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:

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

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

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    3. 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

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    4. 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.

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

      Christi

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

      Lelah

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    7. I vote for The Boy that Lived!

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

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

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    10. 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!

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    11. 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?

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

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

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    14. The Boy Who Lived. Beautiful combination of colors.

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

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    16. The Boy Who Lived -- on sheer principle

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

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

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    19. The boy that lived. The colors are sooo pretty!

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    20. I really like He Who Must Not Be Named

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

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

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

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

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    25. 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)

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

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

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    28. He who must not be named!

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

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    30. He Who Must Not Be Named

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    31. 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!

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

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    33. 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!!!!

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    34. He Who Must Not Be Named gets my vote.

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

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    36. Boy Who Lived! Love the mix of colors!

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

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    38. The Boy Who Lived. Love those colors!

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

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

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    41. Love He Who Must Not Be Named. Gorgeous.

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

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

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

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    45. 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

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    46. Goshdarnit.

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

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    47. 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.

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    48. Def HWMNBN, it's soooo pretty!

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    49. 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!

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

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    51. He Who Must Not Be Named
      love the color combination

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

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

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

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

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    56. 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!

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    57. 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

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

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    59. The Boy Who Lived gets my vote.

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    60. He who must not be named is so much prettier!

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

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

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