Thursday, September 30, 2010

Week 3 Word Association Game

Pumpkin Juice
Owl Post
Leaf Blower
Weasley Red-heads
Quaffle Quidditch
Hallow Tree
Mad Cow Disease
Dragon egg
Crystal rocks
Trees Forbidden Forest
Hermione "Know-it-all"
Hogwarts Castle
Burrow cool place to live
Dobby annoying
Horcrux dark magic
Ministry of Magic
Magic Hogwarts
Sirius constellation
Apple Pie
Juice Pumpkin
Candle Floating
Ghost Hunters
Snake Charmer
Wand Buttocks
Invisibility Cloak
Tent Bigger on the Inside
Spell books
Umbridge Psychotic Lady who wears pink
Dursely uptight
Prophet Daily Newspaper

Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Week 2 Blogging...Run away, run away!!!

What 5 things would you not leave home without if you were going into hiding, camping, or running away and WHY.

1. The iPad... it can store books, patterns, and music.

2. A Towel

“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in “Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.” (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)”

Douglas Adams (from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

3. A Sonic Screwdriver... comes in handy for many situations.

4. The Race Car Driver... to keep me warm at night. :)

5. A backpack with an Undetectable Extension Charm placed on it...that way I could bring whatever else I need.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Welcome Week Homework

1.Someone with the same craft as you (either those listed above or another one).
Intarsia Bindoff (sewing)

2.Someone who was born in the same month as you.
Cassandra Goode (March)

3.Someone from a different country.
Saraid Swiftrunner is Canadian

4.A new HSKS Family member.
Caradoc Brocklehurst is a 1st year

5.Someone who has been in 3 or more HSKS swaps.
Hermione Bagnold

6.Someone who has a bigger stash than you! (And if your stash is the biggest, proudly say so!
Rowena Bladvak - 166 items stashed

7.Someone who both knits and crochets.
Emma Diggory

8.Someone who has the same favorite color as you.
Winifred Hornswaggle (blues and greens)

9.Someone who has the same favorite season/holiday as you.
Siobhan Mooney - Halloween

10.Someone who has the same favorite fiber as you.
Perenelle Tejedora (alpaca)

My information...
1. I knit, crochet, sew, spin (with a spinning wheel), dye, and do beadwork.
2. I am a March baby.
3. I live in the United States.
4. I am NOT a new HSKS family member.
5. I have been here since HSKS3.
6. I don't even have most of my stash on Ravelry.
7. Yes, I knit (since 2002) and crochet (since 1986).
8. My favorite color is greens, blues, dark purple, black, blood red, camouflage.
9. My favorite season is spring and my favorite holiday is Halloween.
10. My favorite fibers include merino wool and alpaca.

So I had great fun running around (like The Doctor) getting reacquainted with my fellow students and meeting the newbies. And then after that I went to a muggle spinning event which was great fun despite the lack of magic. I did remember how to use a drop spindle after two years of non-use and actually ended up with some pretty consistent spinning. Anyway, that is all for now.

Monday, September 13, 2010