Woo! The Fall '06 Knitty is up! New additions to the "To-Do" list include Ivy, Avast, and the Back To School washrags. Potential maybes include Lucie and Intolerable Cruelty.
This is, of course, after I realized this morning that I really needed a Hogwarts school sweater. Yes, I'm a geek. You don't have to point that out again. I don't get into the dressing up as characters or anything, though. I haven't even made a House scarf, although I would if I had anywhere to really use a scarf other than Solvang. However, a nice sweater is always appropriate. Looking at the sweaters used as part of the school uniforms in the movies, they seem to be fairly simple. I didn't know how to do a v-neck or neckband, though. I was looking around the 'Net, and lo and behold: Hobbie's Wizard Wear has free patterns of exactly the sweater I was looking for. Then I thought, but a vest would be really cute and more versatile given my climate. And such a pattern exists for that, too! So they were promptly printed out. Really, how many people would know they were Harry Potter themed but me? Only other geeks who would appreciate it! Now the real question is which House colors to use. I'm thinking Ravenclaw. I don't really like Gryffindor or Hufflepuff's colors much, and Slytherin's don't show up well against the dark grey MC of the sweaters, not to mention it's, well, Slytherin.
Oh, and Amy is evil. Honestly. I'm totally going to have to get one of these. Just to try, you know. Because I have nothing else to do (*cough*RogueSnowdropSocksShows*cough*). Because she HAD to offer the choice of warm or cool or combo colorways. I'm gonna have to wait until next paycheck, though. I wonder what kind of spindle I should get? Suggestions?