On a scale of 1 to 10 of Harry Potter fandom, this muggle probably ranks around the mid point. I enjoy the movies, but haven't read the books (I know, I know ... ). I recently traveled to Orlando with the fam to vacay at the home of everyone's favorite mouse. Once there, my Potter-fanatic sister convinced her husband and I to spend a day at Harry Potter world. And, I must say, it was pretty Potter-riffic.
So, like any Potter fan, we took our "Sorting Hat Quiz" to determine which House we'd be placed. I received Hufflepuff.
"You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil."
—The Sorting Hat
Not shocking when I read the characteristics of the House, but I was a little miffed. Who doesn't want to be in Gryffindor with Harry, Hermione, Ron and the others? I didn't want to be a part of the wimpy, goody-too-shoes House like it was portrayed the movies. I was quickly reassured by my sister, who has read the books, that Hufflepuff is an honorable House to be in and that the movies were not so kind to them. After reading up on the House, I'm sure that is where I'd belong.
Now, time to arrive at Diagon Alley. Everything is there, the Leaky Cauldron, Gringotts, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, Owl Post, Daily Prophet and, to my surprise, a lovely little shop called Spindlewarps.
Spindlewarps is home to the never-tangle wool and what every knitter wants – self-knitting needles. They even had a pair knitting away. I tried to get a pair for myself because a newbie knitter and it would speed up my work by a whole lot. I've been told Hermione used the knitting charm to have needles knit hats autonomously. I'm pretty sure Mrs. Weasley used them to knit her children all those lovely sweaters.
What would you knit if you had self-knitting needles?
Mischief Managed ... until next time.