wednesday’s magic wheel chose…


Here is a little video chatting about wolfpup and making candles (or not making them.)
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ps. you dont have to be on instagram (or believe in it) 😀 to see these videos (they should play if you click on them and then go back to the blog.) im just using instagram instead of youtube to host my videos now cause its super easy and my other video camera went to heaven.. (or?maybe not?) 😀 if you are following my blog you will always get an email with the video. Thanks for following the owl! xoxo 

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*crafties award nominee!*

Happy day after Halloween lovely people! How is your candy hangover? We always buy tooooo much candy (totally accidentally of course.) Hey, anything for the kids right? 😀

Well I got some super fantastic happy news this week. I was nominated for a craftie! I haven’t been nominated for anything in a long time (besides best mom dishwasher) so I’m pretty chuffed!

Clicky click the link below to see the nominees and cast your vote! If I get enough votes I’ll get shortlisted 🙂 If I win I’m going to have a free pattern party here on the blog and give out loads of goodies! Wouldn’t that be fun? TOTALLy not bribing… just celebrating! 😀 😀 😀 Ok that’s it from me, I’ll see you Wednesday with the pattern of the week. Lots of love, stephanie xoxo


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*midsummer nights hood*

Happy Wednesday lovelies! I love Wednesday because it’s like getting a hug from all of the other days. It sits quietly in the middle just minding it’s own business.  I think Wednesday is hug day. SO it’s a great day for the pattern of the week! Wouldn’t you say?
This week the wheel chose…. the midsummer nights dream hood! 25% off all week.
see the video below, peek at the details here  *midsummer nights dream*
or click here to buy it now tiny owl knits. see you next week! love stephanie xoxo

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*elder futhark runes*

hi lovelies! so i finally cleared out all of the nargles from my IGTV and got a little video finished! its just a little one chatting about the *runes*.  hope you are very well today and staying positive. sometimes positive mental chatter needs to barge its way into my head to stop all of the inner grumbling i do. honestly i thought i learned this lesson a long time ago….. but for now… goodbye grumble! im working hard on keeping my mental chatter positive TODAY 🙂 it cant hurt right? love yous! love, stephanie xoxo
oh ps you can follow me on instagram if you are into that kinda thing but dont worry, if i post a video ill let you know here on my blog too k? xoxo

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The Witch & Wizard Academy Year 2!


The Witch & Wizard Academy Primer Year 2buy it now tiny owl knits 11.99 USD (5 knitting pattern E-book.)

witch & wizard academy primer year 2 tiny owl knits cover
Hi knittens! Welcome back to Witch and Wizard Academy! It is wonderful to see you. You are now in Year 2. That means there are more classes and more homework… but, you are wiser now! That means you are already know the castle and are familiar with all of the moving staircases. This year is going to be a breeze and I know you are up to the Year 2 challenge!

I hope you have your wands & cauldrons because you will be taking the following classes this year. Each class has a mini-magic lesson too!

hedgewitch hood


1. Hedgewitch Hood for Herbology In Herbology Class this year you will be knitting lots of berries to decorate the Hedgewitch Hood.  A hedgewitch is a wise person who lives beyond the hedges, outside of town in the wild mists! People would summon their bravery to travel to hedgewitches for medicine or charms. A hedgewitch worth their salt will know everything there is to know about local flora and herbs. Suffering from heartache? I’m guessing they will have just the thing for that too. This lined hood is dappled with blackberries.  It can be worn up or down!


2. Unikoosas
 for Care of Magical Creatures  In Care of Magical Creatures Class this year you will be taking care of a UNICORN in the “moonkoosa expansion-pack” called Unikoosas! Unicorns don’t eat a lot, but they like their treats unique and well prepared. I had wanted to make unicorn slippers for ages and when I finally sat down to do it, I realized that I really ONLY wanted unicorn koosas. I always stitch a bit of leather to the bottoms. Full instructions included in the pattern. It helps them last forever! The shoe parts are knitted flat! You will be surprised at how easy they are, no heel turning in this class!

i'll read your tea leaves3. Reading the tea leaves –  for Divination Climb the spiral stairs dearies. We are going to have our first tasseomancy lesson! Tasseomancy is the art of reading tea leaves.  These long scrunchy arm warmers will keep you feeling cozy as you study your cup. After you finish your tea you will tip your teacup! Then I will show you how to make a study of finding your future in the leaf patterns left behind. It’s just a bit of fun really! Don’t worry, reading the leaves is harmless… unless you have the grim… which you probably do, but really that just means you have a lovely godparent looking over you. Now I must move on, my inner eye is beginning to cloud!

runes4. Elder Futhark Runes for Ancient Runes – My favorite subject is Ancient Runes! I have been studying the runes for 25 years now and their mystery ever deepens for me. These smooth runes are knitted in the round and felted (so they are double sided). Then the markings are needle felted on afterwards by using a strand of plain wool. It’s SO EASY you won’t believe it. Don’t let that part intimidate you k? Felting needles are a snap to order, the pattern has full photo tutorial and I also have videos so we can do it together. If you can draw a stick figure-ish then you can do these! Be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel or follow me on instagram to be sure to catch the videos (they are also will be the pattern page.) Also if you don’t like the idea of making the nordic runes you can do another alphabet or numbers of your choice. Kids love these little biscuits!

PRONGS!5. PRONGS! for Defense against shadows Ever watchful, the White Hart guards his kin. His antlers form a protective embrace around your new KNITTING BASKET! PRONGS! Sorry but PRONGS! must be shouted. Mostly because somewhere along the line I started shouting PRONGS! while I was knitting it and it kinda stuck. This basket is knitted in the round using stranded intarsia (You could also use duplicate stitch to put the antlers on afterwards.)  I hope you will like having your knitting projects being hugged by antlers. The handles are inspired by the beautiful bolga baskets handmade by people in Ghana. If you haven’t seen these baskets they are a treat, you can find them at fair trade dealers, online or even at whole foods. Anyhoot I must tell you that I felted the i-cord handles around coiling cord! (The cord you use to do woven baskets.) It isn’t totally necessary, but it made them so stiff and sturdy. I love how it turned out! Again, don’t worry, it is easy and fun and I’ll walk you through it!

The Witch & Wizard Academy Primer Year 2

buy it now tiny owl knits 11.99 USD (5 knitting pattern E-book.)

****GIVEAWAY has ended congrats to E. Barbeau!****

E. Barbeau says: October 12, 2019 at 7:46 am“Now Ancient Runes that’s a fascinating subject”  I can just imagine Hermione casting these on in the Gryffindor common room

conGRATS! You have *WoN* a wooden needle felting tool kit (with 3 needles & handles and 70 needles included!) You will use it to felt the runes! I will be emailing you shortly for your address! love, stephanie xoxo

If you are new to needle felting it is FUN & EASY. I know you’ll love it! Just place a strand of 100% wool on your felted rune.  I work on a magic eraser! 🙂 Punch the needle in along the row to secure it. If you make a mistake (picture 3) you can just pull it out! XOXO

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history of magic

here it is! the final pattern in the e-book.  the history of magic book bag.
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(also available in the witch primer)

thanks for coming on this fun little journey with me! i had lots of fun revisiting these patterns and getting them back out to play with them. when i put my journals in the history of magic book bag i feel kind of secretive and magical.  i think im going to keep it next to my chair to stash my books in now…? hermione would be so proud. 🙂

ok soooooo now i need to get to work on the second year… im aiming for monday oct 7th for the release… brooms crossed i make it! i still have a lot of work to do but i love it so much. im hoping to get some video/s worked up too! ok thats it sweet ones. thanks for hanging out with me and sending you full moons, cinnamon spice & cozy thoughts.
love, stephanie xoxo

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broom riders

broom riders! cause ya gotta keep your legs warm when you are riding a broom.  right? and because stripes.
isnt it weird how stripes are rebellious, vintage prison garb and essential witch wardrobe…
but also nautical, clean cut and kinda preppy? is preppy still a thing people say? anyway.. stripes! the best of both worlds!  kind of a perfect metaphor to go along with the autumnal equinox wouldnt you say? fascinating. truly dizzying. now UP!
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for more info on the pattern *clicky here*

ps. stay tuned i have a super special broom surprise coming up in october!  *whispering squeeeeeeeeee.*

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moon phase scarf

happy sunday knittens! also breaking news im wearing a SWEATER! its cold in here today and that makes me a happy indoor cat! ok so this scarf had been on my mind for many ages… i tried to knit it in a month and do a phase every day in synch with the actual phases.. but um…. i didnt make it!  it is possible… but i get distracted 😀
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i hope someone will take on the challenge because it seems so fun… also i intend to do this in smaller wool someday for a skinny scarf almost like a necklace… i think that would be so cute…. ok so if anyone takes on the challenge of knitting a phase a day please let us know about it!  ok sweetums.. im heading out soon to perform a sound bowl meditation at a local yoga studio!  its my very first official one and im super excited… wish me luck. kisses and hugs and centered restoration your way.  see you tomorrow! xoxo
if you want more information on the pattern *clicky here.*

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professor meow-gona-cowl

good morning lovely knittens! hope you are having a relaxing morning… and you arent thinking about BEING LATE TO TRANFIGURATION CLASS!!?? *gasp* *gasp* *gasp* ok i know youd never ever do that. 🙂 i probably would though *yikes face.*

here is the second knitting pattern available individually.. professor meow-gona-cowl. looking back a year later i cant believe i ran with this pun! 😀
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(of course it is still in the witch and wizard academy primer too)

someone mentioned making this into a hot water bottle cover! ahhhhh what a great idea. you could completely keep the neck open and tuck one in there… i think even if you made it in worsted wool instead it would be the correct size…. ill have to experiment with that… if anyone tries it please let us know!  the over-abundance and ubiquitous presence of hot water bottles is one of the many things i miss about living in england. *le sigh* thankfully i brought at least one back with me.  i know you can find them in america *kindof*…  but not 100s of them in every shop in every single size and variation. i guess i need that many of them? dont we all?

ok sweetums! ill see you tomorrow with the next pattern… hmmm what should it be?


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a practical witch hat *individually!*

hi lovies! how are you?  feeling the cool weather finally find its way?  ive been lighting candles in the morning and sitting quietly just soak in the chill.  i think i am maybe a penguin.  at least if i ever meet a penguin i feel like he would look at me and just know. ya know?  aNY wayyyyyyy…

over the past year ive gotten quite a few messages asking me about getting the patterns from the witch and wizard primer separately.  ive been intending to do it for some time and i figure now is the perfect time!  especially because… ive been working on year 2!!!!! yes yes im pretty surprised at myself because it thought it might take a little longer to get it ready… but somehow these pieces are just coming together and screaming to come out into the light!  im afraid of admitting that a couple of them have been lurking in the shadows for um….. 7 years! how is that even possible. also i should be afraid of admitting that my patterns are screaming… sooooo scratch that!
anyhoot im aiming for a release of October 7th… ive got lots still do do though!
ok enough dilly dallying.

HERE it is! a practical witch hat.  a hat that is perfect for making potions or walking the cat. also it is pretty easy to make! there have been many finished objects posted to ravelry and instagram and they are looking GREAT! i  love love love to see them.
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you can also still get it as part of the witch and wizard academy primer year 1 ebook!

soooo also would you like a sneak peek of year 2? now this is just a HINT. cause the finished product is totally different.  i had to find a way to USE THESE BERRIES. once i saw the yarn… i saw berries, once i saw berries i had to knit berries….. once i knitted the berries… well they had a mind of their own!  people keep trying to eat these. but i promise they do not. taste. good.  ok thats it! see you tomorrow with the next pattern! 🙂

knitted berries

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