Tallulah Photobomb Episode #177

WIP’s:

Allena- Test Knit… had to rip http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/test-shawl restarted
dishcloth

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena- finished loop batt finally http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/loop-batt-2
Finished shirtsy cat
Finished wild hair mashup.
Working on Nerd Girl Yarns Who’s your Doctor mashup
Drop spindle Sunny Day naturallyknitty rolags
NEED to put fiber stash in Ravelry

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
NK- BFL – green-a-bean for Truban. (matchless) 186 yds
NK- BFL- skater girl for Chloe (matchless) – 413 yds 2ply (6oz)
Funky Carolina – sw merino/cashmere/silk – “Ginny & Harry” (matchless) – 467 yds 2ply
SIP~
Modern Spin – Merino “Feb 2011 club” neon colors (sidekick)
Loop Bullseye Bump – Wildflower – (matchless)
spindle spinning- some rolags deep in the forest (mini turtlemade)

Sewing:

Allena – separated for FABdori’s and new bags. I begin cutting today.

Bingeing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Bare Bones #6 Temperance Brennan series https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/128752.Bare_Bones

Finished: Bill the Vampire https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11927282-bill-the-vampire
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6295913-dying-bites
watching- between Family: marvel and xmen
Jessica-
Books:

shows: cleaning off DVR

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits

WI trip
Surgery
Pokemon Go
10 LBS of Alpaca

Poolside Planning Episode 176


Planning Podcast:

Newts: Winter N.E.W.T. Timeline:
July 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
All requests for significant changes must be submitted by May 31, 2016.
Owls:
OWL Timetable for Winter 16
July1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
OOtP:
Agents return: Sunday, July 10 (0001 hrs) – Sunday, July 24 (2359 hrs) (POT)
Quidditch: Schedule of Events
July 10 – 24: Experimental Plays

Jessica
NEWT: nope.
OOTP:
Quidditch:
Headmistress Challenge

Allena
OWL-
OOTP: – maybe a shawl
headmistress challenge

Arithmancy:

Astronomy: Corona Borealis
we’re asking you to make a crown to represent the Western interpretation of this constellation, make something for charity to represent the Arabic interpretation, or make something to keep you warm around a campfire, for the Cheyenne constellation.
Non Rav crafts are accepted

CoMC-
Charms- Confringo Charm
This month, for your homework, we want you to channel the Confringo Charm using Rubies. For this assignment, you will craft in Red, or make something for someone you are passionate about.

DADA counter-spells
practice counter-spells by crafting with a difficult to work with fiber.

Flying –
Herbology- Beverage Plants: coffee bean and cocoa bean,
craft something inspired by the coffee bean, the cocoa bean, or one of the beverages made from these seeds. This inspiration could include the lacy foam.

History of Magic – Japan
For this class, let the Japanese be your inspiration! Please craft something that transforms color (like the school robes) or shape (like the oni), or make an amigurumi.
Non-Rav crafts will be accepted with prior approval for this class.

Magical Literature 2016 J.R.R. Tolkien
aft a project from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world of dwarves, elves, men, hobbits, magic rings, and dragons. Please explain how your project fits.
Non-Ravelry crafts that meet the guidelines for the House Cup will be accepted for this class.

Muggle Studdies – Cruise Ship
Craft something that a muggle would see or use on a cruise

Potions the book Charm your own cheese
For your assignment this month join the party! Craft something inspired by finger foods, something you consider cheesy (tacky or kitschy) or even craft cheese itself!

Mojo:
Allena-

Dishcloth http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grandmothers-favorite-4
Bath mat http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/bath-mat

WIP’s:
Allena- Test Knit… had to rip http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/test-shawl

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena- finished loop batt finally http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/loop-batt-2
Finished shirtsy cat

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
Cloudlover fiber, bfl, “Tortuga” 410 yds 2ply
Three Waters Farm – polwarth “overcast” – 173 yds nply
SIP~
spindle spinning- some rolags deep in the forest on mini turtlemade ,
BFL that i dyed- green-a-bean for Truban. (matchless)
Modern Spin – Merino “Feb 2011 club” neon colors (sidekick)

Bingeing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading:
Dying bites https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6295913-dying-bites?from_search=true&search_version=service
Bill the Vampire https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11927282-bill-the-vampire
Finished:
watching- jane the virgin, Grey’s anatompy gilmore girls
Jessica-
Books:

shows:
Prison Break(w/Fauna on Fridays), the 100

Random Randomness!
Listener Map-

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits

WI trip

Jessica-
Summer, swim lessons, pool, Family visiting!

Vinegar PSA Episode 175

Mojo:
Jessica –
Dishcloth tip: Glug glug of vinegar in bucket filled with water and let soak for a day or two if you forget.

Allena-

Dishcloth http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grandmothers-favorite-4

WIP’s:
Allena- Test Knit… may have to rip http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/test-shawl
Warping loom .

Jessica-

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena- ply mag
plying Loop Batt from destash/Bellasocks on IG http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/loop-batt-2

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
Corgi Hill Farm – polwarth /silk -502yds nply
Naturallyknitty – sample spinning on standard turtlemade, plied on wheel- 491 yds, 2ply
Three Waters Farm – polwarth/silk mashup – 8oz, 1080 yds 2ply
SIP~
spindle spinning- some rolags deep in the forest on mini turtlemade ,
Sewing:
Allena – sewing phat collaboration
Jessica-

Bingeing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Bill the Vampire https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11927282-bill-the-vampire
Finished:
watching- jane the virgin, blechly circle, the returned, gilmore girls
Jessica-
Books:

shows:
Prison Break(w/Fauna on Fridays)

Random Randomness!
Listener Map-

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits

Dyed Madi’s hair
Madi at camp
Garden is in
Bella vbs
update
Paper beads = stitch markers
Dyed Bella’s hair
Pirates Game
New Surgery Date

Jessica-
NaturallyKnitty
Dye Day with Lauren- get ready for TDF

Plannin’ and Chillin’ Episode 174

Planning Podcast:

Newts: Winter N.E.W.T. Timeline:
June 1-30: 75% benchmark for 125 pts
July 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
All requests for significant changes must be submitted by May 31, 2016.
Owls:
OWL Timetable for Winter 16
June 1st – 30th: Midterm 50% submissions are accepted.
July1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
OOtP:
Missions launch: Sunday, May 29th, 0001 hrs (POT)
Agents return: Sunday, July 10 (0001 hrs) – Sunday, July 24 (2359 hrs) (POT)
Sunday, March 20th (11:59:59 PM) Last possible instant to get Mission reports safely filed at Number Twelve.

Quidditch: Schedule of Events
May 31 – June 20: Endurance Training
June 27 – July 3: Agility Training
July 10 – 24: Experimental Plays

Jessica
NEWT: nope.
OOTP:
Quidditch:
Headmistress Challenge

Allena
OWL-
OOTP: – maybe a shawl
Quidditch: .
Headmistress Challenge

Astronomy: Taurus constellation
You can be inspired by the Taurus (animal or constellation), craft like lightning to represent Zeus or use a new to you stitch or fibre to represent the first letter of the Alphabet or renew your love of a pattern, plying technique or dyeing technique used by you more than 6 months ago.”

CoMC-
Charms- Deprimo Charm: an Elemental Charm which produces Wind.
This month, for your homework, we want you to channel the Deprimo Charm using Pearls. For this assignment, you will craft in white or creams; or produce something light and airy, like lace.

DADA Muffliato
craft something to help muffle sound.
You may choose to cover your ears (or someone else’s), cover your mouth (or someone else’s), or something that will deaden noise, such as a doily or rug. Creative photos are strongly encouraged.
We will be accepting non-Rav crafts without prior approval, but they absolutely MUST meet the prompt. They must truly be able to deaden sound in some way (flat sheets of decorated paper, while pretty, are not what we are looking for this month)

Herbology- Beverage Plants: Beer
This month we are studying the plants involved in the making of different beers! From the vanilla to cinnamon, cloves to nutmeg the flavors found in our beverages come from amazing places
represent a plant found in a beer of any kind or the beer itself.
Knitters, Crocheters, and Weavers: Make something that is the color or shape of the plant that you are representing or color of the beer itself!
Spinners/Dyers: Spin/dye a yarn that is the color of the beer or plant you are representing.

History of Magic – West Africa
Your assignment – craft using gold, cotton, metal, leather, copper, salt, textiles or beads; or be inspired in other ways by the West African culture (such as lifelike representations or something round like the stone circles)
Non-Rav crafts will be accepted with no prior approval so long as they fit the prompt, though if you have something truly unusual in mind it’s never a bad idea to double-check with us

Magical Literature 2016 William Shakespeare
For our class this month, craft something inspired by the magic found in Shakespeare’s plays. Do be sure to explain how your project is inspired by Shakespeare’s magic to us. We’re very clever witches, but we aren’t legilimists.

Muggle Studdies – Electric
Craft something that a Muggle would use with an electrical item or electricity. Dyers, you must dye something using Muggle electric items. Spinners, you will need to find a way to incorporate electricity into your spinning (hello e-spinners or other creative way to use electricity)
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required. Please read the non-Rav craft guidelines before submitting your craft.

Potions Vitamix Potion, an energizing potion
To brew, mix wormwood (green), asphodel root (brown, or white for the powder form), and monkshood (purple) in a copper cauldron. The finished potion is blue. When you drink the potion you will feel a burst of energy.”
For your assignment, please be inspired by the Vitamix Potion by crafting with 1 or more of the colors represented in the ingredients, cauldron, and finished potion, or by crafting something with no more than 50 yards to represent the “burst of energy”.

WIP’s:
Allena-
Dishcloth http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grandmothers-favorite-4
Broom started.

Jessica-

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena-
plying Loop Batt from destash/Bellasocks on IG http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/loop-batt-2

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
Corgi Hill Farm – polwarth /silk -502yds nply
Naturallyknitty – sample spinning on standard turtlemade, plied on wheel- 491 yds, 2ply
Three Waters Farm – polwarth/silk mashup – 8oz, 1080 yds 2ply
SIP~
spindle spinning- some rolags deep in the forest on mini turtlemade

Sewing:
Allena – sewing not so much got fabric though
Jessica-

Bingeing
Allena-

Friend me on Good Reads
Reading:
Finished:
Started not going to finish Minion https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39305.Minion

watching- Heartland, Daredevil Bitten season 3
Jessica-
books:
Harry Potter… on HBP

shows:
Reign, The 100, started Prison Break(w/Fauna on Fridays)

Random Randomness!
Listener Map-

Allena
Jamberry Nails
New website added a calendar to my website.

Summer Vacation off to a lazy start
Cafe table in the back
Date night TMNT and Xmen
Audible

Jessica-
School is almost over!
Wheel spa day

We Do Weird Stuff Episode 173

 

Mojo:
Jessica –

Rollie the giraffe

Allena-

WIP’s:
Allena-
Started handspun socks

Broom approved

Jessica-

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena- Finsished shrewd slytherin from gormet stash. 310 yds 11 WPI 2 ply http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/shrewd-slytherin
Started Loop Batt from destash/Bellasocks on IG http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/loop-batt-2

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
Corgi Hill Farm – polwarth /silk -502yds nply
Naturallyknitty – sample spinning on standard turtlemade, plied on wheel- 491 yds, 2ply
Three Waters Farm – polwarth/silk mashup – 8oz, 1080 yds 2ply
SIP~
spindle spinning- some rolags deep in the forest on mini turtlemade ,
Sewing:
Allena – sewing
Jessica-
Gym:
cardio challenge. – I need some motivation
Allena-
Jessica-

Bingeing
Allena-

Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Minion https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39305.Minion
Finished: Splintered https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12558285-splintered
Kiss of midnight https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/704043.Kiss_of_Midnight
Started not going to finish Kitty and the midnight hour https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14461.Kitty_and_the_Midnight_Hour

watching- Heartland, Daredevil One Tree Hill, finished Scream Charmed

Jessica-
books:
Harry Potter… on HBP

shows:
Reign, The 100, started Prison Break(w/Fauna on Fridays)

Random Randomness!
Listener Map-

Allena
Jamberry Nails
New website added a calendar to my website.

Waynesburg- fun but rainy
Done with school
All the field trips
Surgery Scheduled…
PhatFiber box
Teefury shirt

Jessica-
School is almost over!
Wheel spa day

Science It Episode 172

Mojo:

Jessica –
Earbud thing

WIP’s:

Allena-
Started handspun socks

Need to propose Broom -done

Jessica- none

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena- shrewd slytherin from gormet stash. Plying

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
Loop bullseye bump 577 yds nply
SIP~
Corgi Hill Farm – polwarth /silk
spindle spinning- some rolags deep in the forest on mini turtlemade , sample spinning on standard turtlemade

Sewing:

Allena – sewing as usual
Jessica- nope

Bingeing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Splintered https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12558285-splintered
Finished: Code Virals #3 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7744611-code
Fire Touched https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25776210-fire-touched

watching- Charmed, Heartland

Jessica-
books:
Mercy Thompson series & alpha and omega

shows:
Fear the Walking Dead!

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
New website added a calendar to my website.

MD sheep and wool
Used my new soap.
Kitchen sink
Dyed Hair
JB event this weekend
2 free Jamberry coupons Need help picking

Jessica-

Prize from last term, slytherin quidditch! Totally forgot about it.
Finally making rolags again! http://naturallyknitty.com/

Choppy Planning Episode 171

Planning Podcast:

Newts: Winter N.E.W.T. Timeline:
May 1-31: 50% benchmark for 75 pts
June 1-30: 75% benchmark for 125 pts
July 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
All requests for significant changes must be submitted by May 31, 2016.
Owls:
OWL Timetable for Winter 16
May 1st – 22nd: OWL proposals may be submitted. OWLs may only be started after they are approved by the relevant examiner.
June 1st – 30th: Midterm 50% submissions are accepted.
July1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
OOtP:
BROOMs Accepted: Monday, May 9 (0001 hrs) – Sunday May 22 (2359 hrs) (POT)
Missions launch: Sunday, May 29th, 0001 hrs (POT)
Agents return: Sunday, July 10 (0001 hrs) – Sunday, July 24 (2359 hrs) (POT)
Sunday, March 20th (11:59:59 PM) Last possible instant to get Mission reports safely filed at Number Twelve.

Quidditch: Schedule of Events
May 2: House Quidditch Teams due to the pitch
May 3 – 7: Warm Up Exercises
May 11 – 24: Strength Training
May 31 – June 20: Endurance Training
June 27 – July 3: Agility Training
July 10 – 24: Experimental Plays

Jessica
NEWT: nope.
OOTP:
Quidditch:
Headmistress Challenge

Allena
NEWT- no
OOTP: – maybe a shawl
Quidditch: .
Headmistress Challenge

Astronomy: Corvus constellation
represent Corvus (bird or constellation), craft in something exclusively black and/or white, OR a slow-changing gradient that moves between two very different colours.
Any representations of Corvus will be accepted.
We will be accepting ravelry crafts and other needle crafts (sewing, cross stitching, embroidery, needle felting, etc – if it uses a needle, it is acceptable – if you’re unsure, please ask) and beadwork.
Other Non-Rav Crafts will be accepted in this class. Prior approval is needed.

Charms- Orchideous Charm
This month, for your homework, we want you to channel the Orchideous Charm using Emeralds. For this assignment, you will craft in Greens and other Earth Tones.
Non-Rav Crafts will be accepted in this class. No prior approval is needed.

DADA Opal Necklace
For your homework this month, study the opal necklace in order to protect yourself from its deadly effects by crafting your own necklace or item to protect your neck and/or craft using jewel toned, opalescent (yarn that changes color in the sunlight), or sparkly yarn.

Herbology- Beverage Plants: TEA
you are asked to craft something that represents that plant. It may be in the color of the plant, flowers, or berries or more of a representation of one or more characteristics of the plant – a project with leaves, flowers, or one resembling the stem of the plant. You could also craft an item used for serving tea such as a tea cozy, tea wallet, or cup cozy. A fourth option is to dye with tea bags
a bonus point will be awarded for homework that includes a photo or drawing of the plant(s) you’ve chosen to study.
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required

History of Magic – The Inca
Your assignment — study the Inca and craft using mortarless architecture or make quipu by incorporating fringe. Mortarless architecture in fiber crafts would mean making something constructed all in one piece (for example, make a seamless item or spin or dye a single-ply or chain-plyed yarn). See the FAQo first post) for more details.

Magical Literature May 2016 The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Craft a heart or something containing one or more hearts, or craft something which is mostly red and/or black.

Muggle Studdies – natural dyes or colors found in food.
Knitters, Crocheters and Weavers: Make something with fiber that has been dyed using a natural dye or in a color commonly found in a food.
Spinners: Spin a yarn dyed with a natural dye or in a color commonly found in food.
If this is an uncommon food we would appreciate a photo of that food.
Dyers: Dye a skein of yarn or fiber with a natural dye.
Include which material you used to dye the yarn. Photos of the process are also appreciated

Potions Draught of Living Death
“Fortunately the antidote for this potion is the Wiggenweld Potion. It is a healing potion with the power to awaken a person from a magically-induced sleep. When making the potion it goes through many color changes, starting off red and once complete it’s green.” The full recipe can be found in post #1
For your homework this month, craft something inspired by the Draught of Living Death OR its antidote Wiggenweld Potion. For example craft something using one of the colors listed in the recipes, craft something inspired by one of the ingredients or craft something where you need to be wide awake or that makes you sleepy.
Bonus points: Grab a partner. One of you make the poison, the other the antidote. Earburn your partner in your submission.

Regular Podcast

Mojo:

Jessica –
Chevron Baby Blanket
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/chevron-baby-blanket

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

WIP’s:

Allena-
Started handspun socks
Joshua’s sweater http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/raglan-sweater to rip or not

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena- finished 3ply mashup

Jessica-
loop batt
(on hold) spindle spinning some rolags deep in the forest

Sewing:

Allena – sewing phat fiber samples and collaboration box

Bingeing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Fire Touched https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25776210-fire-touched
Finished:
Mercy Thompson series and alpha and omega. https://www.goodreads.com/series/40932-mercy-thompson https://www.goodreads.com/series/45135-alpha-omega

watching-

Jessica-
books:
wattpad, random books that catch my fancy

shows:
Originals, vampire diaries, Walking Dead!, Vikings, iZombie

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
New website added a calendar to my website.

Hair cut
draco
Emotional drama

Jessica-
Gabe is a teen