We had a great turn out at the Charmed Knits for Charity event today at Sophie's. About 20 people knit Hogwarts hats for charity and many heads will be warmed by our efforts. Check out some of the photos on this Flickr photo set, Charmed Knits for Charity.
My favorite picture is the one above. I brought a lot of Harry Potter themed candy for door prizes and a few students were daring each other to try different flavors of Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans. This is the result of someone getting a "booger" flavored bean... Ugh! All for a good cause... *smile*
Two more days before the Charmed Knits for Charity event here in Louisville! Can you tell I'm excited? I've been working on decorations and props for the shop and ran over some extra copies of the hat pattern to Sophie's yesterday. Tomorrow I'll be picking up yarn to get some hats started for Stitch for a Cause students that are coming.
I've also ordered loads of Harry Potter candy for giveaways, so if you love Fizzing Whisbees, Bertie Pott's Every Flavored Beans, and Acid Pops, make sure you come!
I ran across a neat post and this picture yesterday on the Charmed Knits blog and it mentioned our upcoming event in Louisville and even has our flyer in the background! I was really pleased!
I have been busy with several projects lately, but have been feeling the urgency to get my costume ready for the knit-along coming up later this month.
Being on a teacher's budget, I went to Ebay, of course! My 8-year-old is coming with me, so I have to outfit both of us. Since we've both decided we're in Gryffindor, I bought two Gryffindor ties. I looked at all the "official" costumes, but didn't like the prices or the quality, so I'm leaning toward a seller who's got a ton of graduation robes at a pretty good price. I found this neat site that displays the house badges and I plan to print out the Gryffindor crest on fabric and glue it to our robes. Another site lists directions for making a cool wand and other accessories, so I'm going stick hunting later today to find a couple that will work. Between those things, I think we'll be nicely attired! I hope this inspires a few of you to come dressed as well!
I have one Gryffindor hat finished and have started my second. I'm making this one with a twisted cable rib (made that up). I'll post pictures soon!
Stitch for a Cause is a community service project at Kentucky Country Day School in Louisville, Kentucky.
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