Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Gryffindor quiz

What yarn shop did Henry Longstaff shop at for yarn?
Mrs. Macs
Who is the HSKS6 SPEW coordinator?
Cliodnia Acromantula
Which Gryff student just returned from London?
Lady Felula the Forgetful
Which Gryffindor has cats named after the muggle rock band, The Ramones?
Dagmara Grindelwald
What is your favorite childhood television program (Magic or Muggle)?
Who's The Boss, or Blossom, or Full House, or Alf
What is your favorite adult television program (Magic or Muggle)?
Grey's Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Gilmore Girls or the OC depending on my mood.
Which travel destination did you last visit?
Hershey, Pennsylvania
What was your last finished object (FO)?
The cup cozy I made for my Starbucks and yarn swap pal.
How many project(s) planned for holiday gifts? How many do you expect to actually finish and give?
At least 2, one set of fingerless gloves, and scarf.
Who is the mother of Half Blood Prince?
Eileen Prince
Which Weasley became engaged in Book 6 (Half Blood Prince)?
Bill Weasley
What is the result of a Sectumsempra curse?
slashing the skin
Who used a Bezoar to reverse poisoning?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

CPH, sewing, and other goodies

I've been knitting away on my CPH! For once, I've been completely faithful to one and only project. Usually I'm switching between, but not this time. Nope. I've gotten the back, the left front and 1/4 of the right front done. I'm in awe at how fast I'm going on it. My mom gave me 3 years to complete this sweater when I bought the yarn at MSW this year. I think I'll beat that goal...and I'm hoping it smash it by less than 1 year. But we'll see, since the holidays are coming up.

I've also been adding to my fabric stash. I've decided to really start sewing again. I've been wanting to make some purses/bags for myself, and dresses/tops for Celia, so I found a coop-group and have loaded my order with several dozen yards of amazing designer fabric, and loads of patterns, at rock bottom prices, and I can't wait to get started!! I'm really looking forward to pulling out my sewing machine again. I heart coops!!

The sign-ups for my Harry Potter Yarn Club have closed, and I have 6 participants. I am so excited to get started on dyeing for the first shipment! The theme will be from the first book, and I've already got it planned out. Now I just have to get some time in the dye room!

Kids have been good, both were sick about 2 weeks ago. Seth started three sundays ago with a fever, which kindly lasted for 2 full weeks. They think it was back-to-back viruses and possibly a bacterial infection thrown in. Thankfully he's better now, which is good since last week he really scared me with his asthma. We even went back to the pediatric pulmonologist to have him checked again. Needless to say, he thinks we'll be "frequent flyers" with his office. Not great news, but at least we're on top of it. The down side tot he asthma, is that we're going to get rid of our last cat. We put Zoey down a month ago after she was diagnosed with kidney failure, and she wasn't really responding to treatment well. So we're down to one cat. And regardless of what anyone says, I can't shake the feeling that having a cat isn't going to help his asthma any, so she's probably going to go live with my in-laws. We are also tearing out the carpet in our family room downstairs, and putting in a beautiful Bamboo floor. DH is currently scraping up the old laminate tile floor off of the concrete slab, which has been a nightmare, but is finally coming up after 2 days of renting a machine to help. Next weekend, the inlaws come in to help us do the floor, which will be awesome. I can't wait to see how it looks!! And getting rid of the animal dander-filled (and animal waste filled, eeww!) carpet, hopefully his breathing will be better. I think we'll also be getting an air purifier at some point too. Gotta keep the allergens away from my little guy!

Not much else going on. Spending LOTS of time dyeing, spinning, knitting, and enjoying some time to myself.

HSKS6- Quidditch Round One!

Quidditch ~ 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 Slughorn 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

Post pictures to your blogs or link to the pictures from your blog post.




Professor Sprout

Professor Dumbledore

Monday, September 22, 2008

picture day!

For HSKS6, today is picture day! So, here is a somewhat recent pic of me and my daughter at a recent trip to Hershey Park. As part of our day, we stopped at Chocolate World, did the tour, and bought TONS of chocolate. Yummy!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

HSKS 6 questionnaire

Potter Name: Emma Scamander

Rav ID: shelbyknits

I am allergic to: smoke

Pets that I have: 1 cat

My favorite yarn: Hmm... Probably socks that rock or Fleece Artist

If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors? N/A

My favorite flavor: chocolate

My favorite holiday: Halloween

I would like to receive a: (Sock kit, scarf kit or yarn dyeing kit)
Sock kit, but any of the above would be great!

List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length:
Crystal palace or Knit picks Harmony DPN, size 2US, 6 or 8 inches are great

Is there a brand that you are dying to try?: anything! I love trying new things

I've participated in HSKS: 0 times, this is my first!!

Do you have a birthday during this swap? Nope!