Spring, 2018 N.E.W.T. Timeline:
July 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
All requests for significant changes must be submitted by May 31, 2018.
July 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
Spring 2018 Schedule
July 1-22 Missions return
Welcome students,This month we are studying the magic of … well, nothing.The number zero has been given great mysticism over the years, and can carry great power. It is involved in many spells, but even in the Muggle world it has great significance. The Muggles may know more than they think in this regard, as the ancient Church denounced the number zero as dark and dangerous magic. We know it’s not inherently dangerous; but as an important element of any larger spell, it’s symbolism and power is not to be underestimated. This month, we would like to highlight the mysterious magic of zero by emphasizing the contrast between “something” and “nothing”; the powerful way that blank space can emphasize an image, or bring balance to a composition. The secret strength behind a basic-looking spell.
Task: Craft in black and white, or two strongly contrasting colors, to create an intentional visual pattern in your work.
Non-RAV crafts welcome.
We are here to study the Delta Aquarii star; also known as ‘Skat,’ which in English means ‘The Wishing Star.’ The Delta Aquarii is the third brightest star in the constellation Aquarius, and is visible to the naked eye. Nobody knows why ancient Arab astronomers called Delta Aquarii ‘The Wishing Star,’ only that they did. Or should I say, no Muggle knows. We wizards know that the star truly does possess magical powers.This month, we want you to be inspired by The Wishing Star. This star is imbued with magic, and we want you to feel it, too.
Prompt: Craft your interpretation of your wishes and dreams.
Non-Rav Crafts will be accepted in this class, no prior approval is needed.
As you can see, this month, we will not be teaching you a charm that will require anything complex. We are going to be focusing on the Cheering Charm. By cheering charm, we don’t mean cheerleaders or cheer squads. Instead, this charm will leave the person feeling happy and content. This charm is one that is deceivingly simple to cast. Be careful because the opposite of cheer is extreme sadness, which, we do not want any of you to experience this month.
For your homework, please craft something that brings you happiness and contentment. Of course, sharing with your Professors why it brings you this feeling of happiness and contentment will make your Professors feel happy and content also.
Examples of Projects:
Craft with a color or brand of yarn that makes you happy.
Craft a project that you know will bring you happiness while you make it or once you are using/wearing it.
Spin a roving that makes you smile to look at.
Weave a rainbow, because rainbows make you smile when you see them, right?
Ravelry crafts ONLY will be accepted for this class.
Don’t worry dears; there is nothing here that will hurt you. In our final month of term, we will continue our study of Professor Lupin by learning about another magical creature he taught his class about during his brief but important time at Hogwarts. Try to remain calm. The thing in the chest is a boggart and it feeds on fear. The boggart is a shape shifting creature that takes on the form of that which each person fears most. We have no idea what form it takes when it is alone since it changes rapidly to the viewer’s worst fear. The way to defeat the boggart is the Riddikulus charm. The incantation itself is not enough, however. You must imagine the creature that is conjured by your fear as an object of ridicule. As some of you will remember, Professor Lupin helped Neville Longbottom conquer his fear of Professor Snape by imagining Boggart Snape dressed as Neville’s grandmother, vulture hat and all.
For your assignment this month, conquer your fear by using a technique or fiber that scares you OR practice the Riddikulus charm by crafting something that makes you laugh. We encourage creative storytelling/staging for those of you who choose to practice the Riddikulus charm.
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted this month if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required.
History of Magic
After studying Molly Weasley last month, we decided that you should learn about one of her favorite authors, Gilderoy Lockhart, Did you know that he had two older sisters who were squibs? His mother, who was a witch, loved him more than his siblings. This can account for his vanity and desire to be admired by everyone. Prior to his tenure as Professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the 1992–1993 school year, he received many prestigious awards, such as Order of Merlin, Third Class; Honourary Member of the Dark Force Defense League; and five-time winner of Witch Weekly’s Most Charming Smile Award. He invented an Occamy egg yolk shampoo, which was too dangerous and expensive for open market. It subsequently became his dream to market this product. His favourite colour is lilac. Lockhart became an accomplished author and traveled to exotic parts of the world. He mastered memory charms shortly after his graduation and began tricking accomplished witches and wizards into revealing their greatest deeds. Then he erased their memories. This sole focus on memory charms would deterioate his abillities nearly beyond repair, which spelled the end of Lockhart’s fame after he became a Hogwarts Professor,
Your homework for this class is : Craft in the color “lilac” (any shade of purple will work) OR make a net or item (such as a lasso) to rid the area of pests. Your net may be lace.
Magical Laws can include rules and regulations established by magical institutions such as Hogwarts. This month we will study one of these Laws. According to our history books, ‘The 1714 Edict was a decree issued by Hogwarts in 1714.’ One of the Articles established the regulations that students need to abide by during weekend visits to Hogsmeade. While you know that there are rules to be followed during these fun outings, most of you are likely just learning that the protocols were established many years ago. Students, with parent permission, you can visit Hogsmeade beginning your third year of school. Next time you visit, remember that Magical Laws can co-exist with fun.
For this month’s class, we will be focusing on a trip to Hogsmeade later this month, July. Your assignment:
Knitters, Crocheters, and Weavers – craft something that is appropriate for a trip to Hogsmeade in July (not something you purchase on your trip). Your submission should include an explanation of how your project is appropriate for this trip. This could include a bag for shopping, a wallet to carry your money, a shawl to keep you warm in the air conditioning, and comfy socks to keep your feet from hurting with all the walking.
Spinners and Dyers – as it is summer, your submission should be in a fiber that is appropriate for the summer or in a yarn weight of DK or lighter.
Rav Crafts only.
This month we are going to practice the Copy Pasta spell and refurnish our classroom! Muggles frequently use Copy Pasta when writing on their Electric computers! They write on their computters and can copy-paste written text. But we, are going to use Copy Pasta to copy our desks and chairs. It seems that Peeves has stolen the others because someone accidentally managed to turn him purple last month. So everyone take out your wands and let’s get going!
For your homework this month, we would like you to practice the Copy Pasta spell by crafting something you have made in the past or by creating multiples of the same item.
Spinners should make a similar weight/ply to a yarn made previously or create multiple skeins of the same weight/ply.
Dyers can recreate a past color, use the same technique they’ve used in the past, or dye multiple skeins of the same base.
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted WITHOUT prior approval.
Plants are an important part of potion making. This plant is Dittany. It is a powerful healing herb, even in this raw form. But it is made more powerful by distilling it to its essence. When it is mixed with silver it can prevent the victim of a werewolf bite from bleeding to death, although it cannot cure the resulting Lycanthropy. The primary use of Essence of Dittany is to regrow skin quickly over a wound. Hermione Granger famously saved her future husband’s arm by using Essence of Dittany on a splinching injury. Later she used it to heal Harry Potter when he was bitten by Voldemort’s familiar, Nagini. It takes several kilos of leaves to produce a small vial of the Essence of Dittany.
For this month’s potion homework, please craft something intended to be worn against the skin as snug as a bandage (zero or negative ease). If your project wouldn’t normally be used in this way, please demonstrate how you would use it to cover a wound and stay in place. Alternately, you may craft in at least 50% green like the leaves of dittany.
Non-Rav crafts will be accepted without pre-approval.
#Simplemojokal on IG by Sarah aka – Imagined Landscapes https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-mojo
Water bottle slings for the girls https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/water-bottle-sling-2
Water bottle sling for me https://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/water-bottle-sling-2
A few bunny nuggets
You Spin me Right Round:
Allena Tour De Fleece= Epic Mashup 3 https://www.ravelry.com/people/StarKnits/handspun/epic-mashup-3-2
Jessica- Tour de Fleece! My favorite!
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel-
Standard turtlemade ~
Schacht matchless- Mashup for Chloe – Hobbeldehoy
Allena – Sewing bags
Cardio Challenge Starts June 18th
Allena- 4 walks all poke walks
Jessica- eating a Keto diet, lots of water. walks, I did yoga today!!!
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Furies of Calderon https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29396.Furies_of_Calderon
On hold :
Watching- Finished anne with an e
Watching: parks and rec, Into the badlands, Fear the walking dead, Dietland, the Rain, Wyona Eryp , Arrow, Project Runway
Kitty and the Midnight Hour
Trip to WI
SSK coming up
Gypsystardust Fiber Festival
Friendship is Magic Mystery Box
4th of July family visit!
Roof on the smaller run of the chicken coop.