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!