Saturday, 25 January 2014

“Swish and flick.”

“Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”

I thought I would show you my latest project to make it to the needles.
It is the cardigan worn by  Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”, She wears it in the forest scenes.


Once upon a time I was a ten year old girl. I was ill and had to stay home for a while. I can remember the exact moment when my mother handed me Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone. I remember how she sat next to me on the couch. I remember the cardboard box the book was wrapped in ( possibly one of the first things my parents ordered via post). I remember I started reading right away. I have been enchanted ever since. As a child I read the books countless times, I re-enacted the stories with my dolls and made up new stories in the world of Hogwarts.


I am a lot older now. Harry Potter is no longer "the best book I've ever read", though certainly the most influential on my childhood, and I think I've almost gotten over the fact that I didn't get a letter from Hogwarts. These books had a pretty important role in my childhood and whenever I think about them they still feel special. I hope that will always be the case.

That's why I'm so happy to be knitting this cardigan, though it doesn't hurt that it's super cute as well. Let it be a homage to my childhood friends!


3 comments :

diy said...

Ben benieuwd hoe hoe je nieuwe project gaat worden.
Ga je nog andere kleurencombinaties gebruiken ?
of verschillende dikte wol?
Het zal in ieder geval weer wat moois worden.
De groeten aan iedereen.
Daaag.

Paul

Sandra Augiga said...

I bet is is going to be GORGEOUS! Is grey a favorite color, since you made another grey one a while ago?

Harry Potter is a favorite of myself as well, but it has been a while since I reread it. I have seen a Neville sweater of the same movie on Ravely, but I haven't seen this one. Is it a self made up pattern?

Nisse said...

@Paul
Nee, hier zitten al alle kleuren in die ik erbij gebruik! Als hij af is wil ik er wel betere foto's van maken, dan zijn de kleuren beter zichtbaar.

Dank je wel voor je lieve kaart voor Stas! De Groeten terug!

@Sandra
No, actually, it's quite the coincidence. Blue is more of a favourite colour, though lately I am drawn towards 'sheep' colours though, and that includes a lot of browns and greys.

I did think about making it in black, but then I figured that if I'm going to make a movie-pattern, I might as well stick to the original colours.

There's ravelry-pattern at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/of-hallows-and-horcruxes . I'm using it more as a base that I'm altering though.