Weather: In the five day forecast we see a clearing of the planning storm and small clusters of procrastination on the jet stream.
Speaking of planning, classes have hit the main cup with a fury. The following advisory focuses on the small projects because if your OWL is in as much trouble as my OWL classwork needs to be small and quick this month.
History of Magic is....hey wake up. As I was saying Goblin Wars! What would goblins wear into battle? Perhaps a helmet, or chain mail ? Excellent. If you are leaning toward commemorating their craft how about this lovely lace scarf in metallic yarn or these cabled gauntlets.
Sorry folks, I've been reminded that I will not use my blog posts for personal gain. Please disregard the last part.
Herbology is custom made for your gift giving preparations. In thinking about this it might be a perfect time to splurge on a skein of luxury yarn and search out a one skein wonder gift. The recipient of this cashmere neck warmer would love you forever.
Fyre! Fyre! What would protect you from Feindfyre? What shape would it take in your world? If you've been just looking for an excuse to knit up the dumb as a snake mitts - this might be your chance. Maybe in a flame red variegated yarn? Of course the best protection from fire.....RUN!
In other local news the Headmistress Challenge is up. This term she will be peaking into our muggle abodes, vehicles, desks, etc to examine our holiday decorations. I am a notoriously poor holiday decorator so our lovely in the field reporter JuliaV927 has compiled this report of holidays and the pattens that love them:
Nov. 4th = National Candy Day (U.S.) yes, this is real!
- Patterns: hearts, little hearts, valentine candy pillows, seamless heart-shaped pillow (for sweethearts message candy), amigurumi candy corn (crochet), pinwheel candy (crochet), candy corn , peppermint tawashi, marshmallow chicks (crochet), woolly candy corn , candy shop ornaments (crochet), candies ornaments, happy cat candy (crochet), sweetie candy corsage, candy cane (crochet),
- Or decorate your car with a candy cane cover (crochet) - hang a real or crafted piece of candy from the rear view mirror to complete the look! (the Christmas candy ornament perhaps?)
- Make your own bonfire. No Fiendfyre please.
- patterns: campy and the mallows, calcifer (crochet), wheel on fire
- Maybe put out your flag and make something patriotic like the patriotic stars (crochet), patriotic mini sock, patriotic ribbon, patriotic place mats and coasters
- Decorate for fall by adding maple leaf, autumn acorn, autumn oak leaf, knitted pumpkin, or autumn leaves (crochet) to an existing wreath or table centerpiece.
St. Nicholas Day = Dec. 6th (Dutch and German)
Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe = Dec. 12th (Mexico)
Hanukkah = Dec. 1st-9th (Jewish)
St. Lucia Day = Dec. 13th (Sweden, Norway, Denmark)
Las Posadas = Dec. 16th-24th (Spanish)
Yule = Dec. 20th-22nd
Winter Solstice = Dec. 21st
Soyaluna = Dec. 22nd (Hopi)
DongZhi = Dec. 21st-23rd (Chinese)
Christmas = Dec.25th
Kwanzaa = Dec. 26th-Jan 1st
Boxing Day = Dec. 26th (Australia, Canada, England, Ireland)
Omisoka = Dec. 31st (Japan)
Possible patterns: mini-Christmas stockings, advent calendars and advent trees, mini holiday stockings, mini sweater ornaments, diminutive sweaters, Yule ornament (crochet), Sally V. George Snowflakes (crochet), poinsetta candle holder and candle (crochet), ornamentt cozy, ornament that rocks!, Christmas pickle, ice skates (crochet), ornamental bells, dreidel (crochet), garland of pinwheels (crochet), popcorn garland (crochet), leaf garland (crochet)
Thank you JuliaV927. Hmmmm National Candy Day.
Forgivable Curse of the week: "Craptacular" as in "My grades in physics were outstandingly craptacular ."
Where was I, hmmm oh who the hell cares. This is Rockinsticks signing off. Slyther on, laugh a lot and don't let the holidays freak you out.