September 1-30: 50% benchmark for 75 pts
October 1-31: 75% benchmark for 125 pts
November 1-30: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
All requests for significant changes must be submitted by September 30, 2017.
September 1st – 22nd: OWL proposals may be submitted. OWLs may only be started after they are approved by the relevant examiner.
October 1st – 31st: Midterm 50% submissions are accepted.
November 1st – 30th: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
Sept. 3-17 – BROOMs Accepted
Sept. 24 – Mission Launch! GO!
Nov. 5-19 – Final Reports Submitted
Quidditch: PotterWatch Quidditch XXVIII!
Schedule of Matches:
September 7 – September 17
Yardage and awesomeness bonus points apply.
September 28 – October 17
Yardage and awesomeness bonus points apply.
October 26 – November 3
Yardage and awesomeness bonus points apply.
November 16 – November 20
Awesomeness bonus points apply, however yardage bonus points are not in play.
THEME TERM : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Read about it here http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/topics/3672584
Charms Colovarious charm
For your CHARMS homework for the month of September we would like you to choose one (or more) of the following:
create a project with a color shifting yarn (i.e. a gradient or fade) OR a project with at least 3 DISTINCT colors (i.e. stripes or clear variegation).
spinners may spin a multi colored or shifting yarn in any weight they’d like (Please remember to report your yard as SINGLES and whatever ply you choose)
dyers we also need a gradient, fade or at least 3 distinct colors in your final product (Please remember to give a detailed description of your process OR photos of your process)
Non-Rav Crafts (i.e. MUGGLE crafting) will NOT be accepted as we are focusing on Ministry approved spells.
Dark Arts Fiendfyre curse
This curse will create a flame of abnormal size and heat. The flames are infused with dark magic and may mutate into the forms of a gigantic pack of fiery beasts, including flaming serpents, chimaeras, eagles, and dragons. You must study this curse thoroughly before trying to use it. Inexperienced casters will be able to conjure the flames but will have virtually no control over the curse once it has been unleashed, thereby making the fire into a deadly backfire. I’m sure you will all recall what happened to Vincent Crabbe in 1998. He conjured Fiendfyre but could not control it and it resulted in his death. To learn more about Fiendfyre you are asked to craft any of the beasts typically created in the fire: flaming serpents, chimaeras, eagles, and dragons. You may choose to make 3-d representations of these creatures, or use their image(s) on a project. Alternatively you may choose to craft in the traditional colors of fire: red, orange, or yellow.Please note that we are only accepting the creatures named above. If you wish to craft in a fire color, your project must be at least 50% in that color. We are aware that fire can come in other colors, but for the purposes of our assignment only the colors named above will be accepted.
For this month’s homework:
1. Craft a flaming serpent, chimaera, eagle, and/or dragon. They may be 3-dimensional animals or 2-d images.
2. Craft something with at least 50% red, orange, or yellow.
Deathly Hallows Seminar
t has been told for ages that the Elder Wand was created by Death at the request of Antioch Peverell. It gets its name from the Elder Wood, also known as Elderberry, used to create the wand. He requested the most powerful wand ever created. This power proved difficult to master. He lost his life when another wizard stole the wand due to his boasting. The core of the Elder Wand is the tail hair of a Thestral. That is a very formidable core. It can only be handled by a witch or wizard who is capable of accepting death. When capable of handling this mighty power, one can do amazing magic including being able to mend a broken wand beyond normal magical repair. Despite all of its power, the Elder Wand certainly isn’t unbeatable, however. Throughout history, it has been beaten numerous times and passed to many different owners.
For your homework this month, please complete one of the following tasks:
Craft something that makes you feel powerful or was/is particularly difficult for you to master
OR craft something purple to represent the Elderberry
OR craft your own wand (This should be an actual 3D version of a wand)
A special badge will be awarded at the end of term for all of those who can master the Deathly Hallows (turn-in a project to Hallows all three months of the term)
Back in the day, professors tried to protect students from this foul magic through secrecy. Dumbledore removed the books from the library. Slughorn altered his own memory to keep the knowledge secret. But all the secrecy just meant delays in finding and fighting Tom Riddle’s horcruxes. Our goal this term is to make sure every student at Hogwarts knows this dark magic exists and knows how to fight it Harry originally wanted to find Voldemort’s horcruxes all by himself, in order to protect his friends, But it would have been impossible. For instance, he wouldn’t have made it into the Ministry to retrieve the locket without Hermione’s polyjuice potion or Ron’s familiarity with the building. Throughout their quest for the horcruxes, Harry, Hermione, and Ron worked together using their unique skills, ways of thinking, and knowledge, along with the help of many, many others.
Your homework this month is to find your allies. Make something you could not have made without the influence of another Hogwarts student. Make sure to explain how they influenced you (please see FAQs). Earburn them to your turn-in for a bonus point.
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.
The Patronus Charm requires that you tap into your happiest memory–your most joyous and hopeful moment–and project it outward. The ability to connect to your deepest bliss–allowing it to fill you up–is crucial. Especially in dark times, daily practice of active joy will hone your ability to access and project happiness and hope, and to create a truly powerful Patronus
Task: Practice accessing your happiest memories by crafting your deepest bliss. Be sure to explain your inspiration and how/why this particular crafting choice brings you to your happiest place. Alternately, explore the tumult of emotion that can transform your Patronus by creating in an entirely new-to-you craft.
Non-RAV crafts conforming to HPKCHC Non-RAV Guidelines will be accepted without prior approval
Honesty is highly prized by the Ministry and, while it is preferable that honesty comes naturally, veritaserum is a great way to ensure that the ideal is being achieved.
Veritaserum, for example, can be quite poisonous if brewed incorrectly. If you are unsure of your potion, or just need additional assistance, professors are available after class for further discussion or to provide more detailed instruction.
we would like you to focus on presenting the unalterable truth. To do this, you must follow your pattern exactly (changing the color or substituting a very similar yarn is ok) or craft in white or natural/undyed colors. Please note that weavers can also follow a set weaving pattern or use the color option.
Non-Rav Crafts (i.e. MUGGLE crafting) will NOT be accepted as we are focusing on Ministry-approved spells.
We are studying Muggle items that can be used as projectiles. There are plenty of small items in the Muggle world that can be used as projectiles in cases of emergency. Food is an obvious choice, but there are other things too Small items that fit in the palm of your hand work very well as projectiles, Plates, cups, pill bottles, small vials, writing utensils, and if you need something with a bit more weight, consider a tea kettle or flowerpot.
Your homework this month: Craft a Muggle item that can be used as a projectile.
One bonus point available if it is a stuffed item.
Study the wood of your wand, particularly its color.
Craft something in the colors of wood.
Non-Rav Crafts will be accepted in this class, if they are made out of wood.
As a special addendum to this particular class, all term, any wand will be accepted for this class, Rav or Non-Rav, regardless if it fits the prompt.
Please see the FAQ in Post 1 for clarification.
Just needs to block!Find your fade shawl
Socks for dad
You Spin me Right Round:
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, yup still PLYING!!!
Happy Little Clouds Rolags – ply with Unicorn Guts!
Re carded up all 30 oz of my NEWT fleece, added in some faux cashmere, spun and knit another sample and started spinning the real thing. I’m 10oz in.
Allena – Endless Mountians this weekend
Cardio Challenge needs a reboot
Jessica- handspun swap!? I’ll be in charge! I so dropped the ball.
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: A Court of Thorns and Roses https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16096824-a-court-of-thorns-and-roses
Twice Bitten https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7060582-twice-bitten
Watching- Finished Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Defenders, The Shanara Chronicles, Van Helsing, Primeval
Watching: The Office, Once Upon a Time, Revolution, Quantico, The Vampire Diaries, Man in the High Castle
Still on -Vision of Silver by Ann Bishop third book in The Others series
Grey’s Anatomy- finished it!
Started- New Girl, and Drop Dead Diva… I’m hopping around and kinda in a show hole.
Update in the shop
Madison’s in School So is Andy and Bella – first week went well
Making all the HP stitch markers
Back to school sale in my shop. Code BACK2SCHOOL for 20% off your order till the 16th.
First day of school today.