Saturday, July 26, 2008


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I finished up the first of my Dobby socks and have CO and am a good ways along on the second. Being a smaller sock, they are moving along quickly.

So, I'm thinking I'd like to make these for all my grands for birthdays and Christmas this year. All but one of them has a birthday between now and Christmas... And they and all of their parents are Harry Potter Fans. Don't think I have enough left over sock yarns, though. If y'all have some small balls of left over sock yarn you'd like to get rid of, let me know. I'd be happy to pay postage and such. And most of my yarn are girly colors and most of my grands are boys.

The sock blockers I'm using are home made from foam place mats I picked up at Salvation Army. They really work well. Dry socks kinda bend them as you can see in the one on the right, but washed socks slip right over and look great! I cut holes in them to facilitate drying. Can't beat it for $.69 Craft foam would work, too if that's easier to obtain.

People have, on some of the groups, been talking about how many socks they've knitted. I decided to scan back through blogs and Ravelry to see how many I'd made. To the best of my relatively accurate record keeping since February, 2007, I've knit 43 pair of socks. Seventy-some-year-old Judy Sumner in Knoxville is knitting socks for her new book, Knitting New Socks, has knit 58 pair since April. I stand in awe!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

rating: 5 of 5 stars
One of my favorite series. I am in no place to even say it's a good literary accomplishment. I got so involved with the story and characters of the whole series I still, on the third reading find it hard to do more than sit spellbound while listening to the book.

The first of the books, HP & the Sorcerer's Stone, was written as juvenile fiction, at about an 11 year old level. Interesting, as the main characters were 11 years old. Each volume has grown to match the age of the characters. This book, volume seven, is definitely an adult book, but still readable and understandable for a younger reader.

The story told through the seven volumes is timeless, the struggle between good and evil.

As I said when I reviewed the last book, HP & the Half-Blood Prince my complete condolences to anyone who has not taken the time to read and enjoy these masterpieces. J.K. Rowling is a master storyteller.

Susinok received her grandmother's spinning wheel, along with some of it's history. What a lucky lady!

Contest! How do you make the world more beautiful? Carol Hummel cozied up to this tree!
This is Lynda just home from vacation. This is us in September!
And I'm glad of it!

1 comment:

  1. I love the Dobby Socks idea. You have inspired me. I don't have much in the way of colorful sock yarn, but I am thinking hard of a way to do this for my oldest DGD. Happy knitting!


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