Saturday, September 18, 2010


Guess what? My spindle came a few days ago! I also got myself some pretty roving to spin.

It's a Hi-Lo spindle which means that it can be used as a top whirl or a bottom whirl spindle. This means I can decide which one I like better without having to go out and buy another spindle. Yay.

Only thing. The roving I bought along with my spindle is BFL. From what I've heard, that's nice roving. I'm almost afraid to spin with it because I don't want to mess it up.In this way I do want to buy the Corriedale roving from Knitpicks until I get more used to spinning.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September monthly plan

Charms: SKA September Mock
Potions: Twinkleberry
DADA: Snapdragon Tam
Flying: HP Fair Isle Bag
Transfiguration: Celtic Cable Neckwarmer
Herbology: Fetching

6 classes. 1 OWL. Quidditch.

This is exciting!

Preparing for a New Term

Therealkarity of Ravenclaw here with a proposal for Muggle Studies Option 1: Knit or crochet an adult sweater.

Pattern: Aquitaine Pullover
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted, 100% Merino, color way Tuareg.

I will knit the body first and then knit the sleeves two a time before moving on to the yoke.

Challenges: This will be a challenging project for me for several reasons. I have never successfully knit anything larger than a pet-sized blanket. None of my OWLs have been completed in the given timeframe. Classes always prove to be a distraction for me.

{swatch photo will be here}

Midterm: Out of the six skeins I have, I will need 5 of them, the sixth being there if I need a bit extra. I will achieve 50% when I reach the 19" needed for the body. This should also be about 2 and a half skeins used up. When I pass this, I will know I have reached 50% and be eligable for my midterm points in October.