Selfish Mommy Award Episode 117

Mojo:

Jessica NEWT- Finished!!! and turned in.

WIP’s:

Allena- Stitch Surfers on the heel!

Jessica-
Cecil- a red and green monster for Truban.

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena-
Fiber Wash Report: All alpaca fleece is washed just have to spin 2nd set of rolags
Mashup 4plynply
I fail at TDF this year

Jessica-
finished:
Loop bump n4ply mashup- 634 yds, (2536 yds of singles)- 10 oz
Nerd Girl Yarn mashup- n4ply, 332yds (1328 yds of singles) – 8oz

how i mashed them up

TDF totals:
5919 yds of singles
1665 yds of plied yarn
35.5 oz

Sewing:

Allena – When sewing attacks!

Gym:

Allena- hurt my back
Jessica- doing Focus T25-

Random Randomness!

Allena
I’m Jamberry Nails Consultant!
PhatFiber Contributor Box
Buy Phat! Qualified entries are purchases made (7/13/14) through (8/16/14) please double check to see if your artist is on the “Birds of a Feather” The contents of the “Birds of a Feather” PF preview Video (aka The Superbox) AND A $150 Gift Certificate to a shop that participated in the box this month. Each item purchased is an entry, so create separate posts for each one.
rainy cool week = awesome! wore handknit!
Rubarb Kuchen= awesome
Zuchinni and Cukes GALORE in my garden. also butternut squash
Yarn Crawl next week

Jessica-
Went camping!
hair appt for friday~

Kicking my TDFleece Butt! Episode 116

Mojo:

Allena- OoTP
Jessica

WIP’s:
Allena- Stitch Surfers pulled them out again

Jessica-
NEWT- 7 stripes to go!

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena- The Epic washing of the fleece NEWT
Fiber Wash Report: 1 alpaca fleece is washed and dry going to make some rolags
TDF finsihed green from NK

Jessica-
finished:
matchless- falkland- orange and June pancake and lulu
how it mashed up.

Gradient Rolags. 91 yds 2.5oz Nply.

SIP:
sidekick- loop bump- still working on it.

Gym:

Jessica- doing Focus T25-

Random Randomness!

Allena
I’m Jamberry Nails Consultant!
HUGE awesome swap package from SuperM
Used awesome lazy kate. works AMAZING
bella at camp
chrome and FB not playing well together?

Jessica-
Staff swap from Teknosugar
fixing the screens on our camper. UGH.

i want to chop off my hair. bad.

White Thang Episode 115

We are sorry for the quality of the video we were having a few internet problems. Please be patient with us!

Mojo:
Allena- TWSP sock swap
Jessica- cardio socks!- blocking

WIP’s:
Allena-
OoTP

Jessica-
NEWT- Truban’s blanket- starting on the last 5 balls of yarn.

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena- The Epic washing of the fleece NEWT
Fiber Wash Report: 1 alpaca fleece is washed and drying
TDF Finally spinning the green rolags from NaturallyKnitty.com

Jessica-
finished:
order mission.-
350 yds of BFL- 2ply
SIP:
matchless- falkland- orange and June pancake and lulu
how i’m going to mash them up=
sidekick- loop bump

Gym:

Allena- went for a walk with the dog
Jessica- Started doing Focus T25-

Random Randomness!

Allena
I’m Jamberry Nails Consultant!
HUGE box of yarn from Amy
DJmeurer sent me a lazy kate. So awesome!
4th of July at Idlewilde
got my socks
got a ton of audio books from the library

Jessica-
new cup!
Truban is 5- birthday
4th of jUly with the Withrows in Sturgeon Bay
I’ve been digging on making summer salads.

All that counts is TDF! Episode 114

Mojo:

Jessica- cardio socks!

WIP’s:

Allena-
OoTP medusa
socks for cardio challenge almost done

Jessica-
NEWT- Truban’s blanket- 1/2 way done! = 75% of the newt!- took a pic, need to turn it in

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena- The Epic washing of the fleece NEWT
Fiber Wash Report: corm and suffolk spun. Picked through Alpaca

Jessica-
spinning on my order mission.-

Sewing:

Allena sewed a bunch of special orders

Gym:

Jessica- been biking a lot. not cardioknitting though

Random Randomness!

Allena
I’m Jamberry Nails Consultant!
garden doing awesome
HUGE light tent. HUGE
so freakin hot
lego movie
HP marathon

Jessica-
hot
put in pool

Planing Podcast

CoMC- augurey
Craft something to help maintain the augureys’ habitat, either by:
bringing moisture or rain to the area (craft something to hold water, conjure clouds or rain, represent water or clouds), or
increasing the insect/fairy population in the area (craft representations of insects or fairies, or make something that is appealing to them)**
Non-rav crafts with prior approval

Charms- Colovaria charm
Master the Colovaria charm by creating something with color changes. If turning in a complete color change, posting a before picture with your turn in is required.

DADA Glacius spell
Craft something that protects you by keeping you warm while you practice the freezing spell.

Divination- karma
Your assignment for this month is to give back to the future by improving your karma. Craft something, and in your crafting, do something good for the world outside yourself. You might choose to craft an item that you then donate to charity. Or you might craft something to comfort a friend going through a rough time. Or you may even spend some time crafting with those in need.
Non-ravelry crafts will be accepted for this homework.

Flying – camouflage
Craft an item, or items, to blend in with the sky or disguise yourself as a flying Muggle animal or form of aerial transportation. If you are relating this to a Divination project, link to your June class submission in your turn-in post.

Herbology- Roots
Make an item that calls back to the reason you began crafting. If you were taught at your grandmother’s knee you could make a baby sweater like the ones she always churned out. If a friend’s amazing shawl got your mojo going, do it justice by making a wrap of your own. If your early days were ruled by endless scarves go ahead and plow through another. We want to see the connection between what you make and your crafting “roots”.

History of Magic – Goblin Rebellion of 1612 a dramatic recreation
You may choose to be a wizard, a goblin or a barkeeper, and we’ll need some props
Make a prop for your chosen character in the rebellion drama. We will be accepting non-Ravelry crafts, including metalwork, jewelry or fiber-related crafts (sewing, macramé, tatting, etc.).

Potions – Babbling Beverage
We invite you to craft something nonsensical and silly, just as this potion is nonsensical and silly. If you prefer to take a more practical approach, might we suggest you create a way to keep your mouth shut until the effects the potion wear off.

#YouCanSeeAHole Episode 113

WIP’s:

Allena-
OoTP
socks for cardio challenge

Jessica-
NEWT- Truban’s blanket- 1/2 way done! = 75% of the newt!- took a pic, need to turn it in
Cardio Sock Swap socks – past heel- used fish lips kiss heel

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena- The Epic washing of the fleece NEWT
Fiber Wash Report: L/BL done Suffolk all clean. Picked through Alpaca Spinning cormo now

Jessica-
spinning on my order mission.-
spinning some Corgi Hill Farm fiber- jimson weed, merino/tussah- for flying class. going to be a cabled yarn. finished!

Sewing:

Allena sewed a bunch of sachets for Phat Fiber

Gym:

Jessica- been biking a lot. not cardioknitting though

Random Randomness!

Allena
I’m Jamberry Nails Consultant!
garden doing awesome
Idlewild season passes
new ninja
i’m lame

Jessica-
Tallula got spayed!
Chloe broke her arm on the first day of summer.
Wedding Reception/Allena was here!
made cool hanging things for mason jars
Kids went to camp- i drove a ton. go me!
Went away for the weekend with Kaite!
Birthday!

Porkacheese Episode 112

WIP’s:

Allena-
OoTP started.
socks for cardio challenge

Jessica-
NEWT- Truban’s blanket- almost 1/2 way done! = 75% of the newt!
Cardio Sock Swap socks

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena- The Epic washing of the fleece NEWT
Fiber Wash Report: L/BL dry, plying now. Suffolk half washed.

Jessica-
spinning on my order mission.- plied up two bobbins.
spinning some Corgi Hill Farm fiber- jimson weed, merino/tussah- for flying class. going to be a cabled yarn.

Sewing:

Allena sewed some purple… i wonder if I can turn it in.

Random Randomness!

Allena
I’m Jamberry Nails Consultant!
Sweet frog
blanket hug from HPKCHC awesome
got my garden in.

Jessica-
Huge Hug blanket from HPKCHC!
hostess benefitsmy Jamberry order came in! SO MUCH STUFF!
13 wraps + 3 of the exclusive wraps + poolside lacquer set + cuticle oil!.
Just booked our camping trip for late in July!
made some laundry soap- lots faster with a food processor.
Pancake and Lulu fiber- May and June.
took the animals into the Vet.- spaying scheduled for next week.
Tallula destroyed my yarn.
last day of school is tomorrow. eep.

I want a Pokemon! Episode 111

Planning Podcast:

Newts:
June 30: 75% benchmark for 125 pts
July 31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts

Owls:
June 30th: deadline for submission of OWLs at 50%
July 31st: deadline for submission of completed OWLs.

OOtP:
Sunday, June 29 – Missions may be handed in, beginning at the start of the day.
Sunday, July 13 – last day to hand in Missions, end of the day. (beginnings and ends of days are always midnight, PrincessOnica Time)

Quidditch:

Round 3: Craft and submit 1 project using a minimum of 200 yards. Completed Projects will be awarded 25 Points.
Semi-final Round: Craft and submit 1 project using a minimum of 300 yards. Completed Projects will be awarded 30 Points.
Final Round: Craft and submit 1 project using a minimum of 450 yards. Completed Projects will be awarded 45 Points.
Very Important: A student must complete and submit a project in the previous Round to be eligible to submit a project for the following Round.
A student needs to participate in Round 1 to be able to participate in Round 2; and so on. For Rounds 1 & 2, the maximum number of projects do not need to be submitted, only the minimum.
June 4: May Seeker Prize lists due to kims
May 30-June 8: Round 3
June 13-29: Semi-finals
July 4: June Seeker Prize lists due to kims
July 4-27: Finals
August 4: July Seeker Prize lists due to kims
Teams and Brackets http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/2914209/1-25#5

Jessica
NEWT: blankets/socks- Transfig/DADA
OOTP: spin sweater’s worth of yarn
Quidditch: squares

Allena
NEWT: Epic washing of the Fleece
OOTP: Medussa
Quidditch: squares .

CoMC- kelpie

Craft something to bridle a kelpie into submission, or to protect yourself from kelpie attack.

Allena- Spin something. use Blue for camoflauge
Jessica-

 

Charms-

Craft something funny. Please include an explanation of why this object makes YOU laugh.

Allena-
Jessica-

DADA -Cornish Pixies

Your homework is create something to Immobilize Pixies should you be attacked. Craft something strong to catch and hold them or distract the pixies while you catch them.
Allena- Spin rope to tie them up
Jessica-

Divination- Aeromancy

Your assignment for this month is to study the cloud formations you have recorded in your sketchbook. Be inspired by colors, textures, shapes, and images. Tell us what you saw in the sky ceiling, and how you interpreted what you saw.
Allena-MLP or bunnies
Jessica-

Flying -

Follow a leader. Find a project that a currently-enrolled House Cup classmate created and make the same thing.
Knitters, crocheters, and weavers: Follow the same pattern; produce the same object. You may make modifications as to size and yarn to fit your own needs. If your target crafter did not use a pattern (or didn’t link to it), just show that your crafting produced the same result as theirs.
Spinners: Try your best to match weight, ply structure/technique, and other physical properties of the yarn. Colorways do not need to be the same, though if the technique depends on multicolored fiber please use with the same general type of color variation (e.g. you canfractal-spin a solid white roving, but the finished project won’t reflect the technique in any easily visible way. But a red-yellow-blue fractal-spun roving is a perfectly acceptable imitation of a black-and-white one.).
Dyers: Use the same dyeing technique; produce a similar colorway. Dyeing can be much less easily predictable than other crafts, particularly for beginners, so don’t worry if your kettle-dyed blobs are distributed differently from their blobs or if your red dye turns out to not be the same red as theirs. Just do your best and explain how you imitated your target dyework.
Please link to the project page (or stash page for spinning and dyeing) of the project you are emulating in your turn in.
Allena-
Jessica-

Herbology-

Enjoy the fruits of your labors, and craft something better! Take a look at your past project(s) and find one or two techniques that challenged you to learn and grow as a crafter. Then use those hard-won skills to craft a new project. Explain how this project is the fruit of your previous projects.
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted with prior approval.
Allena- socks
Jessica-

History of Magic – Soap Blizzard of 1378

For your homework, craft something inspired by the Soap Blizzard of 1378! Please explain in your turn in how your project relates to the Soap Blizzard. We are accepting non-Ravelry crafts that fit the prompt.
Allena-
Jessica- Clean fleece

Potions

Craft something inspired by Professor Snape or his Shrinking Solution (either as it brews, or its after effects). This can include:
Resizing an object by felting or resizing a pattern to a smaller size.
Colors of the potion: red, yellow, purple, pink, or green. (One of the colors must be a main color in your project.)
Crafting something that resembles the motions of your cauldron work involved in potion making.
Allena- spin green rolags
Jessica-

Regular Podcast

WIP’s:

Allena-
Charmander
OoTP started
socks for cardio challenge

Jessica-
Truban’s Blanket
Cardio Sock Swap socks started.

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena-
spun up rainbow turned in for herbology
The Epic washing of the fleece NEWT
Fiber Wash Report: Jacob spun. Started spinning L/BL washed it all

Jessica-
spinning on my order mission.

Sewing:

Allena Turned in sewn bags for Flying

Gym:

Allena- worked out! baby!

Random Randomness!

Allena

new nails

Jessica-
planted the garden
cleaned a bit
getting rid of some spindles!
finished the Divergent series.
Started Game of Thrones.