Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Slytherin House Quiz #2

Are you a sock knitter?What are your foot measurements?
Yes, yes I am. My foot measurements are - 9 1/2 inches circumference & 9 3/4 inches length.

Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift?
Yes, I have both.

Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks?
All my circulars are in the Knit Picks Options Case. The DPNs are outgrowing their case and the straight needles have no home. The crochet hooks live in a Crochet Hook Caddy.

Do you collect anything?
Does sock yarn count? Other than that, there is Egyptian items, anything with a triquetra on it, Nascar items (Jeff Burton - 31 car), Harry Potter items (Slytherin, of course), anything witchy, and anything Twilighty (totally Team Edward).


What is your favorite type of music? Are you MP3 ready?
I like a variety of music. The only types I don't care for are rap and disco. Yes, I am MP3 ready.

Do you like sweets? What are your favorites?
I love sweets. My favorites include lemon drops, gummy worms, maple syrup candy, chocolate (milk, white, and dark) and Brach's Mellowcreame pumpkins.

What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children?
I have two small boys - a 6 yr old and a 2yr old who will be 3 in November. I have no pets. I also have one husband.

Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your swap pal.
Amazon Wish List
Loopy Ewe Wish List
Etsy Favorites List

Favorite Harry Potter movie character?
Cedric Diggory - too bad he is dead.


Monday, September 29, 2008

Happenings at Hogwarts

Which Twilight Character Are You?

Bella Swan
You are Shy, Sensitive, and not to mention Stubborn, but you're persistent and you work hard to get what you want!

How do you compare?
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Match to Slytherin!!!

Congratulations to Enid Black!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

HSKS VI Quiditch Round I

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

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Narcissa, Snape, & Bellatrix

Professor Sprout

Professor Dumbledore

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happenings at Hogwarts

What Patronus Charm would you create?

You would create a Phoenix Patronus just like Dumbledore. Your personality must be commanding, fiery, wise, faithful, and always ready to let old ways die in order to make way for new ones.
How do you compare?
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Happenings at Hogwarts

How Randomly Cute Is Your Personality?

Evil Cute
Evil Cute
Your personality proves to be an evil kind of random cute! Don't worry its a good thing... the gummy bears wont kill you... yet.
How do you compare?
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Picture Day

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Since there is already a picture of me in my school uniform on the sidebar, I decided that I would put this picture of me instead. Nighttime is my favorite time of the day. It's always been that way. Plus there is the fact that when Edward asked me out for the first time, it was late at night. He had been giving me funny looks during class and finally got the gumption to ask me out. Oh, and here is a really old picture of me. Wasn't I just the cutest baby? I had a ton of hair when I was born.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Andromeda's Diary

Dear Diary,
It's been a few days since I passed out in the Great Hall at dinner. I don't remember what happened but when I woke up I was in the infirmary. Apparently I had a really bad fever and was completely dehydrated. When I woke up, Edward was right there. I couldn't tell if he was mad at me for not going to the infirmary when he asked me to or if he was just glad that I was alright and just needed some rest and some fever reducing potion. But my gut instinct told me that he was happy to see me wake up healthier than that fateful night.
Tomorrow is picture day here at Hogwarts. At least I don't look pale as a ghost anymore. Edward promised me a surprise at the end of the week. I am kinda curious on what he is talking about but I will wait patiently. But now I have to get some sleep so I can be well rested for classes tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Back at school

from Edward's POV...

I knew the moment I saw her this morning that she should have gone straight to the infirmary. But, she didn't listen to me and insisted that she was just fine. She was always the stubborn type. That was part of her charm.

I remembered how pale she looked this morning. Paler than usual. That was at breakfast and now I just sat here at the Ravenclaw table picking at my dinner and trying to keep an eye on her at the same time. Her sister kept looking at me with a worried expression on her face.

"How is she doing?" whispered Avada.

"She looks the same as she did earlier. Very pale... and she is just picking at her food. I should have just carried her to the infirmary."

Avada just grinned at that statement. "That would have been interesting to see."

I had to admit to myself that it would have been pretty funny. Then I gave a quick glance over to the Slytherin table and that is when I noticed she was gone.

I looked around the Great Hall frantically trying to find her. And then I spotted her walking slowly towards the entrance. She looked a little wobbly on her feet. Then it all happened so quickly. But it was like watching her in slow motion. She had paused for one brief second and the next second she was on the floor.

Damn it!!! I should have just taken her to the infirmary. By the time I got to her, I could hear the school nurse rushing towards us. Andromeda was unconscious and she looked even worse than she did this morning. Silly girl, she should have just listened to me.

That's when Madam Pomfrey arrived and touched Andromeda's forehead. "She's burning up. Why didn't she come see me earlier?"

"I tried to get her to go this morning but she wouldn't listen to me."

"Stupid, stupid girl. Edward, pick her up and come with me to the infirmary before she gets worse."

I quickly picked her up and followed Madam Pomfrey out of the Great Hall giving Avada one last look before leaving. The poor girl sat frozen in her seat and I could see tears starting to well up in her eyes. Thankfully, she was quickly surrounded by the other Ravenclaw girls who were trying to comfort her. I made a mental note to keep her updated on her sister's condition and then followed the school nurse to the infirmary.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Another Hogwarts Quiz

Potter Name: Andromeda Finch-Fletchley

Rav ID: AngelaMarie

I am allergic to: nothing

Pets that I have: none

My favorite yarn: Lorna's Laces

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

My favorite flavor: peppermint

My favorite holiday: Halloween

I would like to receive: a yarn dyeing kit or a scarf kit

List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length:
Knit Picks

Is there a brand that you are dying to try?:
Not particularly

I've participated in HSKS: (How many times have you participated in HSKS swaps?)
This will be my 4th time participating in the HSKS swap.

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


1. Do you knit and/or crochet
Yes, I do both.

2. How long have you been at your craft?
I have been crocheting for 20+ years and only knitting for the past 4.

3. Do you spin?
Yes, I just recently aquired an Ashford Joy spinning wheel.

4. What type of spinning do you do (drop spindle or wheel)?
I have done some on the drop spindle and right now I am learning how to use my spinning wheel.

5. Are there any other crafts that you participate in?
I also sew and do beadwork.

6. What are your favorite yarns/fibers?
My favorite yarns include Lorna's Laces, Lisa Souza, StitchJones, STR, Koigu, Noro, Cascade, ShibuiKnits.

7. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers?
I use most yarns except those that are scratchy and novely yarns.

8. Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance?
Fearless Fibers, Sockina Cotton, Knit Picks Swish Superwash, Knit Picks Imagination Hand Painted Sock Yarn

9. What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet?
Socks, hats, mittens, dishcloths

10. What are you currently working on?
It's all on the Ravelry project page.

11. Anything you plan to start this autumn?
That would be an Arwen sweater for me. I have the yarn but need to work up the courage to start.

12. What is your favorite Finished Object? (Please, post a picture if you would like.)
That would be my Slytherin fingerless mittens. It was the first time that I did the duplicate stitch.

13. Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn?
Two hand stranded knitting.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Andromeda's Diary

Dear Diary,

Well, the new school term is about to begin and I have everything unpacked. I love being back down in the Snake Pit. My nerdy twin is back up in Ravenclaw. Pffftt.... She has already been teasing me about Edward. I just glared at her which sent her into a big fit of giggles. Rumor has it that the list of partners for the swap will be coming out sometime this weekend. Really looking forward to that. Plus I am wondering when our first trip to Hogsmeade will be. Edward has already told me that I am not allowed to go without him. Pfftt...like that would stop me. But it is more fun to go with him than my sister. She giggles to much for my taste.

Summer break was great fun. Edward came over quite often. Even mum was charmed by him. But then it is very easy to be charmed by him. It was very funny last term watching all the girls staring at him all last term. But for some reason, he picked me out of all the girls at school to go out with. He said it was because I was not like the other girls. Apparently he doesn't like girls who giggle alot either. Anyway, that is all for now. I have to meet Edward before we have dinner in the Great Hall.