So I made the baby this little Harry Potter set. I saw a onesie like this on Pinterest, but it was a pin of a pin of a pin, and impossible to track down. I dislike that about Pinterest. It used to be so easy to find the original source, but then they switched some things up, and now- impossible. This is why I try to pin only original material, with the source name in my description. Give credit where it's due, right? But I digress. The onesie. Couldn't find the source, so I just made one myself. I tried to find small black iron-on letters at JoAnn's, but no luck. I figured that my handwriting is pretty good, so I would just wing it with some black puff-paint. It's ok. Not perfect. I don't think the baby will mind much, though. The hat and socks I made in Gryffindor colors, because Harry Potter. And I think that most people are pretty sure they'd be in Gryffindor, despite the fact that most people would most certainly not be in Gryffindor. Me, for example. I think most people would actually be Hufflepuffs. Hufflepuff House would be like 85% of the school.
The hat and socks are made from Plymouth Superwash DK, which is a wonderful yarn to knit with. So soft, and the colors are dead on. I ordered yarn from KnitPicks for this project, and it was hotdog stand yellow and red. Wrong. So I tried again, and I won. The hat I just knitted. It's just a hat. Easy. Tied a pompom on top because everything is improved with a pompom. The socks are from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, which is a lovely book. I've made a few things from that book already, and intend to make a few more. Knitted baskets, for example. I love the idea of storing my knitting projects in a knitted basket. Very meta.
So I hope she likes this little collection. She loves Harry Potter nearly as much as me, so I'm sure she will. Once this kid's born it's totally getting a Weasley sweater. And maybe a sweater with a Hungarian Horntail on it, which I would have to be careful to never show my brother, because he would demand one as well, and I just don't have that kind of time. There's baby stuff to knit.