Also as you can see, I made a little progress on the Slytherin blanket. By a back-of-the-envelope calculation I am over a quarter done. Wow! Crochet does go a lot faster than knitting per unit area, even when it is my inefficient version.
If it isn't clear the blanket is folded in quarters to avoid it looking like a long strip. Sorry for the shadows. Even though this photo was taken at 2 pm today, the longer shadows of the winter seem to have set in.