So on this lovely site called Ravelry, which I am hopelessly addicted to, I belong to a group called the Harry Potter Knitting/Crochet House Cup. You get “sorted” into the different houses (I’m in Gryffindor) and each month there are different “classes” you can take and make something that fits the “homework assignment” and earn points for your house. So being the big ole dork I am I started this during the month of May! It’s a good way to clean out your queue of projects you want to make, along with meeting tons of awesome people and having fun doing it all!!
So the month of May I took on 4 classes out of 6, I attempted 5 but fell short on one project and it is only about halfway finished. I also started an OWL (Ordinary Wizarding Level Examinations) which you make over the span of 3 months. So seeing as the first month of this term has come to an end I thought I would share my projects made!
Defense Against the Dark Arts:
I had to spy in someone else’s projects or queue from a different house and pick a project that I wanted to make. I had to credit the source to make sure it was credible. I made the “PopTart Cell Phone Cozy“. I had been wanting to make this for a super long time so I quickly searched other people’s queues and finally found it! It was a little difficult to make and didn’t turn out the greatest but it still is super cute and my little ‘Crackberry’ fits perfectly inside!
I had to make something that involved either a bird, rabbit, or dragon. I chose these cute “Birds of a Feather“, they are called amigurumi, which are just little toys that are stuffed. It was my first time trying it out and it was so much fun!!! They turned out super dooper cute!
Craft something that has to do with flowers or embellish something with flowers. I had been wanting to make the “Clutch You’ll Never Give Up“ handbag for sometime so I thought I could just embellish it with flowers so I found the “Pipp’s Felted Roses” pattern and used some Noro yarn scraps for the flowers. I love love love this clutch, I just need to add lining to it!
History of Magic:
I had to make something that reminded me of the Chamber of Secrets. So naturally because of all the bones and skulls I had to craft something with a skull on it!! So the “Skullholder” was perfect. A potholder with a skull on it, it turned out pretty well…I want to make a matching one yet too.
Then for my big project I am making a blanket!! I’ve never made one let alone knit one so I’m pretty excited, plus I’m using Noro yarn for the whole thing which means it will be amazing!!! I’m using the “Paintbox Log Cabin” pattern. So far I have 4 out of the 20 squares done and I’ve started the 5th. I’m not quite as far as I wanted to be by the end of this month but I hope to pick it up this coming month!! Here’s my 4 squares so far! The numbers are just the colorways so I can keep track of what each colorway looks like knitted up!
So now the next month of classes will be announced on June 1st and I’m excited and ready! I know this all sounds super geeky but it really is so much fun! hahaha