Meet Madison! Episode 144

Mojo:

Jessica –
bonbon

Allena
Hippocampus Socks

WIP’s:

Allena-
NEWT-
Brown socks
grey socks

You Spin me Right Round:

Jessica-
SIP:
turkish spindle- more samples
NEWT- #giantfractalmashup! finished the first half. 760yds + 639yds from 18 oz.

Sewing:

Allena – OMB totally sewing all the time. Turned in 2 classes

Gym:

Allena- You can still join our cardio challenge.
#twspcardiochallenge2015
I bombed last week rocked the week before

Jessica- didn’t hit all the goals

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails

Listener Map
newt fail
tooth fairy
mudbloods
new shirt
dyed madi’s hair
New website
trade with DJmeujer – geek chic yarn and fiber for bag
waynesburgh sheep and wool

Jessica
Rhubarb Kuchen

Planning & MDSW Jealousness – Episode 143

Planning Podcast:

Newts:
May 1 – May 31: 50% benchmark for 75 pts
June 1 – June 30: 75% benchmark for 125 pts
July 1 – July 31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
NEW All requests for Changes must be submitted by 31 May 2015.

Owls:
May 1st – 22nd: OWL proposals may be submitted. OWLs should only be started after they are approved by the relevant examiner.
June 1st – 30th: Midterm 50% submissions are accepted.
July 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted

OOtP:
Tuesday, May 5 – BROOMS accepted
Sunday, May 17 – midnight deadline for BROOM submission
Sunday, May 24 – Missions begin!
Sunday, July 5 – first agents return to HQ
Sunday, July 19 – midnight deadline for returning agents

Quidditch:

Jessica
NEWT: spinning 36 oz giant mashup process 20lbs of wool into rolags and battlets
OOTP:
Quidditch:
Headmisstress Challenge

Allena
NEWT- 6 pairs of socks
OOTP: – I have a shawl I need to knit maybe
Quidditch: .
Headmisstress Challenge

CoMC- Acromantula and Thestral
For this month, craft something inspired by either the acromantula or the thestral. Some examples are (but not limited to)
Acromantula-Something for your home, something large, something with 8 pieces or something inspired by their web
Thestral-Something inspired by their skeletal appearance, something to aid in a trip with a thestral, something with wings or something inspired by their invisibility
Jessica –
Allena-

Charms- Agumenti
Summary: Craft using the colors of water, create a container to hold the water or craft something to protect yourself against a stray stream of water.
Allena-
Jessica –

DADA – Your assignment: craft something that has a final (or nearly-final) step that sets or hardens it into its final shape.
This may include (but is not limited to) knitted or crocheted projects that are blocked to set the shape of a garment or open up a lace pattern; a skein of handspun that is washed and set; or a felting project.
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted this month provided they fit the prompt
Allena- sewing
Jessica-

Divination- Your homework this month is use one (or more) of the Centaurs methods for divining the future.
Use 2 or more different colors/materials to create 1 object.
Find an object/symbol/shape in the smoke, this can be a repeating pattern or individual objects.
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted this month. You do not need pre-approval
Allena- rustic baskets i’ve been sewing
Jessica-

History of Magic – Great Wall of China
DYERS – look around you and be inspired by the green and grey of the wall and its surrounding landscape. You may use the picture included here, or one found elsewhere online…but please focus on the wall and the landscape. If you have a picture of your Great Uncle Jack climbing the wall….you may not use the virulent purple of his windbreaker as your inspiration.
SPINNERS – This wall has lasted centuries….at least parts of it have. Use a fiber choice or plying technique that will give your final yarn great strength to stand the test of time.
CROCHETERS, WEAVERS AND KNITTERS – You may take inspiration from either the shape of the wall (make something long, something built of bricklike shapes, or something based on your own inspiration) or from its designer’s protective intent (make something intended to protect, even though, like the wall, it may not work in the long run).

Allena-
Jessica-

Muggle Studdies – Muggle Stamps
For homework this month, we would like you to craft something that represents a stamp from the Muggle world. Please include a picture of the stamp that inspired you in your hand-in. This month, we will NOT be accepting non-Ravelry crafts. WIPs are welcome in Detention.

Allena-
Jessica-

Potions Invigoration Draught
craft something inspired by this potion.
Allena-
Jessica-

Transfiguration- Color
This month we would like to you to explore your ability to transfigure an object with color. Be inspired by all of the colors around you as the seasons change! Your requirements are quite simple, take any pattern and create it using a color that would not be expected for that object or use a color that you would not normally use. So if you normally would never ever use pink yarn, use pink yarn. Or if you would never ever think of having a purple and green dog, this month create a purple and green dog! Don’t just think outside of the box, use all the crayons in that box of 128!!”

Regular Podcast

Mojo:

Jessica –
sweater for the nephew~ and hat
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/linnie

WIP’s:

Allena-
NEWT- Socks http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/simple-skyp-socks
Brown socks http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/naive-socks-this-must-be-the-socks
grey socks

You Spin me Right Round:

Jessica-
SIP:
turkish spindle- samples
NEWT- #giantfractalmashup! finished third bobbin!

Sewing:

Allena – swing like crazy getting ready for Waynesburg http://www.waynesburgpa.org/Events/sheep.html
Trying out new baskets with burlap

Gym:

Allena- You can still join our cardio challenge.
#twspcardiochallenge2015
I worked out today.
Jessica-bike ride

Random Randomness!

Allena
New Catalog! Jamberry Nails

Listener Map-

Went to MDS&W.

have madison doing some work for me.

Don’t Drink the Blue Cough Syrup Episode 142

WIP’s:

Allena-
NEWT- Socks
Brown socks

Jessica-
sweater for the nephew~

You Spin me Right Round:

Jessica-
SIP:mini turkish spindle- samples of heavy on the unicorn guts, both rolags and battlets- plying it…
Turtle made turkish spindle!- spinning up samples of rolags/battlets
NEWT- #giantfractalmashup! on third bobbin! made LOTs of rolags and battlets at crafters retreat!

Sewing:

Allena – swing like crazy getting ready for Waynesburg
New Dr Who Fabric- taking pre-orders

Jessica – Baskets for shows.

Gym:

Allena- We need to do a cardio challenge. I need to get back in the habit and I need motivation
-enter in with a gift of fiber or yarn
-Monday’s set your goals for the week. Check in and say if you reached them for the week
#twspcardiochallenge2015

Random Randomness!

Allena
New Catalog! Jamberry Nails
Did an update each week
got a bunch of spoonflower fabric

got a new/used car

Listener Map

Not able to go to MDS&W

Jessica-
Crafters Retreat!
Mercy Thompson Series…
LOST

Slouchy Hats are Cooler Epi 141

Mojo:

Jessica – baby hats, mitts, baby sweater all for Loveela!
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/once-you-pop-you-just-cant-stop
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/loveelas-first-hat
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/seamless-yoked-baby-sweater-2
socks- if they kill rick-DVD http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/if-they-kill-rick
Nell sweater- http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/nell

WIP’s:

Allena-
Cowl-frogged started a hat… it’s on hold. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/hat
NEWT- Socks http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/simple-skyp-socks… I’m freaking crazy! – in the process updated my sock yarn stash on Rav. added 47 yarns…

Jessica-
sweater for the nephew~
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/linnie

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena-
Drop spindling during shows. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8730/16348342043_c9b88c3e41.jpg
Got my Turtle Made Mini spindle and plied some random wool https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7622/16993552985_35c4232193.jpg
plied up more of the failed NEWT https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7687/16426558154_7d46d96333.jpg
Destashed some wool to bella and madi

Jessica-
SIP:mini turkish spindle- samples of heavy on the unicorn guts, both rolags and battlets- plying it…
Turtle made turkish spindle!- 15$… spinning up samples of rolags/battlets
started my NEWT- giantfractalmashup!

Finished Spins:

nerd girl yarns, 232 yds – BFL http://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/nerd-girl-yarns-fanghorn-forest-bfl

a mashup of Pancake and lulu and Lornas Laces- 290 yds! http://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/pancake-and-lulu-chartreuse—gold

Sewing:

Allena – I sewed my fingers off took a week off ready to get back at it. New Dr Who Fabric- taking pre-orders https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7648/16803104778_a514fc546f.jpg

Random Randomness!

Allena
New Catalog! Jamberry Nails http://allenawilliams.jamberrynails.net/
Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Show- Amazing
Michelle from Michelle’s assortment gave me another Deathly Hallows shawl pin to replace the one I lost… I made her take a box bag in trade!
Dawn of Fairy Tale Knits is so much fun! Kids are darling.

Got the girls Pokemon games https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7617/16992121495_3c5cbe54f0.jpg
Spring Break -took it off
Andy’s -bday Home
Movie Chef- super good.
finally saw into the woods
Easter egg dyeing with nail polish
Got Mother’s Day Gift Set

Jessica-
visited new baby!
helped paint, want to paint our house…
made cadbury cream eggs at home… pretty good
Blue Harbor – Spring break! – Cinderella
new DVD yarn! and Madelinetosh form Paulette!

Frozen Beans – Episode 140

WIP’s:

Allena-

Cowl-

Jessica-

socks- if they kill rick-DVD only have the heels left!. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/if-they-kill-rick

Nell sweater- NEWT – just need to weave in ends and block! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/nell

You Spin me Right Round:

Jessica-

SIP:

nerd girl yarns, BFLhttp://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/nerd-girl-yarns-fanghorn-forest-bfl

mini turkish spindle- samples of heavy on the unicorn guts, both rolags and battlets https://www.etsy.com/shop/Threadsthrutime

Turtle made turkish spindle!- 15$… spinning up samples of rolags/battlets

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TurtleMade

a mashup of Pancake and lulu and Lornas Laces- need to ply

http://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/pancake-and-lulu-chartreuse—gold

Sewing:

Allena  –  ONLY sewing

Gym:

Jessica- still doing Piyo!

Random Randomness!  

Allena

New Catalog! Jamberry Nails http://allenawilliams.jamberrynails.net/

Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Show. http://pghknitandcrochet.com/ Booth 67 come find me!

Moonrover club

Homespun Yarn party http://homespunyarnparty.blogspot.com

Got a mug,

met up with Haizle and Pam

Met many great housecuppers.

ZapRae? Somebunnyslove, denbren

 

 

Jessica-

new Jamberry nails!

#40 bagsin40days- loving it. made Ana white shelves for the basement storage and garage! Still have lots to do….

Ply magazine!

Busy week, Leah’s b-day, Jared and Shiyuan’s baby shower/visit

#stayafloat2015 on IG

all sorts of sickness… ugh. so ready for spring. expecting snow tonight. booo.

Stars and Dragons, SCORE! – Episode 139

Mojo:

Allena- Amigurumi-  http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/nall-amigurumi

Jessica – Some Cloudy Day http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/some-cloudy-day

 

WIP’s:

Allena-

socks http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/toe-up-socks-with-a-difference-2

Jessica-

socks- if they kill rick-DVD. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/if-they-kill-rick

Nell sweater- NEWT – finished the fronts onto the sleeves! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/nell

 

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena-

ply  a whole skein and a half!

Jessica-

SIP:

nerd girl yarns, BFLhttp://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/nerd-girl-yarns-fanghorn-forest-bfl

a mashup of Pancake and lulu and Lornas Laces- need to ply

http://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/pancake-and-lulu-chartreuse—gold

Sewing:

Allena  –  it’s all I’m doing! Finished pink and red started blue

sewing for Homespun  and PGHK&Cshow

 

Gym:

Allena-   ug time change. made a work it girl playlist on youtube with yoga and tia chi

Jessica- still doing Piyo!

Random Randomness!  

Allena

New Catalog! Jamberry Nails http://allenawilliams.jamberrynails.net/

Homespun Yarn party http://homespunyarnparty.blogspot.com the profiles are going up on the site daily!!! -my goal this year is to get a claymonster mug

Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Show. http://pghknitandcrochet.com/ Booth 67 come find me!

Madi- on a trip with church this weekend.

16th annv Friday!  Mockingjay, Meghan Trainor, chocolate

fixed my niddy noddy

Time change sucks

Nominated for recognition http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/3157716/1-25?jump=9#9

 

Jessica-

#40 bagsin40days- I’ve been doing good decrapafying the house!

Ply magazine!

March HPKCHC Classes:

Ancient Runes: Elvish things

Tie your crafting this month to the Elvish saying: “A star shines on the hour of our meeting.” You may represent the darkness of night or the brightness of sparkling stars. You may craft anything relating to the mythological stories of Orion. Or you may craft something Elvish.

 

Arithmancy: study modular arithmetic and finite groups.
For your homework this month, craft something with a repeat.

Jessica~leg warms

CoMC-  Dragons

This month, craft an item based upon your study of these ten pure-bred dragon breeds, inspired either by a physical or behavioral characteristic of the dragons themselves, or the color or texture of their unique eggs.

Charms-  Geminio

Find a project created and turned in this term to a class, quidditch or Head Mistress Challenge by a castlemate not in your house (this may include NQFY or SOS students) that you have great affection for

Practice the geminio charm by reproducing that project using the same pattern (Please realize that this is a prompt where you are duplicating another player’s project, not a prompt where you are teaming up with another player.)

You may change colors and/or fibers at your choosing (for knitting and crochet patterns)

Please adjust the sizing as needed for any project.

Please note:

Dyeing must follow the same methodology and be the same type of fiber, however you may change colors.

Spinning must be the same weight (ie: bulky, fingering, worsted, etc.)and plying technique, however you may change colors and fiber types.

Weaving must be the same type of item with the same draft, however you may change colors.

DADA protego totalum

“Your assignment is to practice protego totalum by crafting something that can entirely surround the item intended to be protected.”

Non-rav crafts accepted! Check the FAQ

Allena- Sew Bags! (SCORE)

Flying –  Craft something intricate as detailed below.

Knitters/Crocheters: Craft something made up of at least 50% lace, or with color work involving at least two colors used in the same row (intarsia, stranded color work, mosaic).

Dyers: Dye fibres using a process that requires many steps or intricate use of multiple dyes. Show your work.

Spinners: Spin cabled yarn.

Weavers: Weave openwork, or use at least two different weft yarns (different colors or different weights).

Herbology-   Wormwood

Please craft something that represents the uses or characteristics of wormwood (for example, but not limited to, something green like the Absinthe, something fine and silky like the plant, or something for a baby)

History of Magic – Victorian Seance

This month, we’d like you to explore the aesthetics of the Victorian seances in your submission. You have two options:

Option 1: Represent the attire worn by spirit guides. They were commonly known for beads, tassels, and wraps.

Option 2: Represent the ghosts that showed up at these seances.

Non rav crafts accepted

Long Story Long – Episode 138

Mojo:

Jessica – boot cuffs for Dawn! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/thermal-boot-cuffs

 

 

WIP’s:

Allena-

socks http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/toe-up-socks-with-a-difference-2

Amigurumi-  http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/nall-amigurumi

Cowl-help!!!


Jessica-

socks- if they kill rick-DVD. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/if-they-kill-rick

Nell sweater- NEWT – finished the fronts onto the sleeves! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/nell

Pumpkin Ale – Order Mission – Thinking of ripping it out and doing it for next terms NEWT. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/pumpkin-ale

Some Cloudy Day http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/some-cloudy-day

 

 

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena-

ply 15

Jessica-

SIP:

nerd girl yarns, BFLhttp://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/nerd-girl-yarns-fanghorn-forest-bfl

a mashup of Pancake and lulu and Lornas Laces- need to ply

http://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/pancake-and-lulu-chartreuse—gold

 

Finished Spins:

purple zebra battlets:

http://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/purple-zebra-battlets

moonrover Jan fiber club:

http://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/moonrover-jan-15-fiber-club

 

Sewing:

Allena  –  it’s all I’m doing!

sewing for Homespun  and PGHK&Cshow

 

Gym:

Allena-  what what!?! I totally did it today again

 

Jessica- Started PiYo!

Random Randomness!  

 

Allena

Jamberry Nails http://allenawilliams.jamberrynails.net/

Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Show. http://pghknitandcrochet.com/ Booth 67 come find me!

Homespun Yarn party http://homespunyarnparty.blogspot.com the profiles are going up on the site daily!!! -my goal this year is to get a claymonster mug

 

Moonrover club Feb shipment

Finally got my stuff together to take the Taxes to the accountant. Thanks to my lovely husband

madi- on a trip with friend to kalahari (indoor swimming place)

16th annv Friday!

 

 

Jessica-