February Blues Episode 220



WIP’s:

Allena
Order mission vest
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/the-professor-vest
Sauvest Dragon https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/suavest-dragon

Jessica-
Leah’s sweater

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena
finished
Started the handpulled roving Jessica sent me
Stash enhancement
Jessica-
FINISHED

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~
Schacht matchless- NK merino- kinda felted ;(
Sidekick-

Sewing:

Allena – sewing for shows, cutting a collab with keri from Youghany Yarns
Jessica-

Gym:

Cardio Challenge
Allena-
Jessica-
Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Authority https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18077769-authority
On hold :
Finished: Annihilation https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17934530-annihilation
C is for Corpse https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/89656.C_is_for_Corpse
Speaking in Bones #18 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24338293-speaking-in-bones

Watching- Finished
Watching: psych flash, star trek voyager

Jessica-
Reading:
Started The Dresden Files- on the 3rd book. Grave Peril

Watching:
Orphan Black
Stranger Things

Random Randomness!
Allena
StarKnits

Ocean City MD
New fabric (bunnies)
Simba 😦

JESSICA :
I just been out of it this month.

Naturally Knitty

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Sweater Weather Episode 219

Planning Podcast:

Newts:
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)
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.

Owls:
February 1st – 28th: Midterm 50% submissions are accepted.
March 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.

OOtP:

ACTION! Sunday, Jan. 21st
Proof of Completed Training Sunday, March 4th – (midnight (POT) Sunday, March 18th.

Quidditch: Match 3, January 30 – February 8

For this Match:
1.’Bulk Up’ by crafting with, or spinning, chunkybulky weight yarn or thicker. OR
2.’Slim Down’ by crafting with, or spinning, fingering weight yarn or thinner.
You can earn 22 base points as well as bonus points for awesomeness. 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.
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.

Ancient Runes
The name ‘rune’ itself, taken to mean ‘secret, something hidden,’ seems to indicate that knowledge of the runes was originally considered esoteric, or restricted to an elite. The Muggles didn’t name the Magic community, of course; how could they? When the Latin alphabet became standard, runes were used less and less. Consequently, knowledge about runes got lost in the following generations. But nevertheless, people continued to be fascinated by runes, and used their imagination to interpret them or to make up new ones.
For Homework this month we want you to use your imagination to work with runes from your own realm of fantasy.
Prompt: Use your imagination to modify a pattern, overdye, or spin a complex yarn.
Non-Rav Crafts will be accepted in this class, if they are needle based.

Art History
For homework this month –
Buck the system and craft something without using a pattern (or heavily editing a pattern) OR Craft using at least two of the colors in the Impressionism paintings we featured in class
Non-Ravelry crafts WILL be accepted without prior approval.

CoMC
A fox that lives a thousand years turns into a Kumiho. Kumiho are known to have 9 tails. They can shape-shift into other forms, but even in a shifted form there is still something persistently fox-like about it, either in form or in nature
we are going to focus on how Kumiho are made. Given the average attention span of an 11-17 year old, 1,000 years might be too long an observation period, so we are asking you to
Invest at least 5 hours (which feels like a thousand years to a teenage Hogwarts student) crafting your homework this month.
Or craft using a specific craft/crafting technique, Kumihimo. Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted too.

Divination
This month, we are studying Pyromancy, which is divination by means of fire, smoke, and ash.
For your prompt this month, Take inspiration from the flames, smoke, or ash. You may craft in the colors of fire, smoke, or ash, or show us the patterns you saw in the flames, the smoke wisps, or the ash piles.
Non-Rav crafts will be allowed without prior approval.

Flying
This month we are going to study a hapless Greek wizard who flew too high. His name was Icarus. Icarus built a pair of wings with sealed with wax but flew too close to the sun with regrettable results.
For your homework, we would like you to stretch your wings a bit by challenging yourself with a daring or difficult (to you) technique or craft (be sure to tell us how you are stretching your wings) or to craft in solar colors (red, orange, or yellow).
Non-Rav crafts are being accepted without prior approval as long as they fit the prompt requirements.

Herbology
For this month’s homework, craft something that represents the phrase “go bananas” by crafting something that is a little crazy:
-crafting in yellow (must be at least 50% yellow). No rotten bananas here, that’s a different lesson!
-craft something crazy big (must be at least 100 yards)
-craft something crazy hard by crafting a new to you technique or a technique that you find difficult
-spinners can spin chunky weight or thicker
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted if they fit the prompt

Muggle Studies
For this month’s prompt, craft something that represents or is inspired by Muggle home improvement or is more than 50% green or brown (to represent lawn care or woodworking). To reduce confusion, non-Rav crafts will not be accepted this month.

Transfiguration

Vanishing is the act of making something cease to exist. Vanishing can be used on both animate and inanimate objects. The more complex the object, the harder it is to vanish it.
Task: For this month, practice the Vanishing Spell in your crafting:
Knitters, Crocheters, and Weavers: craft a project that vanishes at least 100 yards of yarn.
Spinners : Vanish enough fiber to spin at least 100 yards of finished yarn.
Dyers: Dye at least 100 yards of yarn.

Regular Podcast

Mojo:
Jessica
Kitchen towels
drapes

Allena-
Rainbow Cowl https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/gap-tastic-cowl

WIP’s:

Allena
Order mission vest
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/the-professor-vest
Sauvest Dragon https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/suavest-dragon

Jessica-
Leah’s sweater

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena
finished Rainbow spin https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/rainbow-spin
Started the handpulled roving Jessica sent me
Jessica-
FINISHED

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~
Schacht matchless-
Sidekick-

Sewing:

Allena – rope bowls and bags for the show
Jessica-

Gym:

Cardio Challenge
Allena- last week I just danced with Bella 1 time
Jessica- dancing! Just dance
Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Speaking in Bones #18 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24338293-speaking-in-bones
On hold :
Finished:
Bones on Ice #17.5
Bones Never Lie #17 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19322169-bones-never-lie
Swamp Bones #16.5 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22840650-swamp-bones
Bones of the Lost Temperance Brennenan #16 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16130559-bones-of-the-lost

Watching- Finished Stranger Things, grace and frankie
Watching: psych, missing, flash, star trek voyager

Jessica-
Reading:
Started The Dresden Files- on the 3rd book. Grave Peril

Watching:
Downton Abbey- finished
Orphan Black
Stranger Things

Random Randomness!
Allena
StarKnits

Show in Ocean City MD this weekend.
Car is dead
Flu

JESSICA :
Trying my hand a bullet journaling!

Naturally Knitty

 

Hormonal Weather Episode 218

Mojo:

Jessica
Kitchen towels

Allena-
Preemie Hat https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/preemie-hat

WIP’s:

Allena
Socks for Andy https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/toe-up-socks-with-a-difference-4
Rainbow Cowl https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/gap-tastic-cowl

Jessica-
Leah’s sweater

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena
finished Spoilers https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/spoilers
Rainbow spin https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/rainbow-spin
New stash
Jessica-
FINISHED
16 oz of merino Slyther On- 933yds
16oz of merino for Suzanne – 1018yds
Monster sample skein – 665 yds
Corgi Hill Farms- 546 yds
SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~
Schacht matchless- pulled roving- coil ?!
Sidekick-

Sewing:

Allena – Christmas PJ’s tons of cutting for upcoming shows bento bags practice
Jessica-
Pj pants. https://www.patternsforpirates.com

Cardio Challenge

Allena- last week I did yoga 2 times and just dance this week nothing
Jessica- dancing! Just dance

Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Bones of the Lost Temperance Brennenan #16 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16130559-bones-of-the-lost
On hold : Dies the Fire https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/116445.Dies_the_Fire
Finished: B is for Burglar https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/64865.B_is_for_Burglar
Bones are Forever _ Temperance Brennenan #15 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13030356-bones-are-forever

Watching- Finished The Amazing Mrs Masiel
Watching: psych,grace and frankie, man in the high castle, the client list, the magicians

Jessica-
Reading:
HP books. Finished them!
Started The Dresden Files

Watching:
Hunted- ok
Downton Abbey

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits

Instant pot
Challenges – goodreads ravelry

JESSICA :
Yes- instant pot- or in my case a pressure cooker!
Akerworks lazy kate for Christmas

Sick
Dyed up lots of fiber- added actual roving to the shop!
Naturally Knitty

Planning the NEW Year and December Catch-up Episode 217

Planning Podcast:

Newts:
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.

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:

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
January 3-7

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:

Match 4
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.

Ancient Runes
“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.

Art History
magical portraits
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.

CoMC
Occamy
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.

Divination
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.

Flying
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.

Herbology
Bowtruckle
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.

Muggle Studies
Muggle hobbies
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.

Transfiguration
Transformation magic
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

Mojo:
Jessica
Socks for Mary & my dad
Hat for Truban
Hat and mittens for Lucas
Hat for Gabe
Hat for Joshua

Allena-
Stocking https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/wow-look-at-that-another-stocking
Baby Hat https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/raised-argyle-preemie-hat

WIP’s:
Allena
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

Jessica-

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena
Lichen batt from luthvarian fiber arts finished
Started Spoilers from Who’s your Doctor fiber club…
Jessica-
FINISHED

2nd Half of leah’s mashup. 1218yds Thinking of running it through the wheel again.
SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~
Schacht matchless- Corgi Hill Farm merino
Sidekick-

Sewing:
Allena – Special orders galore before Christmas now to do christmas PJ’s for the family and then get ready for the OC fiber festival.
Jessica-
Pj pants. https://www.patternsforpirates.com

Gym:
Cardio Challenge join us!
Allena-
Jessica- dancing! Just dance

Binge-ing
Allena-
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
Earthseed https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12010981-earthseed

Watching- Finished fear the walking dead, riverdale,
Watching: StarTrek Voyager and the Flash with bella, the magicians, psych, man in the high castle

Jessica-
Reading:
HP books. Finished the sorcerer’s stone onto Chamber of Secrets

Watching:
All the Christmas movies

Random Randomness!
Allena
StarKnits

Christmas Vacation
Making presents

JESSICA :
Christmas Break!!!

End of the Month Episode 216

Mojo:
Jessica
NEWT sweater…Dahlia Cardigan – Lots of progress! https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/dahlia-cardigan

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

WIP’s:

Allena
Stocking https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/wow-look-at-that-another-stocking
Octopus cozy the 3rd https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grumpy-octopus-coffee-cup-cozy-3

Jessica-
Socks for dad – almost to the toes

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena
NEWT polwarth silk https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/newt-spin-add-in

Jessica-
FINISHED
NK sock batts-
Half of leah’s mashup. 1077yds
SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~
Schacht matchless-
Sidekick-
Sewing:

Allena – totally tons of fabric and sewing going on
Jessica-

Gym:

Cardio Challenge needs a reboot
Allena-
Jessica-
Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Dies the Fire https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/116445.Dies_the_Fire
Finished:

Watching- Finished the magicians, mysteries of Laura,
Watching: StarTrek Voyager, fear the walking dead, the flash

Jessica-
Reading:
Women of the otherworld

Watching:
Netflix christmas movies

Random Randomness!
Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits

Christmas shopping
I made it Market Dec 16th
ssk

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
Crafter Retreat!

Plan the Dreariness Away Episode 215

Planning Podcast:

Newts:

November 1-30: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
All requests for significant changes must be submitted by September 30, 2017.
Owls:
November 1st – 30th: Final OWL submissions are accepted.

OOtP:

Nov. 5-19 – Final Reports Submitted

Quidditch: PotterWatch Quidditch XXVIII!

Schedule of Matches:

Match 4
November 16 – November 20
Awesomeness bonus points apply, however yardage bonus points are not in play.

Headmistress Challenge:
October 28 – November 7: Bettering
Any kind of bettering. The sky is the limit!
Yes, these categories overlap. Don’t stress too much about the categories. Do your bettering, and explain to us how it fits the category. We will probably believe you.
Points are as follows: 7 points per challenge submission. If you do all four rounds, then you will receive an extra 7 points, resulting in a total of 35 points instead of 28. This five-for-four deal is the only bonus.

Charms Repelling Charm
For your Charms homework for the month of November, practice your Repelling Charm on acromantulas by
Crafting a project that includes lace:
Weavers, crocheters, and knitters should use a single lace or lace-like pattern in their projects.
Spinners should create a finished sock or fingering weight yarn.
Dyers should work with sock or fingering weight yarn or unspun fiber but in all cases must show or describe their process and should remember that simple processes are preferred by the Ministry.

Dark Arts Sectumsempra
For this month’s homework:
Craft something that is cut or felted so that the project is permanently changed.
Craft something with at least 50% of the colors white or red.
Spinners will spin using multiple plies (more than 2) and setting the twist (please describe your setting process).**
Non-rav crafts will be accepted for this class provided that your project was cut in some way during the creative process. Please include a description of your creative process in your submission.

Deathly Hallows Seminar The Cloak of Invisiblity
Prompt: Craft something that is meant to be long-lasting or an heirloom to be passed down. Please clearly describe how your project fulfills this requirement.
A special badge will be awarded at the end of the term for all those who can master the Deathly Hallows. (Turn in a project to the Hallows all three months of the term.)

Horcrux Seminar
For your homework this month, practice countering the negative effects of a horcrux by crafting an item for charity or a gift.

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

Task: Craft something that speaks unmistakeably in your “voice.” Whether it’s in your favorite color, or your own design; a “go-to” project, or something that shows off your particular mad skills, we want to “hear” you! Be sure to explain how your crafting choices let your voice be heard.
RAV and non-Rav crafts accepted.

Potions Elixir of Euphoria
Potion: Elixir to Induce Euphoria; induces a sense of inexplicable, irrational happiness upon the drinker. Side effects: lethargy or negligence; foggy, muddled thoughts
There are two choices for this class. To exhibit euphoria, create something that makes you ridiculously happy or giddy and explain why. To exhibit calmness, create something in at least 78% garter stitch.

Muggle Studies
Students, this month we are studying wearables for wizards and witches, specifically wearables that are worn while riding a vehicle, We have here 3 examples of transport approved by the Ministry of Magic. But you can choose any type of Ministry-approved vehicle for transport that a witch or wizard would use, when deciding on your homework for this month,
Please do explain how your homework would be worn on your body,
Your homework this month: Craft a Muggle wearable that would be used while riding a Ministry approved vehicle.
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.

Wand Lore length and flexibility
For your homework, we want you to study the length and flexibility of your wand.
Most wands are between 9 and 14 inches long. And while some people pair the length of the wand with the height of the wizard, in reality, larger wands tend to work well with bigger personalities, while shorter wands gravitate towards quieter wizards. And flexibility correlates with how adaptable a wizard is and their ability to change.
Craft something to represent length: knit, crochet, weave, or spin over 100 yards.
OR
Craft something to represent flexibility: knit or crochet a pattern that you have modified. Dye a yarn or fiber that changes color through stripes or a gradient.

ROOM OF REQUIREMENT
CHARMS : you are going to need some serious protection spells. For this class we are going to teach you the major trio, starting with Repello Inimicum, a far stronger version of the Repelling Spell, which, when cast in combination with Protego Maxima and Fianto Duri, conjures up an almost impregnable magical protection barrier around the place the caster is trying to protect.
To practice the Room of Requirement spell, we would like you to:
Use multiple (more than one) lace (or lace-like) patterns for weaving, crochet, and knitting projects.
Spinners should create a finished lace-weight yarn, especially if it is a multi-ply yarn.
Dyers should work with lace-weight yarn or unspun fiber. Dyers as always must show or describe their process and for this prompt should use multi-step dye processes.
Students interested in non-Ravelry techniques can craft a net or basket-like object that can be cast around the space to be protected. No prior approval is needed as long as the picture shows the object being used in a 3-dimensional manner.
There is a bonus point for an explanation that includes all parts of the composite spell.
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/3672584/126-150#138

DARK ARTS : Vulnera Sanentur is a powerful healing spell capable of reversing many of the harmful effects of Sectumsempra. To achieve the maximum healing effects of this spell, you must repeat the incantation three times: the first to slow the flow of blood in order to prevent death by exsanguination; the second to clear residue and begin to heal the wounds; and the third to fully knit the wounds.

In order to learn the Vulnera Sanentur counter spell, we ask that you create something that uses seams. Alternatively you may craft something using three distinct colors or yarns to represent the thrice repeated incantation. Spinners, please spin 3 ply yarn. Dyers, please dye using three separate colors.”
For this month’s homework:
Craft something that uses seams to join or bind two or more separate pieces together into one project.
Craft something using three separate and distinct colors from different yarns (variegated or self-striping will not be accepted).
Spin a 3-ply yarn.
Dyers may dye fiber that results in three distinct colors or combines three colors during the dyeing process. Please provide a description (photographs appreciated) of your process.**
Non-RAV crafts will be accepted for this option provided that the project was seamed (bound) or colored using three or more colors in some way during the creative process. Please include a description of your creative process in your submission.
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/3672584/126-150#139

MUGGLE STUDIES:
As you know, students need to be prepared to travel by transportation at any time. Sometimes it needs to be done in secrecy and you don’t want to be recognized by anyone. With that in mind, here is your assignment
Super secret RoR prompt: craft something to disguise yourself while riding your vehicle of choice, such as broom, motorbike, or Hippogriff.
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.
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/3672584/126-150#140

POTIONS:MofM plans to use this too-strong potion to control students by reducing their ability to care about important things like intelligence, safety or honesty. In the Room of Requirement, we will teach you how to concoct a potion to counteract this control and defy the Ministry.
We’ll focus on the Pepperup Potion, It’s a common potion that’s usually given to reduce the effects of a cold or just to warm someone up, like it was given to all the students who were in the lake for the second challenge in the Triwizard Tournament during Harry Potter’s fourth year at Hogwarts. When given to a person under the influence of concentrated Euphoria, it invigorates them so they can shake off the fog of lethargy induced by that noxious elixir.
Potion: Pepperup Potion Side effects: causes steam to come out your ears
To pass off your potion as a cold remedy, craft something to protect you from the cold (examples: hat, scarf, lap rug). To hide your true intentions behind a cloud of steam, craft something in the color of steam (at least 50% white or off-white, light gray, or silver).
Non-Rav Crafts (i.e. MUGGLE crafting) will NOT be accepted as we are focusing on Ministry approved spells.
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/3672584/126-150#141

REGULAR PODCAST

Mojo:
Jessica

Allena-
Fingerless mitts https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/make-us-in-one-evening-with-a-great-movie-mitts
Coffee Cozy https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grumpy-octopus-coffee-cup-cozy
Coffee cozy 2
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grumpy-octopus-coffee-cup-cozy-2

Point counter point snowfall on the mountian

WIP’s:

Allena
NEWT Sweater http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/gooseberry-cardigan
Octopus cozy the 3rd https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grumpy-octopus-coffee-cup-cozy-3

Jessica-
NEWT sweater…Dahlia Cardigan – Lots of progress! https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/dahlia-cardigan
Socks for dad – almost to the toes

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena
NEWT spin http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/spin-a-sweater-quantity
Plied and short on yardage so i’m adding 3 polwarth silk https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/newt-spin-add-in

Jessica-
FINISHED
NK sock batts-

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~
Schacht matchless-
Sidekick-
Sewing:

Allena – rope bowls shows
Jessica-
Microwave bowl cozies- Christmas gifts!
Rope bowls and rope hot pad

Gym:

Cardio Challenge needs a reboot
Allena-
Jessica-
Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Dies the Fire https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/116445.Dies_the_Fire
Finished:

Watching- Finished The Office, Fosters
Watching: StarTrek Voyager, fear the walking dead, secret life of american teenager, switched at birth

Jessica-
Reading:
Currently on : A court of thorns and roses
Bitten
Hunter

Watching:
Jane the Virgin

TWD

Random Randomness!
Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits

New hair
madelocalmonth
IKS

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
Crafter Retreat!

October Blues? Episode 214

 

WIP’s:

Allena
NEWT Sweater http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/gooseberry-cardigan
Socks for Andy started last month https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/toe-up-socks-with-a-difference-4
Jessica-
NEWT sweater…Dahlia Cardigan – Lots of progress! https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/dahlia-cardigan
Socks for dad

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena
NEWT spin http://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/spin-a-sweater-quantity
Plied and short on yardage so i’m adding 3 polwarth silk https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/newt-spin-add-in

Jessica-
FINISHED
Happy Little Clouds Rolags – ply with Unicorn Guts- 690 yds
Zoo Creations – 378 yds 2ply
Shadawyn Fiber Arts/Gyosy Wools mashup- 576 yds 2ply , 61 yds leftover 2ply
Sweet Georgia – ginny and harry – 496 yds 2ply
NGY- 237yds 2ply
NK rolags, “a Few Crayons Short” 202 yds nply

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~
Schacht matchless-
Sidekick-
Sewing:

Allena – rope bowls shows
Jessica-

Gym:

Cardio Challenge
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3688448/1-25#1

Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading:
Finished: A Court of Thorns and Roses https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16096824-a-court-of-thorns-and-roses

Watching- Finished
Watching: The Office, StarTrek Voyager, fear the walking dead, Fosters

Jessica-
Reading:

Mercy Thompson & Alpha and Omega finished series!
Blood Destiny Series + Corrigian’s POV
The Bloodhound Files -(only 1&2 i believe)
Allie Beckstrom Series (only 1-4 i think)
Kate Daniels Series – Magic Bites and Magic Burns- on 2nd one now….

Watching:
TWD

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits

Little York
Yarn trade
Friend Danielle

Raggz Fiber Affair and Wool Market

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty