I began reading the Harry Potter series while still in high school and immediately became a die-hard fan. For 13 years I have impatiently awaited every new release of each book and movie, and have on multiple occasions been found waiting in long lines in a variety of book sellers waiting to get my hands on the latest novel. I was fortunate enough to have dated for several years someone who worked for the local movie theater company here and lucked out in seeing most of the movies even before they were released for public viewing. Alas, the last of these new releases has come and gone, and I celebrated by attending my very first midnight opening ever. It was a bittersweet day, however, because in the back of my mind it is the end of a long era.
But I am now keeping the magic alive in other ways. And namely that is through a variety of knitting projects. I have been crocheting and knitting for longer than I have been a fan of Harry Potter, and I was absolutely thrilled when J.K. Rowling included the art of knitting in her novels. Several characters knit throughout the series, including Dumbledore - thereby scoring major publicity points for men who knit ;) As a result, a whole world of Harry Potter related knitting projects started springing up. So now as I reread and rewatch my beloved books and movies, I knit.
Currently I am about halfway finished with one of my favorite projects. I discovered the art of shadow knitting while hunting for HP knitting projects. The idea of a shadow knit project is perfect because they are somewhat magical in how an image seems to appear out of nowhere depending on the angle from which you look at the project. In the photo I've attached you should be able to see Harry's hand wielding a wand. This is my only current knitting project, but there are many, many more out there that I am interested in attempting, so be prepared to see more new Harry Potter items spinning of the ends of my needles if not the bookshelves and movie screens.