Laura Ricketts Designs

"She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands..."

Laura Ricketts Designs is a personal and business website for Laura Ricketts, hand-knitwear designer, author, teacher, crafter, mother and wife.

What I did this summer

Today marks the first day of school in many places across the country, including for my niece and also for Michigan where I grew up.  Schools in our area have been in session for a month. Amazing!

But, since Labor Day marks the end of summer, I'm planning on posting a few things here that I did this summer. Here's the first:

I've had my eye on this pattern for a long time, but no real reason to knit it. Now that I know some one in the Slytherin house of Harry Potter, though, I let my knitting needles fly. Meet House of Slytherin.

The first three pictures above are taken directly above the scarf. You can clearly see that the scarf is just black and green stripes, but that the stripes vary in terms of knit and purl stitches. 

The fourth picture is taken from an angle. Now, you can see that the patterning of purls and knits combines to create an raised image, most visible when seen at an angle. This image is the Sign of the Dark Mark.

One more pic. Here it is with the fringe.


What did YOU do this summer?