Sunday, July 17, 2011
So, I was sitting in the audience for the midnight showing of Harry Potter on Thursday (what's that, you say - I'm a dork? You sir, are correct!) and patiently waiting through all the laborious previews.
That is, until I saw this scarf:
My best friend was already wearing a Gryffindor scarf I'd knit for the last Harry Potter, but I leaned over the second I saw Watson's scarf and breathlessly peeped "I wanna knit that one!"
Now, I am no knitting genius, but I know the basics, and I quickly jotted a few notes over coffee and lucky charms the next morning. On to the real bear: color selection!
By the way, I'm loving color names like "irish coffee" "carnaby tan" and "blumine."
You know I was secretly hoping the palette generator would somehow magically tell me which yarn colors to buy. I mean, I have a rough idea in my head, but it would be so much easier if I could just feed a picture through a generator and voila! it tells me exactly which wool, which shade, and which pattern to use. (App makers, listen up!) :)
In any case, the palette maker did not tell me exactly what to buy, so I am officially winging it. I've skulked around Ravelry a fair bit, looking for inspiration, but if I have any knitters in the audience, you'd be a real help if you could make some suggestions for me!
Is this a fisherman's rib? Or could I get away with just stockinette stitch using bulky yarn on bigger needles? Should I knit this in the round like the Hermione Grainger Deathly Hallows scarf? I need help here! Clearly, in more ways than one. :)
Also, that wonderful trailer still of Watson comes from an amazing site I just discovered called Clothes on Film. I adore their articles and the way they deconstruct costume design. I also love that they actually interview costume designers and include you in their process - it's absolutely fascinating. Definitely recommend them.