Planning, Disconnection and Sweater Debacles Episode 168 Part 1

Planning Podcast:


Winter N.E.W.T. Timeline:
March 1 – March 31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
NEW All requests for significant changes must be submitted by January 31, 2016.
OWL Timetable for Winter 16
March 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.


Sunday, March 20th (11:59:59 PM) Last possible instant to get Mission reports safely filed at Number Twelve.


Rotation 3 :Second Specialization

Dates: Mar 9 – 29
Second Floor: Magical Bugs and Diseases
Option 1: Widely Spread and Highly Contagious diseases: Choose a pattern with at least 500 projects on Ravelry. Please link to the pattern page in your header.
Option 2: Diseases That Are Easily Spread Within a Confined Environment. Choose a pattern that has been made by a fellow House Cupper. This must be a currently active student, whether sorted, NQFY, or SOS. Please provide a link to the other student’s project page in your header.
Option 3: Diseases Spread by Alpha Individuals. Choose a pattern designed by a House Cupper, past or present. Link to the pattern page in your header, and tell us any term the designer was active.
Option 4:Join the search for Patient Zero – we’re going to need lots of string to trace our steps. Does anybody here know how to make yarn?
“Remember, you may make up to 2 projects chosen from the above-named options. Each will be eligible for Referees’ Bonus points and also yardage bonus.

Fourth Floor: Janus Thickey Ward
Option 1: Craft something to make someone else feel good. This can be a gift or something for charity. Explain in your turn-in who is the intended recipient.
Option 2: Brighten up the ward by crafting a home decor item.
Option 3: Many of our residents are yarn crafters. Help us keep our cabinet, with expanding charms, full for our residents by dyeing or spinning supplies.

Ancient Runes: Sweden – Runestones

crafting something reminiscent of the colors of the region (blues, greens, greys) or the Runes found there.
We will be accepting ravelry crafts and other needle crafts (sewing, cross stitching, embroidery, needle felting, etc – if it uses a needle, it is acceptable – if you’re unsure, please ask).

Architecture: New Subject! Bathrooms

Craft something for or inspired by a bathroom.
We will gladly accept all Ravelry crafts, in addition to beading, jewelry, sewing, needlepoint, pottery, woodworking crafts as long as they fit the prompt. No other non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted.

Arithmancy: PI

crafting something circular.
Knitters and Crocheters: Make something circular; or something in the round.
Weavers: Make something on a round loom; or something circular.
Spinners: Spin a fractal yarn.
Dyers: Dye a skein of yarn that’s already been balled or caked.
And in special honor of Pi Day, March 14th, extra bonus points will be given to any student who includes a pie in their project photo!

Astronomy: Eclipse

There are two eclipses during the month of March. The total solar eclipse will be visible in Indonesia and Australia, and over the southern Pacific Ocean on March 9th.
But there is also a penumbral eclipse that we can see from here in the western USA and in eastern Asia,This one will occur on March 23rd, and is particularly interesting because the moon will be moving into the outside shadow of the Earth. The moon will not get red, but it will get darker
craft something dark like an eclipse

Charms- Protego

For this assignment, you’ll need to craft something that will protect you against this flavourful onslaught,
Or, if your charm isn’t strong enough, you might craft something as colorful as the bean that found its mark.
Non-Rav crafts will be accepted for this prompt

Divination- Ovomancy

For your homework this month, use Ovomancy as your inspiration. Craft something inspired by an egg. Dyers can use onion skins or Easter egg dyes to dye yarn/fiber.

Muggle Studdies – 1980’s

Your assignment , should you choose to accept it is to craft something inspired by one of the fads of the 1980s!

Transfiguration- Arthur Dent (hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy)

In honor of Arthur Dent’s adventures through the galaxy, this month we would like for you to remain calm and conjure an item that is mostly harmless or is useful for travel.


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