'Alliance' by Marco Florindez
Using DMC's Metallic Mesh on Needlepoint
4 hours ago
For this month’s assignment, in honor of this amazing piece of wizard engineering, which shows not merely the viewer, but their deepest desire, please make a pair of objects, that represent your deepest desire. While you’re working on them, think about what you can do to attain that desire. Include your ideas in your description when you turn them in.Now, this is the first project I started this month (since I knew it would take a while), so, naturally, it's the last I'm going to finish. I really got cranking on them Monday night, after turning in my History of Magic and ... um... Oh! Potions & Charms combined assignment. I had both cuffs done *before* the weekend; by Wednesday evening, I had one entire sock (which seems to want to be the left sock) finished. Knitting like a fiend (and not sleeping much) allowed me to get most of the second sock done last night. There was one little snag, though, since I'm winging the base sock pattern to my own specs.
Please note: a pair means two items. Two socks, two mittens, two booties all count. You don’t need to make two pair. If your item is a single item, however (a hat, a scarf, a bag, a voodoo doll), you’ll have to make two of them.
|The seat cushion under the cool illusion/intarsia sun thing is actually a split-back (zipperless) pillow cover, with ties. It's all hand-stitched (I'm still scared of my sewing machine), and made from duck cloth - because it might be, say, sitting outside in a baseball stadium in the rain someday. I want it to hold up! I was a good bunny and actually pinned my seams before stitching so they'd be even. Yeah, that sounds basic, but you'd be surprised how often I don't pin and just hope I can eyeball it!|
|My boss, out of the blue, brought me some pretty Gerber daisies for my desk last week. They're still doing fine, and will probably make it into next week. I thought that was totally sweet of her!|
|All that Project Runway watching during making all the sandwiches? I totally loved Heidi Klum's dress at the finale. There's got to be a way to work this neckline (a) with yarn and (b) onto my HoM O.W.L.-to-be corset. I think it would look SUPER cool.|
|The Hufflepuff-colored dish scrubbie was actually going to be bigger than it is. I even started the next row in yellow, then did the math: I was going to be crocheting over 6,000 stitches for JUST THIS ROUND if I kept going - and I was going to have to do more black on top of that. Exponential progression - YIKES!!! I pulled it out, and went with the lovely little object you saw previously. I'd still be crocheting it NOW if I hadn't!|
|My friend JJ got some amazing - and expensive and very, very exclusive (like $200/skein!) yarn as a gift. She made an amazing sweater from it - yes, everything you see, even the sparklies, are all one yarn. It's a really, really lovely piece!!|
|Finally, the Giant Happy Flying Bunny is in its new home. And yes, I just now realized I have a Hufflepuff color scheme car. *Sigh.* I love it anyway.|
Okay, I need to focus. Here's what I need to be knitting, and when it has to be done:As of today, THE LIST has changed!!! The stuff marked out? Already dealt with!
Project June 30
Whenever 50% of OWL X Eclipse Socks X Undecided HoM Project X Finches for Dad X TKGA Con Homework X Hello Kitty Scarf X Slytherin Scarf for Hamish X Monster Yarn Project X Sweet Grandparents X
Plus, there's the Slytherin TARDIS knitalong in July (thankfully, IN JULY), a scrubbie I need to crochet, etc. etc. etc.....!
Now, realistically, I can do the TKGA con stuff waiting in the airport/hotel the day before. My airline is fine with knitting needles as long as they're not metal. (Those will be in the checked baggage, natch.) This gives me all of the July 4 weekend - when I won't be getting a shot to slow me down - to do the little finches for my Dad.
Also realistically, Hamish's scarf is going to be done this week, and I'm starting the YoT:SE giant Yarn Swatch Blanket of Doom up again or I *never* will.
This means, basically, that I need about 50 rows of Girasole done this & next week, and the Eclipse Socks, to boot. Which means I need to come up with something for History of Magic.
Since extra points are awarded for doing research on a House Founder other than one's own, I picked Rowena Ravenclaw. I found out gobs about her, but still no ideas that just Jump Out. I'm wondering if I could switch to Helga Hufflepuff (honestly, I started with her, but wasn't getting any ideas)? Maybe a market bag or a scrubbie? Practical, useful, hardworking sorts of things? Hm. Must think on this.
See? Hufflepuff house colors!