Tuesday, May 31, 2016

You Know This Feel.

A description of every yarn room ever.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Nascent Blanket

I'm (finally) doing Woolly Thoughts "A New Angle" blanket! It's my .... Arithmancy OWL? I think it's Arithmancy.

Anyway, 35  12"x12" blocks out of chunky yarn, plus a border. It's going to be huge!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Aleda KAL - done!

Kelbourne Woolens did a Knitalong for the "Aleda" shawl that's in one of their books. I had one ball of TurtleMade Sparkle Sock from the Shenandoah Fiber Fest last fall, and it was a win!

I cast on May 1, and zoomed along until Thursday night.

Yep. Ran out of yarn with half a row and the bind off to go. (This is definitely a case of "losing a game of yarn chicken".)

Luckily, I picked up a nearly-the-same-green sparkly lace weight at Uniquities during this April's Metro Yarn Crawl.

It worked! It's blocking now, and the pattern is fun enough that I plan to start another June 1!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Felt-Splicing Skeino

So since vacation last week, I've somehow lost a day. Or six. Anyway, yesterday a Skeino Arabella Shawl Kit happened. 

Being me, I decided to splice the whole thing into a ball.

Carefully separate single ply into two for about two to three inches. Put the joins so they fully intersect and soak in water for a second:

Then, use friction between your pans to hear it up and felt it solid. (It's done when the water is gone.)

Then continue...

... and continue...

... and continue.

Here's the full color run and label info:

Left to right, winter gray thru spring greens into summer golds and then the reds and browns of autumn!

I'm going to make a Fall of Leaves cloak, if I can!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bunny Nugget Redux

Made a Football Bunny Nugget this week: 

Points for Slytherin!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Socks happened!

Took Laura's Toe Up Socks that Fit class. It resulted in a quick pair of socks:

The foot part fits excellently. They're a wee bit loose at the ankle (my ankles are still oddly skinny), but easy enough to correct on the second pair!

(Yep, I will get four socks out of one ball of Lang Jawoll Aktion.)

Monday, May 9, 2016

MDSW 2016

If you have Instagram, you can see all my MDSW pics (and many others) with the tag #virtualMDSW . Here are a few of my favorites:




skein & garment competition

skein & garment competition

the shawls of Sheep-to-Shawl

skein & garment competition



so much to see!!

see you next year!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

OWL approved!

Forgot to do a swatch for my OWL (oops.) Zipped one up today:

... and was approved within a few hours, hooray!

Got some of the yarn wound, hope to get underway on Monday.

Tomorrow is Sheep & Wool. I'll be running a #virtualMDSW on Instagram & Twitter  if I get decent reception!

Friday, May 6, 2016

A Spot of Tea

I've had this little Dragon Dreams "Spot of Tea" chart for ages, and HPKHCH Quidditch warm-ups this term gave me a reason to get it finished! Hooray!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May the Fourth

Yes, it's the fifth, but there were several May the Fourth pics going around yesterday that I want to be able to find next year: 

You're welcome.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


More stuff knitting...

Four repeats of ten in the main body of Aleda:

And I need to search for my OWL. Sigh.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

New Term has Begun

A new term started today for the Harry Potter Knit & Crochet House Cup. I've already managed to turn in a class:

Magical Literature - make something with a heart or hearts: 

Started another class:

It's the Adela Knitalong run by Kelbourne Woolens, in some TurtleMade Sparkle Soxk, color 341. It's for DADA (use sparkly yarn).

I turned in my OWL proposal. It's Arithmancy, and I'm FINALLY going to make Wolly Thoughts "A New Angle". I even found all the yarn!

Plus, I got my first badge for turning in my OWL proposal, then turning in a class before my OWL was approved:

So, off to a good start! Quidditch warm ups are this week, BROOMS next week... oh boy...!