Saturday, January 23, 2016

Star Trek "Red Shirts"

For my 6th HPKCHC class of the month I am submitting for Muggle Studies (make an item for fiction fandom) a Star Trek inspired cloth.  My own lacey design, this could be used as a dishcloth or as a candle mat or as a coaster .. it's fairly versatile ...

Explanation of the Red Shirt phenomenom.  Any red shirt person who went on an away mission in Star Trek was usually dead within a short period of time ..

Friday, January 22, 2016

A Bookmark

I have made the above bookmark for a Arithmancy class for the HPKCHC.  Made it in the Rockets school colors.  Go Rockets!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Sunny Starter Smoothie

Another HPKCHC submission ... this one isn't knitting or crocheting though .. but it was fun.

My son really likes protein powders, although before today I have never tried one.  This is a drink that I made up today for myself to try.  I always have orange juice in the morning (it’s like coffee to me, I NEED orange juice or it’s not quite a good start to the day.) and I like yogurt, and I figured orange and vanilla would go well together, so add the powder, ice cubes to thicken, and (blend 10 seconds) wahlah … here’s the drink. Hope you enjoy it! J

Recipe:  1 cup orange juice, 1 container vanilla yogurt, a handful of ice cubes, and 1 scoop of protein powder.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Two Hotpads - for another HPKCHC class

For astronomy class .. we are studying 'pairs' .. so I'm pairing up with another hpkchc-er .. and we each made a pair of items :)

Mine are hotpads..

Sunday, January 10, 2016

This morning I woke up and out our window I saw this -

A cute rabbit trying to keep warm as the temperatures drop.

I spent a lot of time working on a cover for my old crockpot.  Finally finished it late this afternoon.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Baby Blanket

This baby blanket will be submitted for another class for the HPKCHC .. for Transfiguration.

Inspired by this ice dragon. :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Two Dishcloths

These two cloths will also be turned in for the Ravelry HPKCHC group .. for Quidditch. :)

Sunday, January 3, 2016

HPKCHC Jan 2016 Architecture Class

Here is a dishcloth that I'm turning in for the house cup architecture class.

We were requested to make something that represents the gothic style arches.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

HPKCHC Owl Proposal

Just in case you all are interested .. Here is my long term project (2-3 months) for the House Cup .. It's called an OWL and part of the requirements is to get approval before starting (so that it is following the rules and will be eligible to earn points for my house.)

Name: Spice2s
House: Gryffindor, Pride Kneazles
OWL and option: Astronomy – Option 3 Pattern Writing
Description of Proposed Work: 
 I am going to design and create a lace sampler cape. My design is inspired by this pattern, but will be my own rendition of it and will be longer.  I will be using Red Heart Boutique “Unforgettable” yarn which has a luster and sheen to it that reminds me of the effects of the full moon’s light on a forest glade. The color way is a green/purple variegation which emphasizes this effect. I have 6 skeins of this yarn (1680 yards (2806)) and will be making the cape as long as this amount of yarn will allow me to with a minimum of 1500 yards used.

Sequence & Points of Consideration:
I have completed my swatch with size 8 circs (bottom 1/2 of swatch) and then switched to size 6 (top half) and like the fabric obtained with size 6, so will stick with this size needles. Challenges I discovered while knitting the swatch is that since this is a roving yarn with very little twist to it, it untwists easily and then becomes very weak and pulls apart.  I will need to watch this to make sure my yarn stays twisted and strong.  I also notice that it likes to slide off my tension finger ( I wrap the yarn around my forefinger to gain tension) and so will be a little fiddly to keep re-wrapping to keep it in the right position.  I will begin by casting on at the neck with a garter stitch and then starting a section of lace design. After this section of lace will be a divider of garter stitch, and then a different lace design for a section. I will continue in this manner down the length of the cape. I will factor in slits for arm holes and will use i-cord or ribbon for closures at the neck. The bottom of the cape will have a garter edge as will the front edges. I will provide the written pattern when finished.
Proposed 50% Mark: Use of almost 2 3/4 skeins or 275g / 750 yds. I believe this to be an accurate ½ point measurement.

Friday, January 1, 2016

HPKCHC - first items of 2016

Well, a new year has begun, and I have signed up for the HPKCHC again.  This will be my 4th term.  I'm ready to try to do as much as I can to help Gryffindor win! :)

Here's my first assignment I will be turning in tonight.

A crochet bag for Detention January 2016.  I started it last year (last night) and finished it today.  Which fits exactly with what Detention is for. Finishing WIPs :)

                 Status Jan 1st 12:01 am                                        Finished bag Jan 1st 7:15 pm