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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Harry Potter Knitting

Almost all of my knitting lately has something to do with Harry Potter. First, for Mary, let me show the progress of the HP scarf. I'm just over halfway done. I'm sad to say that it has been like this for a couple of weeks and I haven't touched it. But, with it being October now, I better get with the program. Her little boy can't be a proper Harry Potter for Halloween without it!

I've also started a Hufflepuff Quidditch sweater for my brother, Sam. He's almost 10. I had a cute conversation with him. They don't know about the sweaters.

Me: Which is your favorite Hogwarts house?

Sam: Hufflepuff.

Me: Why? I thought you like Draco Malfoy.

Sam: I do, but Hufflepuff has the best Quidditch team.

Me: Do you have a girlfriend?

Sam: Hey...I thought we were talking about Harry Potter!

I'm making a Ravenclaw sweater for my brother, Joe. He's almost 9. Here's our conversation.

Me: Which is your favorite Hogwarts house?

Joe: Ravenclaw.

Me: Why? I thought you liked Gryffindor because of Ron.

Joe: Well...I like birds and blue better. {Ravenclaw's colors are blue/silver or blue/bronze in the book}

Me: Do you have a girlfriend?

Joe: Not anymore. I'm getting too old for that.

This is the Hufflepuff sweater. I'm kind of using my own pattern. It's a 2X1 ribbed top down raglan. I'm using Lion Brand Wool-Ease. I'm going to get some house patches off eBay and sew them on the sweaters as well.

Because of all of the other knitting, I'm putting my Picovoli on hold. I needed the needles for the quidditch sweaters and they are top priority at the moment. Here's a pic of what I've done so far. I'm using Cascade Sierra in lime green and also a purple/yellow/green mixed in some random stripes and for the picot edges. I didn't have enough lime green on hand to make it a solid color. Oh well, necessity is the mother of invention. I'm kind of liking the stripes. I guess I won't be knitting on this again for a while. Maybe I'll pick it back up late winter in anticipation for nicer weather.

Also, because I'm sure you're dying to know...I only got to 44th place on Dice Slider today. Aargh!


  1. You're a very nice older sister to make such lovely things for your little brothers.

  2. Yahoo! If you're looking for patches on ebay, I found this one: or her store outside of ebay:

    I got an awesome Gryffindor patch for Dave's costume through her.

  3. Yea for Harry Potter knits! My pal H and I are going to do HP scarves for the movie debut :)

  4. So are you getting geared up for the next HP movie release. We know Lolly is. LOL