Friday, July 25, 2008

I Customized A Harmony #10

So I just went all MacGyver on a Harmony #10 and am thrilled with the results. I’m finishing up the Doctor’s Bag from Knit2Together (of the "Seeking Public Accountability" thread). All the seams are finished by picking up around the pieces then grafted. It makes a really nice finished edge, but it means picking up a couple hundred stitches (and it is knit double-strand). So I’m picking up with a crochet hook and transfering the stitches off the back end of the crochet hook to a KP Harmony needle - one needle on a cable with a “stop” on the other end. And I think, “an interchangeable crochet hook end would be so cool.” Then I pull out the Dremel tool and ……

For which I was awarded a Level Three MacGyver Knitting Scout badge by fellow Ravalier Telcontar.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Emma Scrimgeour is a Spoiled Witch!

... who doesn't have a camera. So at the risk of tooting my own horn here are the pictures.

Quidditch - Round Three

1. When Hagrid returns to Hogwarts after being sent to see the giants with Madame Maxime, Professor Umbridge questions him on his late return to school. She suspects that Hagrid had been to the mountains, but where does he tell her he has been?
d. South of France

2. Professor Umbridge comes to Hagrid's Hut and searches his cabin one evening (as she believes Harry, Ron and Hermione are there visiting him at night when they are not supposed to). When she walks past the place where Harry, Ron and Hermione are hiding under the Invisibility Cloak, Harry holds his breath. True or false?
b. False

3. A stately-looking witch in an emerald green shawl is one of the members of the Advance Guard who rescues Harry from Privet Drive. What is her name?
a. Emmeline Vance

4. What is the name of the witch who was killed two weeks after the photo of the original Order of the Phoenix was taken?
b. Marlene McKinnon

5. Which two fifth year Ravenclaw students does Dumbledore choose to be prefects?
d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil

6. Which house was Rose Zeller sorted into?
d. Hufflepuff

7. What is the color of Murtlap's essence?
c. Yellow

8. Name the Ravenclaw girl who became prefect in Harry's fifth year.
b. Padma Patil

9. According to a healer's portrait at St. Mungo's hospital, which disease was Ron suffering from?
d. Spattergroit

10. Which book did Harry give Hermione for Christmas?
a. "New Theory of Numberology"

Bonus point: What movie will Robert Patterson (Pattinson?) star in this December?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Spoiled Times Two!

A special priority owl swooped into Beanswallow's yesterday carrying a large and very flat package. What in the world could it be? Turns out it was a lovely pair of sock blockers (made by Jalanna Kedavra herself), some dandy candy - homemade caramel and some Jelly Beans, lovely note cards and a precious little parcel of lavender from Jalanna's garden. Thank you so much, it is all wonderful and I'm sure to enjoy using (and eating!) it all.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Done, but no proof :-(

So my spoilee's handmade item is finished (and it is ::sqee:: lovely! However, I left my camera at a little league game and it went home with the sister-in-law. Trying to figure out how to get a picture to the Headmistress before midnight! I tried to tell the Slytherin Prefect that the dog ate my homework and she didn't buy it......