Yes, that was my very first thought this morning, when my cat woke me at an ungodly hour because she was hungry (sorry, fuzzmonster, I’ve been busy rewatching Harry Potter movies in anticipation of this evening and the midnight showing; I’m stopping to buy more food on the way home!).
I did a Harry Potter round up when the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released, so I figured I’d continue the “tradition” and post some more of my favorite Wizarding World–inspired knitwear.
I know that everyone and their grandmother has knit a house scarf, but somehow I have yet to do so. I like this thin-striped version, and I especially like Qwertz’s house scarf because she used the correct Ravenclaw colors (it’s been almost unanimously decided that I am a Ravenclaw, and that’s cool, because I love the blue and bronze and am super confused as to why the movies use silver instead).
Phoeny has a bunch of Harry Potter–inspired patterns, but I loved how detailed and amazing her Buckbeak the Hippogriff is.
While watching Deathly Hallows part 1 last night, my friends were remarking that they’d like to knit a hat like Hermione’s in the graveyard of Godric’s Hollow, so I must remember to point them to Melanie Richter’s Hermione’s Hat. It looks so soft and warm, and I imagine with the perfect wool-alpaca blend, it would have some lovely, snow-catching halo happening. Though this is difficult to get behind in the summer.
I don’t have the yarn to knit those socks just yet (just yet), but I do have He Who Must Not Be Named from the Jimmy Beans Wool/Lorna’s Laces limited editions on its way to me (there’s still a few of the Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff inspired colors left; if you’d like to help a knitter out and hook me up with a referral bonus for ordering anything at JBW, list my email address in the referral box—threadpanda, gmail, you know the rest). And I’ve already decided (this was how I justified buying yet more yarn; this, and the fact that these are limited editions) to knit Susan Dittrich’s Nemesis socks in this yarn. While not overtly Harry Potter–related, a) they’re called Nemesis, and what could be better for yarn inspired by He Who Must Not Be Named, and b) the serpentine-esque traveling stitches are evocative of Nagini, yes?
I can barely contain myself for another eight hours until the midnight showing! Thankfully I will have knitting with me.