The Weasley Sisters
A podcast with sisters talking about knitting, crochet, spinning and more.
Crazy With Myself Episode 44
September 18, 2012 06:17 AM PDT
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Nerd Facts and Words of Wisdom Episode 43
September 04, 2012 09:32 AM PDT
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Gauge is Important Episode 42
August 20, 2012 11:21 PM PDTMojo/No Mojo: Allena: Jessica: weaving swatch Crocheted Shoes Murtlap scarf hermione hat processed some Lincoln/border leister and spinning it just today to see how it goes. processed and sampled for my NEWT got started on my NEWT is drying Proposal Jessica: SFA, Friendship Braclet! Deep Sea funny photo = sewed some shorts for bella Enablement!: Allena: I bought My Hope. proceedes go to Make A Wish until August 23rd. It’s my LaLa (she’s in gryffindor) Jajigirl sent me some books! I can’t wait to read them a big thank you! organized my stash! got some books (Weaving Made Easy, The Weaver's Idea Book and The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook) and fiber from SFA Softnshiny ladies of who club, 1st shipmentDueling club Hermione jean creations, 2nd shipmentNerd girl yarn fiber of the month club who’s your doctor sign ups Nov 15th If you’d like to come on the show we’d love to have you just contact us and we’ll work something out. Or if you’d like to sponsor us for a month please contact us. Wrock Song: Fall in Love Tonight by The Whomping Willows NOTES: The Weasley Sisters podcast GROUP!
A Child Elephant! Episode 41
August 05, 2012 09:12 PM PDTMojo/No Mojo: Allena: Magrathea Mystery SKAL Jessica: NEWT sweater! Phone Monster WIP's: Allena: Madi’s tomten Murtlap scarf Jessica: Crocheted Shoes To spin or not to spin: Allena: Big mash up 476.3 yards 12WPI Polwarth/Silk, finished! 752,567,55 2ply The Sorthing Hat; 175yds of 2ply yellow pink purple gradient, 93yds Nply Spin in progress~ SFA, Friendship Bracelet! Sewing: Allena: needs to sew Andy's messenger bag.... bug her about it! Jessica: made a project bag for Trish Enablement!: Allena: Fiber of the month pancake and lulu July we went to the zoo and had fun. started watching warehouse 13 and really love it. Contest: Winner - Lindsay (Knitticism13)!!! PM us your address and we’ll get your prizes out to you! Wrock Song: One Day Feat. Dawlish and the Archies NOTES: The Weasley Sisters podcast GROUP!
You're kinda like Snow White.....Episode 40
July 27, 2012 10:02 PM PDT
Mojo/No MojoAllena: BROOM: Rose , #9, Donna OWL BOTIJessica: I turned in 5 classes!
WIP'sAllena: Stage 4 socks One of my WIPs for Ravellenics. Jessica:NEWT, On the fair isle yoke! I think I can I think I can!.
To spin or not to spinAllena:Big mash up Firenze Teaches Divination and the DADA Finished green part Jessica: Corgi Hill Farm, Polwarth/Silk (coffee dreams) and (cha cha cha hot pink).. Plied half... and got 700+yards so far.... still need to ply the rest. Batt Day! made some yummy cormo batts! Enablement! Jessica: Corgi hill farms sale Shadawyn fiber arts fiber! Oh the pink! Friendship Bracelet and Deep Sea, LOVE!!! Alina Shea Creations club yarn, pink and brown! (also bought some insect repellent, a few lip balms and more arnica) Finished Dr who!Swap packages!staff swap slytherin, june cuppa fun swap Allena: Alina shea/ crazy kitty lip balm Won a prize for TDF from younger yarn. Exploding Tardis Tangerine Designs a New WPI tool and cool gnome button Staff swap from Cindiknits. so awesome! Contest: To be announced next week! NOTES: Shadawyn Fiber Arts Corgi Hill Farm Alina Shea Creations Tangerine Designs Pinterest Make your own coffee syrup The Weasley Sisters podcast now has a GROUP!
Ugly Cool Episode 39
July 17, 2012 10:24 PM PDTMojo/No Mojo: Allena: Jessica: Order Mission, sweater for Trevor, Done! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/tre-tres-sweater HMC, handed in some stitch markers. I was wet felting a rug but it needs lots more work. WIP's: Allena: stage 4 socks http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/stage-4-tds BROOM: Rose Owl knit http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/bigger-on-the-inside Jessica: NEWT, sweater... almost done with the sleeves. knitknitknit To spin or not to spin: Allena: Finished turned in for poitions http://www.flickr.com/photos/starknits/7558325684/in/photostream Merlin 265.6yds 16-18WPI http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/stash/shadawyn-fiberarts Morgana 296.5 16-18 WPI http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/stash/shadawyn-fiber-arts Mashup 218.6 16 WPI http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/stash/shadawyn-fiber-arts-4 Hobbledehoy batt- 445.64 yards. 18WPI http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/stash/batt-2 started a big mash up
http://www.etsy.com/shop/corgihillfarm all things are on sale right now!
Whomp! Whomp! Episode 38
July 07, 2012 09:12 AM PDTPlanning Podcast: Order Missions DUE: July 22 Headmistress Challenge Due: July 17th portkey place a Portkey you must first post a photograph, moving or otherwise, of a location at or near your home. The photo must have either been taken by you or a member of your household, but it need not be recent. For the purposes of this Challenge “near your home” means within 50 miles/80 kilometers.This photo is to be your inspiration for your project, which will serve as your Portkey. Classes: Charms-Supersensory Charm Option 1: Craft with, spin or dye a “luxury” fiber. Luxury is to be defined by the student (silk, alpaca, bamboo, cashmere, fun fur, kneazle down…) we are looking for something with a soft texture that makes your fingers sing, not to make you empty your Gringott’s vault. CoMC- Grindylow Option 1: Use the colors which remind us of the lake at Hogwarts (colors blue/green) -- Ravelry approved craft Option 2: Spin something long, light and sinewy like grindylow fingers - fingering / laceweight yarn 16+wpi Option 3: Craft something which will help you foil the Grindylow or mermaid’s attempt to capture and do you harm DADA- Inferi Option 1: Reanimate a project you are not happy with. In your turn in post please include before and after images and explain what you improved in the reanimated project. -Knitters and Crocheters: This must be either a work in progress that has stagnated or an FO that displeases you. You may either frog the original or use new materials, but no projects started before the 1st of this month can be turned in please. WIPs that you actually like and wish to finish may be turned in to Detention. - Spinners: Using the same fiber blend and ply structure, try to recreate a yarn that didn’t turn out as planned/hoped. -Dyers: Reanimate a past dye project! Either overdye a failure or redo a previous attempt with new material to achieve a better result. Option 2: Reanimate a project that you made and loved making by crafting a second version. Please provide a link to the original project page in your turn-in post (it’s okay if there are no photos of the original). Knitters/Crocheters/Weavers: re-do the same pattern Spinners: Use the same blend of fibers and the same ply structure as the previous spin Dyers: Recreate a dyeing success by duplicating a favorite colorway Flying - Take your flying home with you Craft something to keep you safe while flying or in the event of a crash landing. For example, you could enspell a hat to become a crash helmet at high speeds, or create a flat object that becomes a landing pad when you cast Engorgio on it. Prepare to rig a safety net by spinning plied yarn. We don’t want a weak spot in your singles to bring you crashing to the ground. Show that you are a careful observer of your friends’ Flying techniques by imitating one of their past projects. Include a link to their project in your post. Herbology-Whomping Willow The Whomping Willow attacks anyone or anything that comes within the reach of its branches. Option 1: Craft something you could whomp someone (safely) with. Pictorial evidence of whomping will earn you extra credit. Option 2: Craft something to protect you from a whomping. Again, pictures of your item in use will earn you points, but stay safe in creating your examples! The branches of the Whomping Willow act like it’s arms and when damaged, the branches must be treated as if they are arms. Option 3: Craft an item for the arms/branches. Think armwarmers, wristwarmers, etc. Extra points for yarnbombing a tree, but be careful and stay safe! We cannot stress enough the importance of staying outside the reach of the Whomping Willows branches while studying it. Now you may study at your leisure, but once again, craft and demonstrate safely! History of Magic- take a closer look at the pharmakis and Arachne 1: Craft something that is plantlike in nature. 2: Craft something that can be used for the gathering of herbs. 3: Craft something to represent Arachne. All Rav crafts, fabric sewing, and quilting are being accepted Muggle Studies- UFO’s Option 1 - Identify a project that may be unidentifiable - make a project that can be misunderstood and identify it’s true purpose Option 2 - Create an item inspired by the alien in the Unidentified Flying Object - please tell us how your project relates to the alien Option 3 - Finish an UFO - please post a before & after picture and your UFO needs to be less than 50% finished as of July 1st Potions-Colorwork Demonstrate your ability to “harmonize multiple colors, yarns, and/or textures in a pattern.” Explore color dominance. Experiment with multi-stranded color blending. Practice maintaining tension and managing floats. Attempt intarsia. Try mosaic or brioche or double-knitting with two or more colors. Learn to work with yarn in both hands or become adept at managing multiple strands singlehandedly. Develop an interesting stripe pattern. Weave a color gamp. Exhibit one or more stages of turning raw-off-the-sheep fiber into handspun. Any of the techniques suitable for an OWL in Potions are acceptable this month - with the liberty to work on a smaller scale to work out the kinks of your test batch before you brew a cauldron filled to the brim during an Advanced Studies examination. Mojo/No Mojo: Allena: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/mistake-rib-tea-cosy Jessica: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/mistake-rib-tea-cosy WIP's: Allena: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/stage-4-tds BROOM: Rose http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/rose-tyler-doll-from-doctor-who Owl knit http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/bigger-on-the-inside Jessica: Order Mission, sweater for Trevor, sleeves done! about 9+ inches of the body http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/tre-tres-sweater NEWT, sweater... started the sleeves. To spin or not to spin: Allena: http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/stash/younger-yarn-combed-top-3 http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/stash/nalani-yarns-100-sw-merino-roving Started morgana/merlin mash up http://www.flickr.com/photos/starknits/7520769410/in/photostream http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/stash/shadawyn-fiber-arts http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/stash/shadawyn-fiber-arts-2 Jessica: finished all my NEWT spinning on time! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/fair-isle-yoke-cardigan http://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/stash/younger-yarn-fiber-sw-wool-blend-dada http://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/stash/shadawyn-fiber-arts-nearly-headless-nick-falkland
Allena: Hogwarts a History last club shipment, fiber from Younger Yarn, prize from Alina Shea's Creation's group, lip balm/arnica salve/bug repellent from Alina Shea CreationsIf you’d like to come on the show we’d love to have you just contact us and we’ll work something out. Or if you’d like to sponsor us for a month please contact us. NOTES: The Weasley Sisters podcast GROUP! http://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-weasley-sisters-podcast Younger Yarn http://www.etsy.com/shop/youngeryarn Alina Shea Creations http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlinaSheaCreations Shadanwyn Fiber Arts http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShadawynFiberArts Starknits http://www.etsy.com/shop/StarKnits
Short and Sweet Episode 37
June 26, 2012 10:37 PM PDTMojo/No Mojo: Allena: TDS stage 3 http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/stardust #10 http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/tenth-doctor-who-doll Jessica: Super secret swappy slingshot http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/slingshot-3 Plarn Clothespin bag http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/plarn-clothespin-bag Katie: market bag body bag WIP's: Allena: BROOM: Rose http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/rose-tyler-doll-from-doctor-who Owl knit http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/bigger-on-the-inside Jessica: Order Mission, sweater for Trevor, sleeves done! about 9+ inches of the body http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/tre-tres-sweater will be doing the timed tea cozy challenge for Q on the first/second. To spin or not to spin: Allena: Peoneys - 272.8 yds 2 ply http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/stash/handpainted-extra-fine-merino-roving-5 Jessica: targhee... newt....plying the 4th charcoal batt. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/fair-isle-yoke-cardigan Katie: kick spindle Sewing: Allena: I did a bunch of sewing. http://www.flickr.com/photos/starknits/7450152016/in/photostream Enablement!: Jessica: Loop club batt, Wrock Song: The Knight Bus by Dobby and The House Elves http://www.myspace.com/dobbyandthehouseelves/music/songs/the-knight-bus-25560710 NOTES: The Weasley Sisters podcast GROUP! http://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-weasley-sisters-podcast
I'm not going to pet you! Episode 36
June 18, 2012 08:45 PM PDTMojo/No Mojo:
turned in for COMC
Stage 2 TDS~
Order Mission, sweater for Trevor, sleeves done! about 4+ inches of the body
Super secret swappy slingshot
To spin or not to spin:
OWL- spinning done
may batts- copper pennies
298.22 yards 2ply
Jessica: targhee... newt.... 3 charcoal batts and the yellow are done(4th almost done). purple is on the matchless and last charcoal is on the sidekick. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/fair-isle-yoke-cardigan
Allena: I got more fabric its washing. I’m planning on sewing a bunch this week
Jessica-took a family bike ride and rode to Katie's instead of driving!
Allena~ hurt my back.
Weasley Sister Podcast Graphics to be used for our group header and thumbnail. maybe t-shirts etc. PM submissions to StarKnits
Prizes: Handspun yarn from StarKnits. Handspun or wool for spinning from NaturallyKnitty
If you’d like to come on the show we’d love to have you just contact us and we’ll work something out. Or if you’d like to sponsor us for a month please contact us.
Not The Future Mrs. Weasley By Tonks and the Aurors. http://www.myspace.com/tonksandtheaurors/music/songs/not-the-future-mrsweasley-11295068
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I have two arms! Episode 35
June 09, 2012 02:24 PM PDT
New group on Ravelry!
join it and come say hi!
Stage 1 TDS
Stage 1 TdS.
Dyed yarn for Quidditch!
Order Mission, sweater for Trevor, sleeves done!
Stage 2 TDS~ starts tomorrow(sunday)!
To Spin or not to Spin:
Allena: OWL- spinning
targhee... newt....1/2 done with Yellow batt, started purple on the matchless
Hogwarts a History Fiber club
Loop club batts
New fiber from batt of the month
Hogwarts fiber club
The Weasley Sisters podcast GROUP!
Tour de Fleece
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Allena: I enjoy reading and baking. I’m a momma to two wonderful Girls that sometimes drive me crazy. I’m married to a wonderful man who also drives me crazy at times. I’m a Christian but I hate stereotypes, I’m real so get to know me first! I’ll do the same for you! I love to knit,crochet, spin and dye. I actually love them so much, I teach them at a local floral and gift shop. I still can’t believe I’m getting paid to do something I love so much! I love to read, Harry Potter is always on my reading list as well as LOTR and anything by Ted Dekker. Coffee is my drink of choice. It goes so well with knitting and friends! Jessica: I’m a 27 year old christian mother. My husband Joe and I have 4 beautiful children, Gabe is 7, Leah is 5, Chloe is 3 and Truban is 1. I’ve been knitting for 6 years and spinning for 4, I love both! I feel blessed that God gave me talents that I love! I am a milk chocolate kind of girl. I love coffee and have an espresso machine so i normally only drink espresso… but i love some good syrups, or some good espresso. I’m kind of a yarn snob… and prefer soft natural fibers for myself. Acrylic has it’s place… for my kids and their toys ;)
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