Friday, November 21, 2008

Flying Pickles?

Why, yes! My owl, Pickles, is winging his way to the UK (lucky bird) with a special package for Arae! I do hope he makes it okay. Arae, his favorite thing in the world is peanut butter, so if you wouldn't mind putting some on a cracker for him when he arrives, I know he's be most grateful!

Also, I wanted to show you what else I've been working on (besides Arae's kit!):
Jaywalker Socks
Yarn: excellent Hufflepuff yarn from Ellie at that my spoiler, Elladora, sent as an early gift!
Needles: a sad, sad story...I was using lovely Sox Stix from Lantern Moon that I received in HSKS4, but alas - I snapped one right in half on the plane ride home from California last weekend so now I'm using half Sox Stix and half random size 1's from my stash.

Lovely yarn and I love this pattern - it's so not-fussy and relaxing!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Quidditch! Hope I make the deadline...

It's 5:28AM and I'm at the Sacramento Airport - I seriously hope my post counts toward Quidditch this weekend! Sorry I won't be able to search for the Snitch, but I know my fellow Gryfs will come up victorious!! Here's my Quidditch Quiz - ROAR ROAR GRYFFINDOR!!!

1. Who was Tom Riddle Sr.'s girlfriend before Merope gave him the love potion?
a. Eleanor
b. Cecilia
c. Sally
d. Mandy

2. What does Luna say floated into Harry's ear when he was in the train car that supposedly caused him to lose focus?
a. Demiguise
b. Jobberknoll
c. Wrackspurt
d. Runespoor

3. How much do the primary Apparition lessons cost?
a. 10 galleons
b. 8 galleons
c. 15 galleons
d. 12 galleons

4. What is Professor Merrythought's first name?
a. Eileen
b. Galatea
c. Carol
d. Jocelyn

5. What Hogwarts club was Eileen Prince captain of?
a. Charms Club
b. Gobstones Club
c. The Slug Club
d. Occlumency Club

6. Who is head of the Goblin Liaison office?
a. Ambrosius Flume
b. Dirk Cresswell
c. Ciceron Harkiss
d. Barnabas Cuffe

7. Mrs. Weasley offers Fleur a goblin-made tiara for the wedding with Bill. What family member is currently in possession of the tiara?
a. Aunt Muriel
b. Aunt Ethel
c. Aunt Edna
d. Aunt Thelma

8. How many points does Snape take from Gryffindor for Harry's late arrival and muggle attire?
a. 30
b. 70
c. 50
d. 90

9. When Profressory Slughorn first meets Hermione, he asks her whether she is related to Hector Dagworth-Granger. What society did Dgworth-Granger found?
a. The Most Extraordinary Society of Charms
b. The Most Extraordinary Society of Herbology
c. The Most Extraordinary Society of the Defense Against the Dark Arts
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers

10. Which of these describes Golpalott's Third Law?
a. The antidote for blended poison will be equal to less than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components
b. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to less than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate compenents
c. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate compenents
d. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separtea components

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday night...

...and squeaking in with a last-minute post! I made great progress this weekend on my swappee's project and am so looking forward to putting her kit together. Pickles, my owl, should be winging his way across the Atlantic soon...but first, I have a muggle business trip to LA that I'm leaving for in the morning. So, no fun and interesting antics from the weekend at Hogwarts, because most of it was spent cleaning, doing laundry and packing.

Back next Sunday - everyone have a great week!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Better late than never...

So, had a nutty, nutty weekend and just realized I forgot to do my homework! How awful!! Anyway, here it is, better late than never...

1. Favorite magical creature: I think centaurs are awesome. Mighty and proud, and so, so smart.

2. Favorite charm, spell or curse: Accio! Because who wants to get up from their cozy spot when they've dropped a knitting needle and it rolls under the couch?

3. Favorite holiday tradition: We do the Italian "Feast of the Seven Fishes" on Christmas Eve. I don't even eat half of them but the family gets all worked up for it, so it's a lot of fun.

4. Favorite fiber-based FO: I am still absolutely in love with the very first Baby Surprise Jacket that I ever made, you can see it in my Projects on Ravelry (I'm 'redheadknits'). I used two strands of sock yarn held together and it just gave it the coolest, textured look for my little buddy, Elliott. He looks adorable in it! I have another that needs starting ASAP for my new little homegirl, Evelyn, and I better get going - she was born last Wednesday!