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Like many “planner girls” I used to see a photo or video featuring a beautiful Filofax Malden and swoon. I’ve went through three personal sized ring binders. The first was a simple brown Day Runner Harmony. The second was a Valentine’s Day gift, a Filofax Saffiano in Raspberry. The third purchase was that lovely hunk of supple plum-colored leather, the unicorn they call the Malden… Yes, this planner was beautiful. It had all of the pockets I wanted in a planner, a long strap, large rings, and felt like heaven. Yeah, she was beautiful; but she didn’t mean a thing to me. (Death Cab For Cutie) Continue reading
Recently I have been in a Potter mood. As the months get colder I tend to favor hot drinks. I knitted this cozy and wanted to share it with the world. This cozy pattern can be applied to any chart and adjusted to fit your needs. I used worsted and dk yarns. Ideally you want to use the same weight to avoid any pulling and bunching around the color areas.
- Two “house-colored” yarns
- Size 7 (4.5 mm) straight, double pointed, or circular knitting needles
- Stitch markers
- “Houses Chart”
- Tapestry needle
CO 32 stitches
R1-3 K1 P1 ribbing around
R4 (Working in sockenette stitch) K2, inc, knit to last 3, inc, K2
R5 Purl (or Knit if working in the round) across, placing marker for beginning and end of chart section
R6 K2, inc, knit to first marker, work chart, knit to last 3, inc, K2
R7-12 Work chart in sockenette stitch
Repeat rounds 4-12 until chart is complete, with a single additional round of main color
Finish off with 3 rows of K1 P1 ribbing and bind off
Seam together, weave in ends, and enjoy.
TIP! When changing colors in knitting twist your two yarns over one another at the point of the color change, over one way then back on the next change. This will prevent gaps from forming resulting with holes in the finished project.
Greetings! My name is Tesla (aka Yunie). I am a computer information systems student and mother of three. I love crafting, gaming, and DIYs. I’m a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and have learned so much along the way. I always receive good feedback on my posts in Facebook groups and school discussions so I decided to create a blog to expand my audience and help more people. Join me in my journey to create, craft, and conquer!
It’s Pi Day tomorrow! A very special Pi Day, because on March 14, 2015, at 53 seconds past 9:26 AM the date and time will spell out the first 9 decimal digits of the constant π. I’ll be celebrating by eating pie.
This GIF is a visual representation of C = 2r*π (the relationship between the circumference and the diameter).
*These smart folks have pretty much convinced me that Tau (τ=2π=6.2831…) is actually a better constant. And on Tau Day (June 28th), I get to eat TWO pies. But we have to wait until 2031 to get those extra decimal digits for τ.
The tastiest / mathiest of days! -Ariel
I have had a few questions about how to use runes for divination. Since I often make these stones and give them as gifts, I figured I would write a post on the matter to give as a reference. There are many different ways you can chose the runes for a reading, just follow what you feel is right. Some people draw straight from the bag, some people dump the runes onto a cloth and draw from them, and some people toss about their bag and stop once the amount of runes they need for the reading have fallen out. You may want to draw the runes and use a spread, or you may want to just toss them all out and read the ones that have landed face up; what matters is that you do what feels right. There are three spreads I use when reading runes (the same as with tarot):
Celtic Cross Spread
This is one of the oldest spreads for divination, and also the most popular. There is a small cross (position 1 and 2), and a large cross (positions 3, 4, 5, and 6).
- This is the heart of the matter, reason for the question, what is happening right now.
- That which crosses you, the problem at hand, current focus. The combination of one and two make up the now.
- The root cause, events or thoughts that have contributed to the current issue, the distant past.
- That which is behind you, recent past, events or thoughts that are just fading from your life.
- Possible outcome, based on the past things could turn out this way in the future if the path is not changed.
- That which is before you, immediate future, this will come into being and there is little that can be done to change it.
- The self, what you bring to the situation, how you feel about the situation (whether aware or not).
- That which surrounds you, your environment, surrounding factors.
- Hopes and fears, your mindset that can dictate the future (think law of attraction).
- The outcome, what will come into being should things continue as they are.
- The left one represents the past, middle the now, and rightmost the future.
- There is also the pathways spread where the middle is the focus or goal, the left is the pathway to, and the right is the pathway away.
- Lastly, the left rune is the problem or issue, middle course of action, and third rune the outcome if you follow the advice of the second rune.
- The past, what caused the situation
- The present, current problem or issue
- The result, outcome of the spread based on all other runes
- Help or guidance that you can expect from someone in your life
- Obstacles and aspects of the situation that cannot be changed
I began reading the Tarot when I was 13. From the time I was 7 I had been using regular playing cards as a divination tool. Even before I knew what divination was I kept a wooden box full of “witchy things” as I called them to myself. I was always quiet about that stuff to everyone but my father. These witchy things included playing cards, a special die, a few crystals, a piece of string I would use to make a pentacle, a yellow candle, a marble, and eventually a set of runes made of cherry crafted by my father…