Drawing

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A drawing I did recently for an event we are going to be having in RCT.

Oh baby baby!!

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My baby loves me! I was gifted with a gift!!! For no particular reason, my love decided I was worth a gift. I must just be that awesome. :D I have had my eye on a knitting bag for a little while. unfortunately, they are CRAZY RIDICULOUS expensive. But we had an idea. The Bealls Dpt. store was having a sale today. 20% off your entire order including clearance and sale items. WOOT! So we went out looking and I got the most amazing bag ever. It was 50% off and then and additional 20% off for the sale! Rock on! A bag this size that is designated a knitting bag is between 70 and 150. I got mine for 40!!! DEAL!


The Bag and front zip pocket




The inside of the large compartment



The included zippered pouch


Inside of the smaller compartment with zipper pocket small pockets, and what I have decided are crochet hook holders.

Squidling!

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This is my baby squid I just finished. I am calling it a squidling, because its was cuter than calling it a fry. It was crafted for my kitties, but inspired by the HPKCHC. Here is the story that goes with it. I hope you enjoy.

When I was very little, my mother used to read to me. While I had all of the normal bedtime stories, some of my favorites were marine biology books. Jacques Cousteau’s massive table top book was one of my favorites. It had breathtaking pictures of ocean wonders. Mom would read to me and I would memorize the names of the sea creatures.

One of my favorites was the giant Squid. Architeuthis. So little was known about them then. Only a few had ever been found. As I have grown older, I’ve marveled at how more and more has been discovered about them.

Imagine my utter delight when I discovered that a giant squid was living in the Black Lake at Hogwarts!! I couldn’t believe it. Being a Ravenclaw, I do like to study up on something that peeks my interest. Well it wasn’t long until I discovered that our Head of House had an interesting relationship with the giant squid, one might even call it a rivalry.

I wonder if such a creature could be domesticated! I consulted with the noted Marine Spellologist - Gilly Sandybottom. He assured me that the process would be utterly dangerous, as one would first need to FIND a giant squid, then manage to get one of it’s offspring away from it, before the process could even begin. An adult squid would be too set in its ways. However, if one were to somehow get a hold of a squidling, the domestication process COULD be completed.

Armed with this knowledge, my Ravenclaw whit, and some courage I borrowed from the Griffindors, I plunged into the black lake. I might add how thankful I am to have taken some Defense Against the Dark Arts! I was almost done in by a pack of Grindilow before I remembered petrificus totalus. It seemed to me though, that I had interrupted this group of them. Something lightly colored reflected from amidst the seaweed and between their greenish brownish bodies.

Working quickly, I dug through the seaweed to see what it was. WHAT LUCK! Apparently they had been tormenting a SQUIDLING!! One of it’s legs was badly damaged. I think they were pulling on it! I quickly ascendio’d my way out of the lake, used aquamentia to fill my oil skin bag. I put my squidling in and took it straight away to Gilly Sandybottom. Well, with a flick of his wand, Gellious Mendioso he enchanted, my little squidling was well on the way to healing.


Gilly tells me there is even a magical attunement process the little squidling could undergo so that he, or she (we’re not quite sure) could learn to live quite happily on land! He cautions, keeping an eye on it though, especially when small animals or children are involved.

And that Professor, is my utterly dangerous assignm

ent that I am turning in for Potions class!

The nitty grotty of it, worsted weight acrylic stuffed with fiber fill and cat nip!


Meeces!!!

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One of my favorite gifts I made this year was actually cat nip mice for my kitties. The pattern was so easy, and I just had a delightful time making them! I had to change the pattern however as I didn't think it worked up nearly large enough. So I kept adding rounds until I felt it was the right size. Oh the adventures with catnip around here though. they keep breaking into the bag and spilling it. Then of course the spend days making out with that spot on the floor. Watching them play with their mice though was precious. PRECIOUS. The boxes smelled like catnip also, so at one point Boots, got his head wedged up into the box and was just crawling across the carpet trying to squeeze himself into a box that is maybe 4 inches square!


Beret's for my Nieces!

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For Christmas this year, hubby and I decided to make berets for our two nieces. I crocheted the purple one for JoAn and Roger crocheted the pink one for Ashley. I really like this pattern. I have a huge floppy beret made in cotton for me, and one in super soft acrylic for Roger. His is not floppy though, it looks awesome on him. But both of these Christmas berets were made with acrylic and came out awesome. As an added accessory, I made them both large rose brooches. I attached them to the hats and while one niece wore hers on her hat, the other wore it in her hair. I think it looked fantastic that way!

Dice Bag of Doom!!!

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For Christmas this year for my hubby, I wanted to make him a dice bag he would be proud of. I had so much trouble with this bag!!! I redesigned it probably 8 or 9 times. I was never happy with how it was coming out. I scoured many many patterns on Ravelry, but nothing was what I wanted.



I had started making a bag of my own design with a cable I found in a cable stitch dictionary. But the cables were so small and I didn't know enough ot put sections of stockinette stitch between them so it was looking terrible. I ripped that all out. What I opted for instead was a customized hat pattern. I had made a cabled hat for Patrick.

I discovered I really liked the pattern. So I went down a size in needles, and added many repeats to the pattern until it was a good size. I followed a pattern from a bag I found on Ravelry to put in the holes for the draw string cord and then knitted an I-Cord for the strap. I think it came out wonderfully and was definitely worth the work!

Gratuitous Puppy Picture!

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I've been knitting and crocheting away like crazy. I will have pics to show soon. Some of the projects I haven't photographed yet, and others are gifts so I am not sure I want to show them until they are given. But in the mean time, here is my girl on Christmas Morning. :)