Living the dillydally lifestyle in my remote corner of the planet!
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Most of you … those who have been following me for a while … know that I am a knitter. But there is something you may not know …
… I was misclassified … I was never meant to be a muggle. I was supposed to be the bff of Mrs. Weasley … we are kindred spirits … in multiple ways! ;-)
You might also know that I am a public school teacher at our Jr./Sr. High School. This year we've established a half hour enrichment period … a time where we can offer classes or activities for students designed to enhance their education with untraditional instruction. My 8th graders are big Harry Potter fans, so I created a Hogwart's Knit n' Lit Society! It filled immediately, and I began teaching them to knit … we're making the Hogwart first year scarf.
As soon as the junior high program was announced, many high school students approached me about adding another section! They are making the Hogwart fourth year scarf.
Some had knit before …
… many had never held knitting needles …
… but all were eager to learn or expand their skills!
They each chose the Hogwart's House they wish to be a member of …
… such fun and enthusiasm while listening to Harry Potter audiobooks.
With Christmas coming … I wanted to do something special to commemorate our time together as a literary society.
While thinking about possibilities for ornaments, I immediately thought of Harry's owl, Hedwig. A quick google search produced a pattern that would work perfectly, you can find it here.
Flicka supervised as I began working on the sample. My sweet little muggle kitty!
With the necessary parts in place … it went together quickly! Success!
I was thrilled with the prototype … time to begin assembling the kits!
I had fun putting together all the supplies ...
… and packaging them up into gifts for each student.
They all seemed to appreciate the kits …
… several began working on them right away …
… and many finished them in time to hang Hedwig on their trees at home!
We may be muggles … but we've created our own magic.
Do what you love. Create magic! Do dillydally!
We've all got light and dark inside us. What matters is the side we choose to act on. That's who we really are.
Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix