Sunday, September 4, 2011

Chocolate Frog Cards!

I've been hanging out on The Seventh Floor today.  One of the Griffindor's was kind enough to invite me in and be a part of her Pride.  =D  Hooray for the Pygmy Puffs Pride!  I'll be crocheting a few pygmy puffs for Divination as soon as I can get my hands on some fun fur!  For now, I've managed to collect a few Chocolate Frog Cards for playing in the STUFFF thread in August!  See...

One for each tile earned!  I just kinda grabbed a few randomly...  it'll be fun to add to my collection as I continue to play!  I've already submitted an assignment for Defense Against the Dark Arts:

Shots Fired!

Sock Sniper socks... knit entirely in two and a half days!  And these were big socks...  US Woman's Size 10!  

I've got some plans to dye yarns this month too... and I've already cast on a hat for Muggle Studies.  =D

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Harry Potter Knitting/Crochet House Cup!

I found the most wonderful game on Ravelry!!! It's great for geeky knitters, like myself. It's way to complicated for me to explain properly... hell it took me a good two days prowling around the boards to get a handle on it. But do check it out here!  So, if I'm not going to explain it then why am I talking about it?  Cause I want to show off the tiles I've earned!

Swatch, Tidy, Update, Fix, Finish, and Frog!  Woot!!!

ETA:  About ten minutes after I posted this, I was awarded Golden Tiles for completing the entire challenge!


Sunday, July 31, 2011


Nope, just busy... here's a picture of my current WIPs:

Two on Two

Stripey Man Socks! My first pair ever knitted two at a time on circs. Slow going, but considering I won't have to start again... =)


Durmstrang socks for a Rav Pal! I am so wickedly proud of these babies! It's not a complicated pattern... just big!


Norwegian Totoro Mittens for the same Rav Pal! Quick and satisfying knit. My first time knitting with Malabrigo too... such a nice yarn!

Hand Dyed Yarn by Me

Hand dyed Merino/Nylon blend Sock Yarn. I had some extra Kool Aid left over from tye dying T-shirts with the kids (check out my other blog to see how that turned out!). Love the results!

Love for Karyn

A little knitted love for a dear friend that lost her Husband very unexpectedly. This will be sewn into an afghan for her and her family to cuddle when they need.

Orange Gush

Orange Gush Mystery KAL. I love orange!

Mystery KAL

Erin Mystery KAL. I love Mystery KALs! These were donated to help raise money for Breast Cancer. =)

Reversable Totes

Simple lined totes... also donated to raise money for Breast Cancer. =D

For a Swap

Shur'tugal Socks for a swap! I wasn't sure I'd enjoy this pattern, but it was indeed a great knit!


I made myself a sweater!!! Idlewood was a very simple knit. The pattern was well written and flattering for any figure. =)

Hagrid's Motercycle Socks

Hagrid's Motercycle Socks for my friend Zeb!

Hired Monkey's

Monkey socks... I think my third pair? These were knit for a Rav Pal in exchange for some yarn. =)


Nemesis! These one's I kept! Such a great sock!!!

Easter Extravaganza Afghan

I designed this Easter Extravaganza Afghan and then donated it to our local Rec Department so they could auction it off at one of their fundraising activities.

Socks for Zeb

Plain Vanilla Socks for my friend Zeb.

Lots of knitting, some sewing... Happy Crafting All!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Oh I've been a busy crafter...

So busy, in fact, that I keep forgetting to show off... erm... update my craft blog.  No, seriously, it's been a super busy few months (check out my Homelife blog for an update or two if you'd like)...  here's a pictorial display of just how busy (from the crafty point of view, of course):

First - I finished these projects:


Fiddlehead Mittens for my Mom for her birthday!

Nov Mock Sock!

My first cabled socks... STR is sooo yummy!

Socks for Mumma

Wandia's for my Mom for Christmas. I just love CookieA's patterns! I also made a whole slew of other Christmas gifts...

Hat for the Small Boy

Owl Hat for my son (yes, I modeled it on a pumpkin).

Elephant for my nephew.

An Elefante for my nephew.


A cave full (no they don't really live in a cave... come to think of it I think they're strewn about the house... and probably naked... ahh the love of a small girl child) of bears for my daughter and three nieces (some unfinished in the photo, I know...). Yea, November and December were some hard core knitting months... those bears about killed me.

I did a bit of kool-aid dyeing... just for kicks really. The mood struck me, I had the supplies, went for it. The results were fantastic!

Lemon Lime

Lemon Lime

Goldfish in a Bowl

Goldfish in a Bowl

Cherry Cola

Cherry Cola

Hand dyed sock blank - Rainbow!

...and a Rainbow Sock Blank! This one was by far my favorite... I mean seriously, check out the Rainbow Sushi!


I am so making myself some knee socks with this! In more recent adventures (these were all before the new year... lesson learned; if I want to avoid the longest post ever then I really ought to update more often) I've made...


A crappy picture!


Not my best, but the socks really are kick ass. Summer Sliding in STR!

Stripey Goodness!

Yea, I finished this pair right about the same time I finished the previous pair... same crappy picture... I have no defense... just a case of crap-photography-itis. Anyway, this was a fantastic KAL on Rav with Stephanie van der Linden, Gaudete. I just love the heel!

Dashing Mitts

Dashing Mitts made for a really sweet swap partner on Rav. Made them with a skien of 100% Pure Wool from my SIL. O M G this yarn is just so yummy and delicious! Soft, squishy... and for some reason the word buttery still comes to mind when I think of knitting these mitts.


These socks were a mini milestone for me... I remember the first time I saw the Firestarter pattern I was in awe. I figured that if I ever got my sock knitting skills to the point where I could knit this sock, then I would be good to go... I have arrived? It was a little anti-climatic, kind of like, OK... now what? But just the same, these socks are awesome and I love them dearly! Knit with Asling Yarns Merino Superwash Handpainted Sock, they're soft, have great stitch definition, and the color is perfect!

New Mystery Socks

Look! Learned my lesson... no more pictures by the window! These are just off the needles and already on their way to a charity auction. Another Mystery KAL on Rav, the yarn is from New Zealand from a very nice swap partner; Knitsch Yarns. Squishy merino goodness! Must have more!

And last, but not least... currently on the needles we have this beauty...

Skew Sock

I finished this sock in two days... yes two days! It's mate is about half way done and I anticipate finishing it today. Most look at this sock and shudder because it's constructed differently. I found so long as I took the time to read the whole pattern first, then as I was knitting reading each section through as I started it, going line by line and trusting that the oddly shaped blob I was knitting would in turn into a sock... and it did at the Origami Moment... almost magical, I tell you. The fit isn't perfect, it's a little loose around the instep and ankle, but I did notice that links had been provided for fit alterations. But beautiful yarn makes up for the not so perfect foot hug though... STR in Dreidel... soooo gorgeous!!!

I'm also working on a few charity projects... hats, an afghan for a raffle... but I think this post is long enough, don't you?

Craft On All!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Recent Craftings...

I've been busy...


Messenger School Bag
Messenger Bag for a friend's daughter.

Drawstring Backpacks
New Dance Bag for my Little Bird.
Drawstring Backpacks
New Dance Bag for my niece Goobie.
New Project Bag
Slightly larger than sock sized project bag.
Quickie Drawstring Bags
Sock sized project bags... nothing fancy... unlined and perfect for multiple projects!

...a little baking:

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies!
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies!  So yum!

...and of course, knitting:

Demetra Sweater for the Little Bird
Demetra Cardi for my Little Bird.

JDRF Raffle Socks
JDRF Raffle Winner Socks!  Sunshine pattern by Cookie A.

Zante Socks
Zante Socks.

... and what's life without a few WIP's:

Mystery Sock Progress
Mystery KAL... my first real cabled socks!  And in STR... YUM!

Socks... nothing new here...
Wanida socks for my mom.

Mitten Progress
Fiddlehead Mittens, also for my mom.


Craft On All!