Thursday, October 25, 2007

in my absence

I've been neglecting both blogging and knitting for a while because of a high amount of exams these past few weeks. I've also had to start packing everything up to move in the next couple of weeks. If I was any busier, I'd have to quit sleeping. The only thing I've been working on is my moss stitch scarf because it's so easy and so mindless. It's getting close to completion. It's very very soft and very very pretty. I'll post pictures and more updates later. I'm exhausted right now.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

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
b. The Tales of Bard and Beedle
c. The Stories of Beedle and Bard
d. The Adventures of Beedle and Bard

2. Whose sign was on Xenophilius Lovegood's chest?
a. The Dark Mark
b. Gregovitch
c. Rowena Ravenclaw
d. Grindewald

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

4. What's another name for the Elder Wand?
a. Deathstick
b. Stick of Destiny
c. Deathwand
c. Wand of Death

5. Whose Potterwatch code name was 'Rodent'?
a. George
b. Lee
c. Arthur
d. Fred

6. What was so special about the peacocks at the Malfoy Manor?
a. They were all black
b. They weren't peacocks at all
c. They were twice as big as normal peacocks
d. They were all white

7. Who does Harry say was "probably the bravest man I knew?"
a. Snape
b. Neville
c. Dumbledore
d. Lupin

8. What thing was Lockhart giving Hagrid advice about getting out of a well?
a. Hinkypunks
b. Kelpies
c. Grindylows
d. Flesh Eating Slugs

9. What was the occupation of Colin Creevey's father?
a. Mailman
b. Fireman
c. Bus Driver
d. Milkman

10. Which Professor of Hogwarts was a dueling champion when he was young?
a. Flitwick
b. Dumbledore
c. Snape
d. Lockhart

Picture Scavenger Hunt
You can either post these pictures on your blog or provide a link to where they can be found.

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

Monday, October 8, 2007

Knitters Coffee Swap 3 Questionnaire

1. Whole bean or ground? ground... my bean grinder broke
2. Fully-loaded or decaf? fully-loaded (I call decaf "what's the point?")
3. Regular or flavored? regular, flavored never tastes good to me
4. How do you drink your coffee? usually with vanilla, sometimes just a little sugar.
5. Favorite coffee ever? Columbian, and I really Sumatra from starbucks... I also love arabic cuban coffee. I'm also a fan of Kona coffee blends... I really love coffee.
6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do? I like bold, strong flavors
7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee? bagels, muffins or scones in the morning, biscotti, brownies or chocolates later in the day
8. Anything else about your coffee preferences? I really hate weak coffee, and I usually drink coffee in the morning or late at night
9. Yarn/fiber you love? I love malabrigo... It's absolutely my favorite yarn. I also have recently fallen in love with Noro.
10. Yarn/fiber you hate? I'm not fond of 100% acyrlic unless it's some type of a novelty yarn or certain brands that are softer. I don't mind when it's an acrylic blend though.
11. What's on your needles? 2 hats, scarves, socks... everything. I have a finishing issue with projects, except for hats. I usually finish my hats.
12. Favorite colors? burgandy, grey/silver, pink, blues, greens... practically everything but yellow actually
13. Allergies? grass, but I don't expect to have that in my knitting or in my coffee ;)
14. Anything you really love, really don't like, or just need to get off your chest? I absolutely hate coconut and bananas. I will literally take bites of desert and spit them out if they have either coconut or bananas in them. I can't stand either of those flavors. Even the smell of bananas makes me gag a lot of times. That being said, as much as I hate bananas I love raspberries, vanilla, and chocolate. :)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

FO: Logan's Jayne hat


I finished Logan's hat. He's been wearing it nonstop since. I guess he lucked out that it got windy and cold for no reason the past couple of days. Otherwise he'd be waiting at least a month to wear his hat around without being the weird kid who wears a knitted hat when it's 90 degrees outside.

Friday, October 5, 2007

HSKS3 - Quidditch Round 2


1. In Deathly Hallows what does Harry step on when exiting his room to wash his cut?
a. A small figurine
b. A saucer
c. A teacup
d. A coffee cup

2. Which two members of the Order of Phoenix came to escrot the Dursleys to a safe place?
a. Arthur Weasley and Kingsley Shacklebolt
b. Dedalus Diggle and Hestia Jones
c. Dedalus Diggle and Kingsley Shacklebolt
d. Arthur Weasley ad 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
b. Tonks' parent's house
c. Kingsley's house
d. Mad-Eye Moody'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 . . .
a. Jimmy
b. Davy
c. Barny
d. Willy

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?
a. A German shepherd
b. A lynx
c. A bobcat
d. A coyote

6. In the Half-Blood Prince what drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Pumpkin Juice
b. Elf-Made Wine
c. Butterbeer
d. Gillywater

7. What is the name of the person that heads the Holyhead Harpies?
a. Gwenog Jones
b. Glen Jones
c. Gwenog Smith
d. Glen Smith

8. What tatoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
a. Blast Ended Skrewt
b. Hippogriff
c. Unicorn
d. Mermaid

9. What color robes do the staff at Weasley's shop wear?
a. Buttercup
b. Magenta
c. Royal Blue
d. Aqua

10. Where do Nicolas Flamel and his wife Perenelle live?
a. Kent
b. Surrey
c. Manchester
d. Devon

Picture Scavenger Hunt
You can either post these pictures on your blog or provide a link to where the pictures are located.

A Gryffindor Quidditch Uniform

A Hufflepuff Quidditch Uniform

A Ravenclaw Quidditch Uniform

A Slytherin Quidditch Uniform

A Picture of the Room of Requirement

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I got my Ravelry invite!

It's so exciting. I checked my email after school today and I had my ravelry invite! I'm thrilled. I've already been uploading things and playing around on the site. It's super awesome.

My username is "misslucy"

Ravelry and Logan's Jayne Hat

Found you!
  • You signed up on August 1, 2007
  • You are #22200 on the list.
  • 133 people are ahead of you in line.
  • 16515 people are behind you in line.
  • 56% of the list has been invited so far
I'm surprised at this... Yesterday there were seriously 2000+ ahead of me. I'm excited. I want my invite yesterday. :) (Jk)

In other news I finished Logan's Jayne hat. It's perfect, and quite possibly the best one I've ever done. I'm waiting until he's home to post pictures. He likes modeling for me.

That's all. I'm running late today.