Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2. The Zoo (Harry Potter Art Yarn Advent Calendar)

The snake suddenly opened its beady eyes. Slowly, very slowly, it raised its head until its eyes were on a level with Harry's.  It winked.  Harry stared. Then he looked quickly around to see if anyone was watching. They weren't. He looked back at the snake and winked, too.  The snake jerked its head toward Uncle Vernon and Dudley, then raised its eyes to the ceiling. It gave Harry a look that said quite plainly:  "I get that all the time.  "I know," Harry murmured through the glass, though he wasn't sure the snake could hear him. "It must be really annoying."  The snake nodded vigorously. 

- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling

Description: dark greens and black represent the dark reptile house. Instead of snake charms, I decided on making contrasting light green parts into coils to represent the snake. The description in the book mentions “glistening brown coils”, which makes sense as the snake in question is a Boa Constrictor, but I made an artistic choice and decided on the light green for the contrasting effect - brown wouldn’t be as visible in the dark yarn (and it seems a green variety exists as well).
Fibre Types: merino wool, alpaca fibre, linen
Colours: dark green, black, rust red, light green
Add-Ins: none, but the light green parts are made into coils

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