Saturday, June 2, 2012

More HP for May

HEY, it's June, it's summer -- want to look over your shoulder for a quick glance at the end of May? And now for your viewing pleasure, the rest of the month's projects for the Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup...  SOAR RAVENCLAW!

* Herbology May 2012
For a project inspired by hedgehogs, I've chosen to go incognito; the sagebrush stitch pattern suggests spikes across my back, except these are super soft and not at all painful.
Sagebrush [Rav] by Hanna Breetz; knit with less than two balls of Frog Tree Merino Worsted in colorway 0012 Charcoal
The yarn is a worsted weight single of 100% merino -- super soft with a wicked halo.  The fabric is slightly fuzzy while keeping its stitch definition.  My only problem with it: it does not hold up well under my usual tinking-back-and-reknitting obstacle course.

* Muggle Studies May 2012
I had to craft something using a new-to-you technique... soooo crochet. All by itself.  Using absolutely no knitting needles.
a flower from Hippy Crochet Daisy Chain [Rav] by Danielle at A Stash Addict; crocheted with a tiny amount of Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in colorway Carnation (discontinued)
That center yellow circle (ha, circle, yeah right) took me six tries and it's still not right.
And hey, what is that in the last picture?...

>> Quidditch: Knit Mini-sock Sprint! (May 18-May 28th)
Mini-socks are not socks, I've decided, and so I'm not a fibber.
Teeny Tiny Socks [Rav] by Victoria Magnus; knit with 10% of a skein of Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in colorway Carnation (discontinued)
Quidditch is supposed to be "just for fun," but since house points are on the line, some people can get a little intense about it.  That wasn't going to be me UNTIL people started bringing up the competitive aspect of it and then it was over; I don't like to play sports because I have no discernible skills while getting really dangerously competitive (it's genetic and not at all fun; I HATE to lose), but... a knitting competition?  Sure, count me in.

** Ancient Runes Ordinary Wizarding Level Spring 2012 
I've now reached 50% in the shawl and have received my 50 midway points:
yarn is Knit Picks Swish Worsted in colorway Indigo Heather; 116 g, 255.2 yds
The first part absolutely flew by in two and a half weeks -- while all this other stuff was also happening -- but now it's slowed to a crawl (as shawls are wont to do).  I'm really glad I've given myself a reasonable deadline this time.  I'm still keeping the pattern to myself for now... but isn't it pretty?  :)

OK, time to do a whole mess of blanket squares for June...

1 comment:

Pumpkin said...

Oh wow, so many projects! I love the shrug the best, the stitch pattern is so attractive! It also looks great on you.