Monday, November 23, 2015

HPKCHC - Cat Hats

A friend of mine requested some hats for her cats.  I couldn't find a pattern, however, by using several pictures I was able to come up with these.

You can see that Peaches does not really care for hats.  Thank goodness they are not for her. :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

HPKCHC - two more classes done!

So today was a slow day at work.  I had time to get some crocheting done.  I decided to use the time to finish two more projects for the - HPKCHC class projects.

This is for Flying November 2015 - It is a magic flying carpet to take me to the TriWizard Tournament. (a dishcloth in muggle life)

After I had finished the "flying carpet" I still had a bit of yarn left.

So - on to the next class which is Defense Against Dark Arts November 2015.  The assignment was to practice the "kill" spell.  You could either "kill" acrylic (which is a method of blocking acrylic, which is different then blocking wool or natural fibers).  OR you could "Kill" some leftover yarn.  I chose to kill the yarn leftover from my Flying assignment.

So now I have two new dishcloths.  Pretty aren't they?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

HPKCHC - Care of Magical Creatures Nov. 2015

Well, my first class assignment is finished.

It's a hat :)  or a cauldron .. however you look at it.

Here's the matching scarf and mittens that I made previously.

Friday, November 13, 2015

HPKCHC - Detention November 2015

Several years ago, in 2009 and 2010, I participated in the Harry Potter Knit & Crochet House Cup on  I really enjoyed it and recently went back on Ravelry to see if it was still going strong.  It IS still going on, and has grown quite a bit since I was last there.  I think it would be fun to get back into the swing of things, and so in order to have a better chance to be sorted into a house for the next term, which begins in January, I need to submit photos for classes this month.  So, for my first class, Detention November 2015 - I'm submitting these mittens.

Detention is a class for finishing of WIPS (or projects started before the current class and finished in the month of the current class).  These mittens are a part of a set that I'm making .. scarf, mittens, and hat.

The scarf is finished, the mittens are now finished, and I will make the hat for another of the classes in the HPKCHC this month.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


I can't believe that it's been so long since I have posted.  Here are a couple of photos from this summer.
Sept 13, 2015 - HBSP, Belgium, WI

Aug 6, 2015 - Virmond Park, Mequon, WI

Friday, June 27, 2014

Garden - end of June 2014

I have to say I am well pleased with the garden this year.  Such an improvement over last year.  We've added multiple raised beds where before it was just one large slightly raised bed.  Here are some pictures.  The tomatoes are doing very well, as is the lettuce, even if we do have a slight slug problem .. ugh!

The beans just don't seem to be germinating very well, I keep having to replant .. and the peas are a bit .. well, weird, they just aren't growing well .. but anyway .. I'm still VERY pleased .. the tomatoes look divine! :)  Cant' wait to start getting tomatoes :)  No more purchased canned tomatoes for me!  Not this year!

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Below is a mystery plant .. not sure what it is.  It's a volunteer at the corner of the "wooded" patch .. needs to be weeded badly, but this plant looked interesting, and I've left it the last couple of years.  Flowers are similar to a snapdragon, but not quite the same ..   If you know what it is, I'd love to hear from you!