Magic is Coming

It happened!  It finally happened!  Since last we spoke I was sorted into Gryffindor as a part of Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup.  I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am.  I told the Sorting Hat I was fine with where ever it deemed would be the best location for me and the decision was still Gryffindor.  I've spent a large part of my adolescence and adult life identifying as Gryffindor but being told by fellow fans that there is just no way, I must be a Ravenclaw.  Well the joke's on them -- the new Hermoine Granger is here to stay!

So in my self-appointed roll of overachiever to prove that I belong, I am working hard to knock out more than the required one item per month, starting with Makai.

Makai is a lovely shawl pattern by Mel of Singlehanded Knits written in three parts.  I am using Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock in her Residual Boulders colorway.  I am excited to see how it works up.  The stitch pattern is gorgeous and knits up very intuitively.  Plus, you get all of Mel's video support after you purchase the pattern.

To see more rad works in progress, check out the gang over at Tami's Amis!


  1. what a lovely looking shawl pattern, it shows off the colours of the yarn beautifully

  2. Glad you finished your epic legwarmers. this shawl looks like it is going to be something lovely when you're done.

  3. lovely pattern!

    go go gryffindor!

  4. Congrats on getting into Gryffindor! I'm so glad you got where you feel you belong best, even though I'm a little disappointed you won't be hanging out in the Ravenclaw Tower. But I know what it's like to feel like you got sorted to the place you always knew you belonged. Will you be doing an OWL? Quidditch? a Phoenix Mission? Which class is your Makai for?