HPKCHC Fall 2014 Term

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.

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August 2014 Preview

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.

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July 2014 Preview

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.

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June 2014 Wrap Up

June is over!  We are already halfway through the year!  It is time to review my crafting goals for June and see if I met them or not.  SPOILER ALERT: Not so great on the goals this month, but you probably guessed that from my lack of blogs for the last couple weeks.  I’m not totally sure what happened.  Let’s break it down.

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June 2014 Preview

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!

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WIP Wednesday: May 28, 2014

Somehow I have no WIPs to share this week. I’ve finished everything I picked up this week, so either there is no progress at all or the project is complete and waiting for me to take pix and write a blog post for it. Nevertheless, I want to keep up the habit of this weekly update so here’s a quick look at the past week in my fiber crafting life.

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Sapphire & Scarlet Monsters

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

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WIP Wednesday: May 21, 2014

In last week’s post, I told you I wasn’t sure what to bring with me as travel knitting while attending my sister’s graduation in Baltimore.  I broke my general rules of travel knitting, and brought 6 skeins of yarn for 3 different projects.  It’s a good thing, as I ended up having a lot more time to craft than I expected.  I used part or all of 5 of the skeins, and worked on all 3 projects!

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