disney classic – the perfect mix of spooky and silly – it even has a talking black cat named Binx. The sisters cast a spell before they died, which brings them back to life when a skeptical boy ignores local legend. I won’t give away too much. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth a watch.

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Hocus Pocus


This fabulous movie actually inspired tomorrow’s KnitBits pattern. I’ve always loved one scene in particular, in which one of the characters wears a gorgeous red coat. When she raises the hood it forms a little point at the top that in just like the capes the Sanderson sisters wear. Her hooded coat is perfect for a blustery fall day. I had that image in mind when we started thinking up designs for Berroco Inca Tweed.

sketches… with my screen shot of the red coat in the top right corner
sneak peak : )

You can get this free pattern in tomorrow’s KnitBits, along with some other special treats!

Happy Halloween!



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