Friday, November 19, 2010

The First to Fall...


If you haven't read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, please don't read this post until you have or have seen part 1 of the movie. I don't want to give anything away...

Okay. That being said, when I first read the book (you know...after picking it up at midnight the day it came out) when I came to the part when Harry is escaping the Dursleys' house, I couldn't believe J.K. Rowling killed the bird. I literally shouted out loud and threw the book down. I didn't want to read anymore. Hedwig was Harry's constant friend. His only friend when he was trapped at the Dursleys' every summer. How could she?! I was livid!! I was sad!! I thought she was so heartless!!

...then I calmed down. This was a warning to her readers that this wasn't going to be a happy book. There would be losses. There would be tears.

So in honor of Hedwig, the first of the fallen, I made these Hedwig fingerless mitts. They are for another Harry Potter fan. May she wear them proudly.

The pattern for these can be found, free, on Ravelry if you are a member. The pattern was created by the talented Erika Ward.
These were crocheted in a lovely acrylic/alpaca blend yarn.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Knock, Knock ...

Who's there?


Orchid, who?

Orchid you not! It's another piece of "jewelry".

* Management assumes no responsibility for the 'knock-knock' joke. Creator of the blog has been drinking.

** Creator of the blog wants it known that that is a damn funny joke. The flowers are an orchid pattern. Get it?!? ...and yes, I've been drinking.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall Back ... Into Spring

Okay. It's going to be in the mid 70's all week. In November.

Don't get me wrong. I love the warm weather - hate the icy, freezing time of the year. HOWEVER I had just finished a wool cape for this Fall/Winter that I haven't been able to wear. And you saw the owl mitts in my previous post - too warm for those, too.

So, what's a girl to do? If Spring wants to "re-spring" in November, then by golly I'll play along!

I've seen similar "jewelry" on-line in places. Decided to try something of my own. It seemed really plain at first. So I added a wee flower. Happy Spring!

... in November.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Check Out My Hoot!ers

You thought this was going to be something R-rated, didn't you? Sorry to disappoint ...

I can't take credit for the pattern. That belongs to Erika Ward. You can find the pattern for the fingerless mitts on Ravelry -- for FREE!!! ... if you're a member, that is.

I had never really worked with cables before. They're kind of a bitch. Twisty, gnarly, reaching behind this to get to that stitch, ... But the end product is well worth it! Didn't look like much until I got about half-way through one. Anyway, the gray ones are mine. The blue ones I made for my Mom. Might have to work up some white "Hedwigs" if you know what I mean ...