Monday, July 29, 2013

Seduced by the dark arts

When patterns for The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits magazine started coming up on Ravelry,  I wasn't overly impressed. There were a few that were okay - but nothing that really said "KNIT ME NOW!" or even just "Hey, buy the magazine, you might make something eventually."

And then a few days later, up came the Narcissa Socks...
 

A pattern by Rachel Coopey, who has awesome designs, including the very cool Tarnished Hero socks I made for Dave.

Then I saw the Severus Pullover.

I've been searching for the perfect sweater pattern for Dave... I think I just found it.

THEN....  up came the Lestrange cardigan....

Oh crap - all desire to knit anything else has left. Screw the shawl design, screw the zaubersocks! I NEED THIS NOW.

Then I realized I don't have enough of any suitable yarn at the moment and sanity prevailed. I'll be working on the shawl and socks at least until next Monday - by then I'll be able to dye something and give it time to dry....

(There are some other cool patterns in there as well - I suggest Mermaid Song - damn you Susanna Ic!!! - Hagrid's sweater, and Tracery.)

6 comments:

Rachelle said...

You might be out of luck, the magazine is only available to people in the US, I can't get it here in NZ (and I want it!). You might have to ask someone in the US to get it for you and smuggle it across the border for you, shhhh!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Yes, knit ALL THOSE THINGS!

I'm kinda obsessed with Fronkenshteek socks right now ... it's all I can do to finish what I've got on needles now. And I've already picked out the yarn FOR THE FIRST PAIR !!

Araignee said...

Goodness me....it's all gorgeous.

elns said...

Knitspiring Odyssey was gushing about this mag. Now you too! I think as a reward for making my deadline this week (I will make this deadline). I will have to pick one up. Can't wait to see what you knit up from it.

Nancy Kay said...

These are great looking patterns. I see the allure!!

RobinH said...

Wow, that cardigan is pretty! Looking forward to seeing yours.