The Hogwarts Express
if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
-Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
It's arrived. The Hogwarts Express came to my humble muggle home. And while I have not had the time this week to be express-like in blogging about it, I couldn't be more thrilled. My Hogwarts Swap partner was Mikki, and she went above and beyond to send a fabulous package. It's like my questionairre come to life. You can read about all the action in the Hogwarts Sock Swap Official Blog, but the basic gist of it all was to send some socks - themed to the house into which your pal was sorted - and some other goodies. For the Ravenclaws among us, there's a bit of a dilemma - book colors or movie colors? Mikki did both. Don't you love the striping? I think these are Jaywalkers. They sure look like it, and they fit great. Not only that, she made adorable stitch markers from the same yarn. She also sent my first ever skein of Socks That Rock in a gorgeous spring-like colorway - I can hardly wait to get started! And when I do . . . it'll be on my new Lantern Moon sock dpns. How I love me a good set of double-pointed needles. The rest of the goodness you can see for yourself up there. It's just fabulous all around.
Now to start planning out my package (and, um, knitting the socks). The good news? My pal is also a Ravenclaw. And I have plenty of blues around.