So, have you seen the latest Harry Potter? I promise, no spoilers here, just some knitting talk. I saw it this evening, and I am now inspired to knit my own version of Hermione’s Icelandic sweater. I’d seen this style of sweater before, of course, but something about the white background made me look at this kind of sweater in a new way. The gauge is small, and I’m already thinking about looking for yarn. I feel certain it’d be wrong to save the photos I’ve found online and post them here, so instead I’ll make you click. So far, the only images of the sweater I can find show it under a jacket, but we’ve got the long shot (featuring Ron and Harry), where the little detail along the bottom edge is visible, and a close-up where the neck pattern is more clear. I love it! I’m getting out the graph paper immediately!
Other knitting delectables came to light–Umbridge’s costuming is perfect, with lots of knitted gear, including a lacy cardigan; even her pink-on-pink knit herringbone dress with matching coat had me thinking about knitting! Ginny wears a totally cool crocheted vest, and Luna Lovegood has a cute crocheted cardigan. Not to mention, of course, Weasley sweaters and scarves.
As for the movie, it was fine. They had to condense a lot of book to make even a long movie, and I understand that things had to be tweaked, but I felt they skipped some important character development. The score is ludicrous, and kept us laughing the entire time. So in that way, totally enjoyable!
Edited to add: A glaring omission that only just occurred to me–they dropped Hermione knitting hats and socks for house elves!