Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hello, My name is Scarlett and I am a Harry Potter addict

Hello, I am Scarlett. Please excuse my tardiness as I am going thru menopause and seem to be terminally forgetful lately, in addition I am prone to procrastination. I finally made it over here today and have enjoyed reading everyone's postings and projects.

I was introduced to HP right before book 4 came out by a coworker. I kept hearing HP mania stuff on the telly, and she lent me the first 3 to read. I was instantly and totally hooked. The feeling that I get from the books is a wonderful sense of connection, identification and fantasy that there really is a wizarding world. I am amazed at the depth of the immagination of JKR and how she creates such a believable world.

I have all the books in hardback, the latter 3 (books 4,5,6 were picked up at the midnight parties). I was so excited on book 6, that I took a flashlight with me so I could read it in the car on the way home. I read for the next 8 hours until I was finished. I think it is my favorite one so far, but I keep saying that after every edition, so go figure. I also have all of the DVD's. I think movie wise the last two movies were the best adaptations. I have a few collectibles and two sets of pj's of Harry Potter stuff.

I had yet to make any HP craft things. I see wonderful computer generated work but alas, don't have a working printer. And my painting and drawing skills are squibbish. I can't draw a straight line with a rules.

I was weaned on crochet but like the look of knitted garments and this year seriously dedicating myself to becoming a advanced knitter.

So, I am enjoying seeing everyone's stuff so much that I can not decide what to do for my first HP project. The weasley sweater has been ruled out as my hot flashes make warmth unbearable. I could make a scarf/hat set, or dobby's socks, or a S.P.E.W hat or Molly's sweater. Those are my choices and I need to decide soon. I am leaning toward's Molly's crocheted sweater though. What other ideas are floating out there? I defintely need some attire to mark the last book and plan on dressing to the nines.

Thanks to the organizers for hosting this wonderful interactive event and to all the participants. Now that I am here, I am totally here. And getting excited.


Jo said...

Welcome to the KAL!

This is not a Harry topic, but I'm at that age, too, and found something for hot flashes that's really good for you in ither ways, too. Click on my name at the end of the comment and it will let you send an e-mail, and I'll tell you about it.

You could use a woolen Weasley sweater as a coat in the winter.

Watch the movies again and keep your eyes open for knits. There are a lot of them, like the hat and mittens Hermione wears to Hogsmeade. And the sweater Harry wears while reading the diary. They're not mentioned in the books, but are in the movies. Keep looking. And you won't need computer skills to make them.

Miss Scarlett said...

Hello Scarlett - Miss Scarlett here!
Welcome! It is always nice to meet another fan of HP and JKR.
I keep saying 'Oh, this one is my favourite' after each new one too.

Janet said...

Welcome Gryffindor, and good luck finding something to knit.
from Hufflepuff