Potter Puppets and A Merry Christmas

I keep meaning to post more often, and then life gets in the way.  Last week illustrates an exaggerated example.

I’ve been adjusting to a new job (for which I need to get up around 3 or 3:30 in the morning).  Other than that, I’ve been able to take the week easy (relatively) – until Thursday.  Why Thursday?  Because I’m really awful great at procrastinating, with an emphasis in firmly believing things will take less time than they do.

My nieces and nephews here in the Dry State recently discovered Harry Potter, and they can’t get enough.  They’ve been finishing an audio book every week or two, and just started the sixth.  Well, I like making finger puppets.  I decided (after one of them specifically asked for me to make a Hagrid doll/puppet) to make a set of Harry Potter puppets.

Thursday, I got the red-orange yarn I needed for the Weasley hair and Hogwarts scarves.  Harry was done, Hermione nearly so, and I believe Dumbledore was about half-knit.  Having spent the entire day with aforementioned nieces and nephew, I was too tired to start when I returned to my Place of Residence.  Friday morning, though – and Saturday, as well – I jumped right into knitting as soon as I woke.  I spent nearly the whole day at my desk, knitting while listening to movies and music.  By yesterday morning, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Voldemort, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Draco Malfoy, and one Slytherin scarf were done.  Luna, Snape, Ginny, four Gryffindor scarves, and one Ravenclaw scarf were in various stages of unfinished or nonexistent states.

By the time they came to get me, I only needed to weave in the loose ends on two of the scarves.  Because of the way I made them, there were a lot of loose ends.  This seemed to take longer than it ought to, but it’s been a while since I’ve taken care of so many loose ends.

My point?  I wanted to write a post about it the entire time, but simply had no time.  Even without the post, I was pushing time.

It was worth it to see them open the package.  They fell in love with their own Potter Puppet Pals.

Pictures forthcoming – that’s something else I didn’t have time for earlier.  Merry (late) Christmas or Happy Holidays!


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