Tuesday, June 26, 2007


HSKS 2 Questionnaire

1. What Hogwarts house have you been sorted into? Gryffindor

2. List your three favorite double-point needle brands, including size and length. I like Knit Picks and bamboo?

3. Would you like to try a new brand needle? If so, which brand? Size? Length? Sure, anything!

4. If you are a RAVENCLAW, do you prefer the colors in the film or the book? Do you have a strong preference? Not for me!

5. Do you have any allergies? No!

Mini Punk Rock Gift Exchange

I joined the Mini Punk Rock Gift Exchange. Here is my questionnaire. Word.

1. Why are you punk?
Well, I’m more of a Goth but I do appreciate the punk ethos. Oh, and I married a punk.

2. What are your five favorite things?
My two legged and four legged family, travel (especially to the U.K. or Hawaii), homemade chocolate cookies, the rain, cats big and small

3. What are your three favorite things that you have made with knitting/crochet?
 Argosy scarf, Insubordiknit Monster Hat for my husband, Last Minute Knitted Gifts sweater for my nephew

4. What five things would you love to see in a swap box someday?
 hmmm….chocolate is good, coffee is good, yarn is good, anything handmade is good, and a surprise.

5. What are your three favorite yarns?
Fleece Artist Sea Wool, Anything Alpaca, Anything handspun.

What are your three least favorite yarns?
Fun fur, acrylic, can’t think of a third! I am a fan of the natural fibers.

6. What are your five favorite delicacies?
Sushi with Sake, a Kier Royale, Lobster Bisque, Godiva Chocolate, Pan seared ahi.

7. What are your three favorite guilty pleasures?
Starbucks (too damn easy...they have them in target now!), watching the Upside Down Show with my sons, buying too much yarn.

8. What would you like your pal to know that is not covered here?
I am pretty easy to please. I am a horrible speller. Right now I am consumed by sock yarn and sock knitting. I love reading, visiting museums (I used to work at two in LA), yoga, listening to music, running, going to concerts, beachcombing, visiting Montana, swimming and sewing. I am a stay at home mom with two amazing boys. I don't like pina coladas but I do like getting caught in the rain.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Swaps and KALS

I am a addicted to KALS and Swaps. I am unable to stop myself from joining. I am sure that this happens to most knitters when they first discover that they can join groups of on-line knitters, gab about their knitting and stash, and send and receive wonderful surprise knitting packages from folks that truly understand your fiber/yarn/knitting obsession.

Now, having said that, there is my list of new KALS and swaps:

I'm back for round two of the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap 2! I loved the first so of course I'm in for the second. Please see the button on the left for the link.

I also joined the Sock it to Me Swap. Should be a great deal of fun!

I then joined the Jaywalkers KAL - yes! I love this pattern and as the proud owner of one beautiful "too small to fit on anyone in my family's foot" Jaywalker sock I am happy to find a group to bounce ideas/concerns off of.

Oh...and I joined the Yarn Pirate Booty Club. Yar!

Monday, June 18, 2007

HSKS Owl Arrived & A New Swap

Here it is! The wonderful swap goodies from my HSKS pal Lisa. I will let the photos tell the story:

The yarn is amazing - Morehouse Merino - I have been looking at it for some time and what a luck gal I am to get some in a swap! The yarn is so soft and lovely! The bag that Lisa made is really great - love that each side is different. Needles and stitch markers just perfect as well. Wonderful smelling soaps, great HP candy, a dress up sheep, a keychain, foot measurer, and BBQ sauce and rub. Truly fab! The boys and I and husband tried the Bertie Botts. Wow! We tried them all - except for Vomit (not in the box) and Sausage (I'm a vegitarian so that was a no go for me) Boy do they taste like rotten eggs. Made me feel sick for the rest of the night! Had to chase them with some Jelly Slugs! Lisa, thanks for the thoughtful gifts and fun memories of my boys eating earthworm flavored candy - it was great!

In other news, I joined another swap. More on this to come. And I joined HSKS round 2.

Well, that's all. Somebody's diaper needs a change.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Gryffindor wins the House Cup! Hurray! I can't say I did much to find the snitch but I did answer all my trivia on time. What a great swap!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

FOPalooza Part Deux

Behold, 6 finished sewn handbags! I made these for a good friend to give as end of year teacher gifts. I think they turned out OK. I love making them because I don't have to iron too much!

And, here are my finished Charmed Knits KAL House Hats!

I will send these to Warm Woolies tomorrow. Now on to hats for the Loopy Challange!

Oh...and that second Slytherin sock for my Hogwarts Sock Swap pal. I think somebody sould start a Dobby Sock Exchange. If I had the time and experience I would.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

HPSK Swap Trivia - Final Round

HPSK Swap Trivia - Final Round

1. I was the first student to find Potter standing over Justin Finch-Fletchley after he was attacked in my second year. I accused
Ernie MacMillan

2. I support Lord Voldemort wholeheartedly and my husband is a Death Eater. I constantly have an expression as though I have dung under my nose, according to that piece of filth: Potter. One day my master will finish him off and I would be glad to help him. Who am I?
Narcissa Malfoy

3. I owned an ice-cream parlour in Diagon Alley until I went missing in 1996. My shop showed many signs of a struggle. What is my name?
Florean Fortescue

4. In Deathly Hallows which Dursley will have something more revealed about him or her?

5. Which Weasley character will get married in Deathly Hallows?

6. Who is the Slytherin Ghost?
Bloody Baron

7. What animal can Professor McGonagall transform into?

8. In the Goblet of Fire despite being underage, Harry's name is drawn from the Goblet of Fire to participate in the Triwizard Tournament. Hagrid takes Harry with him on his way to a meeting with Madame Maxime in order to warn him about the first task, battling a dragon. On the way, Harry notices that Hagrid is wearing something rather unusual (unusual for Hagrid, anyway!). What is it?
A flower in his lapel

9. In the Goblet of Fire the Triwizard Champions' first task is to face one of four dragons. Harry draws the Hungarian Horntail – the nastiest of the bunch. What does he use his wand to summon in order to help him with this task?

10. In the Half-Blood Prince Luna is commentating the Quidditch match, ". . . but now that big Hufflepuff player's got the Quaffle from, her, I can't remember his name, it's something like Bibble — no, Buggins" What was the Hufflepuff player's name?

Picture Scavenger Hunt
You can either upload the pictures to your blog or you can link the pictures. Please show us . . .

Lord Voldemort

Lucius Malfoy

The poster from movie number 5

Dolores Umbridge

Ginny Weasley

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

HSKS Trivia!

Here is the answer to the HSKS Trivia Question.

Who said:

"Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies."