Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Harry Potter. The books, the movies, I'm a sucker for the bespeckled wizard. So I was delighted when the book Charmed Knits came out. I ran out to my favorite independent bookstore, New England Mobile Bookfair, and they had one copy left. If you ever get a chance to go to this bookstore, GO! It is a warehouse of books from floor to ceiling and books are stacked behind each other and arranged by publisher then title. And don't get me started on the discount room. The theory of "I only came in for one book" will become lost on you... But the staff is excellent and the prices are great, be prepared to spend a few hours looking around.
So I run home with my shiny new copy and I can't wait to leaf through it. I bought it this spring, right when it came out, before HP7 was released, and the movie. I thought I would be so cool and make myself a bookmark, and maybe some baby hats for my shop...never did. I love the patterns, I got some great ideas, but I never made a single thing from this book. It looks great on my shelf, but it is a constant reminder of all the things I want to make but don't have the time to do. And with the other movie coming out on DVD now...
Well there is always the next movie release. But if you are interested, check out the really cool charmed knits blog
There are free patterns available, including an owl and the house hats. There is also a flicker group where people can show off how ambitious they are by actually knitting the items the foud in the book. For now, I will just admire the pretty pictures.