Spring, 2018 N.E.W.T. Timeline:
May 1-31: 50% benchmark for 75 pts
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.
May 1st – 22nd: OWL proposals may be submitted. OWLs may only be started after they are approved by the relevant examiner.
June 1st – 30th: Midterm 50% submissions are accepted.
July 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
Spring 2018 Schedule
May 10 (noon POT) – May 20 (midnight POT) BROOM window is open
May 27 Missions launch!
July 1-22 Missions return
May 3 – May 6
The 32 teams competing in the World Cup have assembled for the first round matches. The smells wafting from the various team quarters are enticing, as the teams cook their special dishes. Referee ilex takes a peek into the British quarters to see an elegant tea service laid out, small cakes enticingly arrayed on platters. She starts to call Referee freemiki over, but Freemiki is following the scent of some exotic spice, seeking out the team that will be enjoying that fragrant dish. Referee Chinareader rushes up, holding a bag full of Nanaimo bars, exclaiming, “Look what the Canadian witches brought! I haven’t had these for years!” Head Referee Kadollan sighs, looks longingly at the special treat, sniffs the air for a moment, and says, “I don’t know. This is all so wonderful, but if I’m going to be at peak performance for the match tomorrow, I need to have comfort food, like my grandmother made.”
What is the comfort food that will help your team win?
For this Match: Prepare a food item your team’s country is known for — a main course, a snack, a dessert, or a drink.
You may earn 5 base points for this match. Earn a bonus point by including in addition to the picture of the finished food item, either 1) a picture of the ingredients you used to make your food item or 2) a link or reference to the recipe you used (or a typical recipe for that item). (HPKCHC yardage points are NOT in play.)
Be sure to specify the country you are cheering on by making this food.
Task: Study one of the recurring numeric or mathematical forms, phenomena, or patterns found in nature, and create something inspired by that form.
Please remember to identify the numeric/mathematical concept that inspired your work. Added bonus for including a picture of your natural inspiration.
Non-RAV crafts welcome.
The ceiling is open to reveal the night sky filled with shimmering stars.I know many of you are familiar with constellations, but it in no way diminishes their grandour or majestic beauty.The constellations you can view on any given night are dependent on both the season and your location. Many prominent wizarding families name their children after constellations. One example of this is the Black family, and by extension, the Malfoy family. You may recognize some constellations amongst their names, such as Andromeda, Draco, and Scorpius. for your homework, we want you to capture the glittering nature of the constellations.
Prompt: Craft using beads, stellina, or glitter.
Please see the FAQ in Post 1 for clarification.
Non-Rav Crafts will be accepted in this class, no prior approval is needed.
Welcome class. We are studying an interesting but useful charm this month – the Muggle-Repelling Charm. As you may have guessed, this charm is very effective for keeping Muggles away. The incantation for this charm is Repello Muggletum and should be fairly easy for you to remember, because it says its name. You may recall it was used with great success during the Battle of Hogwarts. No Muggles were harmed because they were nowhere near the area, having been repelled by a simple charm.
** For your homework, please craft something that would repel a Muggle.** And make sure you tell us why or how a Muggle would be repelled by your submission.
If you choose to include them, please put any photos of real creepy-crawlies (bugs, vermin, etc.) behind a spoiler tag – instructions on how to do this are included in the FAQ.
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required.
This term we are focusing on Professor Remus Lupin who was a Defense Against the Dark Arts professor here at Hogwarts many years ago. Spells and Dark Creatures are both important in studying Defense Against the Dark Arts. This Dark Creature is called a Red Cap. Red Caps are found where blood had been shed, such as in the dungeons of castles, the potholes of old battlefields, or simply in holes underground.
For your homework this month craft something that is red OR has holes in it.
History of Magic
This month, we are studying the famous Auror Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody. Mad-Eye is considered, by many, to be the most famous Auror of all-time. Even though he was no longer an Auror, having retired earlier, he joined the Order of the Phoenix again during the Second Wizarding War. His mantra became ‘Constant Vigilance’ as he knew he must always be watching for evil doings if he hoped to prevent them. His constant vigilance lead him to be somewhat paranoid. It could be said that his paranoia is, at least in part, responsible for his famous abilities.
Craft something that requires constant vigilance to honor Alastor Moody’s mantra. Please explain how you were constantly vigilant when turning in your homework.
This will be something that requires your constant attention to complete. It will vary individually.
Needle-based non-Ravelry crafts WILL be accepted without prior approval.
For our first study we will take a look at Magical Law as it pertains to personal possessions. As we learned in the published canons of Hogwarts history, Headmaster Albus Dumbledore had an interesting Last Will and Testament leaving objects of historical and personal value to 3 of his students.
Our question to you this month is: What would you leave (and to whom) in your will?
For your homework this month:
Please craft the item or a representation of the item or items for this class. If you are proving a representation please be sure to tell us HOW it represent the original item.
Creativity will be rewarded – have fun with this assignment!
NR crafts will be accepted without prior approval provided they meet the prompt guidelines.
Occasionally we assist muggle construction workers with particularly difficult projects. I remember the first time I saw the workers using these delightful gadgets. The thermos is much like a flask, but is built with insulating layers, keeping the beverage inside warm, or cool, for many hours.
For your homework this month, craft something to help keep you or an object warm OR craft something brown to represent tea, coffee, and hot cocoa. Rav-crafts ONLY
Welcome students. This term in Potions class we will be studying Potions for Healing. We know that here at Hogwarts students have multiple opportunities to injure themselves, their collaborators, and innocent bystanders. So we plan to arm you with antidotes. This month we will be studying the Wiggenweld Potion, which can awaken a person from a magically-induced sleep, such as the Draught of Living Death. It is a complicated potion to brew, with many steps and many ingredients that must be added in just the right amount at just the right time.
Now for your homework we ask you to practice the multiple steps and composition of the Wiggenweld potion by crafting something whose fabric is multifaceted, where ‘multi’ means 3 or more. Knitters, crocheters, and weavers should think about multiple stitch and/or multiple color patterns. Dyers should use multiple steps in their dyeing process, which may also include multiple colors. Spinners should make a multi-ply yarn.
Allena- bunny nuggets https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/bunny-nuggets
Sauvest Dragon https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/suavest-dragon
Socks for andy
Weaving dish towels
You Spin me Right Round:
Allena entrapment fractal spin
Plying yarn from recycled sweater
EEW Mini- kickstarter
Sock yarn- heel and toe .
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~
Allena – PGH and Allentown, Powhattan
Friend me on Good Reads
Switched my reading challenge to 100
Reading: The Others
On hold :
Finished: Mercy Verse
Watching- Finished Into the Badlands, Series of Unfortunate Events
Watching: psych, star trek voyager , parks and rec, Jessica Jones 2, Fear the walking dead, lost in space, tomorrow people,
Finished – Keeper of the Lost Cities (1-4) Chloe is starting to read them.
Finished – Devil’s Isle trilogy (audio booked the first two- read the last)
Finished – Curse Workers Series- Holly Black
PGH, Allentown, Powhattan
Lots of stash enhancement
Crafters Retreat- made a bunch of rolags!
Extending the chicken run