A new Headmistress Challenge and a new Hermione’s Book Club prompt have been posted!
And a new Iron Chef!
September - Morocco - Transitioning from hot to cool weather is a tricky time to cook, but a perfect time to say hello to Moroccan dishes like chicken tagine, tabbouleh salad, or meskouta orange cake.
Ok, lightly frosted with vegan caramel totally makes these cookies!
Class or Challenge Title: History of Magic
Project Name & Page Link: Woodburned serving tray
Brief Description: I personalized a serving tray as a part of a wedding gift for a friend. (They are also receiving a very nice whiskey decanter and glass set.) I freehanded this and YOLO’d the burning (never done it before!), so I don’t have a specific link. But here’s a beginner’s woodworking tips page? LOL.
This took a lot longer than I expected. I didn’t think about how the food safe wax it is treated with would affect the burning process. ha. I think I also aggravated my tendonitis during this…
Class or Challenge Title: Transfiguration
Project Name & Page Link: Reclaimed Halloween yarn
Brief Description: I think I understood this prompt right, but let me know if I did it wrong…I finished a Plum Leaf shawl months ago and I was not happy with it. So I pulled it apart and will use the yarn for something else.
Class or Challenge Title: Complete Advance Study
Project Name & Page Link: Ouzo cardigan (ravelry link)
Brief Description: Knit a cardigan to wear in work while the air conditioning is running. Ouzo has been on my list for a while, I just love Thea Coleman’s designs.
This was knit pieces, seamed, and collar and cuffs picked up. Lots of ends to weave in. It called for pockets, but I like it enough without the pockets. I just want it done at this point. Knit pockets are mostly decorative than functional anyway.
Could have shortened the body about 2 inches, but it was hard to judge while I was knitting. I stuck to the pattern measurements.
New AS Proposal
1Up Quilted wall hanging, using this pattern purchased from Etsy
A gift for my husband, for his newly redecorated gaming room. A very time intensive project, it is so many 2.5" squares. I’ll be trying a new thing, I think it’s called chain seaming?
Project Name and Link: Leaf Tea Towel
Project Description: I used leaves to make natural shapes on this tea towel. We’re doing this for a craft at the library tomorrow evening so I made a sample for peeps to see.
Its hard to tell in that pic, but there are subtle variations in the colors.
Class: Hermione’s Book Club - Owl Post Again
Project Name: Box Pleat Skirt
Project Description: I got a cute pattern on Etsy for a doll-sized box-pleat skirt and promptly forgot to add the seam allowance when I was making it. The downside is that there’s a LOT of ironing to do, but the upside is that I really like the end product. Fortunately, the skirt should actually be the perfect size for a doll I have incoming. Here it is on a Blythe in the meantime (with a bunch of overlap in the back!)
Project Name and Link: Teeny Tinker’s Sweater For Lia
Project Description: Amortentia would probably cause me to smell warm chocolate chip cookies, hot tea, and cozy wool sweaters. Here’s a cozy grey sweater for Lia inspired by that. The link is for a vid that tells you how to make your own and includes instructions for variations. I included the small skirt to prove I made 2
Project Name: MSD-sized Box Pleat Skirt
Project Description: I really liked how the too-small skirt looked, and I wanted to make one for doll I originally intended it for, so I made it again - this time adding the proper seam allowance. Yay!
Class or Challenge Title: Care of Magical Creatures
Project Name & Page Link: Striped Wool Scarf
Brief Description: This scarf is made with the yarn leftover from DS1’s hooded cardigan, plus the gray yarn that I didn’t end up using for that project. He asked for the fringe, and I apparently committed a grave error in trimming the fringe to be nice and even. Oh, well. It’s a Christmas present and he may forget my blunder by then.
I got you! That cardigan came out so awesome!! And earned you 100 points for your house!
OMG, I’m in love with your next AS project! Good luck!!
Class or Challenge Title: Defense Against Dark Art
Project Name & Page Link: Winter socks for my niece
Brief Description: (Pretty explanatory title) I have knitted a pair of socks for my niece that I met for the first time this september. <3 We do get gold winters in Sweden, and its always nice to have a pair of warm socks to put on your regular socks (in Sweden we call them tjocksockar = thick socks). And I thought she might need a pair.
They are so sweet!
Oohh those socks look fab!
Project blackberry jam
I managed to get out for a couple of hours yesterday and picked about 3lbs of blackberries, I made these beauties today.
From this recipe Blackberry jam recipe | BBC Good Food
Class or Challenge Title: Flying
Project Name & Page Link: Planting Autumn Flowers
Class or Challenge Title: Transfiguration
Project Name & Page Link: Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Brief Description: I made a variation on my usual coffee infused bread, adding in cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips. So I added the recipe variation to my original post here on LC.
There’s an amazing new LC Challenge! Remember, you can earn 10 Bonus Points when you submit a project to the HPC that you created for an LC Challenge!
Class or Challenge Title: Detention: STASH
Project Name & Page Link: Moses Basket for dolly
Brief Description: Used up nearly a whole skein of stash yarn for this little birthday gift for my daughter.
Class or Challenge Title: Apparition
Project Name & Page Link: Face Cloth
Brief Description: My brother’s birthday is coming up and he is loathe to collect more “things” so I decided to gift him consumables and include a handmade element or two that will eventually wear out. I used the classic “Grandma’s favorite dish cloth” pattern and Hobbii’s Rainbow 8/4 100% cotton yarn (super fine) in Color 84. It is so soft so it could be a face cloth rather than dishes, but I’ll leave that up to him.
blocking it now to gift on Saturday. I don’t even know who I am right now. Ususally I’d be blow drying that puppy while trying to get dressed to go see him. lol
… Happy birthday, @MistressJennie eeeeeeeee, Happy Birthday to youuuuuu🎵
And manyyyy morrrrrrrre!
Thank you dear!
Happy birthday, @MistressJennie !!! And many happy returns!
Happy Birthday @MistressJennie!
Happy birthday @MistressJennie!