Monday, November 29, 2010

Galway Scarf KAL

Finished. It will be a gift for my sister who is moving from the Adirondack Mountains in New York State, to lower Michigan.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Horcrux Kit!

Here is the box from Celestina Pettigrew (Sherry Harrison). The brown wrapped item to the left was labeled that it was for my little witch and wizards.
This is the kit in its entirety, but below is a more detailed description with photos!
Dragon ornaments for the kids.
Mug (Helga Hufflepuff Horcrux) with owl mug cozy (I love owls!), honey spoon, pressed penny (between the spoon and Harry bookmark), HP bookmark, Walker shortbread (yum! my favorite!), a peanut butter and chocolate bar (I bet it's unbelievable, too!), four peppermint teas, and HP movie cards!
Yummy, squishy sock yarn ... fantastic colors! All my favorite colors wrapped up in one yarn! Who thought that was possible??? It is Plymouth Yarn Co.'s Happy Feet, spun in Peru. But my absolute favorite thing ... the wizard on top of the yarn. Gryphon shouted out, "It's Dumbledore!" And then I lifted his cap ...
The wizard holds the DPNs to be used with the yarn! How inventive and creative!
Then I unwrapped this felted HP bag ... it's double sided. (Harry as the Horcrux.)
Cool, huh??? And inside ...
A spells and potions book filled with a wide variety of patterns (yup! patterns!), a blank black bear notebook (I totally love bears), and a notions box which held a Mickey Mouse key chain (totally awesome, as I'm also a Disney fanatic, too!), Chibi needles, purple tape measure, and (you can see it in the bottom of the box) a key chain row counter and the attached is my name and on the back is the Kitchener stitch and a wee with stuck on the back!

Oh, Miss Celestina, you CERTAINLY outdid yourself and if you were standing next to me I'd be jumping up and down hugging you! This is an amazing kit and I'm so enamored with the entire thing. Thank you for thinking of my wee witch and wizards, and incorporating all the little things I so love. You stalked VERY well!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Our First Snow This Year

DH put up new LED lights this year. After 10 years with our other lights, and missing bulbs and no replacements any more, we decided to get new ones. So, he hung lights yesterday afternoon. Then with the pretty snow, we have such a pretty picture!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The End is Drawing Nigh

It's so sad ... the swap is nearly over. I have all the contents of my package. Now to creatively wrap it up and package it. I have an idea, and I hope it turns out the way I have it in my head. I missed getting it to the owlry today. So, it will be a special trip on Monday. I also have to print out a special instruction sheet for one of my handmade items.

I have yet to see the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 1, but I am assured by my sister-in-law that it was really good and she was upset because she has to wait until July for part 2!

Well, back to the needles. Wish my wand was working so I could charm my other needles to knit along beside me and I could finish all my projects at the same time! Ack! Christmas is coming and I'm SO behind. That's what I get for doing test knits for others. Next year ... I vow to focus on the items I want to make and be better prepared for gifts.

Monday, November 8, 2010

HSKS 12 - Week 9 - Pop Quiz

Pop quiz? I hope I studied enough. I've had gremlins for a week now and they JUST DON'T LISTEN! I mean, when I tell them BE QUIET ... you'd think that was understandable!
  1. To which prison was Gellert Grindelwald sent after he was defeated by Dumbledore in 1945? Nurmengard

  2. Who is the first casualty in The Deathly Hallows? Charity Burbage

  3. What does Draco Malfoy name his son? Scorpius

  4. Before Harry gains control of it, who is the master of the Elder Wand? Draco Malfoy

  5. Severus Snape’s Patronus takes the same form as which other character’s? Lily Evans

  6. Where do Ron, Hermione and Harry apparate when Death Eaters invade Bill and Fleur’s wedding? Tottenham Court Road

  7. Who does Harry send to search for Mundungus Fletcher and the missing locket? Kreacher

  8. Who destroys Salazar Slytherin’s locket? Ron Weasley

  9. What does Hermione use to destroy Helga Hufflepuff’s cup? Basilisk Fank

  10. Following the death of Lord Voldemort, who is named temporary Minister of Magic? Kingsley Shacklebolt

(Special thanks to my young middle wizard son for his assistance with his aging mother's memory.)

Monday, November 1, 2010

HSKS 12 - Week 8 - Anagrams Homework

I am SO not good at these things. It will have to be a work in progress. I'll keep updating until it's done.
  1. SPARSE VENUES - Severus Snape
  2. GO UNLOAD LOVE - Luna Lovegood
  3. A MOTH SEDAN - Dean Thomas
  4. FLUSH CIGAR - Argus Filch*
  5. SLICK AIRBUS - Sirius Black
  6. DUMB ANALOG - Ludo Bagman
  7. A DRY MOO-CALF - Draco Malfoy
  8. UNSNAP THE SKI - Stan Shunpike*
  9. PIT-A-PAT RIVAL - Parvati Patil
  10. AN OLD JEER - Lee Jordan