I’m ridiculously happy with my new header graphic. As much as I liked the old one, it was still the generic header that came with the pre-made theme–I didn’t want my laziness for design to prolong the initial launch of the blog, way back when. Fortunately, my laziness with regard to laundry meant I finally took the time to at least change the header. Not sure what else I’ll change–so far I like all the presets with the Leone theme.
In other news, I was in Barnes and Noble last week where I picked up Charmed Knits: Projects for Fans of Harry Potter. Harry Potter! And knitting patterns! Two of my favorite things, all wrapped up in one package! There wasn’t enough squee in the world when I found this little gem.
I haven’t read it cover to cover yet, just flipped through it, but so far I like it. I’m not so sure I’ll be knitting any of the patterns, though. My attention span is too short for any of the sweaters; I don’t like DPNs, so the socks and mittens are out; and the needles sizes are so small for most of the patterns–I may have missed it, but so far the largest needles I’ve seen mentioned are nines, yikes! (ETA: Wait, no! Just saw that 13s are used for Ron’s Animal Crackers Hat, page 144.) The Clock Blanket (page 29) is tempting, though. And a huge plus can be found on page 141, where the author has included a row-by-row stitch pattern in addition to a chart for the cables on Hermione’s Cabled Hat–books so rarely include the row-by-row breakdown for those of us who are chart-challenged!
So yes, my initial impression is SQUEE! If I change my mind, I’ll let you know. 🙂