Wednesday, July 22, 2009

HBP premier wear!

K decided she wanted us all to wear house scarves for the Half Blood Prince Premier. I must add, she decided this on the morning of the premier. :D As I am a squib, and even my knitting machine is not that fast, K took matters into her own hands.

She had just learned to fingerknit from a girl on her swim team this summer. (Remember me talking about how I showed up at practices with my sticks and strings and started teaching kids to crochet. Well, it went viral! Little girls and boys started showing up with their own yarn every day and by the last meet, there were wet children with yarn everywhere,... Brilliant! )

K designed her own scarves. Each is 6 foot long, two cords of the main house color and one of the accent color. The tree strands are then tied at 12 inch intervals with a bow in the accent color and the ends are tied together with the long strands left hanging for fringe. They looked Marvelous and were great for the 12 and under crowd during the more intense bits in the movie, perfect to bunch up and hide behind. :)

And we submitted them in the HP knitting/crochet house cup on Ravelry as our Charms homework. One down!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

TV reporters can't resist the cuteness!

Mr. Man and I took K and her friends E and T to a couple of HP premier parties last night. K went as Ginny, E as Hermione, and T as a death eater. They were really cute. (We saw Ginny's uniform at the HP exhibit and were very surprised to see how different her skirt is from Hermione's. It's very slim cut, one box pleat in the front, and belt loops. Very plain, no frills. Quite Ginny. I'll post pics and a how to, someday,... I know, I'm terrible about that.)

At the first party there were crafts, games, snacks, and raffles for prizes. E won a gift bag filled with goodies and they were asked to pose for a picture for the paper. The photographer said it might appear in the weekend section tomorrow. At the second party they followed the reporter from the news around until he interviewed them. (Seriously, they were stalking him.) We saw them on the news last night and it was cute. I even recorded it! Good thing, because I got no pictures! Plans changed at the last minute and I forgot my camera. Though T did take a few pic with his phone which I will have to bug out of him.

We're going to see the movie today! Can't wait!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

We have our tickets!!!!

This will be the first Harry Potter Movie K has seen in the theater. (She's only just old enough for Hogwarts, and she's a bit tender hearted about movies. The snake in the beginning of Chamber of Secrets still has her hiding in the kitchen, peeking around the corner.) We're going Wednesday evening and we will be dressing out.

K is so excited, she's finger knitting a Gryffindor scarf as I type. Actually, right now she is teaching Mr. Man how to finger knit.

Our little fan girl.