When I wrote this, my girlfriend of the time had just taken up knitting rather enthusiastically. I did learn a few basic stitches myself even.
I realized there was some very fun territory to cover with knitting. :)
This strip was inspired by the many pieces of “expired” candy I’ve eaten in my life. Most smaller candy doesn’t even have expiration dates on the individual pieces. But I’ve eaten them all.
I’ve even eaten candy which tasted verrrry funny. Blame the sweet tooth. It’s much nicer than blaming the sanity.
Here’s the pumpkin I carved this year.
This strip, I’m not sure where the inspiration came from. I think I may have been carving a pumpkin and made a joke about how it seemed I was performing brain surgery. Giving Vachel the role of explaining this to Dee was the most fun route.