Monday, June 7, 2010

May Yarncraft Recap

Here's a quick list of the knitting and crochet projects that I did for the HPKCHC in May:

For Ancient Runes, we had to do something relating to an Elder Futhark rune. I chose to represent the rune Kenaz, meaning “beacon” or “torch”. It also has the meanings “Vision, revelation, knowledge, creativity, inspiration, technical ability. Vital fire of life, harnessed power, fire of transformation and regeneration. Power to create your own reality, the power of light. Open to new strength, energy, and power now. Passion, sexual love.” Source: I designed the pattern.

Next up, Herbology, where we were studying Puffapods and had to do something flower-related. I made a flower dishcloth. I also submitted it for Ravenclaw's May Flowers contest.

Then for Charms, I used the Avifors spell to create a Lesser Goldfinch:

DADA's assignment was to make something that a member of another house had in their queue. We were given Extendable Ears to assist us with our spying... erm, research. I spied on anthrogirl17 of Hufflepuff, and made this dishcloth, which also counted for Ravenclaw's May Monkey Madness:

For Potions, we studied the way that different potions ingredients combine to make a potion, by either making something that had multiple parts to seam, or something with multiple colors. I made this Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake:

History of Magic's assignment was to explore the Chamber of Secrets, and craft something that we found therein, or something useful for the exploring. I decided that every explorer needs a good explorer hat- they’re terribly useful. You can shade yourself from the sun, shield yourself from the rain, fan the flames when you’re starting a campfire, or use it to carry tools or small artifacts! Here’s my explorer hat:

Finally, this term, the Headmistress has given us all a special challenge. As the Headmistress said, "I want to send a package. A very awesome package to JK Rowling. In it I will include a scrapbook. In the scrapbook will be pics of various HPKCHC meet ups. Along with the scrapbook I want to send as many HP themed bookmarks as I can get my hands on." Our challenge is to create those bookmarks, up to four (one for each house) each. I rose to the challenge, charting my own patterns for crochet. I put up the pattern for sale on my Ravelry store, with hopes that others may use it too! Here are my results, posing with the book that I'm currently on (having read the English versions, I'm now working my way through the French):

And that's all for last month! June brings with it new classes and new assignments, which I am eager to finish!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice you have a good talent of netting all the things are very nice special that bird. Keep on dissing new things and uploading them also.