Sunday, March 25, 2012


Let's get to know each other AKA a random meet 

About me - Paige524 / Paige

I live in California with my husband, Richard and our dog, Johnny. We both grew up here and live near our family (And wouldn’t want it any other way… even when they’re driving us nuts! lol) I’m especially close to my sister.
I enjoy coffee, photography, reading, listening to music (either to dance to, or that’s just pretty!), walking/hiking, biking, playing with my little baby niece, and of course crocheting!
Things I’m a Fan of (in no particular order): Harry Potter, Twilight, Dr. Pepper, things that are sparkly/shiney, wine, Once Upon A Time (the TV show), boots, Shannon K. Butcher and her husband Jim, Glee, The Sims, WoW, and my Kindle.

About me - CatMousehold / Cat

I’m the child of an avid knitter and crocheter. I came to crocheting recently when wrestling with some mental messages recorded and stored in my brain for years. I struggle with my creativity and feedback as related to such, so routing out negative feedback is something I try to do consciously and with intent. When I was young, whenever I tried to get my Mum to teach me to knit or crochet, she was pretty tough on me, I surmise perhaps, she didn’t want competition in her chosen creative outlet (I got a similar negativity when I thought of going into her chosen profession of nursing…whoo boy!) The “recording” that stuck in my head was “Tension C! Watch your tension!” and not much else of any encouragement that I recall.
I have a group of very close friends who are all into yarn crafts of some sort and even in that atmosphere I was never very inclined to pick up the skills. Until recently. I had a friend over for a few days, and as we sat chatting she crocheted. As I watched her I remembered some of the basics to crochet and was struck by the urge to try, as well as challenge that voice. This inspired me to get some materials and give it a shot and I’ve been a busy bee ever since.
As with most things I get into, I jumped in with both feet, so I now have a rather large stash and several projects on the go!
I’m having a blast with this! What a sense of accomplishment when I get something done :) And I’m enjoying an added layer of fellowship with my friends who play with yarn! And I have to add, that I’m meeting some very lovely people here in Ravelry!

About me - STARRYNIGHTSKY / Janet

I love lace knitting and I’m starting to design my own lace scarves. These are basic, mostly just a pattern from a stitch dictionary I like with garter stitch borders. But I am beginning to change the stitch pattern a little, and I’m looking at some of the big lace designers to see what they do. Interesting stuff. My goal is to give away/sell the scarves and move into designing lace shawls.

Things I want to learn to do:
  1. Combination knitting
  2. Color work
  3. Toe-up socks
  4. Top-down hats
  5. Top-down sweaters.
By day, I’m a reference librarian at my local public library.
“Google can bring back a hundred thousand answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.” Neil Gaiman
What I am always thankful for:
  • my family
  • my friends
  • my cats
  • my home
  • my job
  • my health
  • knitting
  • Ravelry
  • my teachers -- spiritual and health
  • that I found out what I want to be when I grow up and went for it -- a Reference Librarian
  • my Abundance
I wish for everyone:
  • love
  • good health
  • abundance
  • courage
  • happiness
  • peace
  • understanding
  • compassion
I’m completely wrapped up with the Harry Potter Knitting/Crochet House Cup and my badges from there are posted as ravatars.

About me - MAINEKNITTER1975 / Jen

The shop is growing nicely, but as of yet no sales. Hoping to get about 50 items in there by the end of March. And, another 50 by the end of April, making a total of 100 items. That’s my goal, we will see what happens though.

That wraps us this weeks blog for me :D  I hope you all learned two things;
1.  How fun is it to get to know each other
2.  Be careful what you post, someone might re-post it!  LOL :D

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Short One! Episode:26

Mojo/No Mojo: 
 OoTP Done and turned in 

Sewing this is only half 

 Joe’s stocking and mine! All 6 are done!!!

 OWL- Pattern in Testing still need size 12 tester deadline is now April 13th 
Cardio Monster 

Gabe’s vest.~ HOM 
NEWT knitting: handspun gryffie socks. just a few more inches to go! 

To spin or not to spin: 
Turned in dyeing experiment for potions 

SIPs XX YY XYspinning. 

 Done,~ bfl honeydukes mash up(xx, xy, yy)~ POTIONS 1,023yds total (3 skeins, of 2ply) 

Done ~ Loop batt~ TRANSFIGURATION 683yds of Nply 

Roving i dyed for my friend Katie... will be next on the wheel. ARITHMANCY 

 Wrock Song: 
 Necessity by Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls 

The Weasley Sisters podcast thread 

Allena’s pattern testing thread for Fancy Vest 
(still needs a size 12 tester)

Monday, March 19, 2012


To Honor a House

Today's column is all about giving honor to a house.  I looked for projects that connected to a house, like our wonderful GRYFFINDOR!

Here is what I found:










Sunday, March 11, 2012


Let's showcase some NQFY students! 
             I love seeing new projects!
                DakotaTwilight is Awesomesauce!                                                            

Mianora is Awesomesauce!

MaTrish is Awesomesauce!

CatsMousehold is Awesomesauce!

Raederle is Awesomesauce!

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Hogsmead Weekend Field Trip was all the Groove!

Hosted in the Main Group:
  • Hogsmeade Station : The Info Thread! Got questions or need to meet your friends in a central location? Come here!
  • The Three Broomsticks: Bring your friends and stop in for an along!
  • Gladrags Wizardwear: Crafting! Make tiny tiny wizard gear!
  • Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop: Crafting! Hexapuffs! Come share your current ones, make new ones, or try one for the first time!
Hosted in Gryffindor:
  • The Shrieking Shack: Conversational! Gather with your fellow House Cup students to swap stories of what happens when crafting goes wrong.
  • Honeydukes Sweet Shop: Crafting! Lots of sweet stuff at Honeydukes.
Hosted in Hufflepuff:
  • Dervish & Banges: Crafting! Get your reparo on! Repair finished projects or make new projects to assist in repairs or maintenence!
  • Owl Post: Crafting! Owls make the wizard world go round, one message at a time. Visit the Post Office for some fun activities related to our favorite bird.
Hosted in Ravenclaw:
  • Scrivenshaft’s Quill Shop: Crafting! Explore the wonderful world of paper crafts. Things made at Scrivenshaft may not be eligible to be turned in for classes accepted non-Ravelry crafts
  • Tomes and Scrolls: Crafting! All about books!
Hosted in Slytherin:
  • Zonko’s Joke Shop: Conversational! What happens when you let 2 Slytherins, a Hufflepuff, and a Ravenclaw loose in a joke shop hosted in the Snake Pit? You’ll have to click the link to find out. Remember, in Slytherin, Disagree = Awesome!
  • Hogs Head Pub: Conversational! Pull up a chair and grab your favorite drink and share stories of your family, pets, and more! Different themes daily, so be sure to check back often!

    Some NQFY PROJECTS TO FEATURE by Hapagirl, Xallanthia and Guenevol!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Mash-Up! Episode:24

This month we’re sponsored by Alina Shea Creations. 

 Mojo/No Mojo:
 Allena: monster 
mini socks 

 Leah’s leg warmers 

crochet dishcloth~ WIP the first 

Allena: OOTP- 
OWL- CO!!. 
Man Socks 

NEWT knitting: Joe’s stocking is 3/4s done Hitchhiker- OoTP 

 We are sponsored by Alina Shea Creations!

To spin or not to spin: 
Allena: SIPs HOM 

Jessica: holyhead harpies COMC 

Arithmancy~ symmetry
A- Monster 
J- handspun for katie’s shawl 

Charms~ bubble head charm

J- faux cashmere 
A- pink merino silk 

CoMC~winged horses
 J~ Shetland-  long draw 

DADA~ secrets

History of Magic~ magic among the muggles 
J- test knit vest 

Muggle Studies~ "Omne Trium Perfectum"
 J- 2 rovings split and spun xx, xy, yy (not sure?!)
A- green cormo or sonic screwdriver 

Potions~ X, Y, Z
 J- 2 rovings split and spun xx, xy, yy (not sure?!)

Transfiguration~ 5 exceptions to Gamps Law
J- Loop batt?!

Jessica's plan... ala picture...

The weasley sisters podcast thread 

tour de sock 


 If you’d like to sponser us please contact SK or NK. Or if you’d like to come on the show we’d love to have you just contact us and we’ll work something out.