Winter, 2018 N.E.W.T. Timeline:
December 22: Last day to propose a NEWT (Proposals that are not approved by December 31 will not be approved)
January 1-31: 50% benchmark for 75 pts
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, 2018.
January 1st – 22nd: OWL proposals may be submitted. OWLs may only be started after they are approved by the relevant examiner.
February 1st – 28th: Midterm 50% submissions are accepted.
March 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
BROOMs noon (POT) Thurs, Jan 4th – midnight (POT) Sun, Jan 14th.
ACTION! Sunday, Jan. 21st
Proof of Completed Training Sunday, March 4th – (midnight (POT) Sunday, March 18th.
Quidditch: Match 1
The students quickly resolve to get organized for the coming term.
For this Match:
1. Organize your stash either virtually on Ravelry, or physically in your yarn storage area; or
2. Update your crafting plans by updating your project pages, favorites, or queue; or
3. Locate, check, or tidy up your tools and supplies.
In all cases, document the improvement with before and after screenshots or pictures.
Schedule of Matches:
November 16 – November 20
Awesomeness bonus points apply, however yardage bonus points are not in play.
Deputy Headmistress Challenge:
Each challenge will end at NOON, POT on the designated day.
Challenges begin at midnight POT.
3-7 January: Improving Our Minds
For this challenge, do something that flexes your brain muscles. Start a new book, or read some of a book you already have going. Watch a movie or documentary, sign up for a class, or do some work in a class that you are already taking. Learn some words in a new language or do a puzzle. This is a non-crafting challenge!
11 January-8 February: Crafting Our Commitment to Lifelong Learning.
More info to follow
12-15 February: Improving Our Bodies
More info to follow
19 February-16 March: Crafting Our Commitment to Physical Health
More info to follow
Points: The non-crafting challenges are worth 5 points each, with no bonus. The crafting challenges will be worth 15 base points, plus bonus points given by the DHM as she sees fit. There will be no yardage bonus.
“for your homework, we want you to focus on runes from around the world by crafting in a concrete manner.”
Prompt: Follow a pattern exactly.
Paint your own moving portrait by crafting something with multiple colors OR craft something that moves
Non-Ravelry crafts WILL be accepted including paintings. Prior approval is not needed.
It’s a winged serpent, part bird, part snake. “The Occamy are very aggressive to all who approach it. They lay eggs of pure silver and are very defensive of them. Her feathers have such a shimmer of blues while her scales are darker purples.”
Craft something inspired by your study of the Occamy.
We will be accepting non-Rav crafts this month.
Rather than reviewing divination through interpreting dreams, tea leaves and visions through the crystal ball, this term we will be learning about forms of elemental divination starting with hydromancy.Hydromancy is a method of divination through water, There are many forms of hydromancy, but most focus on interpreting the colors of the water you are studying, its’ natural movement such as waves or drops of rain or the pattern of ripples produced by dropping a pebble into a pool. For your homework this month, we’d like you to use these aspects of the element in your crafting.
Task: Craft in the color of water, or craft something representing a pattern found in water in nature such as waves, drops or rings. If you use a color other than one typically associated with water, please include a photo showing your inspiration.
Non-Rav crafts will be allowed without prior approval.
Craft something in the colors of the sky, clouds or sun (Please see FAQ for acceptable colors.); something in lace weight or fingering to represent that “lighter than air” feeling; or something with an intentional lace pattern (intentional yo’s/crocheted chains used to make holes that are NOT closed up).
Non-Rav crafts are being accepted without prior approval as long as they fit the prompt requirements.
This month for your assignment, honor the bowtruckle and craft something for the home or craft something small.
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.
Your assignment this month is to craft something that represents or is inspired by a Muggle hobby. Alternatively you may craft something rectangular in shape to represent LEGOs and street signs.
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.
Please note that the craft you use to represent a Muggle hobby is, on its own, not enough to satisfy the prompt – See the FAQs in Post 1 for additional clarification on this and other questions.
Task: This month, try your hand at Transformation—and Un-Transformation—by crafting a convertible item: something that transforms from one thing to another, and back again.
Spinners: Show off your wand work by spinning on a spindle.
Dyers: try your hand at dyeing a sock blank or unspun fiber.
RAV and Non-RAV needle crafts welcomed.
Bonus available for additional photos to demonstrate each phase of your transformation.
Regular Podcast Notes
Socks for Mary & my dad
Hat for Truban
Hat and mittens for Lucas
Hat for Gabe
Hat for Joshua
Socks for Andy https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/toe-up-socks-with-a-difference-4
Octopus cozy the 3rd https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grumpy-octopus-coffee-cup-cozy-3
You Spin me Right Round:
Lichen batt from luthvarian fiber arts finished
Started Spoilers from Who’s your Doctor fiber club…
2nd Half of leah’s mashup. 1218yds Thinking of running it through the wheel again.
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~
Schacht matchless- Corgi Hill Farm merino
Allena – Special orders galore before Christmas now to do christmas PJ’s for the family and then get ready for the OC fiber festival.
Pj pants. https://www.patternsforpirates.com
Cardio Challenge join us!
Jessica- dancing! Just dance
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Bones are Forever _ Temperance Brennenan #15 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13030356-bones-are-forever
On hold : Dies the Fire https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/116445.Dies_the_Fire
Finished: A is for Albi https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/64863.A_is_for_Alibi
Flash and Bones TB #14 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9998705-flash-and-bones
Watching- Finished fear the walking dead, riverdale,
Watching: StarTrek Voyager and the Flash with bella, the magicians, psych, man in the high castle
HP books. Finished the sorcerer’s stone onto Chamber of Secrets
All the Christmas movies