Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Twilight


Twilight can be defined as that time of day between daylight and darkness. The time of day when the mundane business ends and the beginning of another long restless night begins. The time when I start to wonder. Wonder about what could have been. Wonder about what will come to be. And wonder if I will ever get a full night's sleep.

It has been a long term and this week it will finally come to an end. I will pack my trunk and head back home still contemplating all that has happened this term. The excitement of putting together a great package for my 'Puffball pal and the drama surrounding this term's Quidditch matches. So yes, it has been a long term. Both physically and emotionally.

Rumor has that there will be Summer Camp. I have not decided whether I will be attending. Maybe spending some time away will clear my thoughts and give me a fresh perspective on things. Only time will tell. But right now, all I need is a break.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Shop Hop

Today I went out and mixed with the muggles on what was called a Shop Hop. It was a long, crazy and fun day as we went to five different yarn stores. We were all given a goody bag when we first got to the meeting spot. I picked out a lovely blue bag.


Here is a picture of my prize that I won on the way to the last yarn store. The bag came filled with the notions and has room for more.

From Dublin Bay and Northwest Wools in Portland, Oregon (Lamb's Pride Worsted)

From All About Yarn in Tigard, Oregon (Malabrigo Sock Yarn & Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn)

From Molehill Farms in Lake Oswego, Oregon (Cascade 220 Superwash)

From Knit Purl in Portland, Oregon (Shibui Sock Yarn)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Muggle racing


Check out what I got today!!! I can hardly contain my excitement. I know ya'll may not feel as excited as I am about this but it makes me happy. There will be good dreams tonight.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The February Lady in April


So here is what I have working on lately. It is the February Lady Sweater. I am using Absolute Wool by YarnArt which is 100% New Zealand wool. I picked up 5 lovely skeins in a navy blue color for only 2 galleons, 1 sickle and 8 knuts ($10 US Dollars). I have this interesting idea for the garter stitch section at the end. ::grins:: Ya'll will just have to wait and find out.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Yellow is for Hufflepuff


Next month I will be joining the Mighty House of Hufflepuff. Yes, you read that right. Not for HSKS7 which is almost over but for the Harry Potter Knitting & Crochet House Cup. Can you imagine me running around dressed like a bumblebee. Who would have thought? I'll probably be doing black with yellow as an accent color since I really don't look good in yellow. Clashes with the skin color.

As far as HSKS8 goes, I haven't made up my mind yet. But I heard that it involves Summer Camp. I wonder if there will be poison ivy there.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

HSKS VII Quidditch Round III

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
a. Black
b. Lupin
c. Pucey
d. Finnigan

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greek Goddess Athena?
a. Evans
b. Malfoy
c. McGonagall
d. Flitwick

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
Nicholas Flammel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
a. Theodore
b. Cedric
c. Viktor
d. Vincent

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
a. Creevey
b. Patil
c. Zabini
d. Vane

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak
b. Chris Van Allsberg
c. Ezra Jack Keats
d. John Steptoe

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
a. The Flagrante Curse
b. The Thieves’ Downfall
c. Anti-summoning Enchantments
d. The Geminio Curse

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
a. Another Death Eater’s back
b. George’s wand hand
c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand
d. George’s face

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
a. James was older
b. 6 months
c. 1 month
d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
a. Grimp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration
c. Gamp’s Law of Fundamental Transfiguration
d. Grimp’s Law of Fundamental Transfiguration


George Weasley

Professor McGonagall

Patil

Where the Wild Things Are

Thursday, April 9, 2009

From the Sett to the Snake Pit

Check what I found on my bed down in the Snake Pit. It is my kit from Mantacora Crimson of Hufflepuff. Let's just say that I was absolutely thrilled when this arrived. It had been a tough day of school and all I wanted to do was head out to Hogsmeade for some firewhiskey. But this has made me so very happy that I am quite content to sit in the common room and look at all my new goodies.

There were so many goodies to unwrap. And they were wrapped in the most best of all colors - green and silver.

The tissue box was not part of the package. I just used it to prop up the DPN holder. It is wicked cool. And the buttons match the one on the bag. Those are child size socks blockers in the most coolest shade of green.

I am not really sure what the orange stuff is for but I have an idea of what it might be. I do love all of the stationary products. My wonderous pal informs me that the orange item is highlighter tape. A very magical item indeed to help me keep my place on knitting charts.

My favorite yummies - Lemonheads!!! Plus some cool knitty goodies that I have been wanting to try. That circular needle is 9" and a US size 2. The little yellow thing is magnetic and will come in handy in keeping track of the chart when I do those gloves up.

Nascar stuff and some chocolate and lotion...enough said. :) That little red velvet bag will come in handy when the chocolates are all eaten.


And what Slytherin wouldn't love their very own Potions kit? Okay so it is actually a Potions game but it is wicked cool. Mine is now sitting on a beautiful black scarf.

And these are just the best ever. Two sets of stitch markers - Twilight and Jeff Burton (that Nascar dude who makes me squee like a school girl) themed. Can we say SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! Plus a handy dandy row counter in Slytherin colors. ::sighs:: I love my package. :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kit update...

I forgot to mention in the last post that my pal's kit is coming along quite nicely. I just have to add the liner to the bag and gather the goodies together for mailing. I want to get it out as soon as I can so I don't have to worry about that during the rest of term. I really hope my pal likes her bag. It took me forever to figure out what I wanted to make and then I kept changing my mind. So in the end, I just made something up. Now I am gonna have to make one of the bags in Slytherin colors just so I can write down what I did. Plus I did some practice on my very beginner spinning skills. I will have to take pictures of what I have done so far. I have some black roving on the way that I am gonna ply with the Slytherin roving. Should come out good - I hope. Laters....

Pride and Prejudice

Lately I have been on this weird kick. All I can think about is the book "Pride and Prejudice". Seriously, who in their right mind would not fall for Mr. Darcy. It makes me wish that Mum had named me "Elizabeth" instead of "Andromeda". But I really do love my name. After all there is a whole galaxy with the same name.



Sigh...that scene makes me squee with girlish delight every time I see it. I have also seen the Colin Firth version and love that one just as much. Sometimes I wish that I actually lived during those times. I might have to ask Mum if we could go visit the Jane Austin Centre in Bath.