Monday, December 17, 2007
Celebrate the Quirky
Today’s healthy Christmas countdown project is to celebrate quirky things. You’re supposed to write down the silly holiday slip-ups and learn to laugh about them.
I’m making little notes on slips of paper and inserting them into a glass Christmas ornament. We’ve not had many mishaps but they were doozies when they happened and best left unexplored on my blog.
I think a Harry Potter scarf qualifies as quirky, too, although it isn’t a mishap sort of thing.
One of our daughters is enthralled with all things Harry Potter. She wanted the Gryffindor scarf as worn by Hogwarts students in the Prisoner of Azkaban movie. So I knitted her one with burgundy and gold wool.
I tried to make it as true to the movie as possible so I used the pattern found here. The scarf is 7-inches wide by 70-inches long and knit as a tube on 12” US 7 Addis.
Two embroidered Gryffindor patches found on eBay work perfectly for a nice touch of detail—one sewn on each end. My husband made the fringe (he always has a role in our Christmas gift making).