“Transfiguration is some of the most complex and dangerous magic you will learn at Hogwarts. Anyone messing around in my class will leave and not come back. You have been warned.”
Jumping right into the fall term with both feet, we will begin by attempting some of the most mystical and mysterious Transfigurations there are. This, students, is the process of blocking.
Blocking is a form of alchemical Transfiguration, that takes your knitting and crocheted items from mundane to ethereal.
Your assignment this month is to knit or crochet an item, and then Transfigure it, through blocking, into a work of art. Lace is always a good bet for a nice block, but really anything can be blocked - hats, socks, baby booties, sweaters, etc. The requirements are thus:
~You MUST post pre- and post-blocking photos of your item. Photos during the blocking process will earn you bonus points, as will House colors and large items, as always, and the professor’s whim.
~The item must LOOK significantly different after being blocked - stitches must be smoother, item must have a better shape, something like that.
Transfiguration Homework. The 12" square [Mandala](/patterns/library/mandala-2)
Completed and unblocked
Pinned and drying