Monday, November 24, 2008

Chrysta comes through like a champ.

Terese, chrysta the cursed, was my upstream for HSKS6. What did it contain? Only the very best and most thoughtful items. The EXACT needles I wanted, (Kollage square doublepoints, only available in this country since October, size 0)which are hard to find and had to be mail ordered from far away... a little sheep purse for stitch markers and other tiny knitting essentials that traveled to me all the way from Nepal, luscious chocolate to drive off the dementors, two sock patterns - one named after a character in my fan fic, no less, although I have no idea if Chrysta knew this, or was reaching into the beyond... the very exact color of the very exact sock yarn I have been dieing to try all summer - Plymouth Happy Feet in ccolor 4, which resembles kettle-dyed red, four ounces of fantastic Border Leicester roving from a sheep local to her, dyed by her. It will make the perfect sock yarn. There was a bookmark that features Glinda, the good witch, and says "Only bad witches are ugly" and a set of Chibi needles in a Gryffindor Gold Chibi needle case...

But the central point of the package was the tote she sent me, which she designed, knit and felted. It is a perfect knitting tote. First of all, it stays open, so you can see what is in there. Second, it has the coolest pocket on the inside which is actually big enough to put something in. And thirdly, well, it is in Gryffindor stripes. She calls it the "Portable knitting tote" and says the pattern will be up on Ravelry soon - I say look for it, get it, it is a GREAT bag. You could stripe it, you could solid it, you could festoon it with any number of gee gaws or leave it plain. It is a great design and you will want one when you see mine.

Unfortunately, my camera and my computer are still not on speaking terms and I will probably have to uninstall the printer/scanner/copier/Ginsuknife/pocketfisherman/survivaltool that I have here, do the pictures and reinstall, which for a person like me is a major undertaking. I am going to see if she has posted pics, and maybe get her to, if she hasn't. This is definately a kit that should NOT be missed.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


. Who was Tom Riddle Sr.'s girlfriend before Merope gave him the love potion?
a. Eleanor
b. Cecilia
c. Sally
d. Mandy

2. What does Luna say floated into Harry's ear when he was in the train car that supposedly caused him to lose focus?
a. Demiguise
b. Jobberknoll
c. Wrackspurt
d. Runespoor

3. How much do the primary Apparition lessons cost?
a. 10 galleons
b. 8 galleons
c. 15 galleons
d. 12 galleons

4. What is Professor Merrythought's first name?
a. Eileen
b. Galatea
c. Carol
d. Jocelyn

5. What Hogwarts club was Eileen Prince captain of?
a. Charms Club
b. Gobstones Club
c. The Slug Club
d. Occlumency Club

6. Who is head of the Goblin Liaison office?
a. Ambrosius Flume
b. Dirk Cresswell
c. Ciceron Harkiss
d. Barnabas Cuffe

7. Mrs. Weasley offers Fleur a goblin-made tiara for the wedding with Bill. What family member is currently in possession of the tiara?
a. Aunt Murielb. Aunt Ethel
c. Aunt Edna
d. Aunt Thelma

8. How many points does Snape take from Gryffindor for Harry's late arrival and muggle attire?
a. 30
b. 70c. 50
d. 90

9. When Profressory Slughorn first meets Hermione, he asks her whether she is related to Hector Dagworth-Granger. What society did Dgworth-Granger found?
a. The Most Extraordinary Society of Charms
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Herbology
c. The Most Extraordinary Society of the Defense Against the Dark Arts
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers

10. Which of these describes Golpalott's Third Law?
a. The antidote for blended poison will be equal to less than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components
b. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to less than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate compenents
c. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate compenents
d. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separtea components

Now, have a go at it :)

Posted by Winnie at 7:09 AM
Labels: Quidditch

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Have I been SPOILED

I got my box from Meg. OMM (Oh. My. Merlin!) I will be blogging about it when I get my camera to talk to my computer, but - I have been SPOILED. It took THREE owls to carry it. I know cause they signed the box with their picture, even if they did not stay around for the owl treats!!!!!