I finally finished another scarf, the "dark mark scarf" (a must for every hp fan:) - the middle part took me a long time, because it wasn't so interesting to knit! but the "shadow" part is fun - and the socks in gryffindor gold and red with a lion are to follow immediately! I hadn't done fringes for a long time though - and I had to actually look it up to remember again how it is done! how embarrassing is that? well, Montse Stanley to the rescue and off I went. the knotting is easy - I should just have counted the cut threads properly - if I had I wouldn't have had to cut more green ones - and be left with a heap of useless scraps in black now! I still have nearly 3 black balls leftover and a little bit of the second green one - enough for a hat, maybe only with a small dark mark in embroidery with the green.
tomorrow is "shopping day" for us - so I better finish now. but I saw earlier in the garden that the yellow cosmos and also the coreopsis started to flower. more pickings for the dye pot!