Sunday, September 30, 2007

1st Pair of Socks Completed!!

That's right--I just completed my first pair of socks!!! I can't believe I waited so long to make my first pair--I'm now on a serious sock kit and my sock yarn stash has increased dramatically this past weekend (although it was my birthday so I think it was meritted).

I will post pictures when I get a chance!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

HSKS Package almost ready...

Yup, that's right I'm close to being able to send this puppy out! I finished the bag this afternoon and am happy about the results. With just a few more items coming in the mail, I'm hoping to have this ready to send out the first week of October!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Second Sock

Yes! I finally cast that bad boy on this past week and am at the place that I messed it up last time. Keeping my fingers crossed for a good outcome!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Quidditch: Round 1!

1. Who is the Hogwarts teacher that Voldemort performed the Avada Kedavra curse on in Deathly Hallows?

B. Charity Burbage

2. Who replaces the Muggles studies teacher in Deathly Hallows?

C. Alecto Carrow

3. When Harry meets Mr. Ollivander for the first time, which wand law is introduced?

C. The wand chooses the wizard

4. According to Mr. Ollivander, what is not necessary to take true possession of another wizard's wand?

A. to kill the owner

5. If you know anything about Harry Potter, you will know that Harry's Patronus is a stag. But what is his best friend Ron Weasley's Patronus?

D. Jack Russel Terrier

6. Now for the third member of the trio. What form does Hermione Granger's Patronus take?

A. Otter

7. What did Mrs. Weasley make to eat the first night Harry arrived at Grimmauld Place?

A. Stew

8. In book 5, at the start of term feast, what is Ron eating when trying to talk to Nearly Headless Nick?

C. Roast Potato

9. A half-giant called Rubeus Hagrid takes you to Diagon Alley for the first time. To get there, you go into the courtyard of a pub called the Leaky Cauldron. There, Hagrid taps a certain brick on the courtyard wall three times with his pink umbrella, revealing the entrance to Diagon Alley. As he decides which brick to tap, he mutters instructions to himself. What instructions does he mutter?

B. Three up...two across

10. The first place you go in Diagon Alley is Gringotts bank, where you can withdraw money from your vault and Hagrid can withdraw a top-secret package from Vault No. 713 on Dumbledore’s orders. On the second set of doors leading into the bank you notice a poem written. These are the first two lines:Enter, stranger, but take heedOf what awaits the sin of greed,What is the next line?

D. For those who take, but do not earn

Go Hufflepuffs!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sock Problems

I had to frog my entire second sock last was sad. I had that thing on my needles for two months and I finally was able to work on it and what do I do? In the words of Knitty D and the City--it was FAST and WRONG! I was on a roll and thought I was going to cast off by this weekend until I noticed last night that my heel was a bit short--not a bit, a lot short. After checking out my pattern, I realized that I only had made the heel flap 1/4" instead of 2 and 1/4" inch--so not cool. I frogged back to the heel and decided to go the whole length since I kinda stink at picking up stitches. Looking on the bright side: I could use the extra practice...

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Finished Project !!

Finally finished the Irish Hiking Scarf and in less than a month. No mind that it took at least six hours a week (not including weekends) to complete this project but it's done!!

Also I purchased my supplies for my knitting bag for my HSKS3 partner and also made a couple of extras for her and my football along partner. I'd say more but don't want to ruin the surprise! As soon as I'm sure my swapee's get the packages I'll post pictures.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Stash Purge

Recently I've acquired some serious amounts of acyrilic yarn-like about 50-75 skeins. This is more acyrilic than anyone should have and I want to get rid of it. Most of it is brand new with the label still in good condition. I did the Cubs for Kids project with it (from the Football-along)so I think it would be perfect for charity knitting of this nature. If anyone out there wants a couple of skeins I would be happy to send them along to you for free. Glad to have them go to someone who will use it! Shipping could get a bit expensive if I get a lot of people wanting, so if you feel it in the depths of your heart to send a couple of bucks for shipping costs I'd be most grateful. :)
If you would like a couple of skeins please leave a comment with your email and I'll contact you to get your shipping info.


Monday, September 3, 2007

What kind of knitting needles are you?

You are interchangeable.Fun, free, and into everything, you've got every eventuality covered and every opportunity just has to be taken. Every fiber is wonderful, and every day is a new beginning. You are good at so many things, it's amazing, but you can easily lose your place and forget to show up. They have row counters for people like you!
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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Hufflepuff Pride!

Just thought I'd show a little class spirit and post this lovely banner on my blog--Go Hufflepuffs!!

Saturday, September 1, 2007


Don't know how to respond to comments left by anyone on my post so I'll just do it here (I will get this blog thing down eventually:))

First, Thanks Tia for leaving me some comments--I'm excited to get to know you this month and although I'm not a fan of Halloween, I do love how all of the candy are wrapped individually and then put in monster bags. I bought four bags last year, had 2 trick-or-treaters and had a wonderful November:)

Second, to 'Wings', no I'm not in the irish hiking scarf KAL, I should join it but I'm actually close to being finished. I need to start checking these things before starting a project--great way to meet new people!!

Thanks for all the comments--I'm shocked that anyone is even reading my blog!!

Happy Labor Day