In Which We Play Catch Up Episode 202

 

 

SORTING IS OPEN!!!

Mojo:

Jessica
Woven blanket for a baby gift!

Allena- Washcloth – http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grandmothers-favorite-5
Needs Blocked and ends woven in http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/snowfall-on-the-mountains-shawl
Woven dishcloths http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/3-dishcloths Nominated for an award http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/3606971/26-50?jump=45#45

WIP’s:

Allena
Crochet dishcloth
sweater for madi
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/kram-cardi*
Joining a blanket- ran out of yarn http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/joining-a-blanket-2
Weaving a blanket baby gift
Jessica-
Socks for Leah- KP felici
Find your fade shawl… on 6th color…

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena Northern lights rolags only 2-3 rolags left
New fiber

Jessica-
FINISHED
SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, heavy on the unicorn guts
Schacht matchless-
Dyeing:
Dyed up a bunch of stock for rolaging! On day 3 of drying…

Sewing:

Allena – OH MY GOODNESS ALL THE NEW FABRIC!!! SQUEE
Jessica- baby bandana bibs- snaps are so fun to put on things! giftbag

Gym:

Cardio Challenge Send me your dishcloths!
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3569194/1-25#1
Allena- i suck
Jessica- mega fail the past new weeks

Bingeing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Patrica Brigs _ Mercy Thompson/Alpha and Omega in order
On pause
Finished: Bones to Ashes https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/128757.Bones_to_Ashes

Watching- Wynona Erp, Iron Fist

Jessica-
Reading:
Fellowship of the Rings- pause
shows :
Bones
TWD over ;(
Heartland with the kids…
Once Upon a Time with kids! On season 2

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
DEStash

Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
Sorting open
Cars
New job
Steel City
Spring Break

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
Computer. Got a new one.
#the100dayproject mine is #100daysofrolags
Doing a giveaway for roalgs on IG. Picking out 4 winers later tonight! #naturallyknittyGIVEAWAY
Last week we spent a night at a local hotel for a staycation.

It’s been 2 Crazy Weeks Episode 201

WIP’s:

Allena
TWSP cardio challenge dishcloth http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grandmothers-favorite-5

Order Mission sweater for madi
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/kram-cardi*
Snowfall
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/snowfall-on-the-mountains-shawl
Jessica-
Dishcloth- #cardioknitting on the 7th one I believe.
Find your fade shawl

Weaving: starting a bag a blanket!

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena Northern lights rolags

Jessica-
FINISHED

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, heavy on the unicorn guts
Schacht matchless-

Sewing:

Allena – OH MY GOODNESS ALL THE SEWING
Jessica-

Gym:

This challenge will start the week of Feb 5th and run through
the first week of April.

Allena- set up and tear down. Multiple trips to and from the car carrying things Thurs and Sun
Jessica- mega fail the past new weeks

Bingeing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Bones to Ashes https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/128757.Bones_to_Ashes
On pause
Finished: Silence Fallen https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30687916-silence-fallen?from_search=true
Etched in Bone https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22062213-etched-in-bone
Circle of Magic series (4 books) https://www.goodreads.com/series/43551-circle-of-magic
Fire – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6137154-fire
Graceling – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3236307-graceling
Watching- TWD, Iron Fist, Vampire Diaries finished Cleverman

Jessica-
Reading:
Hatchet
The river
The Hobbit
Fellowship of the Rings
shows :
Bones, TWD, Heartland with the kids… tryingto get them to watch merlin or once upon a time.

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
DEStash

Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
Homespun
PGH Knit and Crochet

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
Computer. Grrr
Painted our new room. Switched rooms for all. Lots of work. Oi!
Made lotion bars

WOW 200! And it’s a Planning Podcast Episode 200

Planning Podcast:

Newts: N.E.W.T. Timeline:
March 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
Owls:
March 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
OOtP:

March 12-26: Mission Reports
Quidditch: Welcome, everyone, to Quidditch Through The Ages!
Schedule of Matches:
March 16-March 27: Match 4: World Cup Showing Off
Base points – 15 base points
Earburn bonus points – 5 points
Yardage bonus per Cup formula
No awesome point bonus

Ancient Runes Mayan Runes
Craft something inspired by a Mayan rune, or something green and/or gold. You may choose a literal interpretation of the rune, like stuffies or an image of the rune itself. Or, you may craft an abstract representation of a Mayan rune. This is open to each crafter’s interpretation, but please be sure to explain how your item fits the prompt. You may also craft something the color gold to represent Mayan rune-inscribed gold, or use green to represent the jungle where the Mayans lived.
Please make sure that if you choose the color option that your item is over 50% green, gold, or a combination of the two.Spinners may use the color option, or craft with any non-mechanized tool such as a Mayan spinner or drop spindle. Please do not submit handspun off a wheel or electric spinner unless it qualifies for the color option. Dyers, please use the color option, natural dyeing techniques, or dye materials as practiced by the Mayans. Weavers may use the color option, weave with Mayan motifs, or create an item using a backstrap loom. Tablet weaving and rigid heddle weaving are also acceptable, as they were inspired by the backstrap loom.
Non-Rav crafts will be accepted without prior approval provided they fit the requirements above.

Charms
For homework this month, please practice the Tea-making charm by crafting something in brown to represent tea or hot chocolate OR something that is related to tea (examples include but are not limited to teapot cozies, tea wallet, mitts to hold the hot cup). If you choose to craft in the color brown, the finished object must be at least 50% brown.

DADA- To resist the Killing Curse, revive an old project by making it again.
Q: what do you mean by remake a project?
A: make a project you have made before. It can be a different size, color, yarn weight, etc, but must be recognizable as the same pattern.
Acceptable: I made a small barley hat before, here is a large barley hat. I made vanilla socks before, here is another pair.
Unbelievable: I made a red barley hat before, here’s a red earflap hat. I made cable socks before, here’s vanilla socks.
Q: can I frog and reknit?
A: if you are making the same item in a different size, etc, then yes. If not, no.
Q: does the project I am making again have to be turned in for the cup?
A: no, it can be a project from any time, it does not have to be turned in for the cup.
Q: do I have to include a picture of the project I’m remaking?
A: only if you want to.
Q: what about Spinners and Dyers?
A: it must be recognizably the same ply structure or color.

Divination – Pisces
For homework this month, be inspired by the close relationship between water, Neptune and fish. (Some ideas might include crafting something blue or the texture of the waves of the sea or scales of the fish.)
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required. Please read the non-Rav craft guidelines before submitting your project.

Flying – For this month, we want you craft something that is inspired by the early efforts of flight (kites, hot air balloons, or mythical creatures mentioned) or craft something that is inspired by the speed of flight (smaller projects, bulky yarns, or projects that were crafted quickly. Please explain how the project is considered a quick project to you).

Herbology -For your homework this month, craft something inspired by the Silver Lime tree. You may use any of its natural colors (grey, silver, green, or yellow) or the shape of its leaves (heart shape) or fruit (round).

Transfiguration- Your homework this month will be to practice highly complicated spells that require a lot of concentration or has unusual/difficult construction. Difficult lacework, cables or colorwork. Amigurumis. Spinners, spin 3-ply, chain or braided ply. Weavers, weave using a complex pick-up pattern (sticks have to be removed and replaced) or a multi-shaft pattern with a long repeat. Dyers, use a multi-step process, acid dyes or indigo/vat dyeing techniques.
FAQ
Class Goal: We are looking for advanced projects – more difficult than last month; challenge yourself!!
1. Can I knit socks for this class? Yes, as long as they are advanced/challenging for you in some way.
2. Can I turn in a project using entrelac/colorwork/cables/lace/double-knit? Yes! Bring out the advanced stuff!!!
3. Can I turn in amigurumi? Complex amigurumi are ideal this month.
4. Are fish/hexipuffs/hexiflats ok? Not this month, sorry.
Explain to us how the project challenged you!!

Outdoor Survival- Fire

You may choose between:
Option 1: Practice the bluebell flame spell and create an item that is more than 50% blue.
Option 2: Gather materials for a fire: spin enough yarn for a medium sized project (200 yards+), dye yarn using several colors that will result in a variegated yarn, or knit/crochet an item that is made in pieces and then assembled (i.e. stuffed animals, hats with pompoms, sweaters etc). The item must be complete. Please no blanket squares or hexipuffs for this option.

Regular Podcast

Mojo:
Jessica
Another dishcloth
Woven cowl

Allena-

WIP’s:

Allena
TWSP cardio challenge dishcloth http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grandmothers-favorite-5

Order Mission sweater for madi
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/kram-cardi*
Snowfall
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/snowfall-on-the-mountains-shawl
Jessica-
Dishcloth- #cardioknitting on the 7th one I believe.
Find your fade shawl

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
bfl, chunky spin
Ombre rolags

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Schacht matchless-

Sewing:
Allena – cut all the fabric. Sew bulk order
Jessica-
got my machine back! Made a project bag!

Gym:
Cardio Challenge Starts anew

This challenge will start the week of Feb 5th and run through
the first week of April. That’s two months!!
#twspcardiochallenge2017 use this tag when on IG!
How it’s going to work:
State where you are to join.
Make a goal
Take Baby steps to get there and form habits (weekly milestones)
Knit or Crochet dishcloths for everyone
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3569194/1-25#1

Allena- walk by the ocean
Jessica- 3x last week!. Lots of water. No sugar no carbs, getting easier ish

Bingeing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Graceling – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3236307-graceling
On pause shadows and light https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47958.Shadows_and_Light Finished:
Welcome to nightvale https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23129410-welcome-to-night-vale
Watching- orphan black, Znation season 3

Jessica-
Reading:
Hunger games
shows :
Bones, TWD!!! Vikings

Random Randomness!
Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
DEStash

Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
TKG Knittig by the Sea – annv weekend
Getting ready for homespun and PGH knit and crochet
Women’s day
Lucious got a harness for walking and a shop vac

JESSICA :
Deciding on fixing computer or buying new.
Sick kids, ugh

Jessica Got her Mojo Back! Episode 198

Mojo:

Jessica
Headband for Mary
Paulette’s scarf
My scarf/cowl?~
Woven in ends to dishcloths

Allena-

WIP’s:

Allena
TWSP cardio challenge dishcloth http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grandmothers-favorite-5
Striped monster for bella http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/tony-the-toy-box-monster
Order Mission sweater for madi
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/kram-cardi*
Snowfall
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/snowfall-on-the-mountains-shawl
Jessica-
Dishcloth- cardioknitting

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
Funfetti (testing out my nepps)
SIP~
NK rolags, clockwork angel
Ombre rolags for Find Your Fade Shawl…

Sewing:

Allena – sewing, bulk orders, stitch marker hooks
Jessica-
UGH. broke my machine…

Gym:

This challenge will start the week of Feb 5th and run through
the first week of April. That’s two months!!
#twspcardiochallenge2017 use this tag when on IG!
How it’s going to work:
State where you are to join.
Make a goal
Take Baby steps to get there and form habits (weekly milestones)
Knit or Crochet dishcloths for everyone
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3569194/1-25#1

Allena- fail
Jessica- 2x last week!

Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Shadows and Light (Tir Alainn #2)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47958.Shadows_and_Light
Finished: The Pillars of the World (Tir Alainn #1)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/363777.The_Pillars_of_the_World
Mastiff https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2964700-mastiff
Watching- TWD grimm

Jessica-
Reading:
shows :
Grimm, Bones, TWD!!!

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
DEStash

Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1

JESSICA :

Netflix, you have corrupted TV Episode 197

Mojo:
Jessica
Bayb hat, garter st earflap hat
Allena-

WIP’s:

Allena
TWSP cardio challenge dishcloth http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grandmothers-favorite-5
Striped monster for bella http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/tony-the-toy-box-monster
Order Mission sweater for madi
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/kram-cardi
Jessica-
dishcloth
Weaving a scarf that’d been on the loom forever.

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena

Jessica-
FINISHED ~

SIP~
NK rolags, clockwork angle

Sewing:
Allena – sewing, bulk orders, stitch marker
Jessica-

Gym:
Cardio Challenge Starts anew

This challenge will start the week of Feb 5th and run through
the first week of April. That’s two months!!
#twspcardiochallenge2017 use this tag when on IG!
How it’s going to work:
State where you are to join.
Make a goal
Take Baby steps to get there and form habits (weekly milestones)
Knit or Crochet dishcloths for everyone
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3569194/1-25#1

Allena- worked out 2 times
Jessica- finally got one in!

Bingeing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Mastiff https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2964700-mastiff
Finished:
Beka Cooper 2- Bloodhound https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/153779.Bloodhound

Watching-

Jessica-
Reading:
shows :
Covert affairs

Random Randomness!
Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
DEStash

Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
#yarnlovechallenge on IG

JESSICA :
Jude for a few day 🙂
Lauren had the baby, Luna

Random Redundant And Planning Episode 196

Planning Podcast:

Newts: 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, 2017.
Owls:
February 1st – 28th: Midterm 50% submissions are accepted.
March 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
OOtP:

March 12-26: Mission Reports

Quidditch: Welcome, everyone, to Quidditch Through The Ages! We are proud and eager to bring you the twenty-sixth edition of Quidditch at HPKCHC as the school celebrates its 25th term and the Nimbus Racing Broom Company also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the broom that changed the sporting world. We hope to give you a tour of different points in the evolution of Quidditch, along with reminders of important moments during Harry Potter and his friends’ time at the school and on the Quidditch team.
Remember that the most important components of success in sports always include sportsmanship, teamwork, friendship, and the fun of competition that also leads to forming new friendships. May we always play hard, craft successfully, and enjoy one another’s company and crafting!
Schedule of Matches:

Feb. 9th-March 2nd: Match 3: Defeat the Dementors
Base Points – 15 base points
Yardage bonus points per Cup formula
Awesome points are in play
March 16-March 27: Match 4: World Cup Showing Off
Base points – 15 base points
Earburn bonus points – 5 points
Yardage bonus per Cup formula
No awesome point bonus

 

ilvermorny_small_mediumAncient Runes
What we would like you to do for your homework is create something representing the basic shapes from this image. Triangle for the outer shape, water waves, air currents, leaves, stars, or flame. It must be obvious at a glance what shape you are representing.
Or craft using one or more of the colors that would represent the different symbols: blue for water and air, green for leaves, black and white for starry nights, or red flames.
Weavers, please create a design based on one of the shapes or colors.
Spinners please spin fiber with the majority colors one of those colors listed above. Dyers please see the color list above allowed for this class.

Charms Bewitched Snowballs Jinx
1) Craft something in the shape of a snowball.
2) Craft something to keep the bewitched snowballs out.
3) Spinners and dyers ONLY: Use sparkle such as stellina or beads to add the look of snowballs to your product.

DADA- crucio
For your homework this month, craft something that makes you happy, or makes you feel good.
Non-Rav Crafts WILL be accepted this month, prior approval is not required.

Divination – Aquarius
For your homework this month Craft/Spin/Dye something that evokes the nature of Aquarius (Some ideas might include projects that are light and airy or colored blue, blue-green, or grey.)
Bonus Point: Craft something for charity
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required

Flying – disaster prevention
This month, practice your disaster prevention skills by doing ONE of the following:
Option 1: Frog a project that you deem a disaster and make something new from the yarn. We will need photos of the project pre-frogging, frogged, then the new project. The yarn can come from a WIP or a completed project.
Option 2: Take on a project that scares you or that you don’t think will go well, and then revel in your success.

Herbology -European Ash
Class, your homework this month is to craft something inspired by the European Ash. You may choose to do something in the colors of the Ash (grey, jet black or purple) or something protective. We look forward to seeing what you make this month.

Transfiguration- Flintifors
Your homework this month is to build on your skills and practice more intermediate spells that take a bit more concentration as they are more complicated and intricate.
knit or crochet something that has colorwork, simple lace, shows a stitch pattern or a cable pattern
spinners need to create a 2-ply yarn
weavers need to use color-and-weave effects, or simple non-plain weave (eg. pick-up, twills)
dyers need to dye yarn or roving using food-safe (eg. natural) dyes, or by hand-painting a gradient

Outdoor Survival- Shelter

Option 1 Create an item that can hold other items. This doesn’t have to be a bag. Be creative in your story telling.
Spinners perhaps you’ve spun a net? Alternatively, spin a purple fiber to represent Hermione’s beaded bag.
Weavers perhaps your woven fabric is really the makings of a bag, after some well placed knots are employed?
Dyers Dye your fiber purple. ONLY purple may be present. Different shades of purple are all right.
Option 2 Muggles won’t have access to Undetectable Extension Charm, of course, and will be reduced to carrying multiple items when going out to brave the great outdoors. For this option, craft multiple things. (A minimum of two.) For this option, two socks or two mittens, for example, can fall under the “multiple items” rule. However one mitten and one sock would be a PARTIAL per the pairs rule. But these CAN be DIFFERENT things. A hat and a blanket square, for example.
Spinners Create more than one skein of yarn! Show us some mini skeins!
Dyers Dye with 2 or more distinct colors.
Non Rav Crafts WILL be accepted this month however we recommend seeking prior approval. A project bag of any type, shape, color, etc will always be accepted under the magical option. Multiple items (like stitch markers) that are primarily PURPLE will also be accepted. Any other ideas, please run past us first!

Regular Podcast

Mojo:
Jessica
Allena-
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/handspun-hat

WIP’s:

Allena
JOining a blanket http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/joining-a-blanket-2
Failed order Mission http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/snowfall-on-the-mountains-shawl
Jessica-
dishcloth

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena red The Spun Monkey 4oz merino wool
Finished mashup 184 8WPI http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/angora-wool-mashup
Jessica-
FINISHED ~

SIP~
NK rolags, clockwork angle

Sewing:
Allena – sew like a crazy person.
Jessica-

Gym:
Cardio Challenge Starts anew

This challenge will start the week of Feb 5th and run through
the first week of April. That’s two months!!
#twspcardiochallenge2017 use this tag when on IG!
How it’s going to work:
State where you are to join.
Make a goal
Take Baby steps to get there and form habits (weekly milestones)
Knit or Crochet dishcloths for everyone
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3569194/1-25#1

Allena-
Jessica-

Bingeing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Beka Cooper 2- Bloodhound https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/153779.Bloodhound
Finished: Beka Cooper 1 Terrier (reread) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13829.Terrier
S0ng of the Lioness book 4 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13837.Lioness_Rampant

Watching- Z the beginning of Everything, The Fades, Man in the High Castle,

Jessica-
Reading:
shows:
Quantico
Beauty and the beast

Random Randomness!
Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
DEStash

Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1

#yarnlovechallenge on IG
Left coast coffee roasters
http://www.leftcoastcoffeeroasters.bigcartel.com/

Jessica
Naturally Knitty
Hall closet, laundry room… just house stuff