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Classic Crewneck Pullover Not rated yet
On this page , give our latest addition to the Hobbie's collection - a crewneck version of the "Hogwarts®" sweater - a thumbs up or down. Who says …
Knitting Patterns For Children Not rated yet
Wizard Wear knitting patterns for children! Or for any other time as these are simple patterns which can be adapted to any color combination. Designing …
How To Take Sweater Measurements Not rated yet
All you need in order to get the proper fit in Hobbie's House knitwear are a few basic body measurements: Bust/chest, sweater body and sleeve length. …
Are you into scrapbooking your Halloween adventures each and every year as the children grow up?
We're happy to share two wonderfully colorful digital scrapbook kits - perfect for your Halloween photos. The kits are from Lemur Designs.
Hobbie's House of Wizard Wear - purveyors of Wizard School uniform scarves, sweaters and cardigans. Custom made in sizes for children, juniors, misses and men.
Today, we advanced the delivery date for all NEW orders received as of August 19, 2014.
Not sure where the year has flown but if you check the Halloween countdown calendar, Spook night is fast approaching!
Last week, we shipped another sweater and scarf set to the United Kingdom. As we continue with orders for September delivery, per special request, we are also developing a pattern (in acrylic yarn and multiple sizes) for the Dr.Who "cricket jumper".
Thank you for your continued business in 2014!
A custom knit reproduction of the sweater and scarf worn by Mark Cohen in the RENT© Broadway production and movie.
Order the trademark "reproduction" RENT Sweater and Scarf as worn by Mark Cohen in the musical directly from this page.
Wondering which size you need to order? Depends on why you are considering knitwear from Hobbie's House. Are you thinking of an item you plan on wearing
Thanks to "someone who shall remain nameless", we had to completely delete a well established "costuming" blog a few months ago.
In the meantime, we've continued to migrate from the old look to the new look, and made a few other changes.
We are not quite done yet so we thank you for your patience.
New products and patterns are on the way. Includes a new "Store" with novelty knits and ready to ship items.
How about a varsity styled Letterman cardigan? Be on the lookout for a quick survey.
If you have any preferences, be sure to send them our way.
Measurements - There is a difference between actual and finished measurements - How to pick the correct size garment.
Calling all RentHeads...Are you looking for Mark's trademark maroon and light blue sweater? At Hobbie's House, we've knit a long list of special request
A short time span between Thanksgiving and Christmas was aggravated by day long power outages, weather related government and Post Office closings as well as equipment failures. The Elves have been working overtime to get us back on track.
Today, while it is still cold outside, the sun is out and it has all of us at Hobbie's House fired up and ready to dive into the new year.
We still have some work to do on the migration of our website pages to a new platform.
We're also stocking the shelves of a new "Store" so that, once again, all our products will be found in one centralized location.
The store opening will be announced as soon as everything is in place.
As we do at the beginning of every year, we determine which "wizard wear" items are to be removed from the store shelves altogether aka "discontinued", or gradually phased out due to lack of interest during the prior year.
While the Harry Potter® phenomenon has abated, the costume and the knitwear are still very popular. Especially the scarves! And who knows what the new Harry Potter© related films and books will bring.
As the years move along, our suppliers phase out or discontinue some of the materials we use in our knitwear. So we may have to reinvent the product with acceptable substitute materials. It will not affect the quality of our knitwear.
We continue to focus on those "wizard wear" products which remain popular with our customers and we will also turn to an increased demand for custom designs.
The current delivery date is posted in the right hand column of each page throughout our site. Once the store is open, acknowledging the current delivery date will become a required "check" while filling our the shopping cart.
We've had too many cases of customers not being aware of the standard turn around time. It continues to be adjusted according to the volume of orders. However, we still do not carry any inventory and none of our custom made products are available for immediate shipment.
The delivery date is advanced as needed and updated automatically in the Callout Box in the right side column of each page on the website.
Newly designed pages will automatically replace older versions. Major site wide changes appear on the "What's New?" site blog.
Hobbie's House of Wizard Wear
Have you been thinking about working from home as a virtual assistant so that you can schedule work around your life? Have you been researching about
On this page, give our latest addition to the Hobbie's collection - a crewneck version of the Hogwarts® sweater - a thumbs up or down. Who says you can't
The Wizard School vest - top costume prop at Hobbie's House and a favorite of Harry Potter© fans.
So popular in fact that it topped the list of "wizard wear" we knit this Fall season.
Here is the latest one, the OOTP version of the cardigan knit in "Ravenclaw" House colors of dark blue and pewter. Knit in 100% wool, this cardigan is dry clean only.
Yes, the photo is overexposed but it is a silvery grey and a dark blue.
Over the years, the kids have dressed up as the Hogwarts® Weasley twins, Pirates good and bad, Revolutionary war foes, and now they would like to be Civil War brothers in arms...
That's not a problem until you set out to look for the perfect sewing pattern (after all, you've seen it in the pattern catalogs at Joanns and Hancock Fabrics) only to discover that the very pattern you want has been discontinued!
Are you looking for that special sewing pattern? You know the one that is either out of print, out of stock or completely discontinued?
Check the eBay auctions. That's where I finally found mine. Phew.
Next year, I will start my search a little sooner.
A collection of the best wizard wear resources to help you complete an award winning costume.
Here are simple sweater care instructions for all Hobbie's House of Wizard Wear knitwear.
Ancient costumes - their history and influence throughout the centuries.
The Sports Team Sweater - perfect for all those wizarding games. Have it custom knit in your team colors.
Check out our custom knitting services - when you're looking for something uniquely yours.
Remember that wonderful paperback book on all things "knitting" for Harry Potter® title Charmed Knits?
I had to do a double take recently when it came up in a search for a related topic. Imagine this...another Harry Potter knitting book is now available - the Unofficial Harry Potter Knits with stunning pieces for all ages.
If you have a copy of Charmed Knits, hang on to it. Or sell it. I do believe I will hang on to my copy of Alison's book.
But I am definitely going to get a copy of the Unofficial Harry Potter!
Hobbie's Knitting Pattern Membership Site - Our Collection of "Wizard Wear" Knitting Patterns
How storing wool sweaters properly during the summer months will help prevent costly damage.
Knitting pattern collection for Harry Potter® inspired sweaters, vests, cardigans and more.
Amazingly enough, there are plenty of Harry Potter® and Hogwarts® related costuming props available on eBay so be sure to check them out for a great deal on your Halloween costume.
We are already receiving orders for Halloween so it's not too early to be thinking about getting your costume items together.
We'd love to be able to respond in a little more detail to the person who submitted the inquiry about the ideal length of a vest for a 12 month old infant. Not only was the inquiry anonymous but it did not include any way to respond.
Sadly the 5 word phrase "Waiscoat length for a year old" was not of sufficient length to allow us to build a full fledged page on our site. Such short submission are ideally suited for email. So we will respond here on the website blog , hoping that the person who submitted the question will check for a response.
The length for a "Waistcoat" in a 12 month size size (for an infant with an actual 19 inch chest circumference)is just under 12 1/4 inches from shoulder (at the neck edge) to the bottom of the vest.
We are assuming that they are interested in a "vest" as in the British English definition.
For similar questions, feel free to contact us.
The World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando is expanding!
Diagon Alley will open in 2014 given all wizarding fans one more reason to visit central Florida.
The magic continues!
It was bound to happen but we were surprised at how much the shipping rates went up over the weekend.
We have adjusted our shipping costs for both domestic and international parcels to reflect the latest changes at the Post Office.
Our shipping costs are determined by the weight or the combined weight of the products ordered.
We've adjusted the shipping costs across the various weight categories but we may eventually find it easier to use Priority Mail Flat Rates for both Domestic and International parcels.
While we adjust to these new rates, any overpayment in shipping costs will be refunded when we prepare the shipping labels.
Thank you.Hobbie's House of Wizard Wear
During a limited time (the sale ends on January 15), you can save up to 20% all things Severus Snape and all things Slytherin® during the birthday sale.
My first experience with RENT© came when I was in college. I was like many students at the time, just out of high school, on my own for the very first
Well...we are in the same boat...in need of last minute costume ideas.
A certain someone would like to go Steampunk this year but going about the costume assembling a little late in the game.
Anyone have any quick and easy ideas for an adult male Steampunk costume? The Victorian vampire is great but we need something simpler!
Still need costume ideas for the little ones in your family?
You may just have all the props required to assemble some of these adorable costumes, including the gnome costume which happens to be my favorite.
Check out this collection of creative costumes on Hobbie's Facebook page.
It's still the official shop for all things Harry Potter® but which would you rather have?
Decisions, decisions...We're talking down to the wire. Halloween is a couple weeks away.
I was a junior in high school. I had heard of Rent, watched the movie, loved it, but I was too scared to audition for a part in the upcoming school musical:
Create your own Hogwarts® scene with life sized removable wall art.