Saturday, December 21, 2013

Break Month Activities

Right now there are several break month activities going on in Gryffindor, and throughout the castle. First, a look at Gryffindor goings on.

Stairway to the TOP

Every week, a new step to prepare for the coming term is posted. First, there are wonderful tips to organize your Ravelry queue to help fit the things you want to make into the cup. Then, you take care of the WIPs floating around (perhaps with the help of the next break month activity). Finally, get a concise overview of advanced studies and how to begin planning for them, even if you can't start knitting or crocheting them just yet!


This is the place to take the WIPs you're working on over break and projects you're getting almost, but not quite, complete to be prepared for WIP the First every month next term. Did you know that last term there were 87 participants for September, 68 participants for October, and 42 participants for November? Having 3 projects waiting with just the ends to be sewn in would be a great way to participate in all 3 months, get 30 easy detention points for Gryffindor, and get 4 cool badges (not to mention the bingo squares!). The waiting projects might be as small as a dishcloth or hat that you don't need right away, or as big as an afghan you've finally finished, but for the seaming. Check out this beautiful afghan from PennyIA(and note that she's broken this project up into 2 NEWTs, an order mission, and 2 panels!):

Advent Scarf

Making the Advent Calendar Scarf by designer Kristin Benecken? Join other Gryffindors working on it in the Advent Scarf thread. It's very close to Christmas, but there's still time to cast on or continue your work with the camaraderie of fellow HPKCHC students! I want to avoid spoiling the designs just in case, but f1bercat was kind enough to share her long, gorgeous scarf from last year.

Gryffindor Movie Nights

Finally, if you want to take a break from crafting or like crafting while watching a movie, there's the Gryffindor Movie Night thread. It offers movies to watch, yummy recipes to try, trivia, and pretty badges for participating. This week the movie is Edward Scissorhands, which is not quite your typical holiday movie. The recipe of the week is for Ambrosia, a particularly topical snack for the movie and one I can vouch for being particularly delicious.

Read Along! HP & the Chamber of Secrets

If you want to venture away from the cozy Seventh Floor, you can always join the read-a-long of the 2nd Harry Potter book taking place in the main castle. They're almost done with the book, and the discussion is delving quite deeply into the books. Just be warned that there might be spoilers for the entire series and tread carefully if you haven't read all of the books and/or seen all of the movies!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post! I love that you showed my scarf from last year. I didn't know there was a read a long going on in the Castle. Thanks!