Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Potions May Suggestions

I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death -- if you aren't as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach."-- S. Snape

This month,we focus on combining several elements into one whole in Potions. There are 3 options available.

Option 1: Knit or crochet something using at least 3 colours of yarn. This can be done using Fair Isle, intarsia, striping, holding multiple strands together, slip stitch patterns...the list goes on.

Posaible project options:

Option 2: Knit or crochet something with at least 3 pieces that need to be joined together. NB: You must include a before seaming and an after seaming photo for this option. Pretty much any toy would work for this, as would sweaters, tote bags (lined or with separate bottoms) etc.

Possible options:

          Mario Mushroom

Option 3: Spin at least 3 oz of fibre, using either 3 or more types of fibre, or making a 3 ply yarn.

Bonus points if you can relate the elements of your project to different potions ingredients, and for wowing the professor.

NOTE: You CANNOT use a single variegated or self-striping yarn in order to achieve the 3 colours.  You CAN use a self-striping or variegated yarn as one of the THREE colours, however. I recommend taking a pic of the yarns you are going to use in this case. Also, you CAN use different shades of the same colour, ie doing a project in different shades of pink, so long as they are all from different yarns. Again, I`d submit this with a photo of the yarns used.
Spinners not dying their own fibre yarn must make a 3 ply.Spinners can use a commercial yarn as one of their 3 plies in composing their new one.

The list of potions ingredients:
Aconite, Acromantula venom, armadillo bile, Ashwinder eggs, Asphodel,
Bezoar, Belladonna, bicorn parts, Billywig parts, black beetle parts, boomslang parts, Bubotuber, Bundimun secretion,
Chinese Chomping Cabbage, Caterpillars, Cockroaches, crocodile parts,
Daisy, Doxy eggs, dragon eggs, dragon parts,
Erumpent parts,
Flobberworm parts, Fluxweed, frog parts,
Ginger, Glumbumble parts, Graphorn parts,
Hellebore, horned slugs, horned toads, human parts,
Jobberknoll parts,
Lacewing flies, Leeches, lionfish parts, Lovage,
Mandrake, Monkshood, Moonstone,
Peppermint, Pomegranate, porcupine parts, puffer-fish parts,
Rat parts, Re’em blood, runespoor eggs,
salamander parts, scarab beetles, scurvy-grass, shrivelfig, Abyssinian snake parts, Sneezewort, Sopophorous, Spiders,
unicorn parts,
Wolfsbane, wormwood,
along with many others. Further information can be found here.
And also here

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