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21  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Superheroes crochet set on: September 24, 2014 09:09:48 PM
I LOVE these!  Do you have a pattern for them, or something you based them off of?  A friend of mine is having a baby boy in February, and her husband is comic obsessed - what a great baby shower gift this could be!
22  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* on: September 22, 2014 06:21:52 PM
@Avesthel - cute little stockings, they're so sweet!
@jenleahlynn - what a great gift for your niece!
@Whistlefish - HA!  I love that onesie.  So appropriate.
@MistressJennie - how I LOVE your kits.  Off-topic, can kits be purchased from you as well?  I loved making mine so much a few semesters ago I'm thinking of treating myself once Christmas rolls around! Cheesy

@noodle-bug: I'm up for that!  Should we include a little info section about what might be helpful colours or sizes?

I have another project to submit - I finished it a few days ago but TOTALLY forgot about the headmistress prompt!

Challenge: Headmistress Challenge - September
House: Gryffindor
SPEW: N/A
Name: More apple sauce!

I had to cook up the rest of the apples that were given to me, but I decided this time I would sweeten it more (crabapples are very tart) and also sieve it to make it extra smooth.

6 lb of crab apples
2 cups of sugar
enough water to come up to the top level of the apples

Remove the stems and cut off the blossom ends of all the apples.  No need to core or peel them, in fact the gorgeous colours come from the skins!  

Empty the apples into a large slow cooker.  Add enough water that it just reaches the top of the apples, and stir in two cups of sugar.  You can use more or less sugar as your taste prefers.  Cook on high 4-6 hours, until apples are completely soft.

Mash apples with a potato masher, then blend with a stick blender.  Force puree through a fine-meshed sieve, periodically removing the tough cores, seeds, and fibrous portions of pulp (crabapples have a stringy fibre around the cores).

The apple sauce is done!  If you wish to can it for shelf-stable storage, you will also need clean, sterilized mason jars (I found this recipe made around 4 quarts), two part sealing lids with NEW seals (never reuse the seals for canning), a canning funnel, and boiling water canner or large stockpot with enough room for 2" of water over the top of the jars.

While preparing the apple sauce bring the canner to a boil.  Place the seals in hot water to soften the glue, and ensure your bottles are clean and sterile.

While the applesauce is still hot, ladle it into the jars using the canning funnel, making sure to leave at least an inch of headspace (empty space) from the top.  That's usually to the shoulders of the jar/bottom of the neck.  Wipe the rims with a clean paper towel to ensure a good seal can form, place the seals on, then screw the rings on to fingertip tight.

Place the jars into your boiling water canner, making sure it's at a rolling boil.  Process for the recommended amount of time for your altitude as recommended by the USDA http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_02/applesauce.html.  For me this is 20 minutes.  You do not start counting the time until the canner returns to a full rolling boil.

Remove the jars carefully and place on a protected surface where they can remain undisturbed until they cool fully (can take up to 12 hours).  Once the jars have cooled, check that all the seals have popped.  If any have not, place them in the fridge to be used in the next 4 weeks or so.  Label with the date and you're done!



The colour on this applesauce is much darker and redder than the first batch, as the skin colour on the apples deepened while they sat on the counter.
23  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HPCraftalong - Careers Record Office on: September 22, 2014 02:15:21 PM
Sounds great Noodle-bug! Since careers aren't for house points, can classes (like say a Herbology project) I've submitted in an alumni term count as one of the other prompts here (say, a project inspired by a specific charm)  as long as it does in fact make sense?  Does any of that statement make sense?  LOL!

Here's my record!

Tiamatfire's Charms Professor Path

7 charms classes

1. R2-tutu skirt
2. Puppy cake
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

5 charm-inspired projects

1. Applesauce  I immediately thought of Ron complaning that Fred and George could charm the sprouts so they could quit peeling them themselves, and I'm sure that charm could be used to stem and cut the ends off my mountain of crabapples!
2.
3.
4.
5.

5 curse-inspired projects

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

4 projects inspired by charms and their effect on the world and people around you

1.
2.
3.
4.

4 projects inspired by wand movements

1.Cable-crossing tutorial  - definitely a lot of fancy movement here!
2.
3.
4.

2 projects inspired by change

1.
2.

1 project inspired by duelling

1. This knitted gingerbread house duelled ME at every turn!  My gauge was very different between moss and stockinette, I had to reknit the pointed sides, and recut the plastic canvas for the insides.

Charms OWL


Charms NEWT

Samuel's Stocking
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabling without a cable needle - tutorial! on: September 21, 2014 07:34:05 AM
You're welcome!  I hope it can help some people Smiley
25  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* on: September 20, 2014 03:04:51 PM
Thanks so much for the badges, Headmistress!  They look great!  Cheesy

@noodle-bug:  I swear it's not nearly as hard as it looks!  And it's sooooooo much faster.  Love the present wrapping too.  Oh and hexies!  I'd definitely be interested in a fabric swap for hexies, if you'd like to!

@dragonchilde: I'm sorry life is harder right now for you - sending good thoughts!

@moonflame: that's a pretty inventive hat!  Cheesy

@ladychris2010: Ah yes, colder weather is definitely on the way.  (Speaking of which, after all the snow a couple weeks ago we're back up into the 20's C!)

@gaudiknight: lovely little sweater!  Reminds me of the ones I've seen made for the movie "Coraline"


26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HPCraftalong - Careers Record Office on: September 20, 2014 03:04:38 PM
I'd like to become a Charms professor I think...no idea what that path might look like!  Any suggestions?  I want to make sure it's a difficult enough path to match with the others Smiley

I'm thinking charms classes (of course) with maybe some herbology, muggle studies, and CoMC so that you understand how your charms might affect plants, animals, and objects?  I'm sure some other things too!
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cabling without a cable needle - tutorial! on: September 16, 2014 08:59:21 PM
Over in the Harry Potter craftalong I posted a tutorial for cabling without a cable needle so I thought I'd share it here too!

Left-crossing cable:



Knit to where the cable crossing occurs - this is a left-crossing cable, so the first two stitches we're slipping in the next step cross BEHIND the next two.



Yarn in front, THEN slip the next two stitches to your right hand needle purlwise.



Yarn to back



Knit the next two stitches



Slip left-hand needle into the first two stitches FROM THE BACK



Pull the right hand needle out of all 4 stitches, while gripping the work right beneath the needle to keep the two live stitches from dropping.



Pick up live stitches with right hand needle, making sure not to twist.  The stitches are now crossed!



Bring working yarn to back again and now knit the two stitches on the left hand needle (these are the stitches that got slipped at the beginning).



Done!  The completed cross.


Right-handed crossing:



Knit (or in this case, purl) to your crossing.



Slip the first two stitches to your right hand needle purlwise.  Since this is a right-handed crossing, these slipped stitches will cross in front of (rather than behind) the two after.  No need to move the working yarn this time, leave it in back.




Knit the next two stitches.



Pick up the slipped stitches with the left-hand needle from the FRONT.



Pull the right hand needle out of all four stitches, again while holding tightly directly underneath the needles so that the live stitches aren't lost.




Pick up the live stitches with the right hand needle, being sure not to twist.  The cables are now crossed!



Knit the next two stitches (the ones that were slipped at the beginning).  



Done!
28  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* on: September 15, 2014 05:18:42 PM
Yep, no problem Mistress Jennie!  I hadn't put a header on it just in case it wouldn't work as a project, and didn't want to make your counting more difficult for next time you added points up! Smiley  I will for sure put it up in the knitting forum later today.
29  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Fall Semester 2014~ *Join Anytime* on: September 13, 2014 02:18:38 PM
IMAGE HEAVY!

I do it this way!  (Hmmm, is there a class this would count for?  Maybe mine, since it helps people see clearly how to cross cables without a cable needle?  Headmistress Jennie - verdict?)

EDIT:

Class: DADA
House: Gryffindor
SPEW:N/A
Name: Cabling without a cable needle - tutorial - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435705.0#axzz3DXfOTD8r

Left-crossing cable:



Knit to where the cable crossing occurs - this is a left-crossing cable, so the first two stitches we're slipping in the next step cross BEHIND the next two.



Yarn in front, THEN slip the next two stitches to your right hand needle purlwise.



Yarn to back



Knit the next two stitches



Slip left-hand needle into the first two stitches FROM THE BACK



Pull the right hand needle out of all 4 stitches, while gripping the work right beneath the needle to keep the two live stitches from dropping.



Pick up live stitches with right hand needle, making sure not to twist.  The stitches are now crossed!



Bring working yarn to back again and now knit the two stitches on the left hand needle (these are the stitches that got slipped at the beginning).



Done!  The completed cross.


Right-handed crossing:



Knit (or in this case, purl) to your crossing.



Slip the first two stitches to your right hand needle purlwise.  Since this is a right-handed crossing, these slipped stitches will cross in front of (rather than behind) the two after.  No need to move the working yarn this time, leave it in back.




Knit the next two stitches.



Pick up the slipped stitches with the left-hand needle from the FRONT.



Pull the right hand needle out of all four stitches, again while holding tightly directly underneath the needles so that the live stitches aren't lost.




Pick up the live stitches with the right hand needle, being sure not to twist.  The cables are now crossed!



Knit the next two stitches (the ones that were slipped at the beginning).  



Done!
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME* on: September 13, 2014 10:51:59 AM
Congratulations to everyone!  Hope to see you all in the Fall semester!
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