July Twenty the Third Episode 152

Mojo:

Jessica – canning jar cozy!

Allena- g square

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena- Started a hobbledehoy shadawyn mash up merino tencil
mini spindle broke
TDF House Cup and Phat Fiber and turtlemade
Jessica-
Shadawyn Fiber Arts- Shazam-need to ply
Unwind Yarn Company – Aurora Borealis- fat singles done, need to ply it.
naturallyknitty – Undiped rolags on the mini trutlemade- Plying!
NEWT – spinning finished! washed and all- 1399- of the darker, 1404 of the lighter – 2803 total.

Sewing:

Allena – Sewing a ton of grey, bags, midoris inserts.
Jessica- inserts for the kids

Gym:

cardio challenge.
#twspcardiochallenge2015
Allena- sucky I think i need some motivation
Jessica- s

Bingeing

Allena-
Stephanie Plum STILL waiting for #4 to come available to borrow on my tablet/kindle app
Nikki Heat series (actually reading these) On book to book 5
Raven’s Shadow https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/285207.Raven_s_Shadow
Friend me on Good Reads
watching- Bitten, witches of east end

Jessica-
Shifting Shawdows
Watched –
the hobbit movies, and the Lord of the Rings
Originals – finished up the latest season
I zombie…
THe last Unicorn on Netflix!

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails

Listener Map-

New website

Buy Phat

Off wait list for Endless Mountains Fiber Festival!
added a calendar to my website.

got a real paper cutter and a bunch of scrapbook paper on clearance
zuchinni
new business cards and binder
turtlemade spindle
screen printing
soap making
madi reading twilight

Jessica-
Gabe at camp this week
made raspberry puree
femto spindle gift!
So MUGGY- lots of swimming and AC.

No Mojo, It’s Tour De Fleece! Episode 151

WIP’s:

Jessica- Pumpkin Ale sweater-

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena- Started a hobbledehoy shadawyn mash up merino tencil
finished mashup 315 yards.
mini spindle
TDF House Cup and Phat Fiber and turtlemade
Jessica-
starting something new!…
Shadawyn Fiber Arts- Shazam- spinning singles now
Unwind Yarn Company – Aurora Borealis- fat singles done, need to ply it.
naturallyknitty – Undiped rolags on the mini trutlemade-
NEWT – spinning finished! washed and all- need to count yardage.

Sewing:

Allena – Sewing a few midori’s for the cousins

Gym:

cardio challenge.
#twspcardiochallenge2015
Allena- sucky I think i need some motivation
Jessica- swim 2x, in a lake and a big pool… biked to Truban’s baseball game tonight.

Bingeing

Allena-
Stephanie Plum STILL waiting for #4 to come available to borrow on my tablet/kindle app
Nikki Heat series (actually reading these) On book to book 5

Friend me on Good Reads
watching- nothing

Jessica-
Shifting Shawdows

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails

Listener Map-

New website

Buy Phat

Bella at Camp picked up early b/c sick watched movies all weekend. No work was done
reducio partners went out. pondering what to knit/create theme divination
small update in shop
getting ready to start cutting for all the shows coming up.
Off wait list for Endless Mountains Fiber Festival!
added a calendar to my website.

Jessica-
Got girls from camp- they had a blast!
Went to Long Lake- swimming/grilled out!
super busy with swim lessons/violin lessons, baseball…
Made my rolag of the month rolags
Dyed up some new colors – they were almost dry then i left them out in the rain :(

THE Podcast Episode 150

Mojo:

Allena- Baby Gift Cecilia monster-

WIP’s:

Allena- NEWT-I give up
Jarvey Socks
Plimpy Socks

Jessica- Pumpkin Ale sweater-

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena- Started last of my epic newt mashup and finishing a mash up I started last month
mini spindle
TDF House Cup and Phat Fiber

Jessica-
starting something new!…
Hobbledehoy- white walker batts – got in a trade at ZK- long draw, singles – yds
On The Round – Cosmic Rainbow, fractal spun – yds
naturallyknitty – Fun Dip and Undiped rolags on the mini trutlemade-
NEWT- #giantfractalmashup! finished!

Sewing:

Allena – Sewing a few midori’s one for Jessica and a few to in the shop.
Jessica- I sewed paper!

Gym:

cardio challenge.
#twspcardiochallenge2015
Allena- sucky I think I need to find some motivation
Jessica-boo

Bingeing

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

Listened to Cinder on the way home from WI got the girls addicted

Friend me on Good Reads
watching- movies that Bella can’t see like I am Legend etc.

Jessica-
Dragon Bones and Dragon Blood by Patricia Briggs

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails

Listener Map-

New website

Buy Phat

Trip to WI
Bella at Camp

Jessica-
birthday goodies:
mini turtlemade spindle and niddy noddy
ZK2015- was scary and amazing and awesome!
traded for some batts(Liz- Hobbledehoy) and a Dalek bag (JavaJennie)and bought Zombie Invasion sock yarn from Marigold Jen.
cool Fabric midori travel notebook

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…