The Weasley Homestead, Pt. 2

It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on my Weasley Homestead socks – so long that I’ve actually finished them!

Lana Grossa Weasley Homestead socks

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The Weasley Homestead, Pt. 1

The other day I noticed that I don’t really have any mindless TV knitting. Actually that’s a lie – I do have my Golden Girls afghan, but it’s too hot to have a a giant pile of wool in my lap right now. So you can see that I needed a new project on the needles.

Lana Gross Meilenweit Weasley Homestead

I’ve had this pretty Lana Grossa Meilenweit Aloha in my stash for a while now and it was just begging for a chance to be socks. I used Erica Lueder’s Weasley Homestead pattern, and before you knew it I had several inches of a sock! It’s a great mindless knit and I’m looking forward to seeing the completed socks.

Lueder has a whole line of sock patterns inspired by Harry Potter and I think I’m going to have to work my way through them all, you might remember that I already made the Hermione and Neville socks a while back.

A Cat Named Cosmo

I’ve been more obsessed than normal with cat themed things recently – books about cats, cute items with cats on them, TV shows and movies that feature cats prominently. Over the weekend I watched the movie A Street Cat Named Bob (which I highly recommend!) and was inspired  to knit a cat scarf for my very own Cosmo.

Hand Knit Cat scarves

I grabbed some acrylic from my stash and knit garter stitch lengthwise. It was super quick, I think it only took about half an hour or so. But when I tried it on Cosmo it wouldn’t even fit around his neck – I had no idea he was so fat :/ Anyhow, the second one fit much better.

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Lionheart, Part 2

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.

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Neville Longbottom Socks

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.

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Lionheart, Part 1

I really enjoyed the last Erica Lueder sock pattern I made so I decided that my next pair of socks would be Neville’s Socks. It’s a subtle stitch pattern that’s easily memorized so these are just flying off my needles.

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Gryffindor Red

At first I thought I would make them in green as a nod to Neville’s love of herbology, but the more I thought about it the more I realized how much Neville truly embodied Gryffindor’s core values – so red it was! The yarn is Stroll in Firecracker Heather.

Hermione’s Everyday Socks

It’s been over a year since I’ve knit myself a pair of socks (that last pair is preparing to be frogged, so they don’t count), so I headed into my stash and pulled out some Patons Socks Kroy FX in the Cameo colourway. I’ve had Erica Lueder’s Hermione’s Everyday Socks in my queue for quite some time – she’s  got great sock patterns inspired by all sorts of Harry Potter characters and places and there are about half a dozen or so in my queue.

Love the texture

Love the texture

These are a really easy knit so they’re moving a long quickly. Now that I look at it, the colours really remind me of my Sid Cowl from earlier in the year.