A perfect pouch to put things in, decorated with Professor Dumbledore’s familiar, Fawkes the phoenix. This little drawstring pouch is of a size to house a deck of cards, a small camera, or a handful of Bernie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. Originally designed for a Harry Potter-themed gift exchange, the Phoenix Pouch would be well received by Potterheads, or anyone else who loves a good fiery bird.
Knit from the top down, the construction of the Phoenix Pouch is very simple. A row of eyelets allow the addition of a drawstring. The suggested I-cord drawstring may be substituted for a ribbon, if you so choose. The Phoenix is created through Fair Isle knitting following the included chart.
I’ve mentioned my tradition of making blankets for couples getting married. Well, it’s come back to bite me in the butt again. I’ve got two weddings coming up in the next couple months, and I haven’t even planned out a project yet, much less started knitting either one.
Here’s what I’m thinking: Something quick and cozy, with a bulky yarn and gigantic needles. Which of these do you like?
This one has a gauge of 3 stitches per 4 inches. That would just about fly off the needles. But what if we went Even BIGGER?Giganto Blanket by Laura Birek
Instead of needles… PVC pipes. Instead of Yarn… slightly felted roving. This might be the one. Can you imagine cuddling up on the couch with this blanket? It would be like living in a little cocoon of fluff. Heaven.
Or, I suppose I could just get something off their registries… but where’s the fun in that?