Pumpkin carving really is the best thing about Halloween. I look forward to picking out my pumpkin, carving it, and eating the seeds more than costumes or candy.
This year I picked out a pumpkin that was tall and lopsided. I loved it because it was different and imperfect. I discovered, however, that it did not sit upright ... So I carved it on it's side.
I really recommend getting those little saws from the store. They are immensely easier to use than a regular knife and you can be really precise.
First I sketched my design (It's supposed to be a bat and the moon).
Then I emptied my pumpkin of it's guts.
I drew my design on the pumpkin (I know I look a bit crazy).
Then I carved it!
Apparently I look very stern when I concentrate. I did not even notice my honey taking pictures of me.
After all that work I have my finished product. With a little light the pumpkin comes alive!
What a fun night!