Monday, June 6, 2011

The Madness of Magic

Ailene here!

Appropriately for my first blog post is a subject near and dear to my heart.  For over a decade, there has been an obsession with the world JK Rowling created through a boy named Harry Potter.  I remember reading the first Harry Potter book at age 10 and finishing within two days.  I fell in love.  Each book led me closer to the fate of The Boy Who Lived and He Who Must Not Be Named.  The midnight release of book seven (Ailene - age 18) led to an all-nighter that finally resolved the conflict between The Chosen One and The Dark Lord. I was left with a feeling of awe that I had the privilege of sharing this magical world for so long...and sad that such a big chapter of my admittedly nerdy life was really closed.  

I am now 22 and still in love with the world of wizards and Muggles.  I sometimes still long for that owl from Hogwarts to let me know that I am indeed a wizard, or that I had a Time Turner to get through all my studying.  But alas, I am but a college girl (who finds no hardship in finding magic again and again with each rereading of the series).  And, now, Jimmy Beans has finally embraced the madness of this magic!!  So, naturally, my fellow Beans and I are excited to bring July’s Limited Edition Color inspired by Harry Potter to you!  July 15th is the eagerly awaited release of the last movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.  The release of the last book was also in July four years ago.  And July 31st is the birth date of Harry Potter.  It all fits that July would be the perfect month.  =D  

The amazing ladies at Lorna’s have created two unique colorways inspired by the series. 


It is Harry vs. Voldemort in our knitting world! And it’s up to you to decide who will survive.

    Here are the colors:



    He Who Must Not Be Named
    The Boy Who Lived



















    Here are the rules:

    • 1      Voting will take place from June 6th - June 13th.
    • 2      Please vote only once on our poll to the right.
    • 3      The colorway with the most votes will be July’s LLE colorway!
    • 4      You will get bonus life points for sharing our poll with other fans!!
    There you have it! Vote for good or evil or just because you think one colorway is prettier than the others. We will announce the winner on July 1st.

    Please join us in our magical contest!
    Ailene

    P.S.- If you enjoy being a part of fun and exciting events like this, join our Lorna's Limited Edition club!

    ***EDIT 6/6/11 12:00pm- Bethany accidentally put up the wrong skein for the colorway "The boy who lived". Feel free to change your vote if you need to! Sorry!! end edit****

    65 comments:

    Snickers said...

    The Boy Who Lived: because it includes a red that will be perfect for holiday knitting

    Pauline Keller said...

    He who must not be named only because I like the blending of the colors.

    christina said...

    I voted for The Boy That Lived but I love them both.

    I would like to suggest bringing He Who Must Not Be Named back for December. Partially because I just want it back, but if you want to go with the theme...HWMNBN's birthday is December 31...which just also happens to be my birthday too. :D

    flossie said...

    I didn't read the books, but HWMNBN has such fantastic colors in it, I hope if it doesn't win, it at least comes back again.

    Anonymous said...

    I like them both, but I'm more drawn to He Who Must Not Be Named.....

    Christi

    Anonymous said...

    I love He Who Must Not Be Named, it's gorgeous!

    Lelah

    Candace Davis said...

    I vote for The Boy that Lived!

    Genifer said...

    I'm a fan of He Who Must Not Be Named. It's too pretty to be evil!

    Kajja said...

    He who must not be named...love the colours, love the name...love the magic!

    Candice Hope said...

    oooh, I kind of want to abstain because I love them both! I should also add that I didn't read the entire post because I am not finished reading the HP series yet! so I didn't want to stumble upon the ending to the last book!

    Mary Fran said...

    We have a tie in the house. My 10 year old and I like "He who must not be named" My 8 and 5 year old like "the boy who lived". So we're not much help. How about both?

    Bethany at JBW said...

    Doesn't Lorna's Laces do amazing things? :)

    Kepanie said...

    He Who Must Not be Named!

    Bgstoner said...

    The Boy Who Lived. (but I really like both colors)

    Two-of-Six said...

    The Boy Who Lived. Beautiful combination of colors.

    Tara said...

    The boy who lived - I'm going through a purple phase.

    Mea said...

    The Boy Who Lived -- on sheer principle

    Bev said...

    The boy that lived

    Sara M said...

    He Who Must Not Be Named! Not that I'm a Death Eater or anything :) Gotta love that citrusy green, though!

    Nikki said...

    The boy who lived! This post makes me so happy I could cry!

    haileysmomscat said...

    The boy that lived. The colors are sooo pretty!

    Vasiliki said...

    I really like He Who Must Not Be Named

    Virginia said...

    I'm voting for You-Know-Who, but I'd love to have them both!

    Anonymous said...

    He who must not be named, something about all that dark, and the pop of light green.

    Anonymous said...

    I love the He who must not be named. A little evil is good

    Annierose said...

    The Boy Who Lived, definitely. Both colorways are fantastic, but this one has the rich dimension that is Harry...

    Anonymous said...

    What WAS that color in the original picture that was accidentally put up for "the boy who lived"? - (I liked that one). Is that a current color or one to come? (I had voted for that one)

    CloseAcademy said...

    The boy who lived has a lot of pretty colors that would be fun to work with.

    Syd said...

    Both are great! But choosing one over the other? The boy who lived! Can we have the other one next? How about Ron?

    Amy said...

    He who must not be named!

    scoobie2 said...

    He Who Must Not be Named...the colors personify all that is magically evil;

    Kate said...

    He Who Must Not Be Named

    Jane said...

    How can we choose?!! Whichever one wins, please keep the recipe for second place and run it another month. You just can't waste any Lorna deliciousness!

    wyvern713 said...

    He Who Must Not be Named. I like the colors better.

    wildwoodlisa said...

    I feel so disloyal - Harry is my hero but the HWMNBN's skein is just so pretty. TBWL just doesn't appeal to me as much. HWMNBN!!!!

    a2z said...

    He Who Must Not Be Named gets my vote.

    Mary said...

    evil or not, I just plain love the color combination of He Who Must Not Be Named...

    carrieknitscake said...

    Boy Who Lived! Love the mix of colors!

    Anonymous said...

    He Who Must Not Be Named....beautiful color combination.

    Kara said...

    The Boy Who Lived. Love those colors!

    worldknits said...

    love the muse behind your yarn colors! I vote for He Who Must Not Be Named, but really great job on both of them

    jademondin said...

    the boy who lived fot the green in it. i also like the other colorway, but well. one has to win..

    Liz said...

    Love He Who Must Not Be Named. Gorgeous.

    Cathy said...

    He Who Must Not Be Named - The colors are wonderful.

    Cynthia A. said...

    Definitely He Who must not be named - those colours, those transitions...mmm. Thanks for letting us have a say ;)

    Sarah said...

    Just voted for The Boy Who Lived and tweeted about the poll.

    Anonymous said...

    vote, but I want both, oh well, voted for He who must not be named, can the boy who lived come also though? :-)lets say to celebrate the 4th of july maybe as a special surprise

    Ashley said...

    Goshdarnit.

    I love them both. But, if I really do have to choose...He Who Must Not be Named!

    Stephanie said...

    I love the colors of the Boy who lived! I pick that one even though I also love the colors of He who must not be named.

    Anonymous said...

    VOLDEMORT

    smudgepuss said...

    Def HWMNBN, it's soooo pretty!

    danielle said...

    They are both yummy....but I have to vote for The Boy Who Lived because it has green AND purple in it....my two fave colors!

    Joanne said...

    I vote for “The Boy Who Lived” . I would be happy with either, though!

    CC said...

    He Who Must Not Be Named
    love the color combination

    pat said...

    HWMNBN's is my choice. Remembering that to appreciate good you must experience a bit of evil.

    Nicole said...

    He Who Must Not Be Named, because I love the colors.

    Jo Anne W-M said...

    I am secretly hoping for a tie so that both colorways are offered for sale.

    Michelle said...

    My first choice THE BOY WHO LIVED, but I agree with Jo Anne I would buy both.

    NiseyKnits said...

    I am so torn, but the colors from The Boy Who Lived are calling out to me, so that's my vote! Rock on Harry!! Can't wait for July 17th to see the final installment of the movie!

    Carole said...

    I voted for The Boy Who Lived, but I love the other color as well - can we have both...and also a KAL for either one of the colors. You do make it so hard to decide

    Persimmon said...

    Must go with HWMNBN. It is gorgeous! Love cool colorways.

    Beth said...

    The Boy Who Lived gets my vote.

    Caitirin said...

    He who must not be named is so much prettier!

    Mary said...

    I love them both, but the citrus green did it for me--- He Who Must Not Be Named.

    Sue Smith said...

    He Who Must Not Be Named - no doubt about it!