Saturday, July 31, 2010

Things to Do During Term Break!

By this point, your trunks should be packed and you should just about be ready to head home for term break. (I know, I know, stop crying already!) But, are you ready for a month without the House Cup? (You aren't, me neither!)

For those of you who can't take a month of not doing something HPKCHC related, there are some activities going on that you can participate in. Since August isn't part of a term, there are no House Cup points, and all activities are just for fun. Ready to jump in? Here's the list:

  • Cattiekins is teaching Ancient Ruins as an August only class. *snort* Head on over to the classroom if you want to participate. Class starts August 1st.
  • Needlesnswiffers and myself are hosting Exploding Snap as an August activity. Snap also starts on August 1st. This was a Hufflepuff only activity during a previous term break and went so well that NNS wanted to take it Cup Wide. And you know me, I just couldn't keep my nose out of it! :) Also assisting us are Sea-Jelly and BoppingBeth
  • We've been invited to participate in activities being held by Gryffindor and Ravenclaw. Ravenclaw's hosting a Summer Reading Program that starts August 1st (info here ) and Gryffindor's doing a read through of the HP series (info here ) I'm uncertain where the Gryffindor one is being organized at (or if it is), but it's the only Activity on this list that will go past the start of next term.
  • There's one more super secret activity that I'm pretty sure Z12 is plotting for August, but that's coming later!
  • Last but not least, the Dungeon will stay hopping all break long as we chatter and have fun. So stop by the Slytherin Common Room in the Cup group, or visit the Dungeon group for chatter and other topics. I highly recommend the Owl plotting thread, lets get a jump on next term's awesome!
Long story short, there's plenty to do during the term break! Feel free to jump in somewhere, or nowhere at all! It's been a wonderful term Slytherin, sorry for the poor blog updating, next term will be better, honest!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Memos from St Mungo's

Crazy A’s class ideas!

Where to start this month - hmmm How about with our esteemed HOH’s class?

Items that comfort:
Alcohol cozies

or of course there is the option of using chocolate as a theme, after all who among us can say chocolate doesn’t make us feel better.

my personal fav being:
box of chocolates.

For those of you in the Tardis Cowl Along - fit your project here!
Easy Lace Stole
Lace kerchief
Fingerless mitts
Triangle scarf

Ahh, here it is better to hit the pattern search - or, we are listing every pattern on rav for you alphabetically, which as much as we love you, and as crazy as we are, would probably still take us all month.

This class is so very wide open that any suggestions we make would seem limiting. But, I (Airmidm) can say that Dr Who (Ten particularly) makes me very happy so I picked a project from that show to do. This is all about YOU and what makes you happy, what soothes you and calms you. Is it watching a Red Sox game? If so make a Red Sox hat. ;)
As for fiddly - we have one word - socks! Professor Feelgood loves socks - and for those of you with Second Sock Syndrome - she is accepting Dobby Socks

Cables - oh yes Cables.
If you are unfamiliar with this technique - in either crochet or knitting, I would recommend a simple cosy.
For those of you knitters who would like something more complicated - there is always the Irish Hiking range of items. A simple and easy cable which looks very effective.

And for the crocheters among you I can recommend the

<(first cables I did in crochet,
5th crochet project I think [anethemadevice])
Crochet cable scarf
Which as can be seen from airmidm’s project page can also be adapted into a very nice bag


History of Magic is again a wideranging class and basically if you feel like making a toy, or a baby item here it will fit.

AND - and yes the two Ultimate Questors here who are again going for it would also have a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Please focus on your OWLS this month, Slytherin needs the points!

TV show group project ideas:

Ship pattern 2
Illusion scarf
Jayne Hat brooch

Travelling Woman
Temperance socks

Dr Who:
iPod cozy
TARDIS dishcloth
Dalek Socks
Blink washcloth
Sonic Screwdriver

and if you really are as insane as us. There is instructions for crochet as well as knit

And even if you aren't.

Star Trek

Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
Dru armwarmers
Another scarf

Impala dishcloth
All things SPN
More washclothes