Another recovered post, thanks to the way back machine and Ravelry. August 2007 (Holy crap, has it been that long?)


Here is a little something I’ve been working on for the last few weeks. I started my first Gryffindor bag in response to Norah Gaughan’s Intricate Stag Bag, which is awesome but constructed in an odd way. Once I got thinking about doing the whole thing in the round, I then began to feel like I should use my own fair isle design as well.


Then I of course felt like I should share the finished pattern with everyone else.

The PDF is pretty big, so you can get it at Ravelry: CLICK

(Check back at this page for errata and updates.)
Edit 08.26.07: Added circular needle length.

Huge, huge thankses to my wondermous test-knitters Kara and Omly. You all are the best, and super fast!


Leaky had this pattern archived for me too. Phew!  May 2007

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Wendelin the Weird
(mediaeval; dates unknown) Chocolate Frog card
Witch in Middle Ages who enjoyed being burned at the stake

Every time I make a pair of socks I seem to add at least one tweak to the formula a little bit, hopefully bringing me ever closer to the “perfect” sock for my foot. This sock is toe-up with a wider and shorter toe, a heel flap (worked the “wrong way”), and ribbing along the sides for a snug fit. Disclaimer: This isnt a true pattern and is intended for those that know a little about sock construction.

Read below for instructions.

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Recovered via the wayback machine and Ravelry. Thank Bob for Ravelry.

November 2006



Hidey ho! I finished up the second of some new socks this afternoon.


Likey? Have a pattern: CLICK
Charts for larger sizes: CLICK

Me? I love em. *wiggles toes*


Another recovered pattern, compliments of the wayback machine. September 2006


I’ve been making some worsted weight toddler socks lately and decided I’d like something a little more engaging than stockinette. So I made up this sock and decided to share the pattern. I really enjoy the look of this pattern, because there is no abrupt change from ribbing to pattern. The cables themselves actually form part of what works just like a rib.

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This was my first pattern. You can probably tell by how simple it is. Thankfully The Leaky Cauldron crafty witches had archived it on the site, so I was able to recover it. January 2006


Left over worsted weight yarn in house colors
Note: The author used Mission Falls 1824 Wool, #22 (MC) and 13 (CC)
Set of 5 US5 (3.75 mm) DPN needles
Size H crochet hook (optionnal)


20 stitches per 4” (10 cm)


Cast on 40 stitches in MC.

Divide stitches onto 4 double pointed needles, and prepare to knit in the round.

Knit 5 rounds of 2×2 ribbing (K2, P2).

Round 6: (K2, YO, K2Tog) 8 times.

Knit 5 more rounds of 2×2 ribbing.

Knit 5 rounds plain.

Switch to CC and knit 3 rounds.

Switch back to MC and knit 16 rounds.

Next round: On Needle 1: K1, SSK, knit to end. On Needle 2: knit to last 3 stitches on needle, K2Tog, K1. On Needle 3: K1 SSK, knit to end. On Needle 4: knit to last 3 stitches on needle, K2Tog, K1.

Last round: Knit plain.

Arrange remaining stitches on 2 needles and kitchener stitch closed

Make drawstring out of CC using the crochet hook and a crochet chain. You can also use an icord (a tutorial can be found here, just scroll down) would be nice as well.

Weave the cord through eyelet row (round 6).

Final Product

So I recently blew up my blog.

I often find great relief in cleaning up and starting fresh, so this could sort of be a good thing.

The problem is that, as far as I can tell, many of the knitting and crafting patterns I had posted are completely gone. Because I have changed computers a few times in the last couple of years, the original files I wrote just went away. I intend to do some digging through some old back ups of my documents to see what I can dig up, but in the meantime I will just have to apologize to those that are really itching to make up a craft of mine.

Big sorries!