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.
October 1st – 31st: Midterm 50% submissions are accepted.
November 1st – 30th: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
Nov. 5-19 – Final Reports Submitted
Quidditch: PotterWatch Quidditch XXVIII!
Schedule of Matches:
September 28 – October 17
Yardage and awesomeness bonus points apply.
October 26 – November 3
Yardage and awesomeness bonus points apply.
November 16 – November 20
Awesomeness bonus points apply, however yardage bonus points are not in play.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
NEWT sweater…Dahlia Cardigan https://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/dahlia-cardigan
Socks for dad
You Spin me Right Round:
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
Mini turtlemade- NK rolags, clockwork angel
Standard turtlemade ~ nk rolags, yup still PLYING!!!
Happy Little Clouds Rolags – ply with Unicorn Guts!
All NEWT fiber spun, plied… 3436 yds. Crazy pants.
Allena – rope bowl
Cardio Challenge needs a reboot
Jessica- fall mitts swap!?
Friend me on Good Reads
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,
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
HP Rag Doll pattern https://spinayarncrochet.com/ragdoll-harry-potter-free-crochet-pattern/
Need to put back together the living room