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

Start all the Things Episode 195

Mojo:

Jessica
Allena-
Camp out mitts -red http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/camp-out-fingerless-mitts-5

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
Started a Hat for quidditch http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/handspun-hat

Jessica-
dishcloth

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena red The Spun Monkey 4oz merino wool
Started Mashup, angora online angora rolags and luthvarian fiber arts silk/merino
Birthday Club!!
Jessica-
FINISHED ~

SIP~
NK rolags, clockwork angle

Sewing:

Allena – cut all the fabrics, iron all the bags
Jessica-

Gym:

Cardio Challenge Starts anew
Clean start!
Set your goal
Knit dishcloths to go to other participants
Forum to be started soon!

Allena-
Jessica-

Bingeing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: S0ng of the Lioness book 4 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13837.Lioness_Rampant
PAUSED A Natural History of Dragons https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12974372-a-natural-history-of-dragons
Finished: Song of the Lioness book 3 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13830.The_Woman_Who_Rides_Like_a_Man

Watching- series of unfortunate events, Man in the High Tower, OA,

Jessica-
Reading:
shows:
The Magicians- eh

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
DEStash

$20 recliner
Hidden Figures
Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
Plan better
Science Museum
Coffee Pot
Festival
HP desk caddy

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

 

 

Skype Sucks Episode 194

Mojo:

Jessica
Allena-
Blanket joining http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/joining-a-blanket
2 squares http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/basic-granny-square-9

WIP’s:

Allena
JOining a blanket

Camp out mitts -red
Sock yarn blanket #adventblanketmadness 23 squares http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/sock-yarn-blanket

Jessica-
dishcloth

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena red The Spun Monkey 4oz merino wool

Jessica-
FINISHED ~

SIP~
NK rolags, clockwork angle

Sewing:

Allena – New bag design and club orders and getting ready for shows

Jessica-

Gym:

Cardio Challenge Starts anew next week
Allena-
Jessica-

Bingeing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Sing of the Lioness book 3 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13830.The_Woman_Who_Rides_Like_a_Man
PAUSED A Natural History of Dragons https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12974372-a-natural-history-of-dragons
Finished: Song of Lioness book 2 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13835.In_the_Hand_of_the_Goddess
Song of Lioness book 1
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13831.Alanna
Fated https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11737387-fated
F

Shows- Finished Humans, Watching the Crown, OA,

Jessica-
Reading:

shows:
The Magicians- eh

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
Destash https://www.facebook.com/allena.williams.13/media_set?set=a.10154077175437862.1073741839.730192861

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

Jessica
Hall closet, laundry room… just house stuff

Allena’s Bday Planning Episode 193

 Planning Podcast:

Newts: N.E.W.T. Timeline:
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, 2017.
Owls:
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.
OOtP:
Jan. 8-22: accept BROOMS
Jan 29 Missions launch
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:
Jan. 5-8th: Match 1: Nimbus Anniversary
Base Points – 0-100 yards = 15 base points
101-200 yards = 25 base points
201-over yards =35 base points
No awesome point bonuses
Jan. 19-26: Match 2: Oliver and Cauldrons
Base Points – 20 base points
Awesome points are in play
No yardage bonus points
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

Ancient Runes Elder Futhark
in order to commemorate the Elder Futhark this month, we are going to be all about straight lines and the basics!
Craft something that has straight even lines either in the design or along the edge (e.g. a hexipuff, dishcloth, or blanket square, but not a crescent shawl) or something that is created in the colors black, white, grey or stone.
We will also accept a project with a Rune from the Elder Futhark represented in it.
Weavers, please create a design based on lines or a project with straight edges.
Spinners, please spin fiber with the majority of colors listed above or produce a lace or fingering weight yarn. Nothing bulky please.
Dyers may dye any yarn in the color options listed.*
Non-Rav crafts will be accepted without prior approval provided they fit the requirements above.

Charms The Atmospheric Charm, which changes the weather, and the Snowflake-Creating Charm
We are asking you to craft something inspired by winter weather. It might be winter colors (white, icy blue, silver) or include snow or snowflakes. You are also welcome to craft outerwear that will keep you warm in the snow such as mittens, a hat, or a scarf
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required. Please note: to avoid a blizzard of paper, we will not be accepting paper snowflakes.

DADA- Imperio
To resist the Imperius Curse, make something you have designed yourself, or make your own materials.
FAQ
Q: Can I just modify a pattern?
A: No, you must use your own pattern/no pattern. But you may make something easy that doesn’t require a pattern, that may look like someone else’s pattern, but is not.
Q: What counts as making your own materials?
A: Spinning and dyeing. Prepping fiber is not an acceptable craft. But prepping fiber is also not necessary to fulfill the prompt.
Q: Do I have to design my project during this month?
A: Nope! The pattern can be designed anytime, as long as all the crafting is done this month.
Q: Can I knit someone else’s pattern with my own handspun?
A: No, please design the pattern yourself.
Q: Does it have to be a pattern I published?
A: Nope! As long as you say you designed it, we’ll believe you.
Q: Can I implement aspects of someone wakes design into my own pattern?
A: Yes, as long as the main pattern is your own.

Divination -Astrology
The symbol of Capricorn is a sea-goat. The goat part of the symbol represents ambition, intelligence, curiosity, steadiness, and ability to thrive in inhospitable environments while the fish represents passion, spirituality, intuition, and connection with the soul

Flying – Amelia Earhart
craft something round or in the round in honour of Amelia Earhart’s attempt to circumnavigate the globe, something representing her trip or something that she might have needed on her adventure.

Herbology – Hazel Tree
craft something inspired by the Hazel tree
You may choose to make something lacy like fencing, some type of container such as a basket, something that can be used as a wand or crook, or something in the colors of the Hazel (brown, green, pale yellow, red). We look forward to seeing what you make this month

Transfiguration- Matches into Needles
Your homework this month is to practice using simple/basic spells. Remember back in time when you were first learning, and practice making something very simple. Knitters can use garter stitch or stockinette stitch, or simple textures using only knit and purl. Crocheters can use single crochet, double or half-double crochet. Spinners can spin singles. Weavers can make easy projects such as scarves or placemats using plain weave. Dyers must dye using heat in a single step (microwave or kettle-dyeing).

Outdoor Survival- Protecting your campsite
The first thing we did was cast spells to create a protective dome around the camp. This is how a witch or wizard protects the campsite from unwanted visitors, and is the most complex magical work performed for outdoor survival. A muggle, on the other hand, protects the campsite from unwanted visitors mostly through vigilance and careful handling of supplies.”
CHOOSE ONE ONLY:
Magical option: craft something that includes a dome (top of a hat, toe of socks, etc.), OR weave, spin, or dye using both light and dark colors, in high contrast, to represent the flashing shimmer of these protective spells. Color options only apply to weave, spin, or dye projects.
Muggle option: craft a 3-dimensional animal or creature, or weave using at least 3 colors in a non-plain weave structure (specify), or spin using at least 3 colors with fractal or color blocking / gradient techniques, or dye using at least 3 colors in a gradient or as repeating colors.
Non-Rav projects involving a needle (sewing, cross-stitch, needle-felt, etc.) will be accepted provided they fit the prompt as follows: For Magical, create a dome. For Muggle, create a 3-D animal. Non-Rav projects using color only will not be accepted this month.

BOOK: In Dark Times: Surviving and Thriving in the Wilderness, Using Witch and Muggle Tools and Techniques by Hermione Granger
Each month your homework will have a simpler magical option and a more challenging muggle option. Although it is always possible that your magical option may turn out to be more complicated. You never know, with spells. More challenging work, as always, will receive more points

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Mojo:

Jessica
Leah’s mittens
Two messy bun hats
Headband for Chloe

Allena- I weasley Sweater http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/the-weasley-sweater-3

WIP’s:

Allena
Sock yarn blanket #adventblanketmadness 23 squares http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/sock-yarn-blanket
Camp out mitts -red

Jessica-
dishcloth

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena red The Spun Monkey 4oz merino wool
Jessica-
FINISHED ~
SIP~
NK rolags, clockwork angle

Sewing:

Allena – New bag design and club orders and getting ready for shows

Jessica-
Tablet holders for Christmas and one for myself 18×13
This is the one i followed But i did it with the beginning measurements of 18×16:
Tutorial: iPhone/iPad Stand

Gym:

Cardio Challenge Starts anew
Allena-
Jessica-

Bingeing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Fated https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11737387-fated
PAUSED A Natural History of Dragons https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12974372-a-natural-history-of-dragons
Finished: The Golden Compas https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/119322.The_Golden_Compass
Watching- Finished TruBlood, Watching the Crown, Veronica Mars, Orphan Black, Vikings
About to watch Sherlock

Jessica-
Reading:
shows:
TWD
christmas movies a la netflix!

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
Destash https://www.facebook.com/allena.williams.13/media_set?set=a.10154077175437862.1073741839.730192861

Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
Christmas Break
Lucius hair cut
B-day

Jessica
Jamberry order!
Re doing the laundry room. Making shelves for baskets, going to paint the room. … This is just the start of making over our house

You Fed Me Decaf? Episode 192

Mojo:
Jessica –
Trubans hat and mittens

Allena- mitts forgot to take pics http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/camp-out-fingerless-mitts-4

WIP’s:

Allena
Weasley sweater http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/the-weasley-sweater-3
Sock yarn blanket #adventblanketmadness http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/sock-yarn-blanket

Jessica-
Leah’s mittens
I hat for Dawn and her friend Jen, messy bun hat
*not started yet but Chloe wants mittens and a thick headband

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena red The Spun Monkey 4oz merino wool

Jessica-
FINISHED ~

SIP~
NK rolags, clockwork angle

Sewing:
Allena – club orders and special orders and secret PJ pants for christmas new bag design
Iron broke

Jessica-
Started Christmas pajamas
Tablet holders for Christmas and one for myself 18×13
This is the one i followed But i did it with the beginning measurements of 18×16:
Tutorial: iPhone/iPad Stand

Gym:
Cardio Challenge last week!

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3519930/1-25
Allena- fail hard
Jessica-
fail

Bingeing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: A Natural History of Dragons https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12974372-a-natural-history-of-dragons
Finished: Break no bones https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/106128.Break_No_Bones

Watching- tru blood TWD

Jessica-
Reading:
The bite, the rise, the blood

shows:
TWD
christmas movies a la netflix!

Random Randomness!
Listener Map-

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
Destash https://www.facebook.com/allena.williams.13/media_set?set=a.10154077175437862.1073741839.730192861

Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
Made more Soap
Decaf coffee

Jessica
Jamberry order!
Re doing the laundry room. Making shelves for baskets, going to paint the room. … This is just the start of making over our house

Because That’s What You Do Episode 191

Mojo:

Jessica –
Postgrad sweater http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/postgrad

Allena- mitts
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/camp-out-fingerless-mitts-3

WIP’s:

Allena
Fingerless mitts
Weasley sweater
Sock yarn blanket #adventblanketmadness

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena started red The Spun Monkey 4oz merino wool

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
SIP~
NK rolags, clockwork angle

Sewing:

Allena – new fabric

Gym:

cardio challenge. MAKE working out your favorite again

We’ll Officially start November 7th and run through December 18th. (6 weeks to make a habit!)
I made a pic!! https://www.flickr.com/photos/starknits/29969528634/sizes/l
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3519930/1-25
Allena- fail hard
Jessica-
fail

Bingeing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Break no bones https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/106128.Break_No_Bones
Finished: Deathblows https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6781162-death-blows
Watching- gilmore girls tru blood TWD

Jessica-
Reading:
Finished Mercy Thompson series !
shows:
TWD
Gilmore Girls on netflix!

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
Destash https://www.facebook.com/allena.williams.13/media_set?set=a.10154077175437862.1073741839.730192861

Turkey Day
Dad’s Wedding
Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
SK update
Put up tree
Made Soap

Jessica

Thanksgiving, wedding… blah week after everyone left me 😉