You thought I wasn't doing anything on this KAL, didn't you? Well I was, so there!
Here is the first sleekly snakily beautiful Slytherin Sock (the pattern is Pomatomus from that genius Cookie A), worked in my own hand-dyed suitably green colourway.
And you know the way Scots kilt-wearers sometimes slip a skean dhu in their stocking top, in case they might meet a sworn enemy in the banqueting hall?
Well here is my Slytherin Snake Pin, used to fasten a shawl or to decorate a sock, as one feels moved. Cool, huh?
Now to get the second one finished. Not much time left before the movie opens. But if I miss that deadline (it is a rather complicated pattern), they'll definitely be ready for the book launch.
And I've been busy on general Hogwarts knitting too. I decided that Dobby the House Elf should have his own mini-gansey, to counteract the rather bright items he might receive from Mrs. Weasley.
This is the sampler in Beth Brown-Reinsel's marvellous book, Knitting Ganseys. The idea is that by the time you've worked your way through this inches-wide little treasure, you'll be well versed in all the intricacies and more than able to tackle a full-sized project. So I was hooked immediately (wouldn't anyone be?) and I'm knitting it up on a size 0 circular with a fairly fine sockweight in Cheviot pure wool. I'll post a picture when there is more than the miniscule welt to see.
Think Dobby will like it? Does he wear little cotton vests? If not, the wool might be a tad scratchy...