O.K., I know I'm behind everyone in reading and watching the movies, but I have at least started... Anyway, I am re-reading Chamber of Secrets and last night I came upon the following passage after Hagrid rescues Harry from the Dursleys:
"People stared more than ever on the train. Hagrid took up two seats and sat knitting what looked like a canary-yellow circus tent." (Chapter 5, "Diagon Alley")
I'm sure that passage has stuck in my head every time I've read Chamber of Secrets (CoS), but I had forgotten that it was there. It just makes me adore Hagrid even more! I don't remember if that scene was in the movie - kind of doubt it, since it's probably not a very important scene to anyone but us fiber art folks! And, of course, I can't find my copy of the movie anywhere.
Has anyone figured out what Hagrid might have been knitting? I suppose I could make a canary yellow baby blanket that is shaped somewhat like a big top tent's top and say it's what Hagrid was knitting : ) What do you think?