Thursday, January 23, 2014


 Siriusly Whacked!

As twisted as she is beautiful, we would be completely remiss in our duties as HMGIC if we didn't include Bellatrix Lestrange in this episode of psych hoars.  Never fear, she was the inspiration for the latest installment.  Who could ask for a more shining example of everything we hold dear? Her obsessive dedication and focussed devotion to rid the world of mudbloods and blood traitors no matter what makes her ideally suited.

The yarn is an oh-so-soft and squishy 100g/256m of Dizzy Blonde Studios Superwash DK base shifts from shades of bright acid green, to deep"Avada Cadavra" green to the deepest "Dark Mark" black. 

The nom is a delicious chocolate frog, a welcomed treat to wizards worldwide.  And what mean girl doesn't like a little bling in the string?  The gorgeous deep emerald crystal stitch marker is from Toluca Knit Jewelry

photograph by d2 Fotography
This month's installment included an original pattern design by our veteran designer and Mean Girl,  Aimee of Fairie Knits.  Knockturn is a fingerless mitt pattern that can convert to arm warmers in the flick of a wand...errr...thumb.  Perfect for the wizarding mean girl in us all!  

However, if you're not in the mood to cast on these mitts quite yet (and you'd be crazy not to), we have some...

Pattern Recommendations

My New Year's Resolution Yoga Socks by Yuko Frederick
Podcaster Cowl by Susan Ashcroft of Stitchnerd Designs
Sssstarter by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud
Cable Rouge by Marisa Hernandez
Wisteria by Taiga Hillard Designs
Nozky by Monica Sirna

Woolly Jumper Slippers by Shush Lander
Arachne Slouchy Hat by Justine Walley