This will hopefully become my obligatory beginning of the month House Cup Homework break down!
Here is a short explanation of what it is: “Craft one-month Class Challenges! Create three month works of art in the Ordinary Wizarding Levels exams! Make great stuff for good causes in Quidditch! Welcome to the House Cup – a place to create magical projects with creative support from your House-mates.” -From the Ravelry Group Page. If you love Harry Potter, and love a challenge this is a group for you.
If you don’t know about the House Cup, and would like an in-depth look at it follow this link.
This month is dedicated to the series of trials Harry, Herimone, and Ron faced as they raced against time to save the Sorcerer’s Stone. It was an ambitious task for the youngsters so I want to meet the challenge. Here is a look at what I’m doing.
1. The Enchanted Chessboard.
I’m doing Option 3: Mending. Take something that has been destroyed and rebuild it or make it into something new. (Note: Don’t just repair an existing project. This must be a new project started this month. Darning socks is not acceptable, knitting new socks out of frogged yarn is acceptable.)
I frogged a previous project Herringbone Neck Warmer into a new cowl. I hated the way the yarn didn’t bring out the pattern. Here is the new project: Woven Cowl. All of the knitting it complete. I just need to block and then to add buttons!
2. The Chamber of the Keys.
Only one option this month: Capture your key! Craft inspired by the glittering winged keys flitting about the room. You may produce an actual winged key or merely take your inspiration from the keys themselves.
I’m doing the Skully Keychain. I knitted it up in about an hour. Now to felt and add a key loop!
Only one option this month: Knit, crochet, weave, spin or dye something inspired by a soothing piece of music or lullaby. Please let us know what piece of soothing music or lullaby inspired your work.
I’m doing a Bird Bookmark. I used to listen to the Beatles’ song Blackbird before I went to sleep at night. I haven’t even started…
4. Devil’s Snare.
Option 1: Be inspired by the Devil’s Snare’s long tendrils and craft something long, thin, or otherwise capable of ensnaring. Hint: practically anything will be accepted for this option if you can provide photographic evidence of it successfully snaring something or someone. 😉 You are of course also encouraged to provide a photograph showing off your stitchwork once you have disentangled yourself.
I’m looking to finger knit a garland for my Christmas tree this year.
Last, but not least The Mirror of Esried
Option 3: Craft something that you have always desired to make. This would be a great time to go through your queue and find that one project you have coveted and make it! Spinners and Dyers, maybe you’ve been waiting to try a new fiber, color, or method — this is your chance!
I’m looking to make Esjan by Stephen West. It is a big project, and I haven’t even started because I thought I would use this week to get the smaller projects out of the way.
There are more classes and option than what I’ve listed here, and I haven’t even been sorted into a house, or played Quidditch. Seriously, if you harry and crafting check this place out. It is Ravelry only though.
So, that is HPKCHC for the month of November. I hope I can get through it all, but even if I can’t I’ll be getting more done than I expected!