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.