Just a bit of business before book discussion:
1. Is there anyone who should be on the sidebar who isn't? If so, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. I'll need which house you want to be sorted into and if you have a blog I should link to your name.
2. If you would like to be listed in the sidebar under your posting name (i.e. what blogger calls you, not your everyday name ;-), let me know and I'll happily change that too.
3. Prefects- does anyone want to be one? We would need two per house. Parisa has the first spot in Gryffindor (it was her idea, in fact- thanks Parisa!) so we need two for Huffle, Raven, and Slyth and one still for Gryff. Obviously your duties wouldn't be too serious- maybe do a post a week and/or comment at least three times a week? Something fun to keep your name out there. If you're interested, let me know!
Pheeeew. Enough with the business. I've been so excited to show my own Harry Potter scarf (i.e. the scarf that never ends) that I started working on when I was a wee-new knitter in June of last year.
It's nearly six feet at this point and I have one full ball in each color of Nature Spun to go. Why has it taken since April you ask? Two reasons: an unfortunate incident and this is my "mindless/meditative" project, a.k.a one I only pick up ever so often. As long as it's ready in time for the Deathly Hollows and new film release, there's no rush.
Sorcerer's Stone point: I love that in Book One, before you ever know about Sirius Black or his importance in the story, she mentions him and his flying motorcycle. It's the first chapter, page 14 of the American paperback when Hagrid says "Young Sirius Black lent it to me." My question is, do we think she already had Sirius and his place among the Potter family plotted out? Or did she go back, seize on that character and his name and craft a story around that? Either way, I think it's awfully impressive!