Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I feel like singing from the hilltops!

Look what I've accomplished this week! TWO finished objects, and a shawl that's through the second chart! Only a bit more to go! I'm SO proud of me, I just have to say.

Here's the shawl... Look how pretty it is. Just wait until it's DONE! And blocked so you can actually SEE the lace! These are a pair of fingerless mitts that I made. The yarn is a pink and green handspun/handdyed by a local dyer. She does GREAT work! The yarn was a gift from Lucy, when she was here in Feb.

A cozy for my sunglasses, so they don't get scratched and broken when they're not on my face. This was necessary. I'm very mean to sunglasses...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Games #5 part 1

1. Animagus
2. Daily Prophet
3. Bowtruckle
4. Extendable Ear
5. Radish Earrings
6. Forbidden Forest
7. Golden Cherub
8. Thestral
9. High Inquisitor
10. Educational Decree

Friday, July 17, 2009


This has been a week for finished objects and frogging. I finished the sunglass cozy I was working on, as well as one of the campanula mitts out of the pair. If I ignore my knitter's ADD, the other will be finished before the week is out as well. I'm happy with the way it ended up, but then again, I adore green and pink.

As for frogging, my swallowtail got pulled back to nothing again. :sigh: I'm going to wear this sucker every day when I actually finish it! I'm now on attempt number 11. This time, I'm doing the smart thing and using lifelines. I'm not sure why I wasn't using them before this... Stupidity? Over-estimation of my ability to knit lace perfectly always with no mistakes? Who knows. Bit of both, most likely. Anyway... Back to square 1 today on that.

Also, I'm test knitting a pair of socks (for Jake when they're finished), and had to rip that out as well. I miscounted somehow, and the pattern on the top of the foot (don't worry, they were toe-up, so not too far in) was messed up.

Back to the drawing board!

Friday, July 10, 2009


Hahaha... Snape eating a lollipop in a candy shop! Who could be afraid of THAT?!?!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Summer Games #2, Part #2

17-4, 14-1, 9-6, 3-3
18-2, 3-3
19-4, 11-2, 9-3, 8-5, 15-9
7-1, 11-2
15-9, 11-2
15-9, 14-1, 9-6
13-8, 18-2, 8-5, 16-3, 6-5, 16-3, 5-3!

"When in doubt, go to the library!" ~Ron Weasley