Monday, June 30, 2008

So Happy Together

I'm happy to announce that we've added a Slytherin and a Ravenclaw to our knit-along. Welcome!

At first, I'd planned to organize the participant rolls by House. But why do that? We're all unified in this project - to finish a project we've been wanting to get off our rear ends and make. So let's all be one happy knitting family, and cheer each other on in our quest to finish the Dream Swatch Headwrap.

But I'm glad you're here, snakes and eagles. It's fun to make friends from the other Houses!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Here are the Official Guidelines for the Knitalong:

  • If you want to join, e-mail with your Hogwarts name, your house, and your blog address.
  • We're knitting the "Dream Swatch Head Wrap" by Wendy Bernard.
  • If you don't want a head wrap, but still want to join us, consider making the pattern from a scarf (maybe with worsted-weight yarn, and a little wider), or do another one of Wendy's patterns. This Natty Cap & Scarf looks like a fun project with unisex appeal.
  • Start knitting on July 4, and aim to be done by the next round of Quidditch on July 16. Wear your new headwrap (or just wave it around) as you cheer on your House!
  • Post photos progress photos to your blog - this is a great way to help fulfill the regular posting requirement! We'll post regular group updates to this blog.
  • House Hufflepuff is offering some sort of prizes - more details on that later!
Now it's time to pick out your yarn, to be all ready for a nice long weekend (for the Americans) of knitting!


Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Welcome to House Hufflepuff's Dream Swatch Head Wrap Knitalong!

While chatting in our common room, Emerald Rosmerta and I discovered that we want to knit Wendy Bernard's Dream Swatch Head Wrap. So we decided to start a House Knitalong, and hope that Hogwarts students from all Houses will want to join in.

Need some get-up-and-go to get going on this fun and quick project? Join the knitalong!