Month of Blankets Episode 204

Mojo:

Allena-
Wove a blanket gave it to lucious
Joining a blanket- http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/joining-a-blanket-2
Joined a hug http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/ssc-joining-a-hug
Joined another hug http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/joining-a-hug

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 finished Northern lights rolags only 2-3 rolags left
Got a bag of wool

Jessica-
FINISHED
Grey pink and yellow rolags that i kept for myself, spun at camp. Plyed

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

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

Sewing:

Allena – still sewing surprised? Lots of sew, baby bibs, phat fiber and DPN holders

Bingeing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Waking the Witch https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6725785-waking-the-witch
On pause:
Finished: Most of the Women of Other World Series https://www.goodreads.com/series/40463-women-of-the-otherworld

Watching-
Anne with an E, good witch

Jessica-
Reading:
Chicagoland Vampire Series – waiting for the last book #13, from the library!

Fellowship of the Rings- pause
shows :
Bones! Near the end of season 10!
Switched at Birth
Once Upon a Time with kids!

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
DEStash

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

New mugs

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
Mothers day- The laundry Alternative (electric spin dryer) and cool kid gifts- leah baked me a cake all on her own!

I want/need to get back into this #the100dayproject mine is #100daysofrolags
I totally think i broke my toe. again.

May Planning Episode 203 part 1 and 2

Planning Podcast:

Planning Podcast:

Newts: N.E.W.T. Timeline:
May 1-31: 50% benchmark for 75 pts
June 1-30: 75% benchmark for 125 pts
July 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
Owls:
May 1-31: 50% benchmark for 75 pts
June 1-30: 75% benchmark for 125 pts
July 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
OOtP:

Quidditch: May 3rd-May 9th
Match 1: A Study of the Quaffle
5 base points are available for Option 1 and 20 base points for Option 2. You may choose only one of these options.
A small bonus award from the Refs for crafting it to fit Helga Hufflepuff!
Yardage points are not in play for this Match
May 23rd-June 2nd
Match 2: TBA
15 base points will be awarded
Awesomeness points are available
1 extra bonus point is available from your individual grading Ref for excellent prompt fit
Yardage points are not in play for this Match
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
July 5th-July 10th
Match 4: TBA
20 base points are available for each option. You may only choose one of these options.
Awesomeness bonus points are available from your individual grading Ref only
Yardage points are not in play for this Match
July 18th-July 27th
Match 5: TBA
20 base points are available
Awesomeness points are available
Yardage points per Cup formula are in play for this Match

Arithmancy
To learn more about Arithmancy number 2, as demonstrated in the character of Professor Snape, you may do one of the following:
1) Craft something with a minimum of 50% orange
2) Craft something with 2 parts. Suggestions: a) a project traditionally made in two pieces (socks, mitts), or b) something constructed out of two parts, including 2-ply yarn
Non-Rav crafts will be accepted this month. No prior approval necessary.

Astronomy
For your homework this month (Rav crafts only):
Craft something using a technique that took you a long time to learn to represent the longevity of the meteor shower and the orbit of Halley’s Comet. (this is all relative to the student — just tell us how it was long for you)
Craft something blue to represent the water bearer of the Aquarius Constellation
Craft something red OR purple to represent the garnet and amethyst birthstones of the Aquarius sign.
Charms
1 – Craft flowers and birds! Let’s fill the charms class with flowers and birds of all colors and sizes.
2 – Show your knowledge of the Herbivicus charm and make something grow. Take something that you have already crafted and make it a second time, but this time make it bigger.
3 – spinners, dyers, and weavers only – Take inspiration from all the flowers and birds and use their colors in a project. A picture of your inspiration must be included in your turn in.
DADA
Assignment: Choose ONE superhero or heroine as the inspiration for your project and craft something based on that individual. 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 hero(ine) you chose and how the project fits him or her.

Family & Consumer Science
Craft something for the home. Spinners and dyers should grow their own materials, using natural fibres or dyes.
Non-Rav Crafts WILL be accepted for crafting something for the home, without prior approval.

History of Magic
Students – this month we want you to craft in the colors of candy or cakes. Please feel free to show us where you got your inspiration. There will be a bonus for those who does so.
Muggle Studies
Task: Study a Muggle currency (any Muggle currency is eligible). Craft something inspired by your Muggle money. Please tell us about your Muggle money, and how it inspired your crafting. Bonus for students who include a picture of their inspirational money.
Potions
Your homework this month is to craft something that gives YOU life. This could be crafting with an exciting or pleasant yarn or fiber, creating something in your favorite color, or making your dream project. But you must tell us how it gives you life.

Regular Podcast
Mojo:
Jessica
Socks for Leah- KP felici

Allena-
Crochet dishcloths

WIP’s:

Allena
Joining a blanket- http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/joining-a-blanket-2
Weaving a blanket baby gift
Joining a blanket hug
Socks

Jessica-
Find your fade shawl… on 6th color…
Socks for dad, yarn from Lauren who dyed it!

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena Northern lights rolags only 2-3 rolags left
New fiber

Jessica-
FINISHED
Some mernio i dyed. Spun chunky up at camp

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- Grey pink and yellow rolags that i kept for myself, spun at camp. Plying now
Sidekick: some batts from Classy Squid Fiber Co… making a mashup/fractal out of them
Dyeing:

Sewing:
Allena – still sewing surprised?
Jessica-

Gym:
Cardio Challenge Send me your dishcloths!
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3569194/1-25#1
Allena- i suck
Jessica- need to start up again!

Bingeing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Stolen https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11922.Stolen
On pause
Finished: Bitten https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11918.Bitten
206 Bones https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5957702-206-bones
Devil Bones https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2095583.Devil_Bones

Watching- Wynona Erp, Iron Fist

Jessica-
Reading:
Chicagoland Vampire Series – Chloe Neill and just reat The Veil and The Sight by her too. Pretty good urban fantasy and quick reads.

Fellowship of the Rings- pause
shows :
Bones
Once Upon a Time with kids! On season 2

Random Randomness!
Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
DEStash

Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
Ragz Fiber Affair

JESSICA :
Crafters Retreat!
Got a bunch of mercerized cotton (for free!)- want to weave curtains with it!
#the100dayproject mine is #100daysofrolags
My carder broke. Anderson Originals and Fancy Kitty Products LLC is an amazing company…… sent me a new motor so my carder is happy again!
Support spindle came from Russia! CarryCherry on Etsy- and IG

In Which We Play Catch Up Episode 202

 

 

SORTING IS OPEN!!!

Mojo:

Jessica
Woven blanket for a baby gift!

Allena- Washcloth – http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grandmothers-favorite-5
Needs Blocked and ends woven in http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/snowfall-on-the-mountains-shawl
Woven dishcloths http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/3-dishcloths Nominated for an award http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/hp-knitting-crochet-house-cup/3606971/26-50?jump=45#45

WIP’s:

Allena
Crochet dishcloth
sweater for madi
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/kram-cardi*
Joining a blanket- ran out of yarn http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/joining-a-blanket-2
Weaving a blanket baby gift
Jessica-
Socks for Leah- KP felici
Find your fade shawl… on 6th color…

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena Northern lights rolags only 2-3 rolags left
New fiber

Jessica-
FINISHED
SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, heavy on the unicorn guts
Schacht matchless-
Dyeing:
Dyed up a bunch of stock for rolaging! On day 3 of drying…

Sewing:

Allena – OH MY GOODNESS ALL THE NEW FABRIC!!! SQUEE
Jessica- baby bandana bibs- snaps are so fun to put on things! giftbag

Gym:

Cardio Challenge Send me your dishcloths!
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3569194/1-25#1
Allena- i suck
Jessica- mega fail the past new weeks

Bingeing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Patrica Brigs _ Mercy Thompson/Alpha and Omega in order
On pause
Finished: Bones to Ashes https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/128757.Bones_to_Ashes

Watching- Wynona Erp, Iron Fist

Jessica-
Reading:
Fellowship of the Rings- pause
shows :
Bones
TWD over ;(
Heartland with the kids…
Once Upon a Time with kids! On season 2

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
DEStash

Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
Sorting open
Cars
New job
Steel City
Spring Break

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
Computer. Got a new one.
#the100dayproject mine is #100daysofrolags
Doing a giveaway for roalgs on IG. Picking out 4 winers later tonight! #naturallyknittyGIVEAWAY
Last week we spent a night at a local hotel for a staycation.

It’s been 2 Crazy Weeks Episode 201

WIP’s:

Allena
TWSP cardio challenge dishcloth http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grandmothers-favorite-5

Order Mission sweater for madi
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/kram-cardi*
Snowfall
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/snowfall-on-the-mountains-shawl
Jessica-
Dishcloth- #cardioknitting on the 7th one I believe.
Find your fade shawl

Weaving: starting a bag a blanket!

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena Northern lights rolags

Jessica-
FINISHED

SIP~
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, heavy on the unicorn guts
Schacht matchless-

Sewing:

Allena – OH MY GOODNESS ALL THE SEWING
Jessica-

Gym:

This challenge will start the week of Feb 5th and run through
the first week of April.

Allena- set up and tear down. Multiple trips to and from the car carrying things Thurs and Sun
Jessica- mega fail the past new weeks

Bingeing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Bones to Ashes https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/128757.Bones_to_Ashes
On pause
Finished: Silence Fallen https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30687916-silence-fallen?from_search=true
Etched in Bone https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22062213-etched-in-bone
Circle of Magic series (4 books) https://www.goodreads.com/series/43551-circle-of-magic
Fire – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6137154-fire
Graceling – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3236307-graceling
Watching- TWD, Iron Fist, Vampire Diaries finished Cleverman

Jessica-
Reading:
Hatchet
The river
The Hobbit
Fellowship of the Rings
shows :
Bones, TWD, Heartland with the kids… tryingto get them to watch merlin or once upon a time.

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
DEStash

Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
Homespun
PGH Knit and Crochet

JESSICA :
Naturally Knitty
Computer. Grrr
Painted our new room. Switched rooms for all. Lots of work. Oi!
Made lotion bars

WOW 200! And it’s a Planning Podcast Episode 200

Planning Podcast:

Newts: N.E.W.T. Timeline:
March 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
Owls:
March 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
OOtP:

March 12-26: Mission Reports
Quidditch: Welcome, everyone, to Quidditch Through The Ages!
Schedule of Matches:
March 16-March 27: Match 4: World Cup Showing Off
Base points – 15 base points
Earburn bonus points – 5 points
Yardage bonus per Cup formula
No awesome point bonus

Ancient Runes Mayan Runes
Craft something inspired by a Mayan rune, or something green and/or gold. You may choose a literal interpretation of the rune, like stuffies or an image of the rune itself. Or, you may craft an abstract representation of a Mayan rune. This is open to each crafter’s interpretation, but please be sure to explain how your item fits the prompt. You may also craft something the color gold to represent Mayan rune-inscribed gold, or use green to represent the jungle where the Mayans lived.
Please make sure that if you choose the color option that your item is over 50% green, gold, or a combination of the two.Spinners may use the color option, or craft with any non-mechanized tool such as a Mayan spinner or drop spindle. Please do not submit handspun off a wheel or electric spinner unless it qualifies for the color option. Dyers, please use the color option, natural dyeing techniques, or dye materials as practiced by the Mayans. Weavers may use the color option, weave with Mayan motifs, or create an item using a backstrap loom. Tablet weaving and rigid heddle weaving are also acceptable, as they were inspired by the backstrap loom.
Non-Rav crafts will be accepted without prior approval provided they fit the requirements above.

Charms
For homework this month, please practice the Tea-making charm by crafting something in brown to represent tea or hot chocolate OR something that is related to tea (examples include but are not limited to teapot cozies, tea wallet, mitts to hold the hot cup). If you choose to craft in the color brown, the finished object must be at least 50% brown.

DADA- To resist the Killing Curse, revive an old project by making it again.
Q: what do you mean by remake a project?
A: make a project you have made before. It can be a different size, color, yarn weight, etc, but must be recognizable as the same pattern.
Acceptable: I made a small barley hat before, here is a large barley hat. I made vanilla socks before, here is another pair.
Unbelievable: I made a red barley hat before, here’s a red earflap hat. I made cable socks before, here’s vanilla socks.
Q: can I frog and reknit?
A: if you are making the same item in a different size, etc, then yes. If not, no.
Q: does the project I am making again have to be turned in for the cup?
A: no, it can be a project from any time, it does not have to be turned in for the cup.
Q: do I have to include a picture of the project I’m remaking?
A: only if you want to.
Q: what about Spinners and Dyers?
A: it must be recognizably the same ply structure or color.

Divination – Pisces
For homework this month, be inspired by the close relationship between water, Neptune and fish. (Some ideas might include crafting something blue or the texture of the waves of the sea or scales of the fish.)
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.

Flying – For this month, we want you craft something that is inspired by the early efforts of flight (kites, hot air balloons, or mythical creatures mentioned) or craft something that is inspired by the speed of flight (smaller projects, bulky yarns, or projects that were crafted quickly. Please explain how the project is considered a quick project to you).

Herbology -For your homework this month, craft something inspired by the Silver Lime tree. You may use any of its natural colors (grey, silver, green, or yellow) or the shape of its leaves (heart shape) or fruit (round).

Transfiguration- Your homework this month will be to practice highly complicated spells that require a lot of concentration or has unusual/difficult construction. Difficult lacework, cables or colorwork. Amigurumis. Spinners, spin 3-ply, chain or braided ply. Weavers, weave using a complex pick-up pattern (sticks have to be removed and replaced) or a multi-shaft pattern with a long repeat. Dyers, use a multi-step process, acid dyes or indigo/vat dyeing techniques.
FAQ
Class Goal: We are looking for advanced projects – more difficult than last month; challenge yourself!!
1. Can I knit socks for this class? Yes, as long as they are advanced/challenging for you in some way.
2. Can I turn in a project using entrelac/colorwork/cables/lace/double-knit? Yes! Bring out the advanced stuff!!!
3. Can I turn in amigurumi? Complex amigurumi are ideal this month.
4. Are fish/hexipuffs/hexiflats ok? Not this month, sorry.
Explain to us how the project challenged you!!

Outdoor Survival- Fire

You may choose between:
Option 1: Practice the bluebell flame spell and create an item that is more than 50% blue.
Option 2: Gather materials for a fire: spin enough yarn for a medium sized project (200 yards+), dye yarn using several colors that will result in a variegated yarn, or knit/crochet an item that is made in pieces and then assembled (i.e. stuffed animals, hats with pompoms, sweaters etc). The item must be complete. Please no blanket squares or hexipuffs for this option.

Regular Podcast

Mojo:
Jessica
Another dishcloth
Woven cowl

Allena-

WIP’s:

Allena
TWSP cardio challenge dishcloth http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grandmothers-favorite-5

Order Mission sweater for madi
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/kram-cardi*
Snowfall
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/snowfall-on-the-mountains-shawl
Jessica-
Dishcloth- #cardioknitting on the 7th one I believe.
Find your fade shawl

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
bfl, chunky spin
Ombre rolags

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

Sewing:
Allena – cut all the fabric. Sew bulk order
Jessica-
got my machine back! Made a project bag!

Gym:
Cardio Challenge Starts anew

This challenge will start the week of Feb 5th and run through
the first week of April. That’s two months!!
#twspcardiochallenge2017 use this tag when on IG!
How it’s going to work:
State where you are to join.
Make a goal
Take Baby steps to get there and form habits (weekly milestones)
Knit or Crochet dishcloths for everyone
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3569194/1-25#1

Allena- walk by the ocean
Jessica- 3x last week!. Lots of water. No sugar no carbs, getting easier ish

Bingeing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Graceling – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3236307-graceling
On pause shadows and light https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47958.Shadows_and_Light Finished:
Welcome to nightvale https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23129410-welcome-to-night-vale
Watching- orphan black, Znation season 3

Jessica-
Reading:
Hunger games
shows :
Bones, TWD!!! Vikings

Random Randomness!
Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
DEStash

Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
TKG Knittig by the Sea – annv weekend
Getting ready for homespun and PGH knit and crochet
Women’s day
Lucious got a harness for walking and a shop vac

JESSICA :
Deciding on fixing computer or buying new.
Sick kids, ugh

Jessica Got her Mojo Back! Episode 198

Mojo:

Jessica
Headband for Mary
Paulette’s scarf
My scarf/cowl?~
Woven in ends to dishcloths

Allena-

WIP’s:

Allena
TWSP cardio challenge dishcloth http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/grandmothers-favorite-5
Striped monster for bella http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/tony-the-toy-box-monster
Order Mission sweater for madi
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/kram-cardi*
Snowfall
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/snowfall-on-the-mountains-shawl
Jessica-
Dishcloth- cardioknitting

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
Funfetti (testing out my nepps)
SIP~
NK rolags, clockwork angel
Ombre rolags for Find Your Fade Shawl…

Sewing:

Allena – sewing, bulk orders, stitch marker hooks
Jessica-
UGH. broke my machine…

Gym:

This challenge will start the week of Feb 5th and run through
the first week of April. That’s two months!!
#twspcardiochallenge2017 use this tag when on IG!
How it’s going to work:
State where you are to join.
Make a goal
Take Baby steps to get there and form habits (weekly milestones)
Knit or Crochet dishcloths for everyone
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3569194/1-25#1

Allena- fail
Jessica- 2x last week!

Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Shadows and Light (Tir Alainn #2)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47958.Shadows_and_Light
Finished: The Pillars of the World (Tir Alainn #1)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/363777.The_Pillars_of_the_World
Mastiff https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2964700-mastiff
Watching- TWD grimm

Jessica-
Reading:
shows :
Grimm, Bones, TWD!!!

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
DEStash

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

JESSICA :