Allena’s Bday Planning Episode 193

 Planning Podcast:

Newts: N.E.W.T. Timeline:
January 1-31: 50% benchmark for 75 pts
February 1-28: 75% benchmark for 125 pts
March 1-31: 100% final benchmark for 250 pts
All requests for significant changes must be submitted by January 31, 2017.
Owls:
January 1st – 22nd: OWL proposals may be submitted. OWLs may only be started after they are approved by the relevant examiner.
February 1st – 28th: Midterm 50% submissions are accepted.
March 1st – 31st: Final OWL submissions are accepted.
OOtP:
Jan. 8-22: accept BROOMS
Jan 29 Missions launch
March 12-26: Mission Reports

Quidditch: Welcome, everyone, to Quidditch Through The Ages! We are proud and eager to bring you the twenty-sixth edition of Quidditch at HPKCHC as the school celebrates its 25th term and the Nimbus Racing Broom Company also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the broom that changed the sporting world. We hope to give you a tour of different points in the evolution of Quidditch, along with reminders of important moments during Harry Potter and his friends’ time at the school and on the Quidditch team.
Remember that the most important components of success in sports always include sportsmanship, teamwork, friendship, and the fun of competition that also leads to forming new friendships. May we always play hard, craft successfully, and enjoy one another’s company and crafting!
Schedule of Matches:
Jan. 5-8th: Match 1: Nimbus Anniversary
Base Points – 0-100 yards = 15 base points
101-200 yards = 25 base points
201-over yards =35 base points
No awesome point bonuses
Jan. 19-26: Match 2: Oliver and Cauldrons
Base Points – 20 base points
Awesome points are in play
No yardage bonus points
Feb. 9th-March 2nd: Match 3: Defeat the Dementors
Base Points – 15 base points
Yardage bonus points per Cup formula
Awesome points are in play
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 Elder Futhark
in order to commemorate the Elder Futhark this month, we are going to be all about straight lines and the basics!
Craft something that has straight even lines either in the design or along the edge (e.g. a hexipuff, dishcloth, or blanket square, but not a crescent shawl) or something that is created in the colors black, white, grey or stone.
We will also accept a project with a Rune from the Elder Futhark represented in it.
Weavers, please create a design based on lines or a project with straight edges.
Spinners, please spin fiber with the majority of colors listed above or produce a lace or fingering weight yarn. Nothing bulky please.
Dyers may dye any yarn in the color options listed.*
Non-Rav crafts will be accepted without prior approval provided they fit the requirements above.

Charms The Atmospheric Charm, which changes the weather, and the Snowflake-Creating Charm
We are asking you to craft something inspired by winter weather. It might be winter colors (white, icy blue, silver) or include snow or snowflakes. You are also welcome to craft outerwear that will keep you warm in the snow such as mittens, a hat, or a scarf
Non-Ravelry crafts will be accepted if they fit the prompt; prior approval is not required. Please note: to avoid a blizzard of paper, we will not be accepting paper snowflakes.

DADA- Imperio
To resist the Imperius Curse, make something you have designed yourself, or make your own materials.
FAQ
Q: Can I just modify a pattern?
A: No, you must use your own pattern/no pattern. But you may make something easy that doesn’t require a pattern, that may look like someone else’s pattern, but is not.
Q: What counts as making your own materials?
A: Spinning and dyeing. Prepping fiber is not an acceptable craft. But prepping fiber is also not necessary to fulfill the prompt.
Q: Do I have to design my project during this month?
A: Nope! The pattern can be designed anytime, as long as all the crafting is done this month.
Q: Can I knit someone else’s pattern with my own handspun?
A: No, please design the pattern yourself.
Q: Does it have to be a pattern I published?
A: Nope! As long as you say you designed it, we’ll believe you.
Q: Can I implement aspects of someone wakes design into my own pattern?
A: Yes, as long as the main pattern is your own.

Divination -Astrology
The symbol of Capricorn is a sea-goat. The goat part of the symbol represents ambition, intelligence, curiosity, steadiness, and ability to thrive in inhospitable environments while the fish represents passion, spirituality, intuition, and connection with the soul

Flying – Amelia Earhart
craft something round or in the round in honour of Amelia Earhart’s attempt to circumnavigate the globe, something representing her trip or something that she might have needed on her adventure.

Herbology – Hazel Tree
craft something inspired by the Hazel tree
You may choose to make something lacy like fencing, some type of container such as a basket, something that can be used as a wand or crook, or something in the colors of the Hazel (brown, green, pale yellow, red). We look forward to seeing what you make this month

Transfiguration- Matches into Needles
Your homework this month is to practice using simple/basic spells. Remember back in time when you were first learning, and practice making something very simple. Knitters can use garter stitch or stockinette stitch, or simple textures using only knit and purl. Crocheters can use single crochet, double or half-double crochet. Spinners can spin singles. Weavers can make easy projects such as scarves or placemats using plain weave. Dyers must dye using heat in a single step (microwave or kettle-dyeing).

Outdoor Survival- Protecting your campsite
The first thing we did was cast spells to create a protective dome around the camp. This is how a witch or wizard protects the campsite from unwanted visitors, and is the most complex magical work performed for outdoor survival. A muggle, on the other hand, protects the campsite from unwanted visitors mostly through vigilance and careful handling of supplies.”
CHOOSE ONE ONLY:
Magical option: craft something that includes a dome (top of a hat, toe of socks, etc.), OR weave, spin, or dye using both light and dark colors, in high contrast, to represent the flashing shimmer of these protective spells. Color options only apply to weave, spin, or dye projects.
Muggle option: craft a 3-dimensional animal or creature, or weave using at least 3 colors in a non-plain weave structure (specify), or spin using at least 3 colors with fractal or color blocking / gradient techniques, or dye using at least 3 colors in a gradient or as repeating colors.
Non-Rav projects involving a needle (sewing, cross-stitch, needle-felt, etc.) will be accepted provided they fit the prompt as follows: For Magical, create a dome. For Muggle, create a 3-D animal. Non-Rav projects using color only will not be accepted this month.

BOOK: In Dark Times: Surviving and Thriving in the Wilderness, Using Witch and Muggle Tools and Techniques by Hermione Granger
Each month your homework will have a simpler magical option and a more challenging muggle option. Although it is always possible that your magical option may turn out to be more complicated. You never know, with spells. More challenging work, as always, will receive more points

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Mojo:

Jessica
Leah’s mittens
Two messy bun hats
Headband for Chloe

Allena- I weasley Sweater http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/the-weasley-sweater-3

WIP’s:

Allena
Sock yarn blanket #adventblanketmadness 23 squares http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/sock-yarn-blanket
Camp out mitts -red

Jessica-
dishcloth

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena red The Spun Monkey 4oz merino wool
Jessica-
FINISHED ~
SIP~
NK rolags, clockwork angle

Sewing:

Allena – New bag design and club orders and getting ready for shows

Jessica-
Tablet holders for Christmas and one for myself 18×13
This is the one i followed But i did it with the beginning measurements of 18×16:
Tutorial: iPhone/iPad Stand

Gym:

Cardio Challenge Starts anew
Allena-
Jessica-

Bingeing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Fated https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11737387-fated
PAUSED A Natural History of Dragons https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12974372-a-natural-history-of-dragons
Finished: The Golden Compas https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/119322.The_Golden_Compass
Watching- Finished TruBlood, Watching the Crown, Veronica Mars, Orphan Black, Vikings
About to watch Sherlock

Jessica-
Reading:
shows:
TWD
christmas movies a la netflix!

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
Destash https://www.facebook.com/allena.williams.13/media_set?set=a.10154077175437862.1073741839.730192861

Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
Christmas Break
Lucius hair cut
B-day

Jessica
Jamberry order!
Re doing the laundry room. Making shelves for baskets, going to paint the room. … This is just the start of making over our house

You Fed Me Decaf? Episode 192

Mojo:
Jessica –
Trubans hat and mittens

Allena- mitts forgot to take pics http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/camp-out-fingerless-mitts-4

WIP’s:

Allena
Weasley sweater http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/the-weasley-sweater-3
Sock yarn blanket #adventblanketmadness http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/sock-yarn-blanket

Jessica-
Leah’s mittens
I hat for Dawn and her friend Jen, messy bun hat
*not started yet but Chloe wants mittens and a thick headband

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena red The Spun Monkey 4oz merino wool

Jessica-
FINISHED ~

SIP~
NK rolags, clockwork angle

Sewing:
Allena – club orders and special orders and secret PJ pants for christmas new bag design
Iron broke

Jessica-
Started Christmas pajamas
Tablet holders for Christmas and one for myself 18×13
This is the one i followed But i did it with the beginning measurements of 18×16:
Tutorial: iPhone/iPad Stand

Gym:
Cardio Challenge last week!

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3519930/1-25
Allena- fail hard
Jessica-
fail

Bingeing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: A Natural History of Dragons https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12974372-a-natural-history-of-dragons
Finished: Break no bones https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/106128.Break_No_Bones

Watching- tru blood TWD

Jessica-
Reading:
The bite, the rise, the blood

shows:
TWD
christmas movies a la netflix!

Random Randomness!
Listener Map-

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
Destash https://www.facebook.com/allena.williams.13/media_set?set=a.10154077175437862.1073741839.730192861

Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
Made more Soap
Decaf coffee

Jessica
Jamberry order!
Re doing the laundry room. Making shelves for baskets, going to paint the room. … This is just the start of making over our house

Because That’s What You Do Episode 191

Mojo:

Jessica –
Postgrad sweater http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/postgrad

Allena- mitts
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/camp-out-fingerless-mitts-3

WIP’s:

Allena
Fingerless mitts
Weasley sweater
Sock yarn blanket #adventblanketmadness

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena started red The Spun Monkey 4oz merino wool

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
SIP~
NK rolags, clockwork angle

Sewing:

Allena – new fabric

Gym:

cardio challenge. MAKE working out your favorite again

We’ll Officially start November 7th and run through December 18th. (6 weeks to make a habit!)
I made a pic!! https://www.flickr.com/photos/starknits/29969528634/sizes/l
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3519930/1-25
Allena- fail hard
Jessica-
fail

Bingeing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Break no bones https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/106128.Break_No_Bones
Finished: Deathblows https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6781162-death-blows
Watching- gilmore girls tru blood TWD

Jessica-
Reading:
Finished Mercy Thompson series !
shows:
TWD
Gilmore Girls on netflix!

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
Destash https://www.facebook.com/allena.williams.13/media_set?set=a.10154077175437862.1073741839.730192861

Turkey Day
Dad’s Wedding
Sunshine Committee http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-snake-pit/3492533/1-25#1
SK update
Put up tree
Made Soap

Jessica

Thanksgiving, wedding… blah week after everyone left me 😉

Bendy Straws! Episode 190

Mojo:

Jessica –
crocheted hat

WIP’s:

Order Mission http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/snowfall-on-the-mountains-shawl
ripped Slouchy hat
Ripped dishcloth
Camp out Fingerless mitts

Jessica-
Wound up my giant fractal mashup for Postgrad sweater! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/postgrad

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena started red The Spun Monkey 4oz merino wool

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
NK merino
NK bfl
Moonrover fractal-spun

SIP~
NK rolags, clockwork angle

Sewing:
Allena – sewed all the things.

Jessica-

Gym:

cardio challenge. MAKE working out your favorite again
Prizes
From StarKnits: Sock Box or Bucket from TWSP fabric
Here’s what you need to do:
30 min cardio -3 times a week. (you can do more if you want)
Take photographic evidence for IG and Rav Bonus points if it’s cardio knitting/crochet #TWSPcardiochallenge2016
Check in weekly with proof (see #2)
We’ll Officially start November 7th and run through December 18th. (6 weeks to make a habit!)
I made a pic!! https://www.flickr.com/photos/starknits/29969528634/sizes/l
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3519930/1-25
Allena- 2 times last week.
Jessica-
1 time this week, one time last week if raking leaves count.

Bingeing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading:
Deathblows https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6781162-death-blows
Finished: Vision in Silver
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21457243-vision-in-silver
Watching- timeless gilmore girls

Jessica-
Reading:
Mercy Thompson series !

shows:
TWD

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
Destash https://www.facebook.com/allena.williams.13/media_set?set=a.10154077175437862.1073741839.730192861

Made carmel and candy apples
Flu
IKS

Jessica

Crafters retreat

Choppy Planning, Blah Blah Blah Episode 189

Planning Podcast

History of Magic – Kappa
Students, for this month we would like you to create something inspired by the Sensei’s story; be that of the creature’s actual description or something to scare away a muggle

Potions Strengthening Solution
For this month craft a single item (per HPKCHC standards) with 2 distinct parts. This could be a project with 2 distinct color sections, 2 different stitch sections, or 2 different crafts combined (such as a knit shawl with a crochet border). Submissions should note the 2 parts. Note that for this prompt, 2 color stripes will not be accepted as they represent repetition rather than 2 distinct potion stages. Please see FAQ in post 1 for more details.
FAQ
Can I submit multiple items for this class as 2 distinct parts? No, a student should submit a single item according to HPKCHC standards….this includes a blanket square, a single hexipuff, a pair of socks, a pair of mittens, etc. To be clear, 2 blanket squares will not count as 2 distinct parts. However, 2 socks or mittens will be considered 2 distinct parts.
Is 2-color striping considered to be 2-distinct color sections? No, 2-color striping is repetition of 2 colors, not distinct parts.
Can I use self-striping, patterned, or variegated yarn? No, projects using the color option should be from 2 different skeins of yarn (representing 2 brewing stages), not the result of a pre-printed or patterned yarn.
How many distinct parts can my project include? A project should include 2 distinct parts. That is, no more or less than 2.

Muggle Studdies Pink elephants we all know are really Pukwudgies
For your homework please craft something you could carry within your pocket to distract your Muggle friend from this fantastical beast Yes, it would need to fit within your pocket!” “Anything that might distract the Muggles attention from a Pukwudgie, an eye catching shimmering strands of unicorn hair? Or a splash of potion to confuse the Muggle (dyers) will be acceptable”.
“You may also show a crafted amigurumis of a Fantastical Creature. Wizards know Fantastical Creatures on sight but showing a Muggle one as a toy to explain the Pukwudgie sighting due to an over excited imagination is wise. These crafted amigurumis may not fit into a pocket but as a toy would not need to be hidden from Muggles.”

Healing- ferula charm
Craft a splint or a bandage Or craft something with two or more strands of yarn held at the same time to help strengthen bones
Spinners – spin yarn with two or more plies
Dyers – dye yarn with two or more plies

Habitats of Magical Creatures September 2016 Ashwinders
This month we want you to consider the properties of the fire. Either the colors or the patterns/textures of the flames. We will accept non-ravelry crafts ONLY based on the patterns/textures of the flames – not just the colors.

Feeding of Magical Creatures September 2016 Murtlaps
Create “food” for the murtlaps by crafting an object shaped like a crustacean (crab, lobster, etc) or that contains a crustacean. Spinners/Dyers/Weavers, create something that is the color of a crustacean in the wild. Alternatively create something to protect your feet while feeding the murtlaps.
FAQ
Q: Do only socks, etc, count as foot coverings?
A: If you show us your project actually attached to your foot in some way, we will accept it. Just saying a project is a foot covering is only acceptable if it is actually socks, etc.
The colors option is only for spinners, dyers, and weavers.

Safe Handling of Magical Creatures September 2016- hippogriff
For your homework this month, craft something that shows respect for another or for someone you love and respect.

Grooming of Magical Creatures September 2016- PHOENIXES
For Homework this month we would like to you to choose a beast and make it look pretty. You may also find that what you thought would be easy is actually more difficult and vice versa. It’s an interesting side effect of grooming magical beasts!
You can choose to groom a Phoenix — the easy option — by crafting an adornment for your Phoenix (perhaps a lovely collar or tracking bracelet) or by crafting something to represent the colours of the Phoenix (red, yellow, or orange). Or go with the hard option and groom the Winged Horses by crafting something with a difficult technique — perhaps something like a Latvian Braid (i.e. braiding your horse’s mane or tail), or spinning or dyeing yarn as fine as horse hair (i.e. lace weight).
Non-Rav Crafts WILL be accepted this month without prior approval as long as they fit one of the options above
F.A.Q.
What counts as complicated for the Winged Horse option? As with OWLs the answer to this will most likely vary per crafter! If it’s complicated and hard FOR YOU and you can explain this in your turn in then you should be good to go!
Will lace weight singles count for the spinning option even if they’re plied to a heavier weight? Yes – as long as the single can be counted as lace weight we’ll accept it.

Regular Podcast

Mojo:
Jessica –
owl hats- http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/owl-hat
2 dishcloths- http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/dishcloths-2

Allena-
Scarf http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/noro-striped-scarf-2

WIP’s:

Allena-Order Mission http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/snowfall-on-the-mountains-shawl

Jessica-
Dishcloth
Wound up my giant fractal mashup for Postgrad sweater! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/naturallyknitty/postgrad

You Spin me Right Round:
Allena Finished! 202 yds 3ply moonrover

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
NGY Who’s your Dr, earth death. Sw merino. 227 yds
NK rolags deep in the forest (mini turtlemade) 547yds!
CHF- polwarth, Bule Moss- 303 yds
BMH- batt, Put your big girl pants on – 215yfd
SIP~
NK merino- matchless

Sewing:
Allena – lots of cutting getting ready for IKS

Gym:
cardio challenge. MAKE working out your favorite again
Prizes
From StarKnits: Sock Box or Bucket from TWSP fabric
Here’s what you need to do:
30 min cardio -3 times a week. (you can do more if you want)
Take photographic evidence for IG and Rav Bonus points if it’s cardio knitting/crochet #TWSPcardiochallenge2016
Check in weekly with proof (see #2)
We’ll Officially start November 7th and run through December 18th. (6 weeks to make a habit!)
I made a pic!! https://www.flickr.com/photos/starknits/29969528634/sizes/l
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3519930/1-25
Allena-
Jessica-

Bingeing
Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Vision in Silver
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21457243-vision-in-silver
Deathblows https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6781162-death-blows
Finished: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10890808-unleashed

Watching- timeless gilmore girls

Jessica-
Reading:
Mercy Thompson series !

shows:
TWD

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
Destash https://www.facebook.com/allena.williams.13/media_set?set=a.10154077175437862.1073741839.730192861

Trunk or Treat
Need to make carmel and candy apples

Jessica
Halloween
Crafters retreat

I Think I’m Awesome Episode 188

WIP’s

Scarf http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/noro-striped-scarf-2
Order Mission http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StarKnits/snowfall-on-the-mountains-shawl

Jessica-
Owl hats

You Spin me Right Round:

Allena spinning moonrover

Jessica-
FINISHED ~
SIP~
Who’s your Dr, earth death. Sw merino. Sidekick
spindle spinning- PLYING!!! some rolags deep in the forest (mini turtlemade) ,

Sewing:

Allena – lots of cutting getting ready for IKS new fabric

Gym:

MAKE working out your favorite again
Prizes
From StarKnits: Sock Box or Bucket from TWSP fabric

Here’s what you need to do:
1. 30 min cardio -3 times a week. (you can do more if you want)
2. Take photographic evidence for IG and Rav Bonus points if it’s cardio knitting/crochet #TWSPcardiochallenge2016
3.Check in weekly with proof (see #2)
4.We’ll Officially start November 7th and run through December 18th. (6 weeks to make a habit!)

I made a pic!
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Ravelry thread:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-weasley-sisters-podcast/3519930/1-25

Binge-ing

Allena-
Friend me on Good Reads
Reading: Vision in Silver
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21457243-vision-in-silver
Deathblows https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6781162-death-blows
Finished: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10890808-unleashed
Watching- limitless, TWD , timeless, Vamp daries

Jessica-
Reading:
Mercy Thompson series
shows:
TWD

Random Randomness!

Allena
Jamberry Nails
StarKnits
Destash https://www.facebook.com/allena.williams.13/media_set?set=a.10154077175437862.1073741839.730192861

Jamberry Regionals – so awesome!!

Jessica