Sunday, January 4, 2009

Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup

Yay! The House Cup has begun for winter term. I am a prefect for Gryffindor this term! I've started my first homework project for the DADA class. I'm making my Spring Forward socks for Expecto Patronum. I've also signed up for Herbology (which I'm almost done with...just need to organize the stash now!) and Care of Magical Creatures (Sway is getting something new and warm to wear.) I'm also going to sign up for an OWL. I'm going to make Molly Weasley's Bag of Stitch Witchery. I've also signed up for Arithmancy. I'm still not sure what I'm going to make for that, though. I was thinking about maybe a DPN holder.

I stocked up at Joann's yesterday! They are having a HUGE yarn sale right now, in case anyone doesn't get the flier. I picked up 3 skeins of Wool-Ease in paprika to make Charlie a sweater (and probably a hat or slipper socks or something. I just wanted to make sure I had enough!) I got the yarn for my Molly Weasley bag and the wooden handles for it. I got a bin to store my yarn! (part of my Herbology homework to organize the stash.) AND I got cream and blue crochet thread to try out my new interchangeable steels (thank you to the wonderful CLF-er who told me what to call those things!) I also got a knitting needle gauge checker and another stitch holder. Oh, I also got another set of size 1 DPN's (in bamboo!) so I can CO for Ari's other sock, while still working on mine, too!

I finished Atley's mittens....and I screwed them up! I increased too much. I did it on each needle instead of just on the first needle. Oh well, they're mittens, and they'll work for now. They just look like little balloons. When I go to make the ones Ari requested, at least I'll know what NOT to do this time!

I also went shopping for ME last night! My mom took the big kids, and Dan and I went to Chili's with the gift card she gave us for X-mas. (We hate Chili's. It was pretty crappy again last night, but at least we didn't pay for it this time!) It's at the mall, so we went to Sears afterwards because Dan wanted to look at tools. I got a tank top, a blue retro tye-dye kind of long sleeve top, and a new sweater! I was torn on the sweater. It's so hard, now that I know this knitting thing, to go buy knit items. I stand there saying oh, I could knit that myself so much nicer/cheaper/etc. This sweater was on sale and fit like a glove, so I just couldn't turn it down, though!


Anonymous said...

You crack me up with the not wanting to buy anything knit. I do the same thing. On really cool sweaters (or anything, for that matter) I stare at it to try & figure out the pattern. I'm such a geek.

Jennifer said...

How does Chili's still exist? I have never had a good meal there. Maybe the trick is to order lots of drinks first, so you don't notice that the food is awful...