I did not do in-depth planning for the upcoming term, like I usually do during the break month. We are two weeks into the term already. I need a plan! If you aren’t familiar with the Harry Potter Knit Crochet House Cup, or would like a reminder on how it works, visit my HPKCHC Spring 2014 Term blog post, which describes the game in detail.
I know we are a week into the month, but there’s still 3 more weeks to go, so I’m still calling this a preview! August is a HPKCHC break month. I use break months to finish anything that is lingering from the end of term and get all my plans made for the beginning of the next term. Chris and I are vacationing the last week of August (heading to New Jersey to visit his mother), so I need to plan for some portable projects that I can bring with me on that trip.
My original July 2014 plans were make a bunch of granny squares and finish the spinning for my OWL. Thank goodness! Since June was such a dismal failure, July has inherited June’s cast offs and I do not have to bump anything off my project list.
Among the many reasons I love HPKCHC is that it pushes me to plan like this. I get a lot more crafting done when I plan it out like this than I do during those times when I do not make such detailed plans.I’ve taken a couple days to review what I finished in May and look at my original plans for June. I tweaked my project list a little, and have planned a rough schedule for this month’s crafting. It is a little different than my original June plans, but it is pretty close!
I finished two monsters, which I turned in for HPKCHC Quidditch Round 2. Here’s the Official Stats:
- Pattern: Hugo the Couch Potato Monster by Rebecca Danger
- Yarn: 141 yards Vanna’s Choice in Sapphire / 137 yards Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet
- Needles: US 5 /3.75 mm
- Finished Dimensions: approximately 12″ tall
- Made for: Hartford (Connecticut) Children’s Hospital, pediatric oncology floor
- Ravelry Project Page: Sapphire Hugo / Scarlet Hugo