Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Slytherin Quiz

Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes, about a size 9W. Length: 9.25 inches Around: 9-9.25

Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? Both

Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks? Worm binder, really.

Do you collect anything? Does dust count? Not really, although I do have hundreds of cookbooks.

What is your favorite type of music? Are you MP3 ready?
No favorite kind of music and I own an iPod

Do you like sweets? What are your favorites?
Yes, although I'm trying to keep it to dark chocolate these days.

What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children?
Live with a friend. No pets. No children.

Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your swap pal. I will set up an Etsy wish list and update this post when I do.

Favorite Harry Potter movie character? Don't have one.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Quiddich Round One

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?
c. Emmeline Vance

2. What animal does Bellatrix Lestrange kill when she and her sister, Narcissa, are going to see Professor Snape?
b. Fox

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?
b. 11 p.m.

4. What did Professor Sluhorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?
a. An armchair

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?
a. E – Exceeds Expectation

6. Herbert Chorley, the Prime Minister’s Junior Minster, has been entertaining the public by impersonating which animal?
b. A duck

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?
d. Pomona

8. What is Dumbledore’s idea of ‘a few words’?
d. nitwit, oddment, blubber and tweak

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?
b. Damocles

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?
b. Eileen Prince

There will be no after...

...cause this is a mess! The only thing that is right is the color - purple. Yep I "highlighted" my hair with vibrant purple streaks. But the cut? A stringy mop. Giving it a couple days then calling the culprit for a re-do.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Before Picture

I'm going in for a major hair-do today. Cross your fingers it isn't a hair don't! Be warned, I don't do the hair thing often, when I do it is usually dramatic.

Here's the before:

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Beanswallow FAQ

Potter Name: Esmerelda "Esme" Beanswallow
Rav ID: CarmaFrancie
I am allergic to: nothing (maybe the metal nickel)
Pets that I have: none currently
My favorite yarn: Really? The one I just discovered - whatever that happens to be.
If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors?
I was before I realized that yes, in fact, I am the center of the universe and went Slytherin.
My favorite flavor: too hard to call. Good coffee, dark chocolate, grapefruit (citrus in general), ginger and clove.
My favorite holiday: Thanksgiving
I would like to receive a scarf kit, I think, but am open to bag.
List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: I really have all the knitting needles I need, but would love to get more Addi crochet hooks. The only one I have is 5,5 (US I) BTW, the scarf does not need to be a crochet pattern.
Is there a brand that you are dying to try?: See above.
I’ve participated in HSKS: this is #3
Do you have a birthday during this swap? No

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Homework Already!

1. Do you knit and/or crochet

2. How long have you been at your craft?
Crochet since childhood (and I'm NOT being more specific). Knitting for about 3 years.

3. Do you spin?
I have a Turkish drop spindle, but have not learned how to use it!

4. What type of spinning do you do (drop spindle or wheel)?
See above.

5. Are there any other crafts that you participate in? The only thing I can think of that I haven't done is tatting. Quilting, sewing, and textile design/dyeing are probably my strongest craftastic skills.

6. What are your favorite yarns/fibers?
Wool, bamboo, linen and hemp.

7. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers?
Acrylics and wools that are very course and fuzzy.

8. Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance? Not that I can think of.

9. What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? bags and small accessories like mittens, scarves and hats.

10. What are you currently working on?
I still need to finish lining my Doctor's Bag. Just ordered yarn to start the Cambridge Jacket for a Christmas present.

11. Anything you plan to start this autumn?
Afore mentioned jacket. Lots of presents and swap related stuff.

12. What is your favorite Finished Object? The Jughead Hat I made for a friend. Not because it was the fanciest or best yarn, but because it was so perfectly him and he loved it.

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

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Your result for The Harry Potter Husband Test...

Mrs. Bill Weasley

Your perfect HP man is Bill Weasley.

You like guys who are cool. And not cool in that fake, dicky way, but actually cool. He's so cool that they couldn't find any actor to adequately portray him, so they decided to just leave him out of the movies rather than risk not doing justice to his coolness. He's like the Chuck Norris of Harry Potter: plain freaking awesome. When Voldemort says "You-Know-Who", he's talking about Bill Weasley.

(Fanarty by The Starhorse http://the-starhorse.deviantart.com/ Used with permission.)

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What a loverly surprise I received today. Two packages swooped into the Cafe late this afternoon and one of them was this beautious hank of yarn I won for the kit I assembled for HSKS5. A sweet treat and very lovely card accompanied. What was in the other package? Well that's a surprise for someone at Hogwarts, so I'm not tellin'.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Winding up for another term

So it's on! HSKS 6 is underway. New Head Girl Lavender Diggory-Dolohov is already prowling the halls looking to make trouble for those goodie-too shoes from Gryffindor. I'm trying to figure out how to enchant the paintings so that she can have eyes everywhere!

I've been thinking a bit about my, as yet unassigned, swap partner. The last two swaps I've had a Ravenclaw. This time I'm hoping for a 'Puff. It would bee fun to sting someone with little surprises and set them buzzing.......