Just For Fun is my way of sharing all the little things I like to do... from crafty things to thoughtful things!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sub-Ship Ahoy!

This week has been all about Hogwarts (on Ravelry) challenges.

One Professor challenged us to craft something related to Durmstrang or Beauxbatons, the other schools participating in the TriWizard Challenge.

Besides Viktor Krum's quidditch broom, and Beauxbatons fluttery sighs - what's the most striking thing?  The ship that sails underwater of course!  It just pops up out of the lake, sails and all.  So here it is...

Of course, around here, it will end up a pirate ship just as soon as I can craft some. :oP

The second challenge is a Gryffindor house pride project.  We're all making lion related projects to submit together.  Here's Gryffie, who now lives on my Very Potter Bookshelves.

He doesn't look that ferocious, does he?

I've also been on a bit of a poncho kick lately.  Not only are they easy crafting, but very useful.  I've been wearing this poncho around the house and loving it.  Warm, but somehow without the sleeves it's much more comfortable for working at my desk or crocheting.

Despite the diamond shape in the photo, I like to wear it with the long points at the arms... oh so cozyOf course, around here, it will end up a pirate ship just as soon as I can craft some. :oP

I also made an amazingly soft cotton lace poncho.  It's obviously not as warm, but very pretty if I do say so myself.
 I've discovered that most people call this a 'capelet' instead of a poncho.  Must be my southwestern background showing.

Speaking of which, I have yarn to make a Clint Eastwood as "Blondie" style poncho for Steve so watch this space!

 And now.... for the most recent parade of hats and gloves!  Most of these are special requests, but the 15 basic hats were a charity challenge.  If you see someone in downtown Prescott with one, you'll know where it came from.

And last, but not least... my new pal Ginny Weasley (Thanks Greta!) got a new hat.  It's one the human Ginny wears during the lake task in Goblet of Fire.
I've been busy, but busy is good.  Hope you all have a fantastic February!


  1. Oh wow you've been busy!! That ship is to die for! And the lion is not ferocious, but looks sad about something...didn't get anything to eat? The ponchos are super cool as always. Each time I look at your work, I feel like everyone else..."she could really earn from that!" But I do understand your reason too -- it becomes "work", and not fun anymore. That is what mostly killed my passion for jewelry making. But then...the material for jewelry is so darned expensive...that to just keep making it as hobby will kill hubby's salary.

  2. Steampunk Addie is drooling over the ship, and Luna wants the lion's head to wear as a hat. Great job! Some of that looks very familiar! ;)

  3. Yep... I know you understand, Swati. I miss seeing your jewelry and have really enjoyed your weekly pieces.

    Greta, I love the way your mind works. Always thinking. lol. Added to mental list!