Saturday, November 27, 2010

What a PERFECT kit!! Bartlebean is quite the stalker, her picks were spot on!! Speaking of being sneaky, look who I caught with her paw in the treat bag!! She LOVES her treats!!
For a pattern, she gave me Ice Queen, a BEAUTIFUL lace cowl with bead. I cannot wait to start! She also included a calender of Washington, so pretty!

Here is the gorgeous yarn (mohair dyed wonderful shades of lavender and green, sorry about the bad pic) and tools to complete the project. Check out the row counter!

The coolest stitch markers, each representing a Horcrux! She made these, can you believe that?

I am a HUGE bear fan, how did you know? And look at all of the bear goodies!

And the piece de la resistance!! Seriously, is this the most AMAZING sock you have ever seen??

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I absolutely LOVE this kit! You truly spoiled me rotten!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Almost forgot to post this week! Lizzie's birthday is coming up, so I am searching for presents for her. Any ideas??

Friday, November 19, 2010

My kit made it safely to my partner!! Feels good to have that checked off my To-Do List!! I also took my loom out last weekend and it works again!! When down in Arizona, the wood shrunk so much that the heddles would fall right through in the up position. Well now that we are back home, it fits perfectly!! So excited to be back weaving again! Off to sleep, I get to learn to make lefse starting tomorrow!! Did I mention how happy we are to be home?!?!?!?!

Sweet dreams!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


1. To which prison was Gellert Grindelwald sent after he was defeated by Dumbledore in 1945?

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

3. What does Draco Malfoy name his son?
Scorpius Malfoy

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 Potter

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?

8. Who destroys Salazar Slytherin’s locket?

9. What does Hermione use to destroy Helga Hufflepuff’s cu?
Basilisk Fang

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

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

1. Severus Snape
2. Luna Lovegood
3. Dean Thomas
4. Argus Filch
5. Siruis Black
6. Ludo Bagman
7. Draco Malfoy
8. Stan Shunpike
9. Parvati Patil
10. Lee Jordan

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

7 Horcruxes!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Friday!

It is finally Friday! Lots to do this weekend. I actually am getting a little head start because I stayed home sick today. Tired of being sick so hoping a little rest (okay sleeping in until noon may qualify for more than a little rest), my ever so talented nurse Lizzie (see above) and some good drugs from my doctor will help get me back to healthy!

Got my shipment of flower bulbs, SO EXCITED!! I need to pull out some of the bulbs that are not winter hardy and redo the flower bed. Should be a lot of fun! I also hope to roast some tomatoes, garlic and peppers so I can freeze them for winter. I also may end up canning some tomatoes depending on how many I can get my hands on! Still looking for something to make with my fennel bulb, any ideas? Also ordered some fabric to make Lizzie a new bed. Lots of fun projects to get started on!

Now off to work on my last projects for my swap partner! Hoping to finish them up this weekend!

Monday, October 11, 2010


  1. Vine wood and Dragon Heartstring i. Hermione Granger
  2. Walnut and Dragon Heartstring k. Belatrix Lestrange
  3. Hawthorn and Unicorn tail hair m. Draco Malfoy
  4. Hornbeam and Dragon Heartstring d. Viktor Krum
  5. Ash and Unicorn hair g. Cedric Diggory a. Ron Weasley
  6. Rosewood and Veela Hair l. Fleur Delacour
  7. Elder and Thestral Hair b. Albus Dumbledore
  8. Mahogany and an unknown core j. James Potter
  9. Elm and Dragon Heartstring e. Lucius Malfoy
  10. Cherry and Unicorn hair c. Mary Cattermole
  11. Yew and Phoenix Feather h. Tom Riddle
  12. Holly and Phoenix Feather f. Harry Potter
  13. Willow and Unicorn Hair a. Ron Weasley

Monday, October 4, 2010

Answers to questions

This week we’re going to test your knowledge of Deathly Hallows. Put your answers to the quiz and your essay answer on your blog and it will count for this week’s blogging requirement. Ready?

  1. Why does Harry accuse Remus Lupin of being a coward? he was going to abandon his child
  2. Who is R.A.B.? Regulus Arcturus Black
  3. According to legend, what would a person become if he could assemble the Deathly Hallows? Master of Death
  4. What is Ariana Dumbledore rumored to be? a Squib
  5. What is written on Harry’s parents’ gravestone? the quote "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."
  6. Why does Krum want to fight Xenophilius Lovegood? He thinks the Deathly Hallows symbol actually the symbol of Gellert Grindelwald. Grindelwald killed his grandpa.
  7. Why does Voldemort seek the Elder Wand? He believed it could be used to kill Harry Potter.
  8. Where did Dumbledore’s family live? Godric's Hollow
  9. Whose eye does Harry see in his magic mirror shard? Aberforth Dumbledore
  10. What item does Harry steal from Gringotts? Helga Huffepuff's Cup
  11. Where does Rita Skeeter get her information about Dumbledore? Bathilda Bagshot
  12. What is inside the Snitch that Dumbledore leaves Harry? Ring of Marvolo
  13. Why does Dumbledore leave Ron a Deluminator? So he can find his way back to Harry and Hermione.
  14. Why has Hermione not read The Tales of Beedle the Bard? She was not raised in a magical family, thus she did not read the collection of children's tales.
  15. What is Dumbledore’s greatest regret? Helping Grindelwald
  16. Whose mail did Snape open? Aunt Petunia
  17. What form does Snape’s Patronus take? Silver Doe
  18. Why can the Sword of Gryffindor destroy Horcruxes? It is impregnated with basilisk venom
  19. What name is given to wizards who help Mudbloods? Blood traitor
  20. How do Harry and his friends enter the Ministry of Magic? Through the toilets.
  21. Who made Harry’s wand? Ollivander

Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekly Blog

  1. Pumpkin Patch
  2. Owl Poop (seriously how do they keep the Owl Post clean)
  3. Tea Leaves
  5. Quaffle Quidditch
  6. Deathly Hallow
  7. Mad Eye
  8. Dragon's Tail
  9. Crystal Ball
  10. Whomping Willow Trees
  11. Hermione's Library (would that not be a sight!)
  12. Hogwarts grounds
  13. Burrow great house and garden
  14. Dobby socks
  15. Horcrux evil
  16. Ministry of magic
  17. Magic jokes
  18. Sirius Black
  19. Apple Crisp
  20. Poly and pumpkin Juice
  21. Candle hanging from the ceiling
  22. Ghost discrimination (poor nearly headless Nick)
  23. Snake Parseltongue
  24. Magic Wand
  25. Invisibility Cloak
  26. Tent in Purse
  27. Spell Book
  28. Umbridge Pepto Bismol
  29. Dursely Cupboard Under the Stairs
  30. The Daily Prophet

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Part of the kit I am putting together! Can you tell what it is??

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Check out the flower bulbs I just ordered for one of my gardens!! So excited to see how they turn out next spring!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Week 1 Homework Complete

WOW! I am exhausted! I have been running all over trying to meet as many HSKSers as possible! We have some amazing people here! Have you seen some of the great patterns our classmates have created? Check out the color combos of their projects too! Thanks for all of you who posted information, it was great to get to know you!!

Quiz 1

  1. Someone with the same craft as you (either those listed above or another one). I knit, weave, sew, dye, spin, and do beadwork. I have ADD when it comes to crafts, I like them all! Acromantula
  2. Someone who was born in the same month as you. September Morgianna Defeufaucon
  3. Someone from a different country. I live in the USA! Emma Wigworthy
  4. A new HSKS Family member. Not my first HSKS Rodeo! Vevina McFey
  5. Someone who has been in 3 or more HSKS swaps. Winifred Hornswaggle
  6. Someone who has a bigger stash than you! (And if your stash is the biggest, proudly say so! Not all of my yarn is up there, but I diffently have less than Fleur Sweeting.
  7. Someone who both knits and crochets. Emma Diggory
  8. Someone who has the same favorite color as you. Purple! Poppy Pluot
  9. Someone who has the same favorite season/holiday as you. Fall! Siobhan Mooney
  10. Someone who has the same favorite fiber as you. Soft and Squishy! Ambyr Phoenixfyre
season, holiday, fiber, pattern, designer

Favorite seasons - Fall
Favorite holiday - Halloween and Christmas
Fiber - Anything soft
Designer - Whimsy designers

Saturday, September 11, 2010


This is a re-post of answers from a previous quiz.
1. What are your three most favorite colors?
Jewel colors especially purple, blues, dark emerald green and deep cranberry!

2. What are you three least favorite colors?
Orange, yellow, pastels.

3. Your favorite candy is _________________.
Seriously, I have to pick one... Let's see chocolate or gummy?? I know, chocolate in the winter and gummy (Swedish fish, peach rings, etc.) in the summer (based on the fact that chocolate melts in the mail during the summer here in AZ).

4. Draco, Lucius, or Snape?
Lucius, he needs me! I have a weak spot for knottie boys!

5. Do you knit, crochet, or both?
Knit mostly but I have tried crochet.

6. What type of kit did you ask for?
Fingerless gloves because I would really like a set and I have never tried them before.

7. Acrylic—has its uses, should all be burned, best yarn to work with (choose one)?
Has its uses.

8. Who is the Slytherin Head Girl this term?
Lav A, oh I mean Quinn.

9. Name “extras” you would love to receive in your kit.
Row Counter
Anything that is funky and/or whimsy
Plant Seeds
Anything for my dogter (she is 55 pounds, four legged, with a tail)
Fun stuff to write and/or draw with
Something unique to my partner's region

10. What are your three most favorite scents?
Lily of the Valley

11. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?

12. Which Slytherin is the Keeper of the Crucio List?
Cassandra Puddlemere

13. Do you really need more stitch markers?
I love knitting bling, bling... I do not NEED them but I really LIKE them!

14. Dpns, circular, or straight?

15. What yarn makes you squee?
Pretty and soft, my favorite colors are deep jewel tones.

16. Favorite HP Movie?
Goblet of Fire is my favorite book, thus my favorite movie. Especially the Tri-Wizard Tournament with the French and Russians. I am such a dork, I own all of the movies and books in English and in French!

17. Favorite HP character?
Luna Lovegood because she is so eccentric and thinks outside the box. You must admit that life would never be dull with her around!

18. Who was your first choice for DADA professor?
Clive Owen, Gerald Butler or Max Martini! Why have just one!

19. What is the Slytherin Common Room called?
The Snake Pit

20. What makes you worthy of being in Slytherin House?
Need I remind you that I was the master-mind behind the Mishcheif-that-shall-not-be-mentioned!

Horcrux explanations!

Marvolo Gaunt’s Ring:
This year, I moved back to Minnesota from Arizona. I am a little low on wonderfully hand knitted/crocheted cold weather gear. Thus, I choose this horcrux in hopes that a cowl, hat, wristlets, fingerless gloves/mittens would magically appear in my kit!

Rowena Ravenclaw’s Diadem:
As with the above group, I choose this to increase my cold weather gear! Thus, I would be delighted to find a hat or scarf in my kit!

As you may have noticed, I am a bit obsessed with my dog! So anything that looks like my four legged dogter, oh I mean my Animugus, would be amazing!

Hope that helps!

Hello fellow HSKSers! So excited to be back!

Let’s see, I was born Lavender Diggory and was originally sorted into the Ravenclaw house. After one of my more mischievous plots to cure boredom, I was introduced to Sirius Dolohov from the Slytherin house. Sirius and I started dating, much to the dismay of my parents. Can you believe they think he placed a spell on me? Just because a boy gives you a ring does not mean it always has to be cursed! Well, we ended up getting married that year. Because my parents refused to acknowledge our marriage (they still believe in this curse thing), the one and only luscious Lucious Malfoy gave me away! And yes, he is even better looking in person! The next term I was moved into the Slytherin house and my name is now Lavender Diggory-Dolohov! But our honeymoon did not last!

About half way into the term, Sirius disappeared! I have not seen him since. His house elf, Pukema, returned to school after his disappearance. He made me do all sorts of things and in return he gave me clues regarding the disappearance. But Pukema also ended up mysterious leaving in the middle of the night. Thankfully my Animagus is a german shorthaired pointer named Lizzie. I have been able to follow his trail which has lead me to some strange places. I took jobs at Azkaban and St. Mungo’s because his trail led me there. Last month, his trail led me back to Hogwarts. Not sure what clues I will uncover while here!