Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Gryffindor Quiz No. 1

What yarn shop did Henry Longstaff shop at for yarn?
Mrs. Mac's
Who is the HSKS6 SPEW coordinator?
Cliodnia Acromantula
Which Gryff student just returned from London?
Lady Felula the Forgetful
Which Gryffindor has cats named after the muggle rock band, The Ramones?
Dagmira Grindelwald
What is your favorite childhood television program (Magic or Muggle)?
Hmmm....Looney Tunes?
What is your favorite adult television program (Magic or Muggle)?
That 70s Show
Which travel destination did you last visit?
My parents, 20 minutes away, and them to work.
What was your last finished object (FO)?
tube socks for R
How many project(s) planned for holiday gifts?
None, I wouldn't finish them. I am not even going to try!
How many do you expect to actually finish and give?
Who is the mother of Half Blood Prince?
Eileen Prince
Which Weasley became engaged in Book 6 (Half Blood Prince)?
Bill to Fleur
What is the result of a Sectumsempra curse?
I am not sure what it technically was, but a cutting or slicing charm.
Who used a Bezoar to reverse poisoning?
Harry used it on Ron.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Twilight Swap Contents

Twilight Swap contents,  thanks you!

Sock needle covers, knit labels, 4 skeins of Vanna's Choice yarn, glow bracelets, felted bag,  Bee Movie Stickers, Little Mermaid chalk, and 2 item yet to come!

According to R this is smiling.  She enjoyed her stickers!

The bag is adorable!

She enjoyed her glow bracelets/necklaces, also!

Swapping it

I received my packaged from my Twilight Knitting Swap today!  I got 4 skeins of yarn from my partner.  I am wondering what project she had it mind.  I got an email from her today explaining why my stitch markers and pattern was missing.  Completely sounds like something I would do.

I pretty much have my HSKS6 swap items purchased!  I am so excited!  I purchased needles today, but I got the wrong kind.  Plus for me because I didn't have that size!  

I am including my hat that I sent in the duel and the hat I received!  Funny thing, we made the hats out of the exact same yarn!  Color and all.  What a freak thing!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Quidditch 1

Trivia and pictures must be posted to your blog before the Snitch is release in order to receive House points. The Snitch will be released on Saturday. Time is still to be determined.

1. At the beginning of the book, Cornelius Fudge is talking to the Muggle Prime Minister. Which member of the Order of the Phoenix has recently been found dead?

c. Emmeline Vance

2. What animal does Bellatrix Lestrange kill when she and her sister, Narcissa, are going to see Professor Snape?

b. Fox

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?

b. 11 p.m.

4. What did Professor Sluhorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?

a. An armchair

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?

a. E – Exceeds Expectation

6. Herbert Chorley, the Prime Minister’s Junior Minster, has been entertaining the public by impersonating which animal?

b. A duck

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?

d. Pomona

8. What is Dumbledore’s idea of ‘a few words’?

d. nitwit, oddment, blubber and tweak

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?

b. Damocles

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?

b. Eileen Prince

PicturesPost pictures to your blogs or link to the pictures from your blog post.

NarcissaSnapeBellatrixProfessor SproutProfessor Dumbledore

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hogwarts Picture Day

A day late, magic wasn't going right for me last night.


I am so excited! I have two items purchased for my package, yarn and an extra item. The handmade item is on hold at the moment until I finish the duel hat (about 36 rows left). Oh and I have the pattern picked out for the kit. I can't wait for my owl to deliver in a month or so.

I have to start planning for my little girl's birthday party next Thursday. I already have most of it planned, but I have to make a grocery list and what not. I am making house robes or capes (not sure yet) for the kids. I made and purchased Gryffindor house crest buttons from our media center here on campus. I was so happy I thought of it!

Gotta go to Transfigeration!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Death by Hat

The pattern for the Duel went out yesterday. A series of unfortunate event prohibited me from starting. (Visited Hagrid a little too long.) It is 9:40 am (Central) and I still have not started. Of course I am at work and they frown upon me knitting on the clock.

I am not sure if I am cut out for the Dueling Club. I need to find a club at Hogwarts that I am cut out for. I am trying to finish my handmade project early and my whole kit! I am studying up on my exams.

Off to Potions!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Harry__Harry Potter

In my sleepy, knitty, stupor last night I went to www.toywiz.com. They totally have new Harry Potter figures! Now I have to prioritize; yarn, food, or toys. Hard decisions!

I am working on R's tube socks. The first one is finished, the second one is a third finished. She is bugging me a bit over it. Started on The Corpse Bride- Emily. Eh, I am not sure I can pull it off. There is one bone and that is it, and the proportion of it means my doll is going to be huge! I want her to look good.

I am in research mode. I am searching for items of interest for my HSKS6 swap mate. Unfortunately, I can't write much about it. Nothing purchased yet.

Nothing much other than in my knitting world.

Away laughing on a fast camel.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Here is my HSKS6 questionnaire answers:

Potter Name:  Pandora Phelps

Rav ID:  PandoraPhelps

I am allergic to:  wool slightly.

Pets that I have:   an outside cat and a dog that inside some.

My favorite yarn: is  anything.

My favorite flavor:  is chocolate.

My favorite holiday:  I can't decide I love all three!  I celebrate Christmas more diligently though.

I would like to receive a:  Scarf kit or yarn dyeing kit, but any of the three would be great.

List your favorite brand of needles, including size and length:  any as long as they are wooden, due to carpal tunnel.

This is my first HSKS!
I will be having my birthday at Hogwarts this year on November 3!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


My family celebrated my grandma's birthday today....78th birthday.  Unfortunately, I was not in tip top shape.  Afterwards, I went to a rent house with my mom (she is a landlord) and read my new knitting book!  It so far, I have tried anything yet, is great!  It is the Sweater Workshop.  I have to go to a rodeo tonight (my husband is a newspaper man, not a cowboy) and I am going to read it some more.  I will be ready to start my first full blown sweater after I make a sweater sampler.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I am, of course, a nerd.  I have started on my kid and dog's Halloween costume.  R will be Snow White despite her blond hair and Tico is going to be a bee.  A devil would have been cute but I was trying to keep them with a theme.  Or something like that.

I am behind on taking photos of projects.  I never find time to do them.  Well, away laughing on a fast camel, I am going to bed.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Knit Happens.

I have watched Nightmare Before Christmas probably about 7 time in the past 2 days. My kid loves it and I am trying to observe the structural build of Jack and Sally. Jack will be simple...or so I think, but Sally proposed more of a challenge. So far she is only a head with some hair. I personally thinks she looks pretty accurate. I have think adding features will make it even better. I am excited.

I am still sitting on 1,000 yards of cream colored llama silk. The perfect pattern hasn't caught my eye yet. I have an "if all else fails pattern" from Stitch N' Bitch called Pin up Queen. I bought some more sock yarn, even though I haven't used the first skein I purchased. I found a tube sock pattern and was extremely excited and I thought that I could master it. Well, it just doesn't seem to work out. I am missing some step in my math process.

Good News! I am walking my swap package to the post office in about 45 minutes!