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Care of Magical Creatures: Fire Crab thick socks )

Crochet / Knit / Weave: Select a pattern and follow it unerringly. When you turn in your item, please link the Ravelry pattern page to facilitate the verification process, as well as your personal project page.

Dye: Follow a specific dye regimen that you can cite via link. This may be an off-Ravelry page but must be accessible to anyone (no closed communities). Please remember to include photos of your process or a detailed description.

Spin: Attempt to duplicate a millspun yarn. We acknowledge that your handspun yarn will be superior to the commercial yarn you select to duplicate, and that many of the subtleties may be difficult to communicate. A sample of the commercial yarn is not required, but if you do have a sample, a side-by-side image is encouraged. Please link the Ravelry yarn page of the type you duplicate for comparison purposes.

DADA ribbed toeless socks )

Divination willow bag )

Herbology: Dirigible Plum toe up socks for C )

History of Magic: Triwizard Tournament
Option 1: Preparedness! You are a competitor in the very first Triwizard Tournament. You stand ready to begin but don’t know yet what the organizers have in store for you. Craft something you would bring along to help confront the terrifying Tasks ahead and explain your strategy!

Option 2: Ingenuity! Imagine that you are on the first Triwizard Tournament organizing committee. Craft something to symbolize one of the Tasks you would propose for the eager young witches and wizards whose names popped out of the Goblet of Fire.

Option 3: Strength of Heart! Embrace the spirit of cooperation as a route to success. Craft something in honor of a person you consider to be a true HPKCHC Champion! Please look among the current House Cup members before casting a name into this Goblet of Fire. Is this person especially helpful to others? An inspiring crafter? Someone who overcomes personal challenges with the heart of a Champion? Please explain the reasons for your choice and consider earburning your Champion when you hand in your assignment. Make sure we all know what makes this person great!

Muggle Studies: Dolls
Option 1: Recreate a Muggle Doll using standard spells (knitting and crocheting). Your Muggle Doll must be representative of a human! Think miniature humans.

Option 2: Make something for a Muggle Doll using standard spells: clothes, accessories, home furnishings, etc.

Option 3: Make a “Doll-like” stuffed animal. This must be a biological entity of some sort - a sentient lifeform. Think stuffed octopus or teddy bear, NOT a truck or knit strawberry.

Option 4: Spin doll hair! Spinners, spin a fingering weight or lighter yarn for this class (16 or more WPI).

Transfiguration: Scissors
Option 1. Use scissors to steek! (Bonus points for pictures of scissors actually cutting your project) Please don’t think you need to make an adult sweater, though we’d love to see it!

Option 2. Use scissors to transfigure something into something else. (For example, buy a thrift store sweater, felt it, cut it up, and sew it into mittens. Cut up plastic bags and crochet them into a more durable market bag. Cut-up any add-ins (clothes, plastic bags, fabric etc.) and spin (perhaps with other fiber) into yarn. Non-ravelry crafts allowed for this option only, on a case by case basis.) Think up-cycling! helpful link. Buying fabric or using fabric you already own to sew is not what we are looking for and will not be allowed.

Option 3. Create a project inspired by scissors. (Sell it!)

Option 4. Spinners/Dyers~ Spin or dye multiple colors of yarn for the purposes of a (future) colorwork and/or steeked project, with a bonus for showing us the design/diagram. Ex. I want to make X sweater with colors A, B, & C in this snowflake pattern. Here are the 3 skeins I spun/dyed!
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Option 1. - Make objects using Pi as a reference or component
Option 2. - Make something to celebrate the magic number seven
Option 3. – Create a project related to the Ides of March, the Spring Solstice or any March constellation

Charms: Shetland Shrug )

Option 1: “I must not tell lies”- craft a cowl or scarf that you could wind around your face to stop yourself from making snide comments or talking out of turn.

Option 2: “Wands away and quills out”- show us that you aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, craft a project with a technique that you’ve read about, but never used before. Show us that practical knowledge trumps theory just like Harry and his friends did in Dumbledore’s Army! Never fear, you are allowed to consult various resources such as books, videos, and friends- what would Dumbledore’s Army have been without Harry’s expertise? Please note what technique you used and tell us about your experience.

Option 3: “The Hogwarts High Inquisitor knows best”- Maybe you begin setting off fireworks inside the castle or create a charmed swamp in a hallway for Filch to boat students across… You could, wait, we’re not going to do all the work here, so you tell us! Be creative and show us how you would anger Professor Umbridge, or, if you really fear that evil pen, a project that would prevent you from angering her.

Herbology: Poppy
Option 1: Craft something flowery. Whether it is a flower patterned piece or the flower itself, it’s spring - let your yarn bloom!
Option 2: Craft an object using beads (like poppy seeds) to embellish.
Option 3: Craft an object inspired by or in honor of the character Poppy Pomfrey.

History of Magic
For your assignment this month, embrace the love of sport shown by the early inventors of Quidditch. Craft something inspired by a sport! Any sport can be represented, be it modern or historical, Wizarding or Muggle, or at the professional, amateur, or school level. You may craft something inspired by playing a sport, something that demonstrates your support of a team, or something useful to a spectator of your chosen sport.

Muggle Studies: grey stripely socks )

Potions: purple anklets )

Transfiguration: Dragon's blood
red socks )
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bouncing bunny for Chinese New Year )

Care of Magical Creatures
crocus handspun )

Charms: Choir Practice
Barbie girl socks )

Option 1: Know what attracts you. The dark wizard may use this to cast their manipulative web over you. For example if dark heavy chocolate is very appealing and suddenly Prof. Lockhart begins to smell of a hundred weight of the best swiss, you should ask yourself why. What would be a sure way of attracting you into a dark wizard’s clutches and what project would you create to represent this? For example, if you find the turning of the leaves in the fall to be incredibly romantic then you could craft a scarf made of beautiful autumnal colors to represent this.

Option 2: Protection from a love spell: create something that will counteract spell-induced infatuation. For example, if you love the smell of roses and this would cause you to follow their scent, perhaps a cowl that could be pulled up to shield your nose from olfactory seduction would be of use.

Herbology: Dittany
praying mantis )

History of Magic
bubblegum socks )

tomato )

Option 1: Knit, crochet, dye, weave, or spin an item that will in turn be useful to you as a knitter, crocheter, dyer, weaver, or spinner. Ex: a project bag, needle cozy or one of those fancy crochet spiral hook holders, spindle organizer, or hot (dye) pot holders. Be creative, but most importantly get something useful out of this assignment!

Option 2: Spinners, Dyers, and Fiber Processors ONLY, you may create something inspired by a specific, favorite muggle artifact of yours. Ex: Do you have an affinity for electrical wire and plugs? Spin a yarn reminiscent of these multi-colored conductors of muggle-magic! This option is a bit more abstract, so you’re really going to have to sell it with your turn-in story.

Secret Option 3: Meddle with Muggle Artifacts. If you’re feeling up to a breach of the Secrecy Statute, go ahead and magically (knitterly, crocheterly, or fiberly) modify an everyday item. This includes all manners of kooky cozies and any Yarn Bombing techniques that won’t result in an extended stay in Azkaban. Ex: toilet paper roll cozy anyone? Bonus points will definitely be awarded for brazenness!
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For those who are interested (in knitting or wedding stuff) I finished my wedding shawl. You can click on the images to embiggen them.
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So if I were to make this )

Should I do it as command track, engineer or science officer? I am leaning towards engineer, but am accepting input.
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One of my Slytherins made the black knight for her SO for Christmas. So jealous! I just wish there was a pattern because I would totally make this if there were.
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Is anyone interested in attending the Yarn Harlot at the Burlington Borders on August 2nd at 7 pm? I just rsvp'ed but I could quickly add someone to the rsvp if it is relatively soon.
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Mark with bold the things you have knit at least once, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.

kitting meme )

Sort Me

Apr. 6th, 2007 06:59 pm
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Hmm. It is all hard questions with me. I am really more of a Ravenclaw, but I am tempted to join Slytherin for the Hogwarts Sock Swap to bring up their numbers.

Thoughts, Ravenclaw or Slytherin?
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[ profile] thanos73, what sock-making fetish?
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Just to horrify the non knitters/crocheters of you out there...
I have been inventorying my sock yarn. So far I have counted 15km in just sock yarn, and I have not yet starting counting the Regia (my most numerous sock yarn manufacturer). Stay tuned to my craft blog if you are interested in what the sock yarn total mileage ends up being.
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Since I started my craft blog, I haven't been writing too much about that here. I just posted about a bunch of socks I have knit recently in the [ profile] secretpal_lj3 community though. And no [ profile] thanos73, this is not more evidence of a sock-making fetish. Mmmm, you should see the fabulous socks I am knitting for Roger though ;)
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I am suddenly really sleepy, but I wanted to make a quick update here about crafty stuff. I know that I haven't posted a lot of it here because I have been putting it mostly in my craft journal. So in my lazy route I am just gonna mention what has been going on with me with appropriate links to my other journal if you are interested.

Today was the Boston Knit Out and Crochet Too. I took Tab, and we had a lot of fun.

I dyed some yarn with beets as a by-product of all that beet canning we have been doing.

I finished 2 gifts for [ profile] mlbish's little Bishlette, but I didn't want to post here until I they arrived.

I also finished 2 hats for the Dulaan Project

So I am doing stuff, but I will probably taper off for the next two weeks (both crafty wise and in general) as work is going to be really picking up work wise for me.
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Boston Knit-Out & Crochet Too 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
12pm - 4pm
Boston Common, Boston, MA

Does anyone else plan on going to the Boston Knit Out and Crochet Too? Come on crocheters, represent! I am playing with the idea of volunteering, but would be more likely if someone else wanted to do it with me.

If you are crafty but can't/don't want to go, would you consider making an 8"X8" afghan square from a machine washable material? I am willing to bring them in for people who want to donate but not go.
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I am looking for a good pattern to use a nearly solid sock yarn I bought at Loop on our family vacation. The color variation is super subtle, so I was thinking of something with good texture or lace. This pair is for me so adaptation isn't a huge hardship. I plan on adapting the pattern to be toe-up if it is not already so.

[Poll #811803]
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Arg don't you hate when you run out of yarn before you finish a project? I am making a pair of seed rib stitch socks for Roger from Jaggerspun Maine Line (100% wool) in Seude but ran out before I finished the foot. I wanted to pick up the yarn today so that I could finish them this weekend. While I was there I also got a super cute tape measure at Lakeside Fibers. So cute! He can live with my duck-sheep at home.
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How can you not love [ profile] minds_eye_yarns? Not only does she have an adorable new puppy, but when she did her next batch of handpainted wool/tencel sock yarns she made sure to include a color combination I had mentioned in passing I was interested in. Yarn shop lady love!
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Damn this is cool.

Must not buy!
But, but, it is even Roger's type of color. And the tin!
No, no buying.
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I had some sock yarn that I had stupidly neglected to wind from skeins to balls before I left for WI. I will save the sappy story about the yarn and get to the cleverness part though. So in addition to not winding these, I didn't bring my ball winder. You can also use a nostepin, but I don't own one never mind bring one. A paper towel or toilet paper roll will work, but in the dorms and offices they lock those down. How was I to wind this yarn? I was going to try a local yarn shop and see if they would take pity (I still might), but then I jury rigged a solution.

Take one chair to loop the untwisted skein on so it doesn't tangle. Take 2 of those highlighters that you can stick the cap into the end so you don't loose it. Open cap to one and stick one end of yarn. Stack highlighters together (1 isn't quite long enough). Start winding ball at junction between 2 highlighters. When finished winding just take the highlighters apart and release the held end.

This actually resulted in a really pretty ball. I had forgotte what a pain this was to do by hand though. Man I love my ball winder!


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