For Quidditch in the ravelry group Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup, the current challenge says:
Match 1 – Accio Permission Slip! September 5 – September 18
Madame Umbridge left herself room to approve our clubs, teams and groups, but I would wager that a little flattery might go a long way. For this match each player will make something that would appeal to Dolores Umbridge to convince her to let your house play Quidditch. This is not a house pride match but rather we want you to make something to butter up the High Inquisitor. Cats, pink things, tea related items, evil quills ….whatever you can argue she would love is game.
Only a single project may be submitted for this round. Dolores is a quality not quantity kind of witch. Your completed turn in will earn your house 15 points.
Hint - There is a secret bonus point possibility this round if you
MAKE are one of her favorites.
For this challenge I decided to make Dolores Umbridge a pink fat bottom bag. I'm using this free pattern for it, a size H hook, and Caron's Simply Soft yarn. When I was telling my husband about the challenge, he suggested that I use velvet for the lining of the bag. Brilliant idea! However the velvet that I really wanted to use was really expensive, so I settled on some fake pink velvet that was on sale. As it turns out I have some hot pink yarn that matches it perfectly, so I am using that for the trimming and the handles.