Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Crazy Sock Lady

Self proclaimed "Crazy Sock Lady" anyway. I now have a sock on the needles in every method possible ... and if there's another one, please let me know, because I will probably try that one too, LOL!! Today I cast on my Tofutsies for the Peppermint Twist Socks from the December Issue of Knit 'N Style magazine. I had this on my to do list anyway, but there is a group on Ravelry that has contests each month and the one for the upcoming month is any pattern by Nancy Bush or anything with cables ... well viola ... this pattern has cables, LOL!!

This is my first dealing with knitting socks on two circular needles and I like it so far (I don't think there is a method that I don't like). I am using size 2 24" circulars from Knit Picks and they work great.

The other methods I am currently doing are DPN Toe Up socks, DPN Cuff Down Socks and Magic Loop Socks.

Here's an update on my Ridiculous Sock Yarn Stash!

1. (2) Knit Picks Essentials - Peacock Multi - Magic Loop
2. (2) Knit Picks Essentials - Meadow Multi
3. (2) Knit Picks Essentials - Pine - Vinnland
4. (2) Knit Picks Essentials - Dusk
5. (2) Knit Picks Memories - Uzume
6. (1) Opal - Jaywalkers
7. (1) Trekking XXL - Baby Backwards Rib
8. (1) Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox - Fruit Salad - Purl & Lace Socks Knit 'N Style
9. (1) Socks that Rock - Fire on the Mountain - Eleanor
10. (1) Smooshy - Ruby River
11. (1) Art Yarns
12. (2) Regia - Horcrux Socks
13. (1) Sockotta
14. (1) Cherry Tree Hill - Maple Sugar - Fawkes
15. (1) TV Yarn - Meduim
16. (1) Tofutsies - Peppermint Twist
17. (1) On Your Toes
18. (1) Universal Yarn Wisdon Yarns Marathon New York

I have many, many sock patterns that I have been going through trying to match them up to yarn. I have a few done already, but many more to go through.

Lime & Violet has a wonderful tutorial on sock knitting if you haven't tried it yet. Though beware, you will become an addict!!

I also found a blog of a woman in the Ravelry group I was talking about up above who has tutorials on designing your own socks!! This is awesome because I plan on doing that in the near future myself and this is very helpful to me.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


Note to self and all other bloggers ... SAVE your posts before they get lost in cyber space. I just had this really long post disappear right before my eyes, uuurrrgghhh!!!

Anyway, on to the good stuff! Today we went to see The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D at the theater. It was really cool. Its the original movie, so nothing really jumped off the screen, but the things in the foreground really seemed to be popping out. I love this movie so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see it on the big screen ... and in 3D too!

While there we saw a trailer for a new movie starring Brendan Fraser that is also in 3D - and the trailer was too! The title is Journey 3D and it is a remake of Journey to the Center of the Earth. The 3D effects in the trailer were really cool ... jump out of your seat cool.

This weekend I feel as though a HUGE weight has been lifted from my shoulders because I finished knitting things for swaps and mailed out 3 swap packages in the last two weeks. Moreso because they were all due by the 31st which is fast approaching!! Now I can spend time knitting whatever I want without deadlines, LOL!!!

The weather today was PERFECT for seeing a movie - it is grey and raining and just plain yucky out there - and before the showtime I spent some time perusing Ravelry for sock patterns for the now SEVENTEEN skeins of sock yarn I have ... yes somehow I bought another one last night.

This is Universal Yarn - Wisdom Marathon New York in Color #221.

While perusing sock patterns I found that someone out there had done Jaywalkers in Opal Prisma and they looked AWESOME! I would have never thought to use this yarn for that pattern and I happen to have some on hand!! So I cast on for that today.

Also pictured are my beautiful dyed DPNs from Grafton Fibers. The photo doesn't do them justice. The colors are rich and the needles are laminated for a high shine and smoothness. They work beautifully and are much smoother than my bamboo needles. Check out their website for better photos and to check out all the other products they have!!

These next socks are on my WIP list, but not included in my sock yarn skein list because they are for a coworker and she bought the yarn, LOL!! They are simple toe up socks (wrap increases and p2tog, ssk decreases for shaping) and are done in Trekking XXL. Last night I finished the rest of the foot and turned the heel. At the moment I am contemplating whether to do stockinette or ribbing for the leg.

Funny animal observation for the day (though this happens every day at my house): Why do animals spin around in circles when they are excited or want something?!?! Can you imagine if we humans did this ... standing impatiently, spinning in line for coffee in the morning or spinning for joy when we get a swap package on our porch, LOL!!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

AArrr!! Its Official - I'm a Pirate

My pirate name is:

Iron Anne Bonney

A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you a tough person. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from
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Final Dishcloth Swap Topic

How was your experience in the exchange? Did you enjoy the folks you met? Did you just love the cloth and goodies you received? Please share any thoughts, criticism, and things you loved!

I love the dishcloth swaps for several reasons, below are some of the ones that readily come to mind :o) I will be signing up for the next swap too!!
  1. The dishcloth packages are smaller packages (than other swaps) and easily affordable to get items for and send
  2. Dishcloths are really easy and quick things to knit, so there's no stress involved in getting the item done
  3. There are so many dishcloth patterns that it is really easy to customize the cloth if you read your pal's questionnaire and blog to get some ideas
  4. I love scented and handmade soaps and find new places and people that make them when I participate in the swaps
  5. Its fun to meet new people and read all the blogs for the participants
  6. This particular round fell nearest my FAVORITE holiday and my swap parnter made sure to include items relevant to that

Thursday, October 25, 2007


I received my Fall Into Autumn Dishcloth Swap package from Cheryl today! It was full of super cool stuff. There was a dishcloth she knit, its an awesome on the bias cloth with a loop for hanging too!! A lovely soap bag in my favorite color of purple! White Cheddar Cheez-Its ... not sure how she knew, but I LOVE them!! Two take out style containers of Halloween theme - one contained a skein of yarn and the other the most AWESOME Halloween socks EVER!!! There's no doubt I will be wearing those next Wednesday!!! Also enclosed was a magnet list pad - I use those all the time for shopping, and a little wire bound notebook, those I love to carry around to the yarn shops to jot down info and an orange and black candle holder, can't wait to try it out and an awesome candy jar, FULL of Hershey kisses no less!!!

Here is a close up of the cloth, soap - which is Candy Apple from Sharon's Soaps 'N Stuff and the yarn I received, which I LOVE - Classic Elite Yarns "Flash" in a lovely two tone twist of sage green. Thank you Cheryl! I love everything!!

On to other news :o) I bought yet another skein of sock yarn last night at the yarn store while I was there for Charmed Knits ... hey, who can pass up a NEW ADDITION to the store that is only $12 and makes a pair of socks?!?! They only had 6 skeins and between the members of the class, it was all sold out! It is On Your Toes by Kertzer - it has aloe vera in it and I got "Blue Print" for the color.

Because I have so much sock yarn, I have been busy perusing the net and magazines for sock patterns to use it up! So far I have:

  • Peppermint Twist in Knit 'N Style Dec. 07 issue for my Tofutsies
  • Purl Lace Socks in Knit 'N Style Dec. 07 issue for my Alpaca Sox
  • Fawkes from for my Cherry Tree Hill
  • Eleanor on for my Socks that Rock

Those are definites, there are others I am tossing around, but haven't yet decided on :o)

I won the dishcloth design contest over at Hogwart's Sock/Scarf Kit Swap 3!! You can find the pattern here.

I finished the bag and the other item that I was making for this swap and have it all boxed up!! I hope if I get to work early enough tomorrow I can get to the Post Office before they close and get it on its way!

Speaking of Hogwart's and Harry Potter - I picked up yarn to make the sweater tree ornaments (Jo Sharp DK Wook in a green and burn orange color) that are in Charmed Knits and I hope to get a few of those done before Christmas for various people. At least I can finish a garment of that scale, LOL!!!

I received 2 of 3 stitch marker sets, this set was from Robyn. They are lovely hematite healing beads (which I found out from Robyn) which is so cool!! I love them, thanks Robyn!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Witchy, Piratey and Yarny Goodness ...

Day Trip

We went to Salem, MA for some Halloweeny goodness Saturday, but before we were even out of town we saw this guy trying to cross a fairly busy street. So my BF picked him up and put him in the back of my truck and we gave him a ride across the street. He didn't really ENJOY our help, but he was very nice and didn't try to bite.

I could only assume since he was trying to cross the street, that he was trying to get to this pond. So that's where we dropped him off. These man made ponds are nice to look at in between all the office buildings, but that means all these critters are walking in the streets! Lucky for this guy he was crossing in front of my truck today, not so sure anyone else would stop and get him out of the road!

So after saving the day we proceeded to our final destination! Salem, MA. It was very busy considering its October and they have all kinds of Halloween stuff going on. Plus it was a very nice day for weather.

In addition to all of the new age, witchy and piratey goodness that Salem has to offer, there's also WATER! Glorious ocean water! Here's us in front of a big pirate ship.

Now, as I'm sure all of you knitters can relate, I had to check and see if there were any yarn stores near where we were going to be ... and there was! Seed Stitch is right in the area we were going to be so I wanted to stop there. I checked their site ahead of time and saw that they carried Cascade 220, which I have been dying to try, but my LYS doesn't carry. So that was on my list to get. I got two skeins in color 7807 purple. Also I picked up a skein of sock yarn (more on that below) because I have recently seen ads for Alpaca blends and here I found one such yarn. Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox in Fruit Salad.

Here's another view of the inlet at Pickering Warf and this is a nice little seagull who was posing for a photo. We ate at FINZ because you can't go near water and not get seafood! My BF and I split a Blackened Catfish Tostada appetizer (which was the size of a meal) and it was so delicious. A little spicy for my taste, but it did say CAJUN so that's just me, nothing they did wrong, LOL! Then I got Lobster Raviolis which were to die for.

We went shopping in several stores and I got another Salem t-shirt, my other one is practically falling apart its several years old and I wear it all the time. This time I got a one that says "Pirate Girl" on the front and the back says: "Pillaging, Drinking, Flogging, Wenching ... these are a few of my favorite things" LOL! I also got a nice zippered hoddie that says "Salem / Witch City" on the front.

Shopping was great, there are so many things to look at, but at times some of the stores were so crowded it was just too much congestion and foot traffic. I had wanted to go to the Pirate Museum, but we'll have to do that off season, when we got there the line was around the building ... no way was I spending my entire time standing in a line.


Before we left I finished the bag for the Hogwart's Swap! Now I am working on the strap, but the main part is done!! I am IMPATIENTLY blocking it at the moment, I just put it outside on the porch because I am hoping it will dry quicker outside (not in direct sunlight of course). I can't wait until it is received by my swap pal so that I can add it to my finished projects list! I don't want to spoil it and post photos now. I am also working on another small item for this swap that I will try and finish up in the next few days. Then this package will be ready to go!

Last week I sent out my Fall Into Autumn Dishcloth Swap package. That one was anonymous, so I will not post details until its received.

On to the more on sock yarn in my stash!
  • (2) Knit Picks Essentials - Meadow Multi
  • (2) Knit Picks Essentials - Pine
  • (2) Knit Picks Essentials - Dusk
  • (2) Knit Picks Memories
  • (1) Opal
  • (1) Trekking XXL
  • (1) Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox - Fruit Salad
  • (1) Socks that Rock - Fire on the Mountain
  • (1) Smooshy - Ruby River
  • (1) Art Yarns
  • (2) Regia
  • (1) Sockotta
  • (1) Cherry Tree Hill - Maple Sugar
  • (1) TV Yarn - Meduim
  • (1) Tofutsies

And I am PRETTY SURE that's all of them ... I could be wrong. So that is 15 - FIFTEEN skeins of sock yarn and not one completed PAIR of socks yet!! I also have another pair on the needles for a co-worker that's not listed here. I have one pair of the needles for Magic Loop not listed here and the Art Yarns is also on the needles.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Winter Wonderland Coffee Swap Questionnaire


What are your favorite kinds of coffee? (Brands, Roasts, anything at all you'd like to share!)
I only drink FLAVORED coffees.

Do you prefer whole bean or ground coffee?
Either - I do have a coffee grinder.

This time of year, there are often Holiday Blends available, and many flavored coffees - do you drink flavored coffee?
LOL! YES! See item #1.

Do you enjoy special blends?
I enjoy anything as long as its flavored.

How do you take your coffee? Cream and Sugar? Straight up? Decaf?
Cream and Sugar.

Do you prefer drinking from a nice thick mug, or a matched cup and saucer?
A nice thick mug.

Winter and Holidays - PLEASE be descriptive!

What is your favorite part of Winter?
The holidays. I don't really like the cold or the snow, but I do enjoy wrapping up in a nice warm blanket on the couch and knitting or watching a movie during a snow storm.

Do you celebrate a holiday in December, and if so, which holiday?

If you celebrate Christmas, do you put up a tree?

Would you enjoy items related to the holiday, or would you prefer a Winter themed package?
The only items that I would like are tree ornaments or very small festive knick knacks (I live in a small place and don't have room for other decorations or holiday items or room to store much either when it is not in season).

Do you collect anything?
Besides yarn?!?! No.

Are there any holiday or winter-themed items (Snowmen, Angels, Snoflakes, Santas, etc) that you collect?

Do you wear scarves? Mittens? Hats?
Scarves only.

What is your favorite holiday or winter treat?
Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.

Please share a favorite Winter or Holiday memory.
When I first went to my boyfriends family's Christmas one of the things we did was go sledding. I mean everyone ... even his mom ... ok so not his dad, LOL! There were about 10 of us out there sledding in the dark. It was super fun.

Yarn and Crafting

Do you Knit or Crochet?

For how long?
A little over a year.

Do you like wooden, metal, or plastic needles\hooks?
I prefer bamboo for straight needles, long circulars for socks (magic loop - I could use size 1, 32-40") and usually metal circulars for afghans and sweater projects. I only have metal crochet hooks, but would like some wood ones (size G or H would be most useful).

Circular or straight?
Depends on the project.

What sort of projects do you enjoy making?
Do you mean what don't I enjoy making?!?! So far I've enjoyed afghans, scarves, socks, hats, dishcloths, soap bags, drawstring bags and baby stuff.

What are your favorite types of yarn to work with?
Merino wool, Alpaca, Cotton.

Do you spin or dye?
No ... or should I say not yet.

Do you do other crafts such as scrapbooking or needlepoint or anything else?
All of the above, LOL!! I rubber stamp, scrapbook and do needlpoint and cross stitch.


When is your birthday?

Do you have any children? (Furry kind count!)
One dog, three cats and a boyfriend.

What are your favorite colors?
Purple and green (and everything in between).

Do you have any allergies?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tales of Yarn

I finally got my first skein of Socks that Rock! The colorway is Fire on the Mountain. A knitting instructor that I take a lot of classes with needed enough for one more sock so we split the skein and I'll still have enough to make a pair of my own.

Also, a HUGE order of Tofutsies came in and I have been wanting to try it, but my LYS only had 4 skeins for the longest time (and I didn't really care for any of the colors ... probably why they were left over, LOL). There were so many colors that I liked after seeing all of them, but I decided on this one. I am so excited to because I found a pattern using Tofutsies in the December edition of Knit 'N Style and I really like it, so I have the perfect pattern for this yarn!

At this time I have 12 sock yarns on hand and have yet to actually finish a pair of socks, LOL!!! So essentially I have enough sock yarn on hand to keep me busy with a PAIR A MONTH for the NEXT YEAR! I should really be banned from purchasing any more sock yarn!!

I started the Charmed Knits class at my LYS last night. I am making the Quidditch Sweater. I chose colors similar to Slytherin (what I chose is not the green listed in the book, but one that I know I will wear a lot). So the main color will be this green and the stripe will be a heather grey.

Two ladies are making Mrs. Weasley's Bag of Stitch Witchery (as is the instructor) and are making it in other colors than those in the book so those should be interesting to see. Another woman is making the Invisibility Shawl, and I think the other two are making house hats. Some of us are also making book scarves.

I was a good knitter and started with a gauge swatch. Sometimes I knit really tight so I wanted to make sure the gauge was correct so that the sweater actually fits! Then I cast on for the back and got as far as you see in the photo. This seems to knit up pretty quickly so I hope to have a good portion done before this class ends, but it is only three weeks so I am not expecting to finish the entire sweater!

I have one more 12 row pattern repeat on the bag I am making for the Hogwart's swap, so I hope to have that finished by the end of the weekend or the latest Tuesday night (because I want to bring it to class Wednesday and get advice on blocking if needed). Then I just have the strap, but I think that'll work up really quick.

Dishcloth Swap Topic #6

Now that it is getting cooler here, it makes me think of apple picking and hay rides. Are you the type that likes to go to participate in all the fall festivities like apple picking, pumpkins, decorating for the fall, hay rides, baking fall goodies, etc. or do you just sit and count the days till Thanksgiving/Christmas/Hanukkah?

I love Fall, it is my favorite season. Especially being in New England where I get to see the Fall foliage everyday. I enjoy the cooler temperatures as well after the exhausting summer humidity and heat. I do like apple picking, but always manage to think of it too late or have too many things going on that I miss the opportunity. I enjoy Haunted Houses, but can't always talk other people into going with me, LOL!! I used to go almost every year as a teenager. I like to decorate for Halloween and love seeing the other decorations people put out. Hopefully we will get to Salem, MA this year, but the date we picked has a forecast for rain :o(

HSKS Quidditch Round 3


1. What was the name of the book Dumbledore left for Hermione in his will?
a. The Tales of Beedle the Bard

2. Whose sign was on Xenophilius Lovegood's chest?
d. Grindewald

3. Was October 30, 1980 the night that Lilly and James Potter died?
b. No

4. What's another name for the Elder Wand?
a. Deathstick

5. Whose Potterwatch code name was 'Rodent'?
d. Fred

6. What was so special about the peacocks at the Malfoy Manor?
d. They were all white

7. Who does Harry say was "probably the bravest man I knew?"
a. Snape

8. What thing was Lockhart giving Hagrid advice about getting out of a well?
b. Kelpies

9. What was the occupation of Colin Creevey's father?
d. Milkman

10. Which Professor of Hogwarts was a dueling champion when he was young?
a. Flintwick

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Bertie Botts Beans
Jelly Slugs
Chocolate Frogs
Blood Pops
Jenean's first HSKS kit (Bonus Point: Who made the kit? Ansley)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Still Green

We went for a walk at the trail down the street today and were surprised at how GREEN everything still is. Across the street from this area all the trees are lovely orange and red and yellow, yet where the paths are its all still very green.

We took the dog today and she had so much fun SNIFFING everything. There must be so many interesting scents in the woods. This time we actually saw chipmunks. We've been to these trails a few times this year and this was the first time we saw any critters.

I didn't get all the knitting done that I wanted to today. I made the super easy, super yummy pot roast in the crock pot though, so making dinner certainly was not taking any of my time, LOL!!

I did however finish my Halloween cards, LOL! Lately I have been getting back into stamping more. Its amazing how many things we crafters have that we don't even know about. Every time I go through my stamping supplies I find all of these, "Oh I forgot about this stamp!" or "Oh I didn't even know I had this, brad, glitter, medium, etc."

I still have to work on my Christmas cards and I want them done by December 1st so that I can mail them out early and everyone can appreciate my hard work and display it somewhere in their house as long as possible, LOL!!

I had a few projects that I wanted to knit this season that I don't see happening! I wanted to make a pumpkin hat for a friend's baby ... but soon that won't be appropriate to wear, so maybe next year!

Here's an update on what's on the needles in the WIP box (yes its actually a cardboard box - a small one, but still a box!):

  • Reversible Cable Scarf (Ultra Alpaca by Berocco)
  • Art Yarns Toe Up Socks
  • Tank Top (obviously for NEXT summer, LOL)
  • Alpaca & Matrix Scarf
  • Toe Up Socks in Zitron Trekking XXL by Skacel (for co-worker - I plan on finishing them in November when swaps and classes are over)
  • Magic Loop Socks (Knit Picks Essentials)
  • Afghan (Softee Chunky by Bernat)
  • Cat Dishcloth

Considering I ripped out two socks that weren't going anywhere anytime soon this list actually doesn't look too bad at the moment! I thought there were way more things on there!

What's your Favorite Contest Contest!

Check out Krafty1's blog for a contest on what your favorite contest is!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Aaaahhhhh :o)

Well my magic loop socks are still only cuffs at the moment. I do like this method and want to finish these socks, but I have other things that have deadlines! So I think I will have to put these on hold for the moment until I finish some other knitting. The yarn is Knit Picks Essentials in Peacock.

I started something else for a swap pal today and I think this has to be the SMALLEST ball of yarn I have ever knit from, LOL! I'm not telling what this is so that I don't give anything away :o)

I was too busy this week to mention that I got my invite to Ravelry!! I started adding my stash and am trying to update projects, there is just oh so much to do on there and so many groups and people to find.

Next week I have the Charmed Knits class at my local yarn store based on the book. I am going to make the Quidditch Sweater. I am usually not a Slytherin when I get sorted, but green is a good color for me, so it will be in Slytherin colors.

The title of this post is "Aaaahhh" because I feel that I got a bit of crafting done today. Nothing really finished, but some progress anyway. I started Halloween cards, another swap gift and I got my SP11 pal's package packed up and my Fall Into Autumn Dishcloth Swap pal's package packed up ... now I just have to get to the post office to mail them :o) That'll probably happen Thursday or Friday of this week.

I watched "Nightwatch" today. It is a Russian movie about the timeless battle between good and evil. It was very good. I am excited that "Daywatch" which is the sequel is coming out to DVD this month.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Winter Wonderland Coffee Swap

Well I thought I was all done with swaps for this year until I found this one, and I love, love, love coffee!!! Winter Wonderland Coffee Swap.

Registration begins Oct. 24th and ends Oct. 31st.


BOO! I finished this dishcloth (pattern here) for my pal in the Fall Into Autumn Dishcloth Swap. It is anonymous, so it'll still be a surprise even if I post it here!! I packed everything up and just wanted to make a Halloween card to put in there too.

I stopped at the rubber stamp store today to pick up some supplies I needed to make more Halloween cards. I made 12 the other week for the Stamp Club swap and didn't have time to make more for mailing out to people, so I will do that this weekend.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Dishcloth Swap Topic #5

Either flash your needles and other items you use to make your wares or, if you don't have a camera, describe your goods for us in detail. Dpns, circs, straights, hooks, tape measures, darning needles, favorite stitch markers, needle holders, cases, the works!

Its great that a picture is worth 1,000 words, because that is probably how many I would need to describe my tools and notions without a photo. I keep all of my stuff in that blue tote bag. I also separate my circular and straight needles in zip lock bags. The blue plastic case holds counters, markers, tape measure, scissors, darning needles, point protectors and safety pins. The clear plastic case hold crochet hooks. Also pictured is a chart keeper.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Stitch Marker Exchange Goodies

I received the first set of stitch markers today from Robin. She also sent some super deliciously scented soap!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Changing Colors of Fall

My BF and I went up to spend the weekend at his parents' house in New Hampshire and saw the fantastic Fall foliage. We didn't realize until we woke up the next morning because by the time we were up there Friday night it was well past 9pm and it was too dark to see anything! So we got a nice surprise in the morning.

Saturday while his mom was at work I was able to finish the second of the fingerless gloves that I was making for her!

I got my invite to Ravelry Thursday! I signed up and am enjoying it so far. I started to put my stash up there and some projects. There's so much to do it is slow going getting up to date.

I got a nice surprise when I got home! I placed an order with The Loopy Ewe on Wednesday night and it must've arrived Saturday while I was gone. So the service was super quick and the items were well packaged. I am very happy with the service and products I received from them and will shop again in the future!

I ordered the Cherry Tree Hill in "Sugar Maple" to make Fawkes Socks. And I ordered the "Carousel" from Claudia to make fingerless gloves, unless I find something else to make with one skein.

I started the dishcloth for the Fall into Autumn Dishcloth Exchange yesterday and should have that finished in a few days and I have everything else for that package just needed to finished the cloth! Oh, just need to get edible goodies, but wanted to do that right before mailing so that they are fresh.

Have a bit more to do for the bag for the Hogwart's Swap, but other than that I have everything for that swap person as well!

I really don't think that I will be finished my Magic Loop Socks this Wednesday night at class. I only have about 3" of cuff done (on two socks though) and haven't even gotten near the heel yet! Thank goodness that LYS help out whenever you go there for assistance, otherwise I would need to sign up for another class, LOL!!

My dog stayed with my friend for the weekend and I got her back all bathed and happy and tired, LOL!!! She's snoozing at the moment.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

HSKS 3 Quidditch Round #2


1. In Deathly Hallows what does Harry step on when exiting his room to wash his cut?

c. A teacup

2. Which two members of the Order of Phoenix came to escrot the Dursleys to a safe place?

b. Dedalus Diggle and Hestia Jones

3. In order to throw off the Death Eaters, several of Harry's friends take Polyjuice Potion to resemble him and each Harry goes with a different member of the Order of the Phoenix to a different location. Where do Ron (disguised as Harry) and Tonks go?

a. Aunti Muriel's house

4. At Bill and Fleur's wedding, Harry must disguise himself by taking Polyjuice Potion and takes on the appearnce of a redheaded Muggle boy from Ottery St. Catchpol. He was introduced to wedding guests as Cousin . . .

c. Barny

5. Kingsley sends a message via Patronus to warn the Weasleys and wedding guests of the coming Death Eaters. What form does his Patronus take?

b. A lynx

6. In the Half-Blood Prince what drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?

d. Gillywater

7. What is the name of the person that heads the Holyhead Harpies?

a. Gwenog Jones

8. What tatoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?

b. Hippogriff

9. What color robes do the staff at Weasley's shop wear?

b. Magenta

10. Where do Nicolas Flamel and his wife Perenelle live?

d. Devon


A Gryffindor Quidditch Uniform
A Hufflepuff Quidditch Uniform
A Ravenclaw Quidditch Uniform
A Slytherin Quidditch Uniform
A Picture of the Room of Requirement

Monday, October 1, 2007

Dishcloth Swap Topic #4

Are there any recipes you especially enjoy having in the Fall? Any foods that are seasonal that you especially enjoy?

The colder weather makes me want to have soups and hot foods more. I love chowder - corn, clam, anything with potatoes. I also found an excellent pot roast from a co-worker that is super easy to make:

There's only two of us so I get a 2 lb pot roast but this can be done with any size, just increase the soup. 3 cans Cream of Mushroom soup. In crock pot put roast and 2 cans soup. Cook on low overnight (12 hours). 1 hour or so prior to serving add the last can (found this out myself, makes for a much creamier gravy). Serve with mashed potatoes and other veggie.