I have been sucked in. Harry Potter Ravelers…if you have not heard of the HPKCHC don’t bother looking. You will be sucked in and the flames will fan your knitting mojo and you won’t know what hit your stash. Seriously.
HPKCHC, aka Harry Potter Knitting/Crochet House Cup, works just like it sounds. You are sorted into houses (you get to choose, Ravenclaws, good luck, it’s the most popular house). Then you get to knit your assignments for Potions, Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Charms, & Transfiguration. You can even sign up to do OWLS. All of which earn you points and there are real prizes awarded, plus someone’s gotta get the cup at the end of the term. It’s awesome. I can’t put my needles down.
For Potions we had to knit something warm for someone we know (you know, due to the shortage of Pepperup Potion). I chose to knit a pair of socks for the local house elf…who is walking by the way. As soon as I put them on him, he sat down so he could yank them off.