Saturday, 6 September 2008

New Term!

It has been such a busy summer!! My dear twin-sister, Lizzie Wychwood, works full-time at Gringott's so I had the pleasure of having her little witch and wizard with me during the school break. Luckily I had a lovely wizard from the Congo to assist me with the coven of teenies! We got out most days to visit places around, and did lots of walking in the local woods and hills.

Alas, such pleasures have to have an end, and sure enough September 1st came all too quickly. My youngest little wizard started full-time school, the same day that we saw Dennis off to Hogwarts on the Hogwarts Express. Here's a picture of the three of them together in their various school robes that we took that happy/sad morning (I was so proud and so achey all at the same time!):

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There were lots of knitty activities filling my time otherwise during the summer. Particularly special was a wonderful knitting challenge, called 'Ravelympics' which the witches knitting forum, Ravelry, ran concurrently with a strange muggle sporting event called 'The Olympics'. I was in Team Hogwarts alongside many folk from Professor Wartbobble's sock kit swap, and many other Hogwarts students and alumni. I managed to finish 'Vesty Thing' for 'WIPs Wrestling', and knitted the cover for a felted knitting wand holder (for 'Felted Freestyle') with the Kauni yarn that Kaaelana so kindly gave to me last term. Alas, the felting spell didn't work very well and drained the colours, then I scorched it and cut a hole in it while trying to put it right!!

Vesty thing:

Vesty thing and Poppy's cardigan 008

Cover for knitting wand holder:

Blocking Kauni Holder

Meanwhile I made a fairisle bag for Molly's daughter-in-law, Fleur, who I've been teaching to knit:

Fleur Tote 3-d view

And some silk socks. The design was commissioned by Madame Maxime for students at Beauxbatons, so I've called them 'Chaussettes de Beauxbatons' (I so love French!!):

Chaussettes de Beauxbatons cover

I've published the patterns for the bag and the socks in my Ravelry pattern store.

So - lots going on!!

Of course, now Hogwarts has started a new term I will be spending a fair bit of time there assisting Madam Pomfrey in the infirmary again, and I'm once more very much looking forward to participating in Professor Wartbobble's sock kit swap. We have quite a lot of new students that have joined the swap, and I look forward to getting to know them, as well as chatting with many wonderful old friends. I'm rather concerned about the new head Girl though - Wisteria Lovegood - she spent a worrying amount of time hanging around with the more handsome professors last term - I suspect she has a strong floozy streak!!


Anonymous said...

Yay for the Ravelympics and Team Hogwarts! (Which is where I was recruited for HSKS!) :)

Cassandra Puddlemere said...

"strong floozy streak" ??? Well that's putting it mildly, lol.