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Ta Dah! Potter Socks

Big apologies for my blogging absence over the last couple of months. As I touched on in my previous post, I've been going through a really tough time recently and have cut myself off from everything apart from my job. At some point, I expect I will be able to discuss this openly but for now I am focusing on becoming myself again.

It's not all bad, though. Although I fully admit that my crafting output has dwindled lately, I've started a few projects and finished several pairs of socks - all of which I'm aching to share with you all!

As the script for Harry Potter & the Cursed Child was released yesterday to coincide with J.K. Rowling and Harry's birthdays, I figured these should be first up!

Say hi to these gorgeously stripy, Hogwarts House themed Potter Socks!!! 

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I know you've seen my partially-completed Gryffindor socks in my previous post already, so how about this Ravenclaw pair, hmm?

They came about after my colleague saw me knitting the Gryffindor pair on my lunch break and asked whether I could do a Ravenclaw equivalent for his partner. After asking Twisted Limone whether she could dye up the yarn,  I obliged. Aren't they great? 

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For me, though - my heart lies with Gryffindor....

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Beyond the size, there's a crucial structural difference between these sibling socks. Can you spot the difference in the heel construction?

The Gryffindor pair were made using the Afterthought heel, whereas the Ravenclaw pair included one of my very first attempts at the Fish Lips Kiss Heel (my new favourite!).

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It's almost seamless in appearance, provides an excellent fit and goes so well with striped yarn. I love it so much, that I doubt I'll ever use another heel with self-striping. 

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Oddly enough, I have another ball of yarn in the Slytherin colours, which I'll be saving to knit up around the time of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film release in November. Poor old Hufflepuff - they don't have a look in my knitting bag...

For any dedicated fans reading this, have you read the script yet?  If so, what do you think of it?

I'm about halfway through and I must admit that there are discrepancies that I find hard to reconcile with the seven canon novels. I know it's a play, but if basing it on an existing series, I always think consistency is key. So far it doesn't seem to be, more's the pity... 

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