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).


a pink-bee said...

What a neat gift , am sure it will be treasured :)
A cute idea with the Holiday mishaps- thanks :)
Have a Happy day:) Hope you are feeling better :)

Yummers! said...

I am a very curious person. Not knowing what's inside your glass ornament will leave me squirming.

The scarf is wonderful!!! And the school patches really add an authentic touch. What is an 'addis'? I've never heard the term before.

How is the pneumonia doing?? At least you have a nice climate to heal in.
Quirky hugs,

African Kelli said...

I've knit that scarf before, but I didn't think to add the crest. Such a nice job!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Your daughter is going to be so pleased with her scarf June. It turned out so nice, and she will appreciate the thought of both you and your husband having a hand in making it.

Saucy said...

That is an exceptional job on the HP scarf. The crest does add some real fun, eh?

One of our (many) mishaps happened the year my mother forgot to put out the potatoes. Mashed and all, she left them in the kitchen, and guess what, nobody even noticed! Not even the die-hard potato and gravy folk! Good luck in your quest for quirky!

Lynn said...

Oh that looks great! I love that your husband did the trim.

Jane said...

I am so enjoying this series of yours! The one yesterday about the board game really touched me.