Middle of May Episode 245

Mojo:

Allena
Jessica –
Couch cushion cozy
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/never-ending-blanket-square-2

Kia Socks- just need to kitchener!
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/kia-socks

WIP’s:

Allena
Turn and Wave https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/turn–wave
Slytherhug https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/ssc-slytherhug

Jessica-
An Aran Sweater, January – (NEWT sweater!) https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/an-aran-sweater-january

Weaving in some ends for sunshine blanket squares

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena
Alchemy Owl https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/se2se-owl
Southdown – 6 oz – done
East Frisian- 8 oz -done
Clun Forest – 4 oz
Horned Dorset – 6oz – done
Navajo Churro – 4 oz
Lincoln Longwool – 4 oz -done
Herdwick – 2 oz -done
Romney – 4 oz
Cotswold – 32 oz- done
70 points- cleaning measured as starting weight (separated as listed above)
10 points – Flick and card Dorset
10 Points – Flick and card Frisian
10 points – Spin Dorset
Proposed 50% Mark: 50 points

Cormo https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/cormo-sweater
Processed all the fiber.. Well not all of it.
Suffolk https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/fiber/suffolk-sheep-wool
Some for selling… have to make project pages for the samples.

Jessica:
NEWT- Romney fleece is all washed up, and I started spinning the 4 oz sample
https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/naturallyknitty-romney-fleece

Started to clean a Cormo fleece
https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/natuallyknitty-cormo-fleece-regan

FINISHED:

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel- https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/naturallyknitty-clockwork-angel-rolags

Standard turtlemade ~
Matchless-
Sidekick- want to sell…

https://livestockconservancy.org/
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Sign-ups are open!
$15 bucks to get a passport, challenge going on for 3 years!
https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/involved/internal/SE2

Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading : Mercy Thompson #11 Storm Cursed https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44413718-storm-cursed
On hold : Steels edge https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12119496-steel-s-edge
Finished : One Fell Sweep https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28756485-one-fell-sweep

Watching- NCIS , doctor who, whiskey cavalier, 9-1-1, , shadow hunters
Finished – Into the badlands, call the midwife,
Jessica:
The Others Series- ready to start book 5 – Etched in Bone
Watching:

Random Randomness!

Allena
StarKnits
MDS&W bought a fleece….
School Festival…
Andy’s interview- trip to WI this weekend

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty

I’ve been in a funk.

It’s Spring…..Just Kidding Episode 243

Mojo:
Allena – baby blanket https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/ssc-baby-blanket

Jessica –
WIP’s:

Allena
Turn and Wave https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/turn–wave
Andy’s vest… https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/the-professor-vest-2

Jessica-
Kia Socks- just need to kitchener!
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/kia-socks
An Aran Sweater, January – (NEWT sweater!) https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/an-aran-sweater-january

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena
Finished mashup https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/dark-ombre-mashup

Jessica:
Snerb Yarns Instagram https://www.instagram.com/snerbyarn/
NEWT- flicking Romney fleecce tips!
https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/naturallyknitty-romney-fleece

FINISHED:

SIP~

Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel- https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/naturallyknitty-clockwork-angel-rolags

Standard turtlemade ~
Matchless-
Sidekick- want to sell…

https://livestockconservancy.org/
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Sign-ups are open!
$15 bucks to get a passport, challenge going on for 3 years!
https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/involved/internal/SE2

Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading : Etched in Bone The others #5
On hold : Steels edge https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12119496-steel-s-edge
Finished : the other’s series 1-4
Watching- CSI, , NCIS , doctor who, whiskey cavalier, legacys, the orginals
Finished – A discovery of Witches
Jessica-
Reading:
Mercyverse aka Mercy Thompson & Alpha Omega- finished
https://www.goodreads.com/series/123299-mercy-thompson-world—complete
Some of Temperance Brennan Series https://www.goodreads.com/series/43556-temperance-brennan
Back into The Dresden Files – currently on book 5- Death Masks
https://www.goodreads.com/series/40346-the-dresden-files

Watching:
Whisky Cavilere
Younger-
Caught up on Greys, Station 19, Shawdohunters

Random Randomness!
Sorting is open https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/3909497/1-25#1
Allena
StarKnits
Slytherin mini swap received.
NEw fabric
Allentown fiber festival.
Coffee cookie jar

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty

New business cards and stickers!
Finished Leah’s room and Painted Chloe’s too. White trim and all!

It’s Been a Busy Month Episode 242

Mojo:

Allena –
Amaroo- crochet shawl for fairy tale knits https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/amaroo

Jessica –

WIP’s:

Allena
Turn and Wave https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/turn–wave

Detention Owl
Blue sweater https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/kram-cardi
Socks https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/toe-up-socks-with-a-difference-4
25% order mission Brown Sweater https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/shalom-cardigan

Jessica-
Kia Socks
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/kia-socks

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena
Fleece for days- all the breeds.
Spinning mashup https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/dark-ombre-mashup
Gwen erin and hipstrings
Jessica:

FINISHED:

Finished spinning Targhee wool! OWL- need to hand in still
https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/alchemy-owl—2019

NK Potions Class, Fractal Pack:

NK monster skein (lots of leftover rolags spun randomly) 738 yds 2ply.

SIP~

NK Grey and Green Batt

Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel- https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/naturallyknitty-clockwork-angel-rolags

Standard turtlemade ~
Matchless-
Sidekick- want to sell…

https://livestockconservancy.org/
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Sign-ups are open!
$15 bucks to get a passport, challenge going on for 3 years!
https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/involved/internal/SE2

Weaving

Allena – finished cowl https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/cowl

Jessica-

Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading : Written in Red – The others #1
On hold : Steels edge https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12119496-steel-s-edge
Finished : Fates edge
Wild Country by anne bishop
Mercy Thompson series
Watching- Night shift, Northern Rescue, NCIS , torchwood, doctor who
Finished – season 3 into the badlands, the order, after life
Jessica-
Reading:
Mercyverse aka Mercy Thompson & Alpha Omega- On Dead Heat!
https://www.goodreads.com/series/123299-mercy-thompson-world—complete

Watching:
Started umbrella Academy with Gabe and Joe

Random Randomness!

Allena
StarKnits
Sent Slytherin Mini Swap
Shows for days
OC, PGH, Homespun- got all the things.
Taxes for days. .. ugh
JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty

New business cards and stickers!

Chilly Planning Episode 241

ADVANCED STUDIES:

NEWTS:
Winter 2019 N.E.W.T. Timeline:
March 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
All requests for significant changes must be submitted by January 31, 2019.
Owls:
Timetable
March 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
OOtP:
March 3-24th FAWKES Returns!

Headmistress Challenge
Show us what you have learned in your Division over the last 2 months. This project can be a ravelry craft, a non-ravelry craft, or a non-crafting project. We understand that these departments cover a wide range of specialties, and we expect to see a wide range of project types during this final report.
Students will earn 20 points for completing this final project. The Headmistress will be awarding bonus points for excellence in research. Projects must be started & completed between February 4th and March 8th. All submissions must be received by March 7 23:59:59 POT.
You can NOT complete this challenge unless you also completed Challenges 1 & 2.

Quidditch:
Match 5: February 26 – March 28.

CLASSES:

Ancient Runes
For this month’s assignment, we would like you to craft your strength rune. Strength runes are in the colors red, orange, and/or gold. At least 50% of your rune should be one or more of these 3 colors. Please make sure that the color is distinct enough so that if a 4 year old was asked “What color is that?” they would identify it clearly as red, orange, or gold.

Arithmancy
3
The Rule of Three, or Power of Three, puts forth the notion that things that come in threes are funnier, more satisfying, more effective, and more memorable than other numbers of things.
In numerology, the number three is associated with creative self-expression, social interaction, and optimism. The number three supports and encourages the creative expression of others. Just as we do in our Houses and the Cup culture overall!
What a wonderful way to end the term displaying the Power of Three within Hogwarts whilst inspiring creativity, inspiration, and social interaction!Prompt: Craft three items.
Please see the FAQ in Post 1 for clarification.
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required.

Care Of Magical Creatures

Nifflers have dark, fluffy coats and a long snout. They live underground and have large pouches to hold their litters of young or whatever shiny things they may come across. They can make good pets but are prone to damaging things when searching for treasure.
Gnomes are small (approximately 1 foot tall), with brown skin and disproportionally large heads. They live in underground burrows and eat primarily roots, but also like worms and Berty Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.
The ashwinder is a pale grey snake with glowing red eyes. They are born from the remains of magical fire, and only live for an hour while they lay eggs (which will also burn).
This month, please craft an item inspired by one of these three magical ground creatures (nifflers, gnomes, or ashwinders). In your submission, tell us which creature you’re inspired by and why.
Note: because you’ve done your pre-reading, you can be inspired by anything about these creatures, not just what you’ve read in the prompt!
Non-Ravelry crafts will not be accepted this month.

DADA
Today we will be practicing the Impediment Jinx. Harry Potter famously taught Dumbledore’s Army this very useful spell, and we want you to master it. It will stop or slow down a creature in motion, but only for about 10 seconds. You will need to use that time wisely to win your duel. Furthermore, this charm will give you an appreciation of the benefits of things slowing down! While this jinx may stop some things in their tracks, certain magical creatures are harder to stop and may only slow down, and some may be resistant to the jinx altogether. So be careful!”
Craft something that forces you to go slowly and be sure to tell us why.
Non-Rav crafts will be accepted without prior approval.

Herbology
Devil’s Snare
Craft something relaxing, and explain why/how it relaxes you. Non-ravelry crafts accepted. Your WIPs are happily accepted in Detention.

Magical Journalism
Help The Quibbler publish evidence that the Crumple-Horned Snorkack really exists! Craft something inspired by the Crumple-Horned Snorkack, or that can be used in your search. If you wish to develop your skill as an investigative journalist, we would love for you to include a story to be published in an upcoming edition of The Quibbler.
Only Ravelry crafts will be accepted in this class.

Muggle Studies
For your assignment, study a witch or wizard in a Muggle telly show or movie and craft something related to that magical person. An extra point will be awarded if you pick one of the professors’ new favorite show/movie (robes may or may not be an indication!).
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required.

Potions
Option 1: Study the properties of sage and smudging. Tell us how your project reminds you of sage. It could be a physical property of the plant or the smoke, or maybe one of the magical uses for sage. You’ve done your reading, so share what you’ve learned with us!
Option 2: Win the Cup. Brew a successful Memory Potion and sharpen your memory by crafting something requiring great attention to detail, or by creating a single object using at least 300 yards of sport weight or lighter yarn. Spinners, please spin at least 400 yards of singles for this option.
Only Ravelry crafts will be accepted this month. No WIPs will be accepted; please take them to Detention.

Regular Podcast

Mojo:
Allena – Hearts for Pgh Handmade Hearts https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/heart-puff-necklace

Jessica –

WIP’s:

Allena
Amaroo- crochet shawl for fairy tale knits https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/amaroo
Detention Owl
Blue sweater https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/kram-cardi
Socks https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/toe-up-socks-with-a-difference-4
Brown Sweater https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/shalom-cardigan

Jessica-
Kia Socks
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/kia-socks

Baby Kina sweater
You Spin me Right Round:

Allena

Epic Mashup 3
https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/epic-mashup-3-2
Got CVM fleece
Shave Em to Save Em FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/SE2SE/

Jessica:

Akerworks cores

Wheel spa days

Rolaging! Like mad!

Finished first half of my Targhee wool!
https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/alchemy-owl—2019

FINISHED
Batts:
Purple 185yds , Blue 222yds, Yellow 194 yds https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/naturallyknitty-the-last-unicorn-batts

Sample batt- 97 yds
https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/naturallyknitty-sample-batts

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel- https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/naturallyknitty-clockwork-angel-rolags

Standard turtlemade ~
Matchless-
Sidekick- want to sell…

https://livestockconservancy.org/
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Sign-ups are open!
$15 bucks to get a passport, challenge going on for 3 years!
https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/involved/internal/SE2

Weaving

Allena – planning for my Slytherin swap

Jessica-

Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading : Mercy Thompson series again on fire Touched(#8) just renewed Audible membership (free 30 days) and got Wild Country by anne bishop to start
On hold :
Finished

Watching- Stargate SG1, Dark Matter, re watching Umbrella Academy,
Finished
Jessica-
Reading:
Coffeehouse mysteries!- on the 10 th book, Murder by Mocha https://www.goodreads.com/series/41961-coffeehouse-mystery

Watching:
Started umbrella Academy with Gabe and Joe

Random Randomness!

Allena
StarKnits
Sent Fiber Share package
SSC Baby BLanket
JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty

It Was a Bright and Windy Day… Episode 240

Mojo:
Allena – Hearts for Pgh Handmade Hearts https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/heart-puff-necklace

Jessica –
Hat for Dawn

WIP’s:
Allena
Amaroo- crochet shawl for fairy tale knits https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/amaroo
Detention Owl
Blue sweater https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/kram-cardi
Socks https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/toe-up-socks-with-a-difference-4
Brown Sweater https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/shalom-cardigan

Jessica-
Kia Socks
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/kia-socks

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena
Epic Mashup 3 on 6th bobbin
https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/epic-mashup-3-2
Got some wool from 1784Shepherdess
And SE2SE Cotswold also ordered a CVM fleece
Got some things at IKS this past Saturday

Jessica-
Finished first half of my Targhee wool!
https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/alchemy-owl—2019

Horned Dorset from Covered Bridge Farm

FINISHED

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel- https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/naturallyknitty-clockwork-angel-rolags

Standard turtlemade ~
Matchless-
Sidekick-

https://livestockconservancy.org/
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Sign-ups are open!
$15 bucks to get a passport, challenge going on for 3 years!
https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/involved/internal/SE2

Binge-ing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading : Mercy Thompson series again on Silver Borne (#5)
On hold :
Finished The Hobbit https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5907.The_Hobbit_or_There_and_Back_Again
Hearts of Darkness https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13094607-hearts-of-darkness
Watching- Extant, Buffy, Dollhouse, siren, Stargate SG1, Queen Sugar7
Finished Umbrella Academy, Once Upon a Time, Altered Carbon , Series of Unfortunate Events

Jessica-
Reading:
Coffeehouse mysteries!- on the 7 th book, Espresso Shot https://www.goodreads.com/series/41961-coffeehouse-mystery

Watching:
Buffy
Nashville

Random Randomness!
Allena
StarKnits
Finishing up my Fiber Share package
Christmas exchange on Valentines day goodies.
JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty

Custom order got me into rolaging again!

Freak Out it’s a Short Month Episode 239

Planning Podcast
NEWTS:
FWinter 2019 N.E.W.T. Timeline:
February 1-28: 75% benchmark for 125 pts
March 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
All requests for significant changes must be submitted by January 31, 2019.
Owls:
Timetable
February 1st – 28th: Midterm 50% submissions are accepted.
March 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
OOtP:
Winter 2019 Schedule
January 27 FAWKES Flies!
March 3-24th FAWKES Returns!

Headmistress Challenge
Show us what you have learned in your Division over the last 2 months. This project can be a ravelry craft, a non-ravelry craft, or a non-crafting project. We understand that these departments cover a wide range of specialties, and we expect to see a wide range of project types during this final report.
Students will earn 20 points for completing this final project. The Headmistress will be awarding bonus points for excellence in research. Projects must be started & completed between February 4th and March 8th. All submissions must be received by March 7 23:59:59 POT.
You can NOT complete this challenge unless you also completed Challenges 1 & 2.

Quidditch:
Match 3: January 27 – February 10.
20 base points
Ravelry crafts ONLY
Awesomeness Points are in play
HPKCHC yardage points are in play
No yardage minimum!
For this match, using at least one item on your list from Match 2, craft an item to show our hosts at Beauxbatons one of the unique things about our school–something special about one of the houses or founders. Be inspired by House colors, a House denizen, a tradition, famed/infamous alumni, representation of the nickname, whatever; draw your inspiration from the Houses as we know them here in the House Cup or as portrayed in in the Harry Potter books and movies.

Match 4: February 16 – February 19.
Match 5: February 26 – March 28.

CLASSES:

Ancient Runes
Craft a Texture rune to store a spell. Projects must be seen at a glance to include at least 50% texture. Some suggestions of texture include cables, lace, moss stitch, and/or ribbing. Garter stitch will not be considered texture. We are looking for a combination of stitches to form textures. In addition, spinners, dyers, and weavers can craft with multiple fiber types and/or weights to indicate texture.
Your project must be able to be clearly seen to have texture so needs to be at least 100 yards.

Arithmancy
Prompt: Craft two items.
Please see the FAQ in Post 1 for clarification
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required.
FAQ
Q: Does a pair count?
A: Yes! For this class, a pair of socks, mittens, etc, will count as two items. However, a single sock turned in with a dissimilar item will still count as a partial, per usual.
Q: Can I make more than two objects?
A: No. We are looking for two, and only two items. For example, if you made a set of a hat and mittens, you could turn in the mittens, but not the hat, as that would be three items.
Q: Do the two items have to be the same?
A: They can be, but don’t have to be! You could turn in two socks, or a hat and a greeting card! As long as there are two items, they can be anything!
Q: What about two jayg squares?
A: You may turn in two squares (either joined or separate, as long as it is only two), or two finished blankets.
Q: Can I turn in one project with two facets?
A: No. We are looking for two separate items.
Q: What about spinners and dyers?
A: We are still looking for two items. Your spinning can use any number of plys and fibers, and your dyeing can use any number of colors, as long as you turn in two skeins.
Q: Can I spin a skein of yarn and then make something out of it for my “two” items?
A: No, we are looking for two separate items being turned in at the same time.

Care Of Magical Creatures
This month, please craft an item inspired by one of these three magical flying creatures (hippogriff, phoenix, or fwooper). In your submission, tell us which creature you’re inspired by and why.
HIPPOGRIFF
Hippogriffs are easily recognizable as half eagle and half horse. They have a gleaming coat made of feathers and hair of grey, bronze, roan, chestnut, or black. It is very important not to approach any hippogriff without bowing and receiving a bow in return. Once invited, concentrate on keeping eye contact.
PHOENIX
These magnificent birds are, most often, crimson with golden tails. In the dark, they can be spotted because of the faint glow that surrounds them. Be careful as it is hypothesized that they have the capability to burn with a touch.
FWOOPER
They can be identified by their brightly-colored feathers that are orange, pink, lime green, or yellow. Because of the four color varieties, they represent the number four. If you see a Fwooper, be prepared with a silencing charm, as their song can drive the listener insane.

Note: because you’ve done your pre-reading, you can be inspired by anything about these creatures, not just what you’ve read in the prompt!
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required. Please review the non-Rav craft guidelines before submitting your project.

DADA
Craft something that sparkles – use glitter, beads, sequins or a sparkly fiber (like Stellina).
Non-ravelry crafts WILL be accepted this month.

Herbology
We’d like you to study the Venomous Tentacula, and make something dangerous (difficult because of the fiber, technique, and/or pattern). Please include an explanation of WHY your project is dangerous.
Non-ravelry crafts accepted. Your WIPs are happily accepted in Detention.

Magical Journalism

Witch Weekly internship
Craft a garment or accessory of any style to be worn in the fashion show. We’d also appreciate a brief written description of your fashion for our Emcee to introduce your work. If you create a non-traditional item, please provide a modeled photo so that we know how your item should be worn.
Please see the FAQs in Post 1, including the special requirements for JAYG motifs and partial projects.
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required. Please review the non-Rav craft guidelines before submitting your project.
FAQs
Q: May I add to a JAYG blanket or some other project and then model it as a fashion show garment/accessory, but only report the new yardage?
A: Work on the garments and accessories submitted for the fashion show must have commenced on or after February 1st. New individual motifs and new assembled collections of entirely new motifs, whether seamed or JAYG, are welcome when modeled as a garment or accessory. However, continued work on an existing project that forms part of the garment or accessory does not meet the requirements for this prompt The garment or accessory, in its entirety, is the submission for this month and must be produced entirely for this class.
PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to create an entirely new collection of joined motifs this month and submit some of the work to this class and some to another class, please photograph your collection being worn as garment or accessory before adding the extra motifs.
Q: Must I create a fashion exclusively for witches to wear?
A: Witch Weekly is agreeable to featuring fashions for witches, wizards, their Muggle friends, and their familiars. So, if your kneazle needs a new beaded collar, we’d love to see it coming down the runway!
Q: May I craft a non-traditional item and explain how I would use it as a garment or accessory?
A: Yes, provided that you include a modeled photo so that we know how your item should be worn.
Q: May I craft a representation of a garment or accessory, rather than the actual garment or accessory?
A: No, only actual garments and accessories are being featured in the fashion show. However, please be creative and turn a representation into a non-traditional fashion that can actually be worn in some manner for the show. For example, you could paint a scene on a teabag and then show it dangling from your ear as the latest trend in ear cuffs. Just be sure to explain your non-traditional fashion and include a modeled photo.
Q: Are mini garments acceptable for this class?
A: Fashions for this show are to be worn by witches, wizards, Muggles, and their familiars. Garments designed to walk the runway as a garment must be of sufficient size to fit, at least, a typical newborn. However smaller sized garments designed to walk the runway as an accessory, could be acceptable. So, a pair of doll-sized socks modeled as socks on a doll would not be acceptable, but a pair of mini socks modeled as cuff links on a human-sized shirt would be acceptable.
Q: May I show my fashion modeled on something other than a person?
A: Yes, you may use any creature, or appropriately sized doll, mannequin, or stuffed toy capable of showcasing your garment or accessory.
Q: What do I need to include in the description of my fashion?
A. Some things you may want to mention are: the type of item that you made, the craft(s) involved in conjuring the item, the materials you used, and what makes your fashion special. Witch Weekly hopes you will use your creative writing skills for this Magical Journalism work-study project. Make us want to run right out to get a fashion item just like the one you created!
Q: May I submit my fashion without a description?
A. Yes, although a brief statement would help Gilderoy describe your fashion as it comes down the runway. Of course, you will still need to explain how the project fits the prompt, as required in the Standard Header.
Q: May partially finished garments or accessories be submitted for the fashion show?
A: Yes, but please include a modeled photo. For a list of acceptable models, please see the FAQ, above.

Muggle Studies
Your assignment this month is to craft something that could be considered seductive using the three songs and their lyrics as covered in class. Remember we are a PG-13 group!
“Those fingers in my hair
That sly come-hither stare
That strips my conscience bare
It’s witchcraft.”
Frank Sinatra – “It’s Witchcraft.”

‘Witchy Woman’ by The Eagles.
“Raven hair and ruby lips
Sparks fly from her fingertips
Echoed voices in the night
She’s a restless spirit on an endless flight.”

Carlos Santana’s “Black Magic Woman”
“I got a black magic woman
Got a black magic woman
Yes, I got a black magic woman
Got me so blind I can’t see
But she’s a black magic woman
And she’s tryin’ to make a devil out of me.”

Potions
we are celebrating St. Valentine’s Day by perfecting the Amortentia Love Potion. Remember, no potion can cause true love – it can only cause something that mimics love, and can actually bring about some very scary obsessions. So, be extremely careful with your potions and try not to breathe in the fumes.
craft for someone you love, or craft something in the colors of red, pink, or white.
Non-Ravelry crafts WILL be accepted for this prompt.

Regular Podcast

Mojo:
Allena – Baby Blanket for SSC https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/more-baby-blankets

Jessica –
Slippers for Truban

WIP’s:

Allena
Amaroo- crochet shawl for fairy tale knits https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/amaroo
Detention Owl
Blue sweater https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/kram-cardi
Socks https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/toe-up-socks-with-a-difference-4
Brown Sweater https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/shalom-cardigan

Jessica-
Kia Socks
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/kia-socks

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena
Finished Light and Dark Mashup 726yds 13 WPI https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/light-and-dark-mashup
Finished 4th skein of Epic Mashup 3 and started spinnning other half of mashup https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/epic-mashup-3-2

Jessica-
Finished rolaging Targhee wool!
https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/alchemy-owl—2019

Started on some Horned Dorset from Covered Bridge Farm

FINISHED

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel- https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/naturallyknitty-clockwork-angel-rolags

Standard turtlemade ~
Matchless-
Sidekick-

https://livestockconservancy.org/
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Sign-ups are open!
$15 bucks to get a passport, challenge going on for 3 years!
https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/involved/internal/SE2

Weaving

Allena – Pondering weaving some dishcloths…

Jessica-
Finished Scarf – https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/stash-buster-scarf—gift-1

2 pillow covers! https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/pillow-sham-1

Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading : Started Alpha and Omega series again on Burn Bright
On hold : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13094607-hearts-of-darkness
Bourne Identity https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7869.The_Bourne_Identity
F is for Fugitive https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/169211.F_is_for_Fugitive
Legacies https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23176298-legacies
Watching- Extant, Buffy, Dollhouse, siren, call the midwife, persons of interest
Finished Altered Carbon , Series of Unfortunate Events

Jessica-
Reading:
Coffeehouse mysteries!- on the 5th https://www.goodreads.com/series/41961-coffeehouse-mystery

Watching: buffy
Finished – the fosters Started Good Trouble – meh
Discovery of Witches on Sundance Now.
Random Randomness!

Allena
StarKnits
Ice/cold days.. Like a week of weekends Marvel Movie Marathon
Got my Fibreshare Partners…
Sewing for the next few shows. Also getting ready to sew for my Christmas exchange with knitting group on valentines day
Cut my hair

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty

Polar Vortex, crazy snow, cold weather (hello -50 with wind chill) Brought the chickens inside to the basement with a tent.