Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Slytherin Homework


Are you a sock knitter? Yes
What are your foot measurements? US 9 shoe, 9 3/4 inch length

Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? Yes to both

Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks? All over, lol

Do you collect anything? Yarn and Sheep

What is your favorite type of music? Metal/Rock (Bullet for my Valentine, Killswitch Engage, Five Finger Death Punch, The Killers, Hinder etc,etc, and some dance
Are you MP3 ready? Yeppers

Do you like sweets? Love them
What are your favorites? Milk Chocolate, swedish berries and gummy worms

What is your living situation like? married
Any pets? yes, 2 daxies and 1 chinchilla
Children? 3 boys, ages 18, 7 and 6

Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your http://www.theloopyewe.com/wishlist/show/19892/?token=dc7c71022b65

swap pal. Favorite Harry Potter movie character? Fred and George Weasley

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Quidditch ~ Round One

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?
a. Hestia Jones
b. Elphais Doge
c. Emmeline Vance
d. Dedalus Diggle

2. What animal does Bellatrix Lestrange kill when she and her sister, Narcissa, are going to see Professor Snape?
a. Owl
b. Fox
c. Rabbit
d. Cat

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?
a. Midnight
b. 11 p.m.
c. Noon
d. 11 a.m.

4. What did Professor Sluhorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?
a. An armchair
b. A bed
c. A table
d. A wardrobe

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?
a. E – Exceeds Expectation
b. P – Poor
c. O – Outstanding
d. A – Acceptable

6. Herbert Chorley, the Prime Minister’s Junior Minster, has been entertaining the public by impersonating which animal?
a. A hen
b. A duck
c. A lion
d. A squirrel

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?
a. Pimmy
b. Pomony
c. Pommy
d. Pomona

8. What is Dumbledore’s idea of ‘a few words’?
a. nitwit, odder, blubber rand tweak
b. nitwit, odder, bubblegum and tweak
c. nitwit, oddment, bubblegum and tweak
d. nitwit, oddment, blubber and tweak

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?
a. Bertie
b. Damocles
c. Tiberius
d. Savage

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?
a. Helana Prince
b. Eileen Prince
c. Lily Prince
d. Elizabeth Prine

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

Professor Sprout
Professor Dumbledore

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dueling Club

My Dueling Club sock are done and on their way to Penelope of Flitwick. She mailed hers today too so hopefully my owl is faster than hers :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Picture Day and Dueling Club

Well, it is "Picture Day" for us Slytherins. Here I am, no meez cause heck if I could find it in any of my files, lol.

Here's is my Dueling Club progress. One sock down and the second one started using my own hand dyed sport weight in the Dumbledore 1st year colorway. Look out Penelope of Gryffindor, I think us Slytherins may be having bbq'd lion for supper this week ;) I'm going to get these babies in the mail first thing in the morning and she should have them in her hot little hands by Friday at the latest. Not sure of her progress but hopefully I'm ahead, hehe.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Your result for The Harry Potter Husband Test...

Mrs. Weasley Twin

Your perfect HP man is Fred and/or George Weasley.

Laughter is important to you. You want a guy who's never boring, who can always put a smile on your face, and who can pull the best of pranks and never get caught. Or possibly two such guys. Because let's face it, they're pretty much a two-fer. You get one, you get both. Even if one of them's only a friend, he'll still be around so much you'll feel like you're married to him, too. Sure, they may not seem like the most mature guys in the world, in a traditional sense, but just ask them about their business plan. When they drive you nuts by relentlessly testing their latest inventions on you, you can console youself with that huge stack of cash and dragon-leather jacket. Besides, you know you're powerless against those stereo smiles.

Take The Harry Potter Husband Test at HelloQuizzy

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Woot! I received my owl yesterday with my spoilee's name, Brimley Shale of Hufflepuff. I am looking forward to spoiling my pal rotten ;) Hmm, time to make a trip to Diagon Alley and see what we can conjure up.


Do you knit and/or crochet I mainly knit but can do some simple crochet
How long have you been at your craft? 20+ years
Do you spin? yes I do
What type of spinning do you do (drop spindle or wheel)? wheel
Are there any other crafts that you participate in? I dye yarns and quilt but not for a long time now.
What are your favorite yarns/fibers? wool, wool blends, silk and alpaca
What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers? fun fur, acrylics
Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance? cashmere, I've been dyeing to try Manos, debbie bliss etc..I'm thinking scarves, mitts, lol
What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? socks, scarves and mitts
What are you currently working on? socks, socks, more socks and a scarf
Anything you plan to start this autumn? my first sweater for moi
What is your favorite Finished Object? (Please, post a picture if you would like.)my first pair of socks I designed using 2 different colors.

Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

HSKS 6 Questionnaire

Potter Name: Cassandra Black

Rav ID: orianna

I am allergic to: cats and smoke

Pets that I have: 2 daxies and a chinchilla

My favorite yarn: anything wool or wool blend(silk/alpaca etc)

If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors?

My favorite flavor: milk chocolate followed by coke classic

My favorite holiday: Halloween with Christmas a close second

I would like to receive a: (Sock kit, scarf kit or yarn dyeing kit) I'm game for a sock or scarf kit, surprise me ;)

List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: for dpns-love bamboo(Crystal Palace), 6-8 inch length for socks. Circs-addis in a 32 inch length, US 1's or 2's.

Is there a brand that you are dying to try?: Knit Picks wood dpns?? or Clover would be nice too.

I've participated in HSKS: (How many times have you participated in HSKS swaps?)3rd year

Do you have a birthday during this swap? If so which day?nope

Sunday, September 7, 2008

*jumps for joy* I made it into Slytherin for the HSKS 6 swap. I am so looking forward to this term, with the boys in school and the oldest one working full time i've got a heck of alot more free time during the day.

Last week was a bit hard on me, I had no clue as to what to do, lol. I did watch alot of Tyra Banks and cooking shows which I normally don't do during the day.

This week looks promising..I've just finished a mini update on my etsy store "Faery Fiber" and take a look at my new mini skeins. They are just absolutely adorable, lucky I've got some dyed up for myself, hehe. I've got alot planned this week with dyeing yarn, another update on Friday and I must make some owls. I've been scouring Ravelry for some patterns and found some cute little owl patterns in both crochet and knit. Hmm...wonder what house I'll be knitting for, must start looking for bag patterns too :)