DH Planning Podcast Episode 211

Planning Podcast:

Newts:
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.

Owls:
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.

OOtP:
Sept. 3-17 – BROOMs Accepted
Sept. 24 – Mission Launch! GO!
Nov. 5-19 – Final Reports Submitted

Quidditch: PotterWatch Quidditch XXVIII!

Schedule of Matches:
Match 1
September 7 – September 17
Yardage and awesomeness bonus points apply.
Match 2
September 28 – October 17
Yardage and awesomeness bonus points apply.
Match 3
October 26 – November 3
Yardage and awesomeness bonus points apply.
Match 4
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.
OR
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)

Horcrux Seminar

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.

Patronus Seminar

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

Potions veritaserum

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.

Muggle Studdies

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.

Wand Lore

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.

Regular Podcast

WIP’s:

Allena
Socks http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/aquaphobia-socks
NEWT Sweater http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/gooseberry-cardigan

Jessica-

Just needs to block!Find your fade shawl
Socks for dad

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena
NEWT spin http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/spin-a-sweater-quantity

Jessica-
FINISHED

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, yup still PLYING!!!
Happy Little Clouds Rolags – ply with Unicorn Guts!
Schacht matchless-
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.
Sewing:

Allena – Endless Mountians this weekend

Jessica-

Gym:

Cardio Challenge needs a reboot
Allena-
Jessica- handspun swap!? I’ll be in charge! I so dropped the ball.

Binge-ing

Allena-
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
Finished:
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

Jessica-
Reading:

Still on -Vision of Silver by Ann Bishop third book in The Others series
Watching:
Flash w/kids
Grey’s Anatomy- finished it!
Started- New Girl, and Drop Dead Diva… I’m hopping around and kinda in a show hole.

Random Randomness!
Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits

Update in the shop
Madison’s in School So is Andy and Bella – first week went well
Making all the HP stitch markers
Stupid cars
snapchat

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
Batt making…
Back to school sale in my shop. Code BACK2SCHOOL for 20% off your order till the 16th.
First day of school today.

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A NEWTing we are a GOing Episode 210

WIP’s:

Allena
Socks http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/aquaphobia-socks
Fox
NEWT Sweater http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/gooseberry-cardigan

Jessica-

Just needs to block!Find your fade shawl
Socks for dad

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena
NEWT spin http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/spin-a-sweater-quantity
Got amazing fiber in trade from Jessica

Jessica-
FINISHED
spinning mermaid mashup

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, PLYING!!!
Happy Little Clouds Rolags – ply with Unicorn Guts!
Schacht matchless-
Carding up stuff for my NEWT. Romney/CVM fleece. Spun a few samples, knit a few samples

Sidekick-

Sewing:

Allena – getting ready to sew more bags, finished a lot of bags got new fabric

Jessica-

Gym:

Cardio Challenge needs a reboot
Allena-
Jessica- handspun swap!? I’ll be in charge!

Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Twice Bitten https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7060582-twice-bitten
Finished:
Friday Night Bites https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6319978-friday-night-bites
Some Girls Bite https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4447622-some-girls-bite
Amped https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12678461-amped
Murder Most Frothy https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/303637.Murder_Most_Frothy

Watching- Finished Bitten, Daredevil,
Watching Primeval, The office, Luke Cage, Quantico

Jessica-
Reading:

Still on -Vision of Silver by Ann Bishop third book in The Others series
Watching:
Flash
The Crown
Grey’s Anatomy

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits

End of term feast http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/3663620/1-25

SORTING is LIVE until the 25th http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/3663673/1-25
Slytherin Manor Shake Up! – Wand Woods! http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3601519/126-150#128
Instagram ad’s OUTRAGEOUS
Update in the shop
Madi goes to college on Thursday
School starts next week.

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
Dyed up stuff for Allena- our trade!
Also did a bunch more dyeing!
Ordered more dye, new bottles, icicle (kinda like firestar)!

Wrap-up and Catch-up Episode 209

Mojo:

Jessica

Allena- 3 squares and a SSC blanket
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/spiral-in-a-square-2
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/basic-granny-square-10
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/basic-granny-square-11
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/join-a-blanket
Hedgehog

WIP’s:

Allena
Socks http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/aquaphobia-socks
fox

Jessica- Want to finish these up during break month!
Find your fade shawl… on 6th color… Stalled out
Socks for dad

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena finished birthday rolags http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/birthday-rolags
Sampled for newt

Jessica-
Tour de Fleece!!!
Teams- hpkchc and akerworks. Runs the 1st-23rd!

FINISHED
NK- sw mreino/bamboo/nylon “playground”
Younger Yarn- Faux cashmere
hobbledehoy
butterfly girl designs batt
Herman Hills knitery batt

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, PLYING!!!
Happy Little Clouds Rolags – ply with Unicorn Guts!
Schacht matchless-
Sidekick- plying spinning mermaid mashup

Sewing:

Allena – sewing a ton of things… Trade with Jessica

Jessica-

Gym:

Cardio Challenge needs a reboot
Allena-
Jessica- handspun swap!? I’ll be in charge!

Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Murder Most Frothy https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/303637.Murder_Most_Frothy
Finished:
The Sight https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26878915-the-sight
Corrigan Series 1-5 https://www.goodreads.com/series/142681-corrigan
Blood Destiny by Helen Harper Series 1-5 https://www.goodreads.com/series/99352-blood-destiny
Me Myself and Why https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7797875-me-myself-and-why
Spider Bones https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7189177-spider-bones
Thirteen https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10863148-thirteen

Watching-
The Office, bitten

Jessica-
Reading:

Vision of Silver by Ann Bishop third book in The Others series
Watching:
Flash
The Crown

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
Yarn Crawl with goodies!!!
Pondering a NEWT swatching actually
School starts in a few weeks

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
Painted the deck!
Garden is doing well
Lots of swimming, pool, lake
Dyed the girls hair
Gotta get school supplies 😦
register online this year
Gabe and Leah go to camp on mon
Summer is almost over.

July Late Planning Episode 208

Planning Podcast:

Newts: N.E.W.T. Timeline:
July 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
Owls:
July 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
OOtP:
July 9-23: Mission Reports Due

Quidditch:

JMatch 5 – The Quidditch Cotillion
July 18th-July 27th

crafting something that incorporates characteristics from ALL FOUR Founders and/or the Houses they founded

Headmistress Challenge:
July 5 — July 11
Challenge: Make me a drink!
Scoring will be as follows: 3 points for making the drink, 2 bonus points if you share the recipe, and a small number of additional bonus points available at the Headmistress’s whim discretion.
Note: You MUST physically make a drink this week in order to submit to this challenge. No points if you ONLY share a recipe.
Also note: To count, you must personally combine at least two different ingredients to make your drink. Liquid water counts as an ingredient. Frozen water does NOT count as an ingredient. Frozen mixtures that are mostly water (chemically speaking), such as berries, frozen juice, and ice cream, DO count as ingredients.

Arithmancy
Welcome, students!This month we will be studying the number 5. This number represents the color blue and people who willing to take risks. As some of your know, many of Hogwarts alumni have this trait, but we feel this number is best represented by Professor McGonagall!”
Professor EaglesFBFan clears here throat and reminds the class, “Professor McGonagall has risked her life many times for fellow students and wizards. Let’s not forget the great battle that took place here on these very grounds against where she led the resistance to Lord Voldemort! Her ability to to put herself in harms way and protect not only Hogwarts but all of the students who reside here, shows the risk she is willing to take with her life for others.”
For this month’s homework:
1. craft something in blue! If crafting in blue, it must be at least 50%
OR
2. something that is risky for you. By crafting something risky you must make something that is new to you – such as a new stitch pattern or a challenging item. Explain in your submission how the item crafted was challenging for you.
Ravelry crafts only.

Astronomy “For the last month of the term, we will be studying the total solar eclipse,”. “There will be a total solar eclipse crossing North America on August 21. We are hoping many of you can travel to see this magical phenomenon.”
“One of the most magical aspects of the total eclipse is that this is that the moon shadow blocks out the much of the sun’s rays and allows students to study the corona, or outer ring. This is the hottest part of the sun and has strange magic. You still must be extremely careful studying the sun as it can be quite harmful to your eyes. Proper eyewear is a must.”
“Your homework for the month will be to craft something to protect your eyes, or something to represent the hottest part of sun.”
Prompts:
craft something to protect your eyes from harm
craft something in cotton or linen to represent the heat of the corona
craft in yellow or orange (while solar coronas have been known to be in different colors, we are specifically looking for yellow or orange if you choose the color option this month)
spin a lace or fingering weight yarn (this may be plied if desired)
Non-Rav crafts are ok without pre approval as long as it fits the prompts.

Charms Jumpoverum
For homework this month, please practice the Jumpoverum charm by crafting something requires you to take a leap of yarn, something that jumps into your project and gets joined.
This month, we ask that you study the Jumping Charm in one of three ways:
1) Craft a frog. We are looking for pictorial or 3D images of frogs this month.
2) Craft something that joins yarns together, 2 or more separate strands worked into a final object, suggestions include different colored strands, different weights, and/or adding a new skein of yarn.
3) Use at least 50% green for frog study.
Please see the FAQ in post 1o post 1) for clarification.
Only Rav crafts will be accepted in this class.

DADA
We all have someone who inspires us to be better, to push harder. It might be a family member, a friend, a teacher, or a co-worker.
It might even be a celebrity, an activist, or even a group like the police or military, The key is that these are real people who get us to be our best selves.”
Assignment: This month, craft something inspired by your real-life hero(es). Your story should explain what about your project says “My Hero” to you. Please include a picture of the person/people if you can. Non-Rav, needle-based crafts will be accepted without prior approval.

Family & Consumer Science
For your homework, we want you to try your hand at magical baking.”
Practice your baking skills by making a knitted or crocheted treat. Or craft something to protect your hands from the heat of the oven.
Please see the FAQ in Post 1 for clarification.
Non-Rav Crafts will NOT be accepted in this class.

History of Magic
This month we want you to study the stories and myths of the spider Anansi.”
This month we want you to prove your knowledge of Anansi by exploring either his “tricky” side and crafting a project that is particularly tricky or challenging for you, or explore his spider side by using extremely fine weight yarns (fingering or lighter please!)to illustrate the webs of truth and lies he would weave.
Spinners and dyers may choose either the Trickster prompt-(Fractal Spinning, gradient dyes, etc) or choose to work with very fine, lightweight yarns**
Only Ravelry crafts will be accepted in this class.

Muggle Studies Muggle Vacations
Task Option 1: Study a Muggle vacation destination, and craft something inspired by your destination.
OR:
Option 2: Choose a public space, and perform a public yarning/yarnstorming.
Knit, crochet, or weave an object or objects to display in the public space. You must be prepared to leave the item displayed for all to see, and it should be large enough to be seen by the public from at least a few feet away. Your finished photographs should show the object/objects displayed in their public space.
RAV Crafts only.

Potions
Elixir to Induce Euphoria
This month we will be continuing our focus on wellness and studying a potion for your spirit. Mental well-being is as important as physical health when discussing overall wellness.
For your homework, please craft something that brings you joy OR craft something in at least 3 different colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet).
Needle based non-Rav projects will be accepted. (examples include sewing, embroidery, quilting).

REGULAR PODCAST

WIP’s:

Allena
hedgehog
Blanket joining

Jessica- haven’t knit for awhile
Find your fade shawl… on 6th color… Stalled out
Socks for dad

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena lots of spinning

Jessica-
Tour de Fleece!!!
Teams- hpkchc and akerworks. Runs the 1st-23rd!

FINISHED
NK- sw mreino/bamboo/nylon “playground”
Younger Yarn- Faux cashmere

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, Happy Little Clouds Rolags – ply with Unicorn Guts!
Schacht matchless-
Sidekick- plying hobbledehoy
Need to ply butterfly girl designs batt

Sewing:
Allena – sewing show in 2 weeks

Binge-ing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading:
Finished: Bloodfire https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17191839-bloodfire

Watching-
The Office, orphan black, primevil, resident evil movies ,bitten

Jessica-
Reading:

Vision of Silver by Ann Bishop third book in The Others series
Watching:
Flash

Random Randomness!
Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
Finished putting up the deck!
Allena and family visit!
4th of July
Cake Day!

TDF Planning and Prep Episode 207

WIP’s:

Allena
hedgehog
Socks

Jessica- haven’t knit for awhile
Find your fade shawl… on 6th color… Stalled out
Socks for dad

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena mashup finishing
Fleeces are clean
What TDF teams and what wheel and fiber to bring?

Jessica- Want to sign up for TDF teams… hpkchc and akerworks probably. Starts on the 1st!
FINISHED
Unwind Yarn Company spin your own sock kit. sw-BFL/nlyon
NK rolags- 2 sets spun random like need to NPly

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, Happy Little Clouds Rolags that i’m going to ply with Unicorn Guts!
Schacht matchless-
Sidekick- on loan to Lauren 🙂

Sewing:

Allena – still sewing surprised? Made a horrible bag and some for andy

Jessica-

Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Bloodfire https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17191839-bloodfire
Finished: The Veil https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21415815-the-veil
Etched in Bone https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22062213-etched-in-bone

Watching-
The Office, orphan black, primevil, resident evil movies, bitten

Jessica-
Reading:
Silence Fallen!
Vision of Silver by Ann Bishop third book in The Others series
Watching:
Lost Girl
New season of Heartland

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits

NAS
Alpaca word
Yarn Crawl
Gallon challenge

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
Neighbor’s deck- took down, starting to put up at our house!

SummerTime Episode 206

WIP’s:

Allena
hedgehog
Socks

Jessica- haven’t knit for awhile
Find your fade shawl… on 6th color… Stalled out
Socks for dad

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena finished 3 skeins cleaned off my bobbins
started a mashup
Fleece to clean

Jessica-
FINISHED
3 2oz batts from Classy Squid Fiber Co… mashup/fractal out of them
NK dyed BFL
NK dyed Falkland

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, Happy Little Clouds Rolags that i’m going to ply with Unicorn Guts!
Schacht matchless- Unwind Yarn Company spin your own sock kit. sw-BFL/nlyon
NK rolags- 2 sets spun random like need to NPly

Sidekick- on loan to Lauren 🙂

Sewing:

Allena – still sewing surprised?
Tshirts http://pin.it/PtLWon-
Jessica-

Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Etched in Bone https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22062213-etched-in-bone

Finished: The other books in The Others series https://www.goodreads.com/series/99557-the-others
Watching-
The Office, orphan black seas 4, primevil, sailor moon s,bitten

Jessica-
Reading:
Silence Fallen!
Written in Red – and onto Murder of Crows by Ann Bishop
Watching:
Lost Girl
New season of Heartland
Bones! Near the end of season 10!
Being human

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits

Summer is crazy!
I made sunscreen
Tomorrow i’m making soap
Stopped at the LYS in ligonier today got some patterns

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
Summer is here!
Chicken Coop !!! finally finished.
Neighbor’s deck

Summer Planning Episode 205

Planning Podcast:

Newts: N.E.W.T. Timeline:
June 1-30: 75% benchmark for 125 pts
July 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
Owls:
June 1-30: 75% benchmark for 125 pts
July 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
OOtP:
May 28: Missions Launch!
July 9-23: Mission Reports Due

Quidditch:
June 14th-June 27th
Match 3: TBA
20 base points are available for choosing Option 1 and 10 base points for Option 2. You may choose only one of these options.
Awesomeness points are available
Yardage points per Cup formula are in play in this Match

Headmistress Challenge:
Challenge #1: May 15th – June 30th
Make something to use at the spring tea party. It can be decor, favors, your outfit, whatever. Tell us how you will use it at the party!
One project per student, please. Finished objects only, please. Knitting, crochet, spinning, and weaving projects will be eligible for yardage bonus points. All projects will be eligible for bonus points at anisa’s discretion.
Ravelry crafts and non-ravelry crafts are acceptable.

Arithmancy
Welcome, students! This month we will be studying the number 4. This number represents the color green and people who enjoy hard work. While many of Hogwarts alumni have this trait, this number is best represented by….” Professor EaglesFBFan removes the cover from the frame on the easel and you see a picture of Hermione Granger!
Professor Winemakerssister is at the chalkboard, arranging the numbers associated with the letters of Hermione’s name. “The sum of the numbers is 94….9+4=13….1+3=4. The end result is 4!”
For this month’s homework, craft something in green or something that is difficult for you. If crafting in green, it must be at least 50%. If crafting something that is difficult, explain in your submission how the item crafted was difficult for you.

Astronomy Black holes and Neutron Stars
Did you know that Black holes are so dense, and produce such intense gravity, that nothing — not even light —can escape their gravitational clutches?” “Also, If you somehow got too close to a black hole and were sucked in by its gravitational pull, it would pull harder on your feet than on your head. You would get stretched out — or spaghettified — by the intense pull. You would NOT survive the experience!
Neutron stars are the leftovers of the deaths of massive stars in supernova explosions. These stars are so dense a soup can full of neutron star material would have more mass than the Moon. They are among the fastest-spinning objects astronomers have studied, with spin rates up to 500 times per second!
To show what you have learned from your studies of Black holes please:
Craft in red, black or white OR craft a project which has GREAT pull. Either one that you love so much you make/do over and over and over OR one that you saw and knew you had to make it and make it NOW! Spinners and dyers may craft in the color prompts for this option. Students please be prepared to say how your project fits this particular option.
OR
To show what you have learned from your studies of Neutron Stars please:
Craft something with LEFTOVERS (scrap yarn project?) OR something which you made incredibly fast – under an hour! This is the perfect option to spin in colors other than mentioned above. Again, please make sure you explain how your choice fits the prompt option
Non-Rav crafts will be accepted without prior approval PROVIDED THEY FIT ONE OF THE OPTIONS ABOVE. Please be prepared to explain how your craft fits the prompt.
Charms Anticula charm
The Anticula charm will cause your opponent’s wand to produce a rubber duck no matter what the original spell your opponent meant to cast,
For homework this month, please practice the Anticula charm in one of three ways:
1) Craft a rubber duck. We are looking for pictorial or 3D images of ducks this month.
2) Turn a dangerous or deadly project into something harmless.
3) Use at least 50% yellow representing the rubber duck.

DADA
So, this month, class, we are going to expand upon last month and look at great duos or groups of people who have worked together to fight against the Dark Arts. For example, we all know of wizards and witches who have worked together, but it can be more than that. There are those who are not a part of our Magical World who also fight against Evil
Assignment: Choose a Duo or Group of Superheroes or Fighters against all that’s bad as the inspiration for your project and craft something based on them. You can use the colors of their outfits, their powers, their origin stories, or anything else about them as the basis for your project. In your turn-in, identify the group you chose and how the project fits them. Tag a partner(s)–your House, another House, or NQFY/SOS–in your turn-in for a bonus point.
Family & Consumer Science Lave Aridum
magical housework may not be the most exciting spellwork you will encounter here at Hogwarts, but it is likely to be some of the most widely used! On page 35, you will find a number of spells relating to laundry. After graduating here, many of you will have to take care of such tasks for yourselves. You can’t depend on your family’s house elf forever
Practice this practical spell by crafting an item that requires blocking or felting. A simple soft block (laid flat to dry) will be sufficient.
Dyers: Show us how well you tackle stains by overdyeing some yarn. Weavers: use your folding technique and create an item with rolled edges. Spinners: fold the yarns together using a navajo ply.

History of Magic
This hut is the home of a Slavic mythological witch named Baba Yaga. She is known to ride a mortar instead of a broom. Instead of a wand she carries a pestle which also aids her while flying
Baba Yaga’s hut is found in the deep woods, stands on magical chicken legs with a rooster’s head up top
Baba Yaga is sometimes good and sometimes bad. The duality of her personality is our focus this month
For your homework this month we want you to craft something that has 2 distinct yarns or 2 distinct colors.
Knitters, crocheters, weavers: create something with 2 distinct colors or 2 distinct yarns.
Spinners: create dyed yarn or fiber which contain 2 distinct colors.
Dyers: create dyed yarn or fiber which contain 2 distinct colors.

Muggle Studies Muggle Transport
Travel presents a much greater challenge for Muggles than for us. Traversing distance can be time-consuming, even impossible, without Magic
TASK: craft something for your feet, or something you might use on a road trip. Spinners/dyers, work with sock/fingering weights
Non-RAV needlecraft okay, no prior approval.

Potions
Muggles think that it was Benjamin Franklin who once said: ‘Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand.’ However, the wizarding world knows that it was Albus Dumbledore who said that – he wanted his students to find out how to use and enlarge their magical powers by trying it, within the safe environment of Hogwarts. You see, it’s really all about practice…
This potion can help to enhance your memory, but you need to practice it regularly; otherwise it will be useless. Hence, your homework for June: Practice the memory potion.”
For your homework this month, we would like you to “remember” (craft) a project already made by someone else in the House Cup. You must link to their project page or share their photo (please get their permission if you share their photo). Bonus point if you craft in the same colour family they used.

Regular Podcast
Mojo:
Jessica

Allena-
15 squares on my blanket

WIP’s:

Allena
Miterd square blanket http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/sock-yarn-blanket
Socks

Jessica-
Find your fade shawl… on 6th color… Stalled out
Socks for dad

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena plying red
Fiber of the month

Jessica-
FINISHED
3 braids from Younger Yarn that still need to be plied: Punta wool- Fairy Lights, Finn wool- Herbology, Falkland wool – Transfiguration-progression

GnomeAcres yarn

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, heavy on the unicorn guts FINISHED! Started some Happy Little Clouds Rolags that i’m going to ply with it!
Schacht matchless-

Sidekick: some batts from Classy Squid Fiber Co… making a mashup/fractal out of them
Dyeing:

Sewing:
Allena – still sewing surprised? Made a tote as a thank you for a friend
Phat Fiber box
Jessica-

Gym:
Cardio Challenge needs a reboot
Allena-
Jessica-

Bingeing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Murder of Crows https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17563080-murder-of-crows
On pause:
Finished: Written in Red https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15711341-written-in-red?from_search=true
Otherworld nights https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17827953-otherworld-nights
Spellbound https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7797032-spell-bound
Waking the Witch https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6725785-waking-the-witch

Watching-
The Office, Finished Friends, Heartland

Jessica-
Reading:
Chicagoland Vampire Series -last book #13!

Fellowship of the Rings- pause
shows :
Bones! Near the end of season 10!
Bein human

Random Randomness!
Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
DEStash

Madison Graduated.
Joseybug had her baby

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty