29 September 2008

Gryffindor Quiz #1

Am I the first???

What yarn shop did Henry Longstaff shop at for yarn?
Mrs Mac's

Who is the HSKS6 SPEW coordinator?
Clidonia 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)?
Smurfs or Fraggle Rock

What is your favorite adult television program (Magic or Muggle)?
Lost or Heroes

Which travel destination did you last visit?
Pittsburgh, PA to visit one of my best friends and her brand new fiance

What was your last finished object (FO)?
ummmm... toddler socks - the blue ones on my Ravelry (msrib) projects list

How many project(s) planned for holiday gifts? How many do you expect to actually finish and give?
far too many, but i have 1 and a half done already.. dunno if my best friend will get her stuff on time or late like last year

Who is the mother of Half Blood Prince?
Eileen Prince

Which Weasley became engaged in Book 6 (Half Blood Prince)?
Bill to Fleur

What is the result of a Sectumsempra curse?
Cuts the target like with a sword

Who used a Bezoar to reverse poisoning?
Harry when Ron drank poisoned mead

Muggle Marriages

The muggle side of me is getting married. We don't have a date yet, but there's so much to do that there's plenty of time. Plus, we're moving into our 1st place together in a few weeks. Yippee!

I'm heavily leaning towards an Asian theme with orchids in the bouquets, lucky bamboo favors, Japanese lanterns twinkling around the yard (my parents), and possibly parasols for the ceremony during the daylight to block the Miami sun. My dress has been purchased (scroll down a bit to see it) and my girls and I are looking into a few choices for their dresses. *gasp* they get to choose!

In other news, I received 2 badges in HSKS6! And I've been buying all sorts of fun gifts for my spoilee, Ceciley Fortescue, and just have to come up with/ decide upon a super cool pattern to knit for her.

27 September 2008


My kitty is a big help with my homework and knitting. He loves to grab the yarn in his paws and curl up on the balls of yarn in my stash. Too bad he's not so hot with arithmancy and charms and potions though.

24 September 2008

Time for Quidditch! round 1

It's Quidditch time over at HSKS6.. Here's my quiz answers and a few pictures at the bottom.

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 Sluhorn 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

22 September 2008

Hogwarts School Photos

It's picture day! *squee*

This is my most recent picture from Labor Day weekend. I was helping one of my friends with her wedding dress shopping. So of course, I had to try on tiara's and other fun stuff.


13 September 2008

HSKS6 Questionnaire

Potter Name: Astrid Cloverleaf
I am allergic to: mangos (bad allergy!)
Pets that I have: a big fat orange cat, Phoenix
My favorite yarn: hrmm.. Malabrigo and anything superwash. My latest obsession is sock yarn
If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors? n/a, but if I were, I like the movie colors more
My favorite flavor: hrmm... gum: Orbit Mint Mojito, chocolate: light or whait (no dark!), perfume/ oil stuff: vanilla, food: sweet and sour (think sour patch kids)
My favorite holiday: Halloween
I would like to receive a: Sock kit
List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: I prefer circ's of the 47" variety and just adore the KnitPicks nickel-plated. The only small sizes I'm missing is 0 (2.0mm) and 5 (3.75mm) - I have the interchangable cables already
Is there a brand that you are dying to try? KP Harmonies, but I'm certainly open to other brands...
I've participated in HSKS: never, I'm a 1st year! *squeeek*
Do you have a birthday during this swap? If so which day? yep.. September 16th (3 days from now!) and I'll be... older ;o)

09 September 2008

Hey guys!

Yep, I'm back and raring to go. It seems that this blog only gets touched when I have a swap or something going on in the knitting/ crafting world.

This time it's the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap. I have been sorted into Gryffindor and my Hogwarts name is Astrid Cloverleaf. Go Go Gryffinfor! RAWRRR!

Yes, I am a dork.
and, of course, my new avatar: