Spring, 2018 N.E.W.T. Timeline:
June 1-30: 75% benchmark for 125 pts
July 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
All requests for significant changes must be submitted by May 31, 2018.
June 1st – 30th: Midterm 50% submissions are accepted.
July 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
Spring 2018 Schedule
May 27 Missions launch!
July 1-22 Missions return
Jun 11 – Jun 25
Excitement is high on the pitch as we head into the semifinal matches! While only four countries remain, Japan, UK, Canada, and USA, we’ve had so many opportunities to learn about the different arts, crafts and cultures of all the countries participating this year. Referees ilex and chinareader spent a great deal of time discussing the history of Chinese fireworks, especially as everyone seems to have brought some for their victory celebrations. A rather heated argument broke out between some Quidditch fans earlier over the differences between alpacas and llamas. Fortunately the Peruvian team was able to help calm the debate, and also gave a fascinating demonstration of traditional Quechua weaving. While all of this was going on, Referees Cillaspins and freemiki enjoyed their walk through the team tents by examining and discussing artwork from many countries.
For this match: Show off your team pride by showcasing a traditional art or culture of your team’s country.
This month, we’ll study the great Mathemagician, Leonardo of Pisa, known as Fibonacci. In his book Liber Abaci, published in 1202, he introduced Western Europe to the numeric series now known as the Fibonacci Sequence. Simply put, the Fibonacci Sequence is a series of numbers in which each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers in the series: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21…, and so on. The Fibonacci Sequence is closely aligned with another mystical number, ϕ, known as the Golden Number, or Divine Ratio.
Task: Craft something based on the Fibonacci Sequence. Please be sure to explain the connection.
Non-RAV crafts welcome.
This month, we want you to be inspired by not only our own Solar System, but all of the spectacular sights that can be viewed from your telescopes
Prompt: Craft in the colors of the Planets, Moons, Nebulae, Galaxies, and other Celestial Bodies visible in the night sky.
Non-Rav Crafts will be accepted in this class, no prior approval is needed
Please read the FAQ in post 1 for more information.
The Wand-Lighting Charm and the Wand-Extinguishing Charm
For homework, please craft something inspired by either the Lumos OR the Nox charm. Lumos may inspire you to craft in light, pale, or bright colors or to use lightweight materials. Nox may inspire you to craft with deep, dark colors or work with heavier weight materials. Whatever your choice, please be creative and be sure to tell us how your submission was inspired by Lumos or Nox.
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.
Remember to tell us whether you practiced Lumos or Nox, and how your project reflects that practice
One of the most carefully guarded, and also well known facts about Professor Lupin is that he was a werewolf. Some found it distasteful that a dark creature could teach Defense Against the Dark Arts
We feel that his struggle to control that side of himself, as well as his actions towards Harry and on behalf of the Order of Phoenix is precisely why he is worth our dedicated study this term
For your assignment this month, craft something inspired by werewolves or the moon.
If you aren’t making a physical representation of a werewolf or the moon, please describe in your post how you were inspired. We are not studying Legilimency this term.
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted this month if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required
History of Magic
This month our class will be studying Molly Weasley.
Such an interesting witch. Perhaps these bright students recall when restoration and order had to be established at Number Twelve Grimmauld Place (the headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix). It was a fast paced event with many moving events, situations, and challenges. There was great difficulty and strife during that time for the members. Molly Weasley was just the witch to calm that storm She is the matriarch of the Weasleys, in addition, she played a formidable role in the Order of Phoenix, She ran Number Twelve Grimmauld Place with efficiency, certainty and compassion. She adeptly organized the cleaning of the house. She also made certain that all those who entered were well taken care of during their stay. She was forever cooking, especially when she was fretting or angry. She is an extraordinary multitasker, which made her the logical choice to organize and manage Grimmauld Place. For instance, she can read a cookbook while actually cooking. She has been known to sweep and dust simultaneously. Creating clothing is another activity that she enjoys. Often, she sews garments for her children to wear at events. Her garments tend to be made out of several colors, which rarely match. She is able to make several items at once. She also uses multiple techniques to create a piece of clothing. For example, she once made a quilted jacket with a crocheted edging. Molly Weasely is a witch of multiple talents and willing to attempt new adventures while thinking outside of the box.
Your homework this month is to demonstrate your understanding of Molly’s ability to multitask and embrace the more eclectic things in life
Create an item that Molly Weasley would create with either two or more colors OR two or more techniques. The two colors or techniques should be included in ONE ITEM. You’re welcome to turn in more than one item, but at least one of them must include two colors or techniques. Please tell us the techniques you used when turning in your homework (if you chose this option). Techniques can be different crafts or different stitch patterns (just to name a few).
Please read the FAQ in post 1 for more information.
Non-Ravelry Crafts WILL be accepted for this class
Magical Law can be as basic as understanding the Law of Knowledge. This month we will be studying aspects of the Law of Association; and is broken into 2 parts, Law of Similarity and Law of Contact.
The Law of Similarity : Like things produce like things.
The Law of Contact or Contagion: things which have once been in contact with each other- continue to act on each other at a distance even after physical contact has been severed.
Both of these laws affect our lives. Examples of the laws: Harry Potter was placed in his Aunt’s home for protection. As they were “blood” family the law of Similarity was also in action. And the Law of Contact: Often used the most in Alchemy, and Potions; A single drop of the River Lethe represents the entire River.
For this Month will be focusing on the Law of Associations. For your homework please select one of the following:
Knitters, Crocheters, and Weavers – craft something that shows the law of contact i.e. 2 colors, or one color and beads representing contact. Please use separate colors not variegated yarn.
Spinners – Spin something showing the Laws of Similarity AND the Law of Contact by using fiber that contains at least 2 different fibers types or 2 different colors.
Dyers – Law of contact please showing at least 2 colors. Also please remember per HPKCHC rules we need a complete description of your dyeing process or the process in photos.
Non Ravelry crafts will be accepted – please show the law of contact in your craft. At least a 2 color project.
This month we’ll be studying muggle inventions around cleaning. As you can see we’ve let the dust gather a bit. Let’s start with Arthur’s favorite shall we? This is not your ordinary mop! This particular mop inspired Arthur and Molly Weasley to develop one of their most famous cleaning spells, Spritzer!. It converts any dry mop to a wet mop. However, it does have side affects, anything you clean using it will briefly turn purple. This is another example of Muggle ingenuity that has pushed our magical community forward and we have the Weasleys to thank for it! Arthur was also known to dance with the mop on occasion.
For your homework this month, you’ll help us clean up this room using this muggle tool and the Spritzer spell.
Craft something to assist with spring cleaning.
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted WITHOUT prior approval
This month we will be focusing on the Weasley Twins’ Bruise Removal Paste and its magical properties
Your homework this month will be to craft something in less than one hour or craft using the colors yellow (for the color of the paste), purple, or black (for the color of Hermione’s brilliantly purple black eye). If you craft using the color options, please use more than 50% of your chosen color(s). You may use one or more of the three colors to satisfy the requirements of the prompt.
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required.
Allena- Vest -BLOCKED!! https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/suavest-dragon
Muh Muhs shawl https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/muh-muhs
Soap saver https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/soap-saver
The socks that never end
You Spin me Right Round:
Allena Plyed entrapment started at PGH just needs a bath
FINISHED Spinning some Jacob and Merino Wool from Roving acres
Finished Processing some suffolk cross with my new drum carder!!! Played with some old fiber
Carded up some fiber form a lady named Helen- in the process of spinning it for her. https://www.ravelry.com/people/naturallyknitty/handspun/spinning-for-helen
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel- onto the second 2oz set of rolags
Standard turtlemade ~
Schacht matchless- fiber for helen
Allena – Sewing bags
Friendship is Magic Mystery club https://www.etsy.com/listing/618116309/friendship-is-magic-mystery-box-1-month3
Boxes include a skein of yarn from GypsyStardust Yarn and Fiber , a project bag from StarKnits, a set of stitch markers from One Sly Fox and a small item that fits the monthly theme.*** Color-ways, fabric prints and stitch markers are exclusive to the club and won’t be available till after the club completes.
Cardio Challenge Starts June 18th
Friend me on Good Reads
On hold :
Finished: American Gods https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30165203-american-gods
Watching: Flash, parks and rec, Into the badlands, Fear the walking dead, Grimm,
Reading: women of the otherworld. Bitten, on Stolen now.
Finished – Beka Cooper series by Tamora Pierce
I think i’m going to do stash dash with The Knit Girllls
New loom and weaving book
Slytherin Mini Swap
Phat Fiber May
Prize Patrol – https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3775976/326-350#326