Sunday, March 9, 2008

Current Project-Afghan

The knitted dolls are done and shipped to their intended owners!!! I LOVED knitting the dolls and my favorite part was stuffing and assembling them. I think everyone finds that to be the best part about making any kind of stuffed animals, because that is when they actually come to life! And even though I loved making them.... I am really glad that they are done!
While I was knitting the dolls I decided to watch my entire collection of Harry Potter DVDs (during nap time of course). And that is when I saw Mrs. Weasley wearing the coolest sleeves on her housecoat.
I searched the Internet for a pattern for the sleeves and I found them in this book:

However, the sleeve pattern that they have in the book is not even close to the ones that Mrs. Weasley wears in the movie. In Charmed Knits, they have a poof at the top of the shoulder/base of the "epaulet" and the bells at the end of the sleeves are much smaller than the real ones. I did find this pattern that looks very accurate but I think that I am going to take a stab at making my own pattern. In order to do that I decided that I should probably brush up on my crocheting skills. I haven't crocheted anything substantial in a while so I found this afghan pattern and that is what I am working on right now.
I have more than half of the Granny squares crocheted and I just started on Monday... so I think it is moving along quite nicely.