I finished my Lionheart socks and I could not be more pleased. I’ve been rereading the Harry Potter series this summer in anticipation of the new book coming out in July (among other reasons- hint, hint). So I plan on making many more of Erica Lueder’s Harry Potter themed socks in the near future.
This particular pair was made using Lueder’s Neville’s Socks pattern and Knit Picks Stroll Sock yarn – it’s been a while since I used a solid sock yarn and I really like how it lets the sock pattern shine.
Neville Longbottom is one of my favourite characters in the series; the way he develops over the seven books is truly fascinating. He starts off as a bumbling, awkward minor character that doesn’t really seem like he’ll be much of a player in the overarching story, but as we learn more about him and his own personal struggles we realize what a strong and brave person he really is. Of course I went with Gryffindor red for these socks.
So far I’ve been pretty much on track for my Year of the Sock knitting (I believe that’s the only craft resolution I’ve managed to stick to!), but something came up that means that I’m going to be putting my sock knitting on hold for a while. More details to come soon!