Monday, 29 June 2009

Obsession #7

At least I think it's obsession #7 - let's see (please note, these are listed in no particular order): Harry Potter, reading, knitting, socks (knitted of course), hats (knitted or otherwise), patchwork/quilting, and now... SCARVES!!!

I can't think of any others at the moment, so this must be it, or perhaps others have dropped off the list to be replaced by newer, shinier obsessions :-)

In the past couple of months, whilst still obsessing about Harry Potter (mostly), knitting, and in particular knitting socks, I inadvertently started a new craze - of my own - and have made (so far) three scarves, and have two more on the needles, with another lined up ready to be started on the 1st July. Yes there is a reason for a specific start date, I'll get to that shortly.

There are two scarves the same, but different colours, which were made specifically for the upcoming Harry Potter Weekend (see previous post):

HP Weekend Luna Scarf 3
This is mine, Tania's is exactly the same but white (this style of scarf is worn by Luna Lovegood in one of the HP movies, Order of the Phoenix I think).

I just finished today the Dark Mark Illusion scarf for Deane:

now you see it...
DM Scarf Illusion

now you don't! (May have to pinch this scarf back, it's kinda cool)
DM Scarf No Illusion

I currently have on the needles a scarf I am making for my Ravelry Scarf Exchange buddy in Canada:

RSE Round #4 Haruha Scarf

Loving the yarn I got for this, it's 80% Angora, 20% Merino. Soooooo soft (but freaking expensive!!) My upstream buddy is from Germany - wonder what she'll send? Unfortunately I have to wait until September, unless she sends it earlier.

Also on the needles is a 'secret' project for X, he's been asking for one recently and I thought I might surprise him - a Gryffindor scarf (as seen in Prizoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix movies):

Xavier's Gryffindor Scarf

As you can see it's knit in the round so it ends up as a big long tube, which gets closed up when you add the tassels at the ends. I'm only knitting this at night when X is asleep, so it may take a while.

The scarf I'm starting on 1st July is for a Knit-Along on Ravelry, a design created from a picture of Professor Lupin's scarf in one of the Harry Potter movies - it's an Aran knit (lots of cables etc) so it'll be a bit of a challenge - should be fun! I promise to post pics of all finished scarves upon completion :-) By then we should have the camera well and truly sorted. Can't believe it was as simple as going on TradeMe and finding a replacement battery charger for $20, and getting a new memory card. Who'd have thunk it?


  1. Hey :)

    I was googling 'Dark Mark' to find pictures of one for a project I'm working on... and came across that AMAZING illusion scarf!! Can I ask where you got the pattern??

    Thanks SO much

    Jacque (

  2. It's on Ravelry (if you're a member, if not, I recommend you sign up!!)

    If you're not on Rav, then go to:

    Good luck and have fun! :-)