A Knit Decision

Knitting in Oregon, with other stuff, too, such as crochet, cats, dogs, history, fashion, highly opiniated rants, reading, diabetes, church, life in general, etc. I like circular needles, prefer natural yarns, don't spin, choose small projects, and don't have any one favorite yarn store. I love them all.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Socks for Dumbledore

I've been on a Harry Potter binge.

I'm re-reading books 1-6, so I can be all fresh and prepped to read Deathly Hallows. (I should explain. When I say 'read', I mean listen to Jim Dale read the books aloud to me on CD or cassette. I adore Jim Dale.) I've just started my second read of Half-Blood Prince, and it seems very fresh and new to me.

So, I've been surprised at all the knitting references in the HP series. Besides the house-elf hats, which I do have plenty of, I love Professor Dumbledore's continued reference to knitting. I'm thinking about knitting a pair of Dumbledore socks, given his comment in The Sorceror's Stone that he sees himself holding a pair of thick woollen socks, and "one can never have enough socks."

I like him. I like knitting.

I did enough knitting during my time with my grandfather, following my grandmother's death, and I have set it down for a few weeks. I will pick it up. I have some in the car, some in the bedroom.

I will knit again. I will knit good socks for Dumbledore, and then I will wear them myself. Perhaps I will get some of his intelligence and insight, some of his eccentricity. I'm still hoping for some of his patience and poise in the face of threats or difficult news.

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At 8:08 AM, Anonymous Judy said...

Welcome back! Come and knit with us again soon!

If you haven't checked out "Charmed Knits" by Alison Hansel (The Blue Blog), it's all Harry Potter knitting and lots of fun.

At 7:30 PM, Blogger miraclebaby said...

Hey, hope you're alright. Haven't seen you much lately... shoot me an email when you get the chance:)

At 6:52 PM, Blogger Kathy said...

Hey there, you. Wishing you some peace and rest and a nice, thick pair of socks.


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