If I Hold It Up Here It’s As Big As My Head -Episode 149

Mojo:
Jessica – finished off the mini sample knits

WIP’s:

Allena-
NEWT- Jarvey Socks
Plimpy Socks
Cecil monster

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena- Finished a single and plied up what I thought was the last of the epic mashup.. not so.
TDF House Cup and Phat Fiber
Jessica-
SIP:
Turtlemade spindle- random battlets
Finished the monster rolag mashup! 280 ish yds nply
NEWT- #giantfractalmashup! plying

Sewing:

Allena – Sewing a bunch of special orders. Finished my bulk order.

Gym:

cardio challenge.
#twspcardiochallenge2015
Allena- worked out today!
Jessica- 7:30 bike rides!

Binge-ing

Allena-
Stephanie Plum… waiting for #4 to come available to borrow on my tablet/kindle app
School for good and Evil
Nikki Heat series (actually reading these) On book 3
Metro Girl

Friend me on Good Reads
watching- nothing

Jessica-
Clockwork Prince
Alpha and Omega Patrica Briggs
Mercy Thompson Series

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails

Listener Map-

New website

Buy Phat

Signing up for a bunch of other fiber fair’s/shows
sad broken tardis
Check out the baby gift – photo of baby wearing the dress
Madi- Twilight graphic Novel

Jessica-
birthday goodies:
OTR 2 braids, one cosmic rainbow on polwarth, and some BFL
ordered a mini turtlemade spindle and niddy noddy
my first tervis!
Chloe and Joe made me an awesome cake!
battery charger

I Don’t Always Knit But When I Do I Knit Small Things Episode 148

 

WIP’s:

Allena- NEWT-failing
Jarvey Socks
Plimpy Socks
Jessica- mini hats, socks mittens- for my rolag sample garland

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena-
Drop spinning at show
Taught Andy how- traded bags for spindle and roving Gwen Erin

started plying my epic mashup- newt fail
Jessica-
SIP:
Turtlemade spindle- plied up the sample skeins
started a new monster mashup of 4 different kinds of rolags.
NEWT- #giantfractalmashup! plying

Sewing:

Allena – Sewing and ironing.. got new fabric
Jessica- made 2 vendor aprons and surged a table cloth

Gym:

cardio challenge.
#twspcardiochallenge2015
Allena- I suck
Jessica- 7:30 bike rides!

Bingeing

Allena-
Stephanie Plum… will “read” fixing 3 b/c it’s scratched and b/c the library doesn’t have 4 as an audiobook.

Insatiable by Meg Cabot
The Twelve
waffling a bit btwn what to read.

Friend me on Good Reads
watching- nothing

Jessica-
Clockwork Angel, Princess…
Mortal instruments book 4 voice annoyed me… couldn’t listen

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails

Listener Map-

New website

Mid Ohio fine fair super fun

Jurassic World – Christmas Gift
Cat meme 2048
new phone case

Buy Phat

Jessica-
chalk board blocks
bought more crates- linseed oiled them
First week of summer! swim lessons and baseball…

Mom of the Year Award Episode 147

WIP’s:

Allena- NEWT-
Jarvey Socks
Plimpy Socks
Jessica- mini hats for my sample garland

You Spin me Right Round:

Jessica-
SIP:
Turtlemade spindle- plied up the sample skeins
started a new monster mashup of 4 different kinds of rolags.
NEWT- #giantfractalmashup! plying now

Sewing:

Allena – Sewing and ironing.. that’s all i’m doing. Serger in surgery

Gym:

Allena- cardio challenge.
#twspcardiochallenge2015

Jessica- bike ride

Bingeing

Allena-
So now i’ve started Stephanie Plum… will “read” the first 2 and paused on 3 b/c it’s scratched and b/c the library doesn’t have 4 as an audiobook.
Heat Wave… library doesn’t have #2
Life universe and everything
dangerous curves.

Friend me on Good Reads
watching- nothing

Jessica-
Mortal Instruments books – will be a show in 2016.
Twilight movies

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails

Listener Map-
New website http://www.StarKnits.net
end of school picnic, won prize
faudori and folder from onica hanby
new sign

Jessica-
planted the garden
did a mock set up for the show

Elastic is Fancy – Episode 146

Planning Podcast:

Newts:
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:
June 1st – 30th: Midterm 50% submissions are accepted.
July 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted

OOtP:
Sunday, July 5 – first agents return to HQ
Sunday, July 19 – midnight deadline for returning agents

Quidditch: Diagon Alley
Stop for a Treat: May 28 – June 11
You stroll down to Fortescue’s and take a seat at a table by the window. Ooh – look at the menu!
Today’s Special
Single or Double Scoop Sundaes
Guaranteed to make you feel good!
Enchanted just for you by our new Beauxbatons-trained chef
Hmmm. You wonder if you’re hungry enough to eat a double scoop, or if you’re better off with a single scoop……..
For this round, craft something to make yourself feel good! You can make something you will enjoy or you can make something to please a friend, family member, or pet, or to give to a person in need. It’s up to you!
You can make one item or two for 15 points each. One turn-in post, please. Posts cannot be edited to add additional items once they have been graded. Ravelry crafts only – knit, crochet, spin, weave, dye. Be sure to let us know why your project(s) make you feel good, and remember that House Cup project standards for pairs still apply. Your submission will be eligible for bonus points. There is no minimum yardage requirement for these projects.

Headmisstress Challenge
The Challenge
All students are invited to work in the Hogwarts garden: that’s magical gardening, not muggle gardening!
What’s the difference between magical and muggle gardening? Crafting! You may use ravelry sanctioned crafts only for this challenge.
You can make something to go in the formal garden, as pictured above and in this term’s Great Hall, or you can make something for the expanded woodland glade. Or if you want to make both, that is OK too.
All projects must have been started and finished within the timeframe. If you have WIPs you want to finish, those should be taken to Detention. There are no partial points in HMC – everything must be finished.
Every student is allowed up to two submissions for this challenge. Please make a separate turn-in post for each submission. Each submission will earn 15 base points.
Bonus points will be given for:
yardage – please include this information in your turn in post. As is usual, yardage bonus points will not be given for dyeing projects.
discretionary bonus based on my judgement of the fabulousness of the submission. This might be crafting awesomeness, or it might be to do with how you turn the project in :)
Deadline is July 28 2015, usual 11.59 PM POT cut off.

CoMC- Morwenna- Manticore
Option 1: Breeding. “Breed” two projects together to make a new one! Let your creativity loose and master breeding. Then tell us all about your experience. This is extra credit stuff, this is. Maximum bonus points for successfully breeding two different projects into a new one.
Option 2: Monsters. You may craft a monster. This can be a three dimensional monster, or a flat representation of one. Follow a pattern or create a new monster. Bonus points for particularly interesting creatures, or complicated ones, or stories.
Option 3: Flobberworms. Anything. Really. It’s an easy pass, but flobberworms will only get you the 15 points for the class.

Charms- Windgardium Leviosa
For your assignment this month you are to craft something that is light and airy. Anything that has a hole will be considered airy. Dobby pairs of socks or mittens will also be accepted.

DADA Borgin and Burkes
your assignment is to craft an object based on something you saw inside Borgin and Burkes. It may be a literal interpretation such as spinning a replica of a hangman’s rope or crocheting curtains similar to those from Tom Riddle’s boyhood home. But you may also craft something in the spirit of the artifact mimicking the color, texture, or shape.

Divination- Tarot cards
Craft a representation of the Tarot Star card. You may depict the literal images you see in the card: the star, water or the woman, or you may interpret the meaning of the card: renewal, the bounty of spring, health and healing. You may use the Star card from any other Tarot deck as your inspiration, however, if you do use a different card, please show it to us when you hand in your project.
We will be accepting Non Ravelry fiber arts that meet the prompt this month. The following are some examples of non ravelry fiber arts: needlework including sewing, quilting, embroidery, and cross stitch, needle felting, wet felting (of unspun fiber), tatting. They do not require pre-approval. Please check the non-Rav craft guidelines before submitting your craft. If you are in doubt as to whether your craft is acceptable or if it will meet the prompt, please ask. Alterations are not acceptable. WIPs will not be accepted, please take them to Detention.

Herbology-
History of Magic – Deception and secrecy
This month you will craft something to show that we wizards still know how to pull the wool over our enemies eyes. Craft something inspired by the code names of the beaches on which the allies landed, or something otherwise inspired by codes and deception.

Muggle Studdies –
This month we would like you to explore the differences between this old and new technology by creating something that is smaller than it used to be, or something that has an untraditional use or was created with untraditional materials. For example, you could felt an object, create a miniature version of something, or perhaps dye with Easter Egg dyes.

Potions Thick Golden Potion,
study the effects of this potion by crafting something relaxing or soothing, or something to keep you sane.
Non-Rav crafts NOT REQUIRING prior approval are as follows: anything requiring a needle (including but not limited to: sewing, embroidery, cross-stitch, beading). All other non-Rav crafts will require approval.

Transfiguration-Metamorphmagi
For this month’s homework, we are asking you to transform your crafting self by practicing a new craft or technique or one that is less familiar to you.
It doesn’t have to be a completely new craft or technique. If there’s a skill that you feel needs more practice, that counts, too!
If you are a usually a knitter, try crochet. If you usually make cables, try lace. If you aren’t alway happy with your sewing projects, this is a time to try to improve.
will be accepting both standard and non-Ravelry crafts, will not need prior approval.

Regular Podcast

Mojo:

Allena
Two Summer’s Dress
Baby dress

WIP’s:

Allena- NEWT-
Jarvey Socks
Plimpy Socks

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena-
Signed up wot test akerworks bobbins for my ashford
Jessica-
SIP:
Turtlemade spindle- Still sampling
NEWT- #giantfractalmashup! singles done- plying now
http://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/giantfractalmashup

Sewing:

Allena – Sewing and ironing.. that’s all i’m doing. Serger in surgery

Gym:

You can still join our cardio challenge.
Allena-
#twspcardiochallenge2015
I missed 1 workout.
Jessica-

Binge Books and Shows

Allena-reading Kate Daniels book series by Ilona Andrews #6 about killed me
So now I’ve started Stephanie Plum… will “read” the first 3 b/c the library doesn’t have 4 as an audiobook.
Friend me on Good Reads
watching- Hart of Dixie.
gilmore girls,

Jessica-
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
izombie

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
Birthday Wraps
Listener Map-

New website

Altoona curve game/star wars night- lady made fun of my knitting not so secretly
cold brew coffee

Jessica-
oven broke…

It’s no fun crafting when you’re HOT! Episode 145

WIP’s:

Allena- not going to make 50% on NEWT-
Jarvey Socks
Plimpy Socks
Two Summer’s Dress

You Spin me Right Round:

Jessica-
SIP:
Turtlemade spindle- more samples
NEWT- #giantfractalmashup! spinning second set of singles
Dyed up 15 lbs of fiber!

Sewing:

Allena – Sewing and ironing.. that’s all i’m doining
Jessica- Ties for my display for vending

Gym:

Allena- You can still join our cardio challenge.
#twspcardiochallenge2015
I missed 1 workout.
Jessica-fail- call her on it

Binge Books and Shows

Allena-reading Kate Daniels book series by Ilona Andrews
Jurassic Park
Alpha and Omega book 4
watching- pretty little liars and gilmore girls

Jessica-
Mercy Thompson Series
Alpha and Omega
Shifting Shadows- collection of short stories from the Mercy Thompson world.
currently Re listening to Discovery of Witches

Random Randomness!

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

Listener Map-
dyed madi’s hair again with manic panic pill box red
New website
between- new netflix show
Sharknado 2- yes that happened.

Jessica-
Rendezvous

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.