Sunday, April 13, 2014

Coming Soon...

Harry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup

Spring 2014

It's the return of the Race Car Driver.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Evenstar equals NEWT

How did the month of April begin for me?  Other than getting a tetanus shot at the doctor's office, it started with proposing an epic lace knit for the Harry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup on Ravelry.  Why?  Because I can...  And what will this epic piece of lace and beads look like when complete?

Like this... but grey with green beads.  Because... Slytherin, of course.

Name: GirlyWithATwist
House: Slytherin
Year: M4
NEWT (subjects and option number): Charms 1 - 1,000+ yards in a lace pattern/Ancient Runes 1- intricate charts
Completed OWLs: All 12

Subjects: Explain which subject areas (OWLs) are being explored and how they relate to each other.

For my second NEWT, I wish to attempt the Evenstar shawl. It is a full-sized round lace shawl that is knit with over 1000 yards of laceweight yarn. It also uses approximately 3000 beads on the outside edge. The pattern is comprised of four different charts that utilize 18 different symbols.

Project/Pattern(s): Evenstar

2 skeins of Knit Picks Bare - Merino Wool Lace Weight that I dyed myself. Total yardage is 1760 yards.
Size 6 beads. Each container contains approximately 480 beads for a total of approximately 3360 beads.

Evenstar Spreadsheet… for tracking.

50% on round 152; 44,388 stitches
75% on round 188; 66,582 stitches
final 100% - all done - 88,776 stitches

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Astronomy OWL

The Sun in SoftnShiny Twilight Fingering Sock Yarn “Laser Screwdriver” with US size 1 1/2 (2.50 mm)

Venus in Supernatural Yarns Siren Sock “Expecto Patronum” with US 1 (2.25 mm)

The Moon in SoftnShiny Midnight Sun Fingering Sock Yarn “She’s Stardust” with US size 1 1/2 (2.50 mm)

Neptune in SoftnShiny Midnight Sun Fingering Sock Yarn “Yellowknife Sky” with US size 0 (2.00 mm)

And with that… the checkered flags will fly!!!

Let It Go