Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Harry and Pals

Christmas sure is coming in a hurry.  I'm still feverishly working on a couple of presents that I had no business even attempting, but still I couldn't resist.  I can't share any pictures yet, but I thought I would share a little project that I made for my oldest grandson, Jack.  He just turned ten and for awhile now, his dad has been reading the Harry Potter books to him, and his brothers, every evening before bed.  Jack is just smitten with the series so when I saw this pattern, I knew I had to make them for him.
The pattern was only up on Ravelry for a hot minute and then the designer pulled it out of concern for copyright issues.  The yarn called for was a dk weight, but I knitted them out of fingering yarn.  My intention was for them to be Christmas ornaments.
The actual knitting was pretty easy, but the finishing and the details were quite time consuming.
I think the trickiest part of the whole project were the ties!  Trying to twist the yarn and secure them properly was a challenge.
I love the little eyelashes on Hermoine! I added the wands and made them by coloring toothpicks with a sharpie! Since they're just ornaments, I wasn't too concerned about any safety issues!
The designer is a lovely person and gave me permission to post my pictures, but you have to understand that the pattern is no longer available and I'm not able to share it due to copyright restrictions. Still, I thought you'd enjoy seeing them.  Jack was just thrilled and we have a video of him opening them up.  His joy made all the work worthwhile!  My son tells me that now I need to make all the other characters too.  Funny, but I don't feel obligated in the least to do that! lol!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and get all your projects done in time!  Speaking of which, where did I leave that knitting bag. . . .


Kathy... said...

Fantastic!!!! What a keepsake! You win the terrific grandma award - for sure!

Wanted to tell you Merry Christmas! I've slumped with blogging - but we are fine here. Enjoying new baby Stella, along with BG, of course.

We awoke this morning inside a snow globe! It's gorgeous out there. Probably 6" or so of the glittery, fluffy kind of snow that is most beautiful. Still falling too. Sofee is not quite as enamored as am I, however! LOL. Take car.

Ann K. said...

Those are so adorable. I am enjoying looking through your blog. You do awesome work.