Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Harry Potter and the Yarn Bombing Ninja

So as you know I have been obsessed lately with my Harry Potter hat making. The last installment of the Harry Potter movies came out last week and I made a hat for every member of the group that I went with. We had 2 Gryffindors, 2 Ravenclaws, and 1 Hufflepuff. These are the last two hats. Well ever since the movie I've taken a break from crocheting. . . sort of.

I've known about yarn bombing for awhile now, but I've never really looked into it, but for some reason the other day I really started to research it online. I found lots of pictures, lots of blogs and lots of how- tos on the subject. The only problem is, with me being such a goody-goody I'm afraid of doing anything illegal and there is conflicting data on that front. Is yarn bombing illegal? From what I've gathered the likelihood of being arrested or even yelled at for yarn bombing is slim-to-none. But I have so many ideas I never know where to start. This will need a little more deliberation.

Part of what I've concluded is that it's just easier to yarn bomb my friends.

Monday, July 4, 2011

What the HELL is a Hufflepuff?

FINALLY! It took two days and four tries, but I finally figured out the pattern. Here is my sister's Hufflepuff hat. I'm actually quite proud of it. When I had to pull it apart the third time my sister said that she wanted the colors swapped. 

Another one of my friends came over today for our "day-before-the-fourth-of-July" party and since she is coming to the movie I decided to get started on her hat too. As I was looking at some hats and patterns online she designed her own hat and I thought "that works and looks awesome" so I created this:

She decided she was lion-hearted and wanted the right Gryffindor hat to prove it. I'm really pleased. I only have two more to make now.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Harry Potter is ruining my life. . .

I'm a geek. It's okay I can admit it. I've been this way my whole life. It's just what happens when you are raised by a Trekkie. Anyway on to the reason H.P. is ruining my life. As I'm sure you are all aware Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2 comes out in just 12 short days. I am going to the midnight showing with my mom, my sister and two very good friends. Being a geek and one that crochets I have decided I am going to make a hat for anyone who comes in their house colors (and yes we all know what house we would be in). I posted pictures of my hat a few posts ago and I am happy to wear it to the premiere, but my sister is a Hufflepuff and mom is a Gryffindor so I have those two hats to make. . . the problem is I don't like any of the patterns I have found online for my sister and her house colors so I am making my own pattern (let me just say it is difficult to do yellow and black without looking like a bumblebee). I have started this hat 3 times!

I think this is the pattern I am going to use, unfortunately it is too small. I think I am going to keep the pattern exactly the same and just switch hooks to make it the size I need and then I can finally start on my mom's Gryffindor hat and my other friends hats too.

P.S. if you want to figure out what house you are in I found this amazing personality test that is really accurate. It can be found here. And I hope you all enjoy this last installment of Harry Potter!