February 2012 craft projects

I’m starting the wrap-up early. I am still hoping to eek out 2 more finished objects but in the event I don’t, here’s the rest of my February projects:

My mother asked me to knit a pair of socks for one of my step-sisters, luckily her feet are a similar size to mine. These are purple, not as dark as the photo. I think next on my list of purchases is the lightbox for taking photographs. My only indecision is whether to create it myself or buy one.

Socks for my step-sister

I balled up the green yarn that I finished earlier this month, knit this monster and sent it along to a dear friend. This will be the beginning of a monster obsession. I’m bringing the monster book to another friend this week for her to pick some for me to make her. She loves to craft but has tremor issues that make fine work difficult.

A Dot monster for a friend

I have added to badges to my collection for my participation in Hogsmeade Weekend 2012 in HPKCHC on Ravelry. Once a year or so there is a trip to Hogsmeade, there is much crafting, storytelling and togetherness. I volunteered to help with one of the story telling areas, hence the Shrieking Shack badge.

Hogsmeade Weekend 2012

Gettings things done

I have finally joined HPKCHC (HP Knitting and Crochet House Cup with HP being Harry Potter) on Ravelry. I found this group several years ago, joined and then left. The rules seemed complicated, the requirements strict, and I wasn’t interested in that. Last Spring, I searched for HP related groups on Ravelry again and found several that were interesting, this one included. I joined two and started playing along in the game that had less stringent guidelines. After playing for 9 months I began to see the beauty in the complicated, strict requirements of the first game I found and left the small one for the larger one. I have not been sorted into the game yet, that will happen in March I believe and I’ll play officially in April.

The game is a fun way to motivate myself to start and finished every month, though there are ways to turn in works-in-progress for partial credit. I started playing in the middle of January and am planning to post at least once a month with my finished projects and badges to accompany them.

Socks for Granny

ribbit

house unity yarn

monster chunk

HP Duel

Christmas 2011 socks for Linda

Breakfast foods

Badge earned for posting to classes in January and then posting in the NQFY Waiting Room (Not Quite First Year):

Badge earned for finding a partner and dueling in Care of Magical Creatures (duel-both make the same pattern, at the same while racing to completion):

Badge for completing 5 classes during the month of Jan:

Badge earned for crafting something that makes me happy and turning it in to Gryff Tower before required date (I made ribbit):