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More ‘Knitting Magic” from Insight Editions

Feb 20, 2022

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Book Reviews, Books, Fun – Crafts, News, Review

I love this book! When the first official Wizarding World knitting book, Harry Potter: Knitting Magic, was published in 2020, the patterns were so apt, adorable, creative, and impressive that I did not think it could be outdone. But author Tanis Gray, whom Leaky interviewed to hear about her inspiration for the first Knitting Magic …read more!

EXCLUSIVE: Leaky interviews “Harry Potter: Knitting Magic” author Tanis Gray

Jan 17, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Costumes, Exclusives, Fun – Crafts, Interviews, News, Products

The first official Harry Potter knitting book, Harry Potter: Knitting Magic will be released on January 28.  You can pre-order it here, and enter to win a copy, plus yarn for the Umbridge Cat Scarf, here.  Thanks to publisher Insight Editions, Leaky was able to chat with author Tanis Gray about Weasley jumpers, Dumbledore’s famous love …read more!

SNEAK PEEK at Hedwig pattern from forthcoming “Harry Potter: Knitting Magic”

Nov 22, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Fun, Fun – Crafts, News

Knitting plays a charming role in the Harry Potter books, from Mrs. Weasley’s jumpers, Hermione’s hats for S.P.E.W., to Dumbledore’s delight in deciphering knitting patterns.  The houses also lend themselves to colour-coordinated knitwear, which has inspired fans to design patterns for everything from house scarves to wand cosies.  Several unofficial collections of Potter-inspired knitting patterns …read more!

DIY Gryffindor Common Room: Creating a ‘Harry Potter’ Themed Room in Your Home!

Apr 27, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fans, Fun, Fun – Crafts, News

The Gryffindor Common room represents so much to Harry Potter fans. For Harry it was the first place he felt at home, filled with warmth and friendship. For fans who have had the pleasure of visiting Warner Bros Studio Tour in London or read about the creation of the set for the Harry Potter films, it’s an …read more!

News from LEGO Including the Hogwarts Castle Designer Video, a Wand Build Event and the Wizarding World Mini-Site Goes Live!

Aug 12, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Events, Fantastic Beasts, Fun, Fun – Crafts, Products, Sales, Toys

 LEGO just keeps conjuring the magic for Wizarding World fans this year. The toy brick company has released a new collection of Harry Potter sets to coincide with the US 20th Anniversary of the series, as well as new Fantastic Beasts boxes and mini-figures leading up to the premiere of Crimes of Grindelwald. And Leaky reported …read more!

Unofficial Harry Potter Knits Still Available

Feb 25, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun – Crafts

How could we have missed this? We have post owls flying hither and yon, and we toil tirelessly ’round the clock, aided by copious amounts of butterbeer, pumpkin juice and, uh, maybe a touch of fire whiskey.  We don’t miss much. But somehow we never told you that in 2013, Interweave Press released The Unofficial Harry Potter …read more!

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