Friday, February 22, 2013

Owl Post Badges - Rotate Your Owl!

So in addition to working on cartoon for Katsucon (it's over, some sold, yay), I've been lead on one section of the Super-Secret Project, which has now been revealed to be Hogsmeade Weekend at HPKCHC. I'm lead Postal Facilitator at the Owl Post! The event takes place Friday Feb 22 (today!) through the 24th, 2013. The Owl Post is located in the Hufflepuff Den, and if you're a Ravelry member, please go take a look, I had a blast writing everything up. And making icons, because I like making icons. And because I want a record where I can find them... here they all are!

Postal Facilitator:100x100: 200x200:
Postal Liaison: 100x100: 200x200:
Class Craft Badge: 100x100: 200x200:
Freestyle Craft Badge: 100x100: 200x200:
Special Craft Badge: 100x100: 200x200:
Blank Owl Post Badge: 100x100: 200x200:

Monday, February 11, 2013

All the Way to Eleven

So, remember my OWL proposal? It was for an actual h-t-g Argyle sweater with intarsia and everything. The swatch looked thus:

See that swatch there with its five measly bobbins?

The sweater goes all the way to ELEVEN.

I got almost all the way through the first row of diamonds on the front panel. You can tell that on the left side of the two photos below. About when I was almost all the way through those diamonds? I realized my side-shaping was supposed to go over EIGHT inches, not FOUR.


So I got to frog ELEVEN BOBBINS worth of intarsia.

Yeah. It sucked a LOT. I was trying to go back to the row of the second decrease, but the bobbins weren't behaving, the few reknits I did looked wonky... so I went back to the very first row of the thing.


At least putting the diamonds back IN is going really well, since I really, really understand the structure of the intarsia diamonds now!!

Friday, February 8, 2013


For Quidditch Challenge the First for this month, we had to make something that would keep the sun out of our eyes. Since I'm slowly (well, okay, not that slowly) turning into a night owl, what came to mind possibly wasn't what the coaches were thinking we'd make:

Hooray, I nap-tested it in bright daylight (or as bright as it gets in my house).

It works!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Partridge Named Harriet

Whups, a bit late this week. In my defense, um...

.... okay, I got nothin'.

I did manage to cross-stitch and bead a lovely little partridge-in-a-pear-tree Mill Hill kit I got at the Stitcher's Stash Superbowl Sale, though:

I really like it; I think I will name her Harriet.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Okay... the last post was for DADA. THIS is Muggle Studies.

And for the eighth and final class this month, I did Muggle Studies.
I chose - Option: Explain what the promise is, how you've broken it, and what action you are taking now.
I decided to finish a shawl I'd started with some amazing yarn I'd picked up at the TKGA convention this summer.

Yards - Was knit, Pre-Frog: 219 yds (1.8 oz)
Yards - Newly Knit: 207 (12 yards left exactly)
Yards - Total: 438 yds (3.6 oz), - 12... 426 total yards used.

The promise: Make a pretty shawl for my Mom for her birthday.
How it was broken: Mom's birthday was, um, earlier. Before this shawl was completed.

Screenshot of Original Project Page for Proof of Not-Finished-ness

How I'm fixing it:
The shawl stalled horribly when there was some sort of counting error happened in the last bump. And it was bad enough that I couldn't figure out how to fix it.

So I frogged it.

And now I'm reknitting it back, and will give it to Mom. It's just a little late!

drapes beautifully over shoulders

almost a five-foot wingspan!

pretty shadows

I have to thank the Hogwarts professors for the idea of this class. Without it, this shawl might never have happened, and I just *love* the way it turned out!