Sunday, March 27, 2016

50 Points for Gryffindor!

Not my work, click to view pattern
One of the Knitting Podcasts that I follow, Inside Number 23, really likes Harry Potter. A lot. I, also, am a Harry Potter fan, and so when I heard of her "50 Points for Gryffindor" challenge, I knew I had to participate.
Here's how it works:
For every projects you finish, you earn a certain amount of points. For every skein of yarn you buy, you lose points.
Katie's scheme is a little more stringent than mine, and the details are slightly off, but I'm participating with my own number scheme. Here, I'll list my point scheme, and keep track of my points. I started this on January 1st, and I'll be updating throughout the year. My goal is to hit 50 Points for Gryffindor by the year's end!
Since this only includes 2016, the projects listed will not be posted until the Christmas projects are completed. I have given myself extra point for project types I particularly want to focus on, including sweaters.Points:
  • socks +4
  • mittens/gloves +3
  • shawl +5 (+8 if > 150g; +10 if > 200g; +15 if > 300g)
  • sweater +5 per 100g used (minimum of +15)
  • small project +1
Bonus Points (per project):
  • Pre-2016 stash yarn +1
  • New Techniques +1
  • For Someone Else +1
Purchasing Yarn:
  • ~100-115g hank -5
  • ~50g hank -2
Running Tally for the Year:
0          Start
5          Oktoberfest Socken (+5)
-10       Threshold Yarn (-15)
-7         Huntington Beach Square (+3)
-5         Rubber-Band Basket (+2)
-3         Bathroom Brush Liner (+2)
2          Reyna Shawl (+5)
-8         Emiliana Yarn (-10)
-43       Plum Frost Yarn (-35)
-58       Inara Yarn (-15)
-68       Sontag Yarn (-10)
-73       Orange Dragonfly Sock Yarn (-5)
-67       October Mitts (+6)
-72       Black Cascade Socks Yarn (-5)
-61       Emiliana (+11)
-55       SM1: Slip Stripe Spiral (+6)
-49       SM2: Rose and Thorn (+6)
-59       Dad's Mitten Yarn (-10)
-69       Ben's Diamond Sock Yarn (-10)
-71       Vegas Yarn (-2)
-65       SM3: Waimakariri (+6)
-70       Tell Tale Oncoming Storm (-5)
-75       Tell Tale Oyster (-5)
-80       Thunderhead (-5)
-85       Wine Tasting (-5)
-90       Pond (-5)
-92       Sweet Potato (-2)
-94       Wonderland (-2)
-98       Razzleberry (-4)
-102     Cork (-4)
-104     Lantana (-2)
-97       Moss Rib Socks (+7)
-99       Brava Red (-2)
-104     Self-Striping Neon (-5)
-109     Red and Black sock yarn (-5)
-102     Caterpillar (+7)
-112     Plum Frost Yarn x2 (-10)
-107     SM4: Sweet Nuttins' (+5)
-102     SM5: Eisregen (+5)
-85       Tuscarora (+17)
-90       Tell Tale Bulkhead (-5)
-85       Heather's Mitts (+5)
-84       Wine Tasting Square (+1)
-79       Portland Plaid Socks (+5)
-64       Inara (+15)
-69       Cape Cod Yarn (-5)
-76       Green Sock Yarn (-7)
-81       Portland Yarn (-5)
-91       Cream Silken Lace (-10)
-116     Campside Yarn (-25)
-107     Gallifrey Sunset (+9)
-105     Serenity Square (+2)
-103     Plum Frost Swatch (+2)
-101     White Russian Square (+2)
-99       Pickle Juice Square (+2)
-97       Black Squirrel Square (+2)
-96       Old Money Square (+1)
-94       Red Hots Square (+2)
-92       Poppy Field Square (+2)
-90       Blue Violet Square (+2)
-100     Plum Frost Yarn x3 (-10)
-99       Lothlorien Square (+1)
-97       Sponge (+2)
-95       Scrubbie (+2)
-93       Scrubbie with SC (+2)
-92       Gingersnap Square (+1)
-90       Fleur de Couleur Square (+2)
-88       Camo Sqaure (+2)
-87       Razzleberry Square (+1)
-85       Auburn Square (+2)
-83       Deep Brown Square (+2)
-81       Ultra Violet Catastrophe Square (+2)
-79       Springtime Square (+2)
-78       Thunderhead Square (+1)
-77       Checkers Square (+1)
-87       Sontag Yarn 2 (-10)
-80       Farmer Saffron (+7)
-74       Disco Dance Socks (+6)
-72       Pacific Crest Square (+2)
-71       Disco Dance Square (+1)
-70       Oncoming Storm Square (+1)
-69       Cork Square (+1)
-67       Pink Sugar Square (+2)
-66       Sin City Purple Square (+1)
-65       Decay Square (+1)
-64       Vegas (Eva 7) Square (+1)
-63       Ranco Red (Eva 3) Square (+1)
-62       Enchanted Square (+1)
-45       Sontag (+17)
-44       Emiliana Square (+1)
-42       Portland Plaid Square (+2)
-41       Crelando (Eva 5) Square (+1)
-40       TYFKA Frozen Dancing Mermaid (Eva 2) Square (+1)
-54       12 Days Palette Yarn (-14)
-53       Drops (Eva 4) Square (+2)
-47       Camo Hat (+6)
-46       Jade (Susan) Square (+1)
-45       Debra's Pansy (Susan) Square (+1)
-42       Partridge in a Pear Tree (+3)
-44       Alice Starmore Samples (-2)
-49       Gingerbread House (-5)
-44       Quist Whit (+5)
-41       Three French Hens (+3)