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!

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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

Plan Along With Us Episode 213

Planning Podcast:

Newts:
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:
October 1st – 31st: Midterm 50% submissions are accepted.
November 1st – 30th: Final OWL submissions are accepted.

OOtP:

Nov. 5-19 – Final Reports Submitted

Quidditch: PotterWatch Quidditch XXVIII!

Schedule of Matches:

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.

Headmistress Challenge:

NOW September 30 – October 10: Physical bettering
Work to improve something physical. Make repairs, finish a crafting project, or frog a project that needes it, improve your exercise or eating routine, make something out of nothing.
October 14 – 24: People bettering
Work to make things better for a person or people. Work on your own health, donate time or money to an organization that helps people in need, lend someone a hand, make someone feel better, perform a random act of kindness.
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 Scourgify
for your Charms homework for the month of October, practice your Scourgify charm by
create a project in grey. To qualify items must be at least 50% grey. Bright colors will not be tolerated. Greys with white, black, neutrals, and other muted colors will be acceptable to the Ministry.
craft a project that is uniform and symmetrical. Examples include blanket squares, dishcloths, triangular shawls, matching socks.

Dark Arts Incarcerous spell
For those of you that want to knit, crochet or weave for your homework we want to see something that can be used as a rope
SPinners we want you to spin a rope aka aran/worsted yarn or thicker. If you want to do a thinner yarn it must be done as a 3 ply yarn from three different strands (a true 3-ply).Dyers We want you to dye an aran/worsted weight yarn or thicker. You may also dye a sockblank as that can be used as a rope.

Deathly Hallows Seminar The Resurrection Stone
The Resurrection Stone, of course, is the second of the Deathly Hallows. As we know, it was passed down from the Peverell family and was hidden in the Gaunts family ring until discovered by Albus Dumbledore. This ring became one of Voldemort’s horcruxes. Headmaster Dumbledore released the Stone when he destroyed the horcrux After which, he hid it in a snitch for Harry Potter to use at the Battle of Hogwarts during his final showdown with Voldemort. Thus, he became the final master of the Deathly Hallows
For your assignment this month, we would like you to be inspired by the Resurrection Stone and “resurrect” a crafting technique you haven’t done in a while.
Of course, we hope your homework project doesn’t drive you mad like the Stone did Cadmus Peverell!
Prompt: Invoke the Resurrection Stone and craft an object using a skill or technique you haven’t used in a while.
Known bonus: Using recycled or salvaged materials will result in an one point bonus. Please describe your reuse in your submission.
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.)
Needle based non-Rav projects will be accepted if they fit the prompt and the Non-Ravelry Crafts Guidelines; prior approval is not required

Horcrux Seminar destroy a horcrux
to destroy a horcrux, you need to break it beyond magical repair–but here’s the hard part–they are too powerful to be destroyed by normal means such as smashing, breaking or burning. However, Harry Potter and his friends managed to destroy He Who Must Not Be Named’s horcruxes by the sword of Godric Gryffindor and a Basilisk fang, because both objects were infused with basilisk venom, and also by fiendfyre.
learning a new to you craft or technique (please be prepared to explain how it is new to you in your turn in).
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: Be inspired by Prof McGonagall’s ability to cast multiple Patronuses, and craft in multiples:
Knit, crochet, or weave 2 or more of an item. Items must be of the same type (hats, socks, etc), but may be different colors, sizes, patterns, etc. For this class only, items governed by the pairs rule are counted individually; i.e.: Two socks count as two items.
Dyers: Dye 3 shades of a gradient
Spinners: spin a multi-ply yarn

Potions Brain Freeze Concoction
For Potions Classroom homework this month you will need to brew the Brain Freeze Concoction by crafting something that requires you to think or calculate. This includes a complicated weave design, lace or pattern motif, or calculating to re-size an object. Spinners can calculate their WPI and yardage. Dyers can show how they calculate in crafting their dyes and colors they hope to obtain. Explain how your project requires you to think or calculate. Alternatively, craft something that is at least 50% green, the color of the Brain Freeze Concoction.
Non-Rav Crafts WILL BE accepted for the Room of Requirement option WITHOUT prior approval providing they fit one of the prompts.

Muggle Studies Steleus Jinx
Your assignment: Practice the Steleus jinx and learn to identify it. Work with irritating yarns/fiber (eyelash, raffia, mohair, scented, etc) or drag out some dusty yarn/fiber to induce sneezing (stash older than 1 year)
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted ONLY FOR THE SECRET PROMPT (found in the Room of requirement) if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required. Please read the non-Ravcraftguidelines before submitting your project.

Wand Lore The Core
Craft something inspired by wand cores: either the magical creature who gave the core, or the properties the core gives to the wand

ROOM OF REQUIREMENT
CHARMS : The Muffliato charm is useful for creating an unidentifiable buzzing in the ears of anyone nearby To practice the Room of Requirement spell, we would like you to:
craft something to cover ones ears
Creativity is encouraged. If this is not a traditional ear cover, prove it with a picture!
Non-Ravelry crafted ear coverings will be accepted without prior approval.
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/3672584/76-100#83

DARK ARTS : The Relashio spell, also known as the Revulsion Jinx is very useful when you want something – an object or a person – to release their grip The spell is a great counter spell to the Incarcerous Spell and it can even be used under water But be aware that there will be a jet of boiling water wherever you point your wand.”
Do not practice in the Black Lake – we do not want to harm the Giant Squid or something else living thereFor this month’s homework:
Knit, crochet, or weave something that cannot be used as a rope.
Spin a fingering yarn or finer. A single ply will also be accepted.
Dye a yarn that will be too thin to be used as a rope (fingering weight or lighter) or dye wool
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/3672584/76-100#84
MUGGLE STUDIES:
It is our belief that placing jinxes on Muggles for fun or your own convenience is a disgusting practice! While we have done our duty in educating you on how to perform the Steleus Jinx and how to recognize it, we hope that you will go a step further. In these books you will find the counter-jinx, as well as other methods of removing jinxes without drawing the notice of Muggles. Please study these and share the information among the rest of the class. We encourage you to practice the counter-jinx and other useful spells Assignment: Practice the counter-jinx to the sneezing jinx by working with hypoallergenic yarns or cloth (plant based fibers) or create enchanted handkerchiefs to relieve their symptoms.
Non-Rav crafts will be accepted for this prompt ONLY so long as they fit the prompt. Prior approval is not required. Please read the non-Ravcraftguidelines before submitting your project
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/3672584/76-100#85

POTIONS: Brain Tease Draft. This will counter the Brain Freeze Concoction with one gulp. This draft is the same as the Brain Freeze Concoction but has one additional ingredient, unicorn hair. When added at the very end with the wizard’s or witch’s intention of invigoration, the brew will transform from freeze to tease For the Room of Requirement homework this month you will need to brew the Brain Tease Potion by crafting something with a secondary level of interest. For example, a puzzle, a maze pattern square or a double sided object. This requires concentration to craft and can be a puzzle to be solved. Spinners can ply into complex yarn. Weavers can show off their intricate weave designs. Dyers are welcome to show off how their dyes are a puzzle to be solved to get the yarn they desire. You can also craft an object that has at least 50% rainbow colors, the color of the Brain Tease Concoction.
Non-Rav Crafts WILL be accepted for the Room of Requirement option WITHOUT prior approval providing they fit one of the categories above.
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/3672584/76-100#86

Regular Podcast

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 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
SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, yup still PLYING!!!
Happy Little Clouds Rolags – ply with Unicorn Guts!
Schacht matchless-
All NEWT fiber spun, plied… 3436 yds. Crazy pants.
Sidekick-

Sewing:

Allena – rope bowl
Jessica-

Gym:

Cardio Challenge needs a reboot
Allena-
Jessica- fall mitts swap!?

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 supernatural, sherlock
Watching: The Office, Once Upon a Time, StarTrek Voyager, Zoo, Quantico, The Originals, arrow, fear the walking dead,

Jessica-
Reading:

Mercy Thompson & Alpha and Omega to the rescue! I’m on Dead Heat right now.. Waiting for Night Broken from Allena
The Others Series, finished book 4 Marked in Flesh gotta get the 5th one on my ipod
Watching:
Flash w/kids

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits

HP Rag Doll pattern https://spinayarncrochet.com/ragdoll-harry-potter-free-crochet-pattern/

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
Need to put back together the living room

September Catch Up Episode 212

Mojo:

Jessica
Mini sweater and hat.

Allena-
Socks http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/aquaphobia-socks
Soap Bag http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/simple-soap-sack-mitt

WIP’s:

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

Jessica-

Socks for dad

You Spin me Right Round:

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

Jessica-
FINISHED
Polwarth for Chloe- 408 yds
Polwarth for Truban- 419 yds

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, yup still PLYING!!!
Happy Little Clouds Rolags – ply with Unicorn Guts!
Schacht matchless-
On the last ounce of my NEWT fiber… need to ply!

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 The Vampire Diaries, the good place,
Watching: The Office, Once Upon a Time, Zoo, Quantico, The Originals, supernatural, arrow

Jessica-
Reading:

Mercy Thompson & Alpha and Omega to the rescue! I’m on Dead Heat right now
Watching:
Flash w/kids

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits

SVFF

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
In the process of doing our living room! Took everything out, painted the ceiling, the walls, the woodwork, ripped out old carpet and waiting on putting in new to us carpet… so much work!

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.

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.