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H. Potter’s Edinburgh Virtual Tour and Knit Along
November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Friday, November 20, 2020; Virtual Tour 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST followed by the Knit Along 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Camp Yarnsie is bringing the Potter Trail to You!
Experience a magical virtual tour of Edinburgh from anywhere in the world!
Join us as an official guide from the Potter Trail guides us through a virtual tour experience via Zoom. The Potter Trail guides make every effort to make these tours just as interactive and magical as their real life tours. The guide will be LIVE using a mixture of high resolution images and Google Earth. There will also be a house point competition, sorting ceremony, and spell casting.
The only thing the guide can’t provide over Zoom is a wand so we recommend you bring your own! This tour covers everything that the real life tour includes (minus all the walking, of course!). This virtual tour will last approximately 1 hour (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST)
Then, after the tour, join us for a Harry Potter inspired Knit Along
Join Bonnie Thomas of Yank Your Yarn as we get to work on the Hogwarts Mini House Sock Ornaments knitting pattern by Marie Wright. This knit along will last approximately 2 hours. (5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST). See the pattern for information on the weight of yarn and the knitting needle size, etc.
Knit Along Supplies:
Oddments of fingering yarn in the appropriate Hogwarts Houses color. 50 yards of Main Color 5 yards of Contrast Color US1/2.25mm needles, your choice of double points, magic loop, or two circulars method.
Bonnie made her sample with baby-weight yarn and US4/3.5mm needles. It turned out fabulously! You can follow this pattern regardless of yarn weight, so long as you use weight-appropriate needle size. To complete this pattern, you will need to know how to cast-on and join in the round, knit, purl, slip stitches, do wraps and turns (method is explained in the pattern), decrease, and Kitchener stitch. However, Kitchener stitch is not completely necessary to close the toe.
Frequently Asked Questions
My partner, my child, and I would like to go on the H. Potter virtual tour. How many tickets do I need to purchase? 1 Ticket covers 1 device.
Do I need to download Zoom to access the H. Potter tour? You do not need to download anything or have an account with Zoom to access the tour. However we recommend you download the desktop app for free here for a better, more stable experience! We also recommend viewing the tour on a laptop or tablet as opposed to a phone. Information on how to access the Zoom call will be sent once you have purchased your ticket.
Is this tour suitable for children? Will they understand it? The rule of thumb we like to use is – “if they’re old enough to read the books, they’re old enough to take the tour.” The Potter Trail has some creepy locations, and a few gruesome historical details, but there’s nothing in here half as likely to give kids nightmares as some of the scary scenes in the books! The tour is designed to engage kids and communicate information clearly. There’s plenty of audience interaction and theatrical touches tailored to keep their attention primed. We wouldn’t recommend that very young children come on the tour. A good age guideline is 8+. For safeguarding reasons children must be accompanied by an adult.
My partner/kids/friends are mad about Potter, but I’ve never even read it. Will I find it boring/confusing? We certainly hope not! Although the tour is focused on the books and films, there’s also plenty of funny, atmospheric and informative content about Edinburgh’s literary history and real-world characters. If all you know about the series is that they’re about the adventures of a schoolboy wizard and are written by JK Rowling, then congratulations – you already know more than enough to enjoy the tour. No prior knowledge is assumed.
Questions? Email Camp Yarnsie: firstname.lastname@example.org
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