Those guns are so cool!
Class or Challenge Title: Book Club Ch 20
Project Name & Page Link: Cups & Saucers Quilt Block
Brief Description: For this challenge, I went back to something familiar… my stack of Halloween fabrics. I’ve been making blocks for the Quiltalong’s Block of the Month Challenges, and now I have 11 disparate blocks; 1 paper pieced from AIMR, 2 cool star blocks from Abbeeroad, and eight I made, using up scraps & stash. Abbee sent me some scraps of the fabrics she used, so I was able to incorporate that into a block with my own fabrics. Then I bought a few 1/4 yard cuts at Joann’s a few weeks ago, and now I’m trying to work bits of the old and new fabrics together, so when I’m all done, it will look scrappy-but-cohesive. This block used the grey graphic and purple grunge from past blocks, and new black and orange pieces. I’m hoping to create 16 blocks in all, for a Halloween lap quilt.
Class/Challenge: Detention, WIP
Project Name: Amigurumi WIPs
Brief Description: For detention, I finished some amigurumi that I started years ago & never finished (because I didn’t feel like doing the faces). I was working on another project & decided to just get these out and finish them while I had my supplies out. They’re not perfect, but they’re done!
Patterns used: blue slime (Ravelry link), grey bat (Ravelry link), pink Kirby (I’m guessing at the pattern used)
Class or Challenge Title: Detention - Stash Challenge
SPEW or LC Contest: Take a Bite 2022
Project Name & Page Link: Beachcomber Bracelet
Brief Description: This bracelet was made entirely from my lovely bead stash.
~ COMPLETED ADVANCED STUDIES ~
Project Name: Doctor Who Scarf
Project Page Link: Doctor Who Scarf
Brief Description: I re-learned how to knit to make this commissioned scarf for a friend. It took about 7 weeks from start to finish, and I am thrilled with how it turned out. Despite my ADHD, I powered through 875 rows of garter stitch to create this iconic scarf!
These are awesome looking projects, but my main take-a-way is, “WAIT. It’s been SEVEN WEEKS???”
I really need my internal chronometer adjusted. Seriously, though, great work on the scarf, especially, I know that repetitive rows like that can be easy to procrastinate. And it looks so good!
@jellybean they are super cute.
@MistressJennie I love that block, especially the centre square.
@tendstowardschaos whoa, that is fab!! I love it
And my advanced studies is also done. Yay! It’s only taken over two years (blame Covid!)
Class advanced studies
Project steampunk outfit for a wedding
It has its own thread here Steampunk costume for a wedding but this is it with my husband’s jacket and hat… No action pictures until mid August when I’ll be wearing it at the wedding-finally!
@tendstowardschaos and @Edel - WOW! Awesome AS work you guys!! You each earned 100 points for your house!!
Forgot this one,
Project: this is a lovely linen shirt I had, but ripped two holes in it, so I did some visible mending, Boro stitching @JoyfulClover (I was thinking of you through this one ). The nice thing about this little project is that @cackle gave me some fabric when I visited her four years ago (on our big deadster roadtrip) A scrap of it matched the colour exactly, so I used this for the back.
You know this is MY JAM, @Edel! Look at those wee stitches, living their best life on a linen shirt! And they don’t just look like running stitch, but pluses!!
Class: Hermiones Book Club
Project Name: Strawberry marmalade with black pepper
Brief Description: To make marmalade you need lots of heat. I was inspired by the strawberry jam-class, that was held earlier this year, but couldnt participate. And now when the strawberry season draws to an end here in Sweden, I thought it was time to try this. I got 4 jars (hadnt prepered a fifth, which I could have filled). One is for me, and three is gifts.
500 g strawberries
250 g jam-sugar, with pectin (I guess regular sugar is fine too. In Sweden we have this sugar that is made purley for jams and marmalades that have a perservative inside of it)
3-4 teaspoon of black pepper (not fine grind)
4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
Boil berries and sugar for 5 min. Then add the black pepper and balsamic vinegar and boil for another couple of minutes. Put into jars and seal tight.
That looks really yummy
Class or Challenge Title: Flying
Project Name & Page Link: Green Scarf/Wrap
Brief Description: I’m sure this wasn’t what most of us were thinking about for use outside at the moment, but winter never feels that far away when you live in Wisconsin! This was made to use up some inherited yarn, and when I finished I couldn’t decide whether it works better as a fat scarf or a skinny shawl.
The texture of that stitch is lovely!
Thank you! It’s just double moss stitch - easy enough to keep going during meetings or D&D games.
Class or Challenge Title: Defense Against the Dark Arts
Project Name & Page Link: Violently Violet Wristwarmers
Brief Description: These wool wristwarmers are so very cozy and warm. When the weather turns, they will protect my hands from the chill while leaving my fingers free to knit other cozy things!
Class or Challenge Title: Hermione’s Book Club Ch. 20 The Dementor’s Kiss
Project Name & Page Link: Shetland-Moorit Handspun Yarn
Brief Description: The first yarn in an eight breed study, I spun this up in my go-to style. Singles spun S, then chain-plied Z to make a roughly worsted-weight yarn.
Class or Challenge Title: Headmistress-July
LC Contest: Take a Bite Out of Your Stash Challenge
Project Name & Page Link: There’s Always Room for Sharks!
Brief Description: I thought I had posted this here, but in my rush to get things finished on Monday, I seem to have missed posting it here! I used heat and cooling in this project to set the gelatin. I also used sparkling shimmer sugar on the waves. Everything in it is edible! Since it was way too much for my husband & I to eat, I brought it to my neighbors, who have a 7 year old son, up to the task.
Headmistress Jennie casts the House Points Charm!
~ ADVANCED STUDIES PROPOSAL ~
Project Name: Striped Raglan Sweater
Brief Description: I’ve been expanding my knitting skills so that I can knit a sweater. Eventually, I’d like to make the perfect cardigan, but I need to start with something a bit easier. I’ll be using some of the yarn left over from the Doctor Who Scarf (and the not-quite-right colors that I had purchased), so the striping will be highly improvised. The pattern is the Ladies Classic Raglan Pullover by Jane Richmond. It’s not too complicated, with simple neck shaping, stockinette in the round, ribbed neck/cuffs/bottom edge. I’ll need to know how to do raglan increases, decreases, pick up stitches, sequester stitches, bind off in pattern, and ribbing.
That’s a great looking sweater, can’t wait to see your take on it!
ETA: You are killing me with these beautiful yarn pics! I am on a yarn embargo until the stash fits back into it’s assigned spaces and these are so alluring!
I knitted a very similar sweater as my first ever sweater! I barely knew how to knit and purl, and that was probably a good thing, because it made me fearless to try! If you can follow directions, most patterns are really not that difficult. The raglan sleeve decrease makes for a really pretty detail! Can’t wait to see!