Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Yarn Along: Newt Scamander Scarf and Library Haul

Yarn Along is a weekly link-up hosted by Ginny at the Small Things blog about two of the best things in life: books and knitting.


I finally started the Newt Scamander Hufflepuff scarf my friend requested, and I love how it's coming along! I was originally planning to knit it straight, but after scrutinizing a photo of Newt from the movie it looks like his scarf is a tube, so I'm knitting it in the round with magic loop. An added benefit to knitting it in the round is I don't have to weave in all the ends from the color changes! (In case you're curious, the yarn is Lion Brand Heartland in Great Smoky Mountains and Bryce Canyon. I'm not a big fan of acrylic for wearable projects, but it was by far the best color match to the scarf in the movie.)

I'm about to start reading an advance copy of "The Young Widower's Handbook" by Tom McAllister but for now I thought I'd share a picture of my library haul. I have to read "Looking for Alaska" for the adult book club I facilitate at the library where I work and I'm a bit ambivalent about that one (YA isn't really my thing) but I'm really looking forward to the other three! I'll also be reading "Puppies for Dummies" since we'll be bringing home the furry new addition to our family in about 10 days. (She's an absolutely adorable boxer puppy; you can see her in my Monday Musings post.)


  1. I own the Pit Bull book but haven't gotten to it - I just grabbed it in December. It sits next to the book about Michael Vick's fighting dogs (Insert any awful saying or curse words here - I do) which I still haven't been able to bring myself to read yet. Love the scarf and I can't wait to start seeing puppy pics and hearing puppy tales.

    1. Pit Bull is great! I think it would be of interest to anyone who likes dogs in general. I am sorta interested in reading the book about Vick's dogs, but I just don't think I can. People who are mean to animals make me stabby.

  2. The scarf looks great! Have fun with your new puppy.


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