Jumping Right In

September 02, 2010

After taking a semester off from Ravelry's Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup (HPKCHC), I have signed up again this time as a third year Gryffindor at Hogwarts. My last two semesters were tons of fun, but I didn't get too involved. This semester is very different. With the first of the final two Harry Potter movies being released this November, our HOH of Gryffindor is asking that we push really hard to win the cup! Of course, we need to defeat Slytherin. :) Our goal is to crochet or knit items for as many classes as we can. Each item we complete earns the house points. The house with the most points at the end of the semester (November 30) wins! This semester there are 8 classes to choose from each month. We can only get points for completing 6 classes, so 6 classes is what I am pushing for. Each finished class project earns the house 15 points. On top of that I am doing my Ordinary Wizarding Level Examination (OWL) includes 3 projects total, which earns a total of 150 points, and 2 Quidditch items (points totals unknown). Whew! I am going to be one busy crocheter!!! Classes started yesterday, and I got a jump start on my goal by turning in my first project. Herbology 101: Tool Maintenance Our assignment was to make something to protect our tools in Herbology.

I turned in a crocheted wand needle cozy. It is funny that I have more needles than hooks and I still don't know how to knit! This weekend I'm going to try and knock out a few more class assignments as well as getting started on my OWL. I have to make a hat, which is really stressing me out. I was going to save it for last, but now I think I might try and get it done first. Let's see how that goes. If anyone is on Ravelry and wants to check out all the fun, go to Ravelry and search HPKCHC. We've already been sorted into our houses, but you can still play along as a "not quite first year" (NQFY). While you can't earn points for the houses, you can earn really cool prizes like awesome yarn! Everyone is really friendly and very encouraging. Plus, we all get to ooh and ahh over each other's crafts! Oops! FYI, my Ravelry name is MissieZee.

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