For those of you out there that aren’t Potterheads, let me tell you about Pottermore, Pottermore is the latest thing from J.K. Rowling and there was a contest (well more like a trivia game) back from July 31 to Aug 6, where on each of the seven days, there was a clue from one of the Harry Potter books (in order) and if you solved the clue and found the magic quill, you could get a beta account for Pottermore.
I managed to be one of the lucky few, finding the quill on the second day. And yesterday I received my email stating that my account was ready for me to begin Beta Testing. The funny part was, I had just gotten off the plane from Florida and was waiting for my mom to pick me up at the airport. I was out in the waiting area for cars and I began jumping up and down for joy (luggage and all), getting quite a few stares. Ah, the wonders of having a smart phone.
So last night I was enjoying my new access to the Pottermore website and by the time I was about to go to bed, I had gotten to the point where I was going to be sorted into one of the Hogwarts houses (Gryffindor, Ravenclase, Hufflepuff and Slytherin). I ended up doing that this morning when I was awake and to my surprise, I got Hufflepuff. Now there is nothing wrong with the badger’s house, I was just surprised as I always thought of myself as more of a Ravenclaw, but if the official Sorting Hat test says I’m a Hufflepuff, then by golly I am.
On the knitting front, my newly decided house has made me want one of those Harry Potter scarves people are always having, except for me, I wanted it to be my house colors. The Hufflepuff colors are Midnight Black and Canary Yellow, according to J.K. Rowling. So today I went and found some deep black yarn, and some bright yellow yarn and I’m going to knit myself my own house scarf.
I started another project today as well, a pair of wrist warmers, that I got as a kit in Florida. They’re knitting up very quickly.
I like the way these wristies are working up. There’s a little bit of lace work around the cuff but unfortunately you can’t see it real well, but it should be easier to see when it’s finished. This pattern has a separate thumb, so I’m going to learn how to do that (YAY!) so it’ll be fun.
Still working on the baby blanket, did a couple of repeats today, but the baby’s not due until January so I have some time, but I’m hoping to finish it in the next couple of weeks and get it mailed to Florida. But since school is starting in the morning I make no guarantees, but I will finish by the end of the month.
I need to get blocking pins though!