Monday, August 17, 2009
Hermione's Hat and Mittens
When Charmed Knits: Projects for Fans of Harry Potter by Alison Hansel found its way onto my bookshelf two years ago, my younger daughter studied it closely.
"Here, Mom," she said, handing back the book.
There were little ragged pieces of paper sticking out of the top, here and there. "You marked stuff?" I asked.
She nodded gravely. To a Potterhead such as herself, this book is full of dreamy items to wear.
Did I hurry to my needles to cast on for any one of her chosen items - the House Scarf, Hermione's Cable and Bobble Hat and Mittens, the House Sweater?
To my shame, I did not, at least not right away. I waited until three weeks ago when I bought some Nashua Ivy (50% alpaca, 45% merino, 5% Estellina which is sparkle). The moment I saw that yarn, Hermione's Cable and Bobble Hat and Mittens came to mind. The original from "The Prisoner of Azkaban" is in red. How would the design look in the winter white with gold sparkle in stock?
Let's find out. You can click on any of the photos in this post to make them larger.
I lengthened the mittens. There cable and bobble pattern is a little woozy and odd, as you would expect from a Harry Potter costume. The longer length on the mittens adds to the fun. The glint of gold when the wearer moves her head add to the fun, too. I love it.
Happy Birthday to my Hermione!
Posted by Helen at 6:13 PM