Knitting and Harry Potter

bermuda-triangle-progress

This is the best picture I could get on a rainy morning of my progress on the Bermuda Triangle shawl. I am in the final stretch now with only 10 more rows of the ribbing and then the contrast color garter edge. I am looking forward to seeing how it changes after a blocking. Right now the slipped stitches are drawing it in some but I think the soak and block will fix it right up. I really like these colors together too.

I dyed another large order for the mill this past weekend but since the daylight hours are so short and I was working until near dark every day, I didn’t get any pictures to show you. Just picture lots of colored fluff and some hand painted yarn. Smile 

I can’t remember if I told you that I am finally doing a re-read of the Harry Potter books, but I am and they are even better after a long break of eight years. This is the first time I have read all seven books in succession and that is quite fun. I just started the Order of the Phoenix last night. The first three books are pretty fun and fast paced. I most noticed this time around that when you get to the fourth book, The Goblet of Fire, things do start to get a bit more serious, don’t they. The stakes get higher and I was more emotionally invested in what was happening to the characters. Personally I am moved many times with empathy for Harry and his struggles against the darkness and hatred that he is up against. His courage in the face of it what he barely understands but knows is evil is admirable. Sure he has help, but does that diminish his fortitude? Of course not. The truth is none of stand by our own strength and we all need help to combat evil in this world. Love is the antidote as he finds in the end and it is the same for us all. Perfect love casts out fear.

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