Thursday, November 18, 2010

what to write, what to write?

i am almost done with my knitted item for my spoilee. just need to do some over stitching and some detailing. will be done tomorrow. i think that means i can send it out Monday. I just need to pop by the shop for some extras.

meanwhile i have a billion projects to do.

-finish spoilee project
-knit a belt for a friend
-knit 2 moebius scarves and fingerless gloves sets for a friend
-hat and scarf for a coworker

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

week 9 quiz

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

  2. Who is the first casualty in The Deathly Hallows? Hedwig the owl

  3. What does Draco Malfoy name his son? Scorpious

  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? Llly Potter

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

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

  8. Who destroys Salazar Slytherin’s locket? Ron

  9. What does Hermione use to destroy Helga Hufflepuff’s cup? basilisk tooth

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

Monday, November 1, 2010

  1. severus snape
  2. luna lovegood
  3. dean thomas
  4. argus filch
  5. sirius black
  6. DUMB ANALOG gah no idea!
  7. draco malfoy
  8. stan shunpike
  9. parvati patil
  10. lee jordan

Monday, October 25, 2010

week 7

thereis an assignment, but i do not have the brain power to do it. i am blogging though. i am sick, i have been sick for weeks. stupid cold. but the shawl is done as you all saw in previous pic. now i am working on creating a pattern for some hand warmers, and i am also working on a secret project for my spoilee. and by workign i mean i am planing it. sigh. will start next week i think...

Friday, October 22, 2010

week 6

there does not seem to be an asignment and i am going away for the weekend. There is a major tournament happening in Vermont, we shall be desciding on who the next king will be. it will be exciting. exciting and cold. thankfully i have much knitted paraphernalia :)

i just finished the Arabesque stole, i shall see if i can post a picture. Then i start the thing for my spoilee :) hee

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

week 5 assignment

  1. Vine wood and Dragon Heartstring - i - hermione
  2. Walnut and Dragon Heartstring - k - bellatrix lestrange
  3. Hawthorn and Unicorn tail hair - j - james potter
  4. Hornbeam and Dragon Heartstring - d - krum
  5. Ash and Unicorn hair - g cedric
  6. Rosewood and Veela Hair - l - fleur
  7. Elder and Thestral Hair - b - dumbledor
  8. Mahogany and an unknown core - c - mary cattermole
  9. Elm and Dragon Heartstring - e - lucius malfoy
  10. Cherry and Unicorn hair - m - draco
  11. Yew and Phoenix Feather - h - riddle
  12. Holly and Phoenix Feather - f - harry potter
  13. Willow and Unicorn Hair - a - ron

Thursday, October 7, 2010

week 4 HW

  1. Why does Harry accuse Remus Lupin of being a coward? - cause he ran away from Tonks
  2. Who is R.A.B.? Regulus black
  3. According to legend, what would a person become if he could assemble the Deathly Hallows? immortal
  4. What is Ariana Dumbledore rumored to be? a squib
  5. What is written on Harry’s parents’ gravestone? eep i forget
  6. Why does Krum want to fight Xenophilius Lovegood? no idea
  7. Why does Voldemort seek the Elder Wand?
  8. Where did Dumbledore’s family live?
  9. Whose eye does Harry see in his magic mirror shard? dumbledor's brother
  10. What item does Harry steal from Gringotts? hufflepuffs cup
  11. Where does Rita Skeeter get her information about Dumbledore? old neighbor
  12. What is inside the Snitch that Dumbledore leaves Harry? the stone
  13. Why does Dumbledore leave Ron a Deluminator? so he can follow harry and hermione
  14. Why has Hermione not read The Tales of Beedle the Bard? it is fairy tales?
  15. What is Dumbledore’s greatest regret? i forget
  16. Whose mail did Snape open? Lilly's
  17. What form does Snape’s Patronus take? lilly's doe
  18. Why can the Sword of Gryffindor destroy Horcruxes? it has lots of courage in it? and it is a magic item likethe baselizk tooth
  19. What name is given to wizards who help Mudbloods? i forget
  20. How do Harry and his friends enter the Ministry of Magic? with polyjuice potions
  21. Who made Harry’s wand? olivander

Essay Question

i hate essays. a lot. and have a lot of work, so... i am a bad ravenclaw...

Monday, September 27, 2010

HW for week 3

Word associations
  1. Pumpkin - Juice
  2. Owl - feathers
  3. Leaf - o'Henry
  4. Weasley - family
  5. Quaffle - ball
  6. Hallow - tree
  7. Mad - Yuri
  8. Dragon - ball Z
  9. Crystal - chandalier
  10. Trees - forest
  11. Hermione - granger
  12. Hogwarts - castle
  13. Burrow - molerat
  14. Dobby - hosue elf
  15. Horcrux - nagini
  16. Ministry - of propaganda
  17. Magic - missile
  18. Sirius - black
  19. Apple - computer
  20. Juice - newton
  21. Candle - cake
  22. Ghost - walker
  23. Snake - oil
  24. Wand - magic
  25. Invisibility - cloak
  26. Tent - camping
  27. Spell - song
  28. Umbridge - delores
  29. Dursely - dudley
  30. Prophet - elijah

apparently i am a giant dork...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

what i want, what i really really want :)

it comes in indigo, shades of blue. it is only 21 bucks or something, but i just can't justify it :( maybe for the holidays or something. but wow, so lovely...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Getting to know me :)

  1. my crafts: knitting, a bit of crochet, sewing, quilting, calligraphy, etc
  2. born in MArch.
  3. i live in the US
  4. not new
  5. this is my 6th swap
  6. i am de-stashing
  7. i CAN crochet i jsut don't...
  8. fav color is purple
  9. fav season is spring
  10. i love cashmerino

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

i have returned

to mundania. to work. but there was a totally awesome kit waiting for me :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

doing Muggle things

well, not normal muggle things of course, but still. i am at Pennsic war, which bears a striking resemblance to the Quidditch World Cup, all tents and pavilions and medievally goodness :)

as ever i have been spe3ndign my time volunteering and being a lady in waiting to her Majesty of hte EAst. it has been fun but a bit busy and frantic. iam about ready to head home :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wingo game - in progress for a few days

w1 -
w2 - Ambyr
w3 -
w4 -
w5 - Ambyr - hsks 8

i1 - Gryphon the Great - cub scout camp
I2 - Ambyr - died yard two days ago
i3 - Siobhan - acorns
i4 - Emma Gorodok - Germany
i5 - Clara - Burning man(jealous!!)

N1 - Ambyr - she went from baltimore to phily
N2 -
N3 - Ambyr - hat and wand :)
N4 -
N5 - Ambyr - piano

G1 - Clara - malabrigo
G2 - Siobhan - 3
G3 - Ambyr, Pawley Castle
G4 - Ambyr in HSKS 10
G5 - Andromeda

O1 - Ambyr - French
O2 -
O3 - Clara - but i have not seen any
O4 - Ambyr
O5 - Ambyr - knitting dragon and owl

Wingo info for me

i have spun yarn
i have worked in a summer camp (Sprout Lake, a Jewish sleepaway camp)
i have been on many trains, most recently to NYC
my fav yarn is malabrigo
i can speak russian, hebrew and german badly
i have seen all HP films in a theater
i have dyed my own yarn with kool aid
i have a collection of classic star trek books
i have been to many castles, most recently Hampton Court
i live in the Boston area
i used to live in Russia, does that make me from a different country?
i have been in HSKS 7,8,9 and 10
i have been on many camping trips, most recently to maine last weekend
i was born in March

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

basic stats on moi :)

  1. Knit or crochet or both? Knit mainly
  2. Brands you would like to try but don't have easy access to noro, waterspun
  3. Favorite fibers/least favorite fibers silk, angora is fav. least fav = acrylic
  4. Favorite colors/least favorite colors LOVE purple and blue HATE orange and yellow
  5. Yarn weight preferences meh... lace?
  6. Favorite projects shawls, socks, whatever really
  7. Favorite gadgets my iPhone :)
  8. Favorite designers no idea
  9. Salty or Sweet or...? SWEET
  10. Tea or Coffee or...? TEA
  11. Allergies cats,cats, cats, smoke, nuts, raw fruit...
  12. Other things you like, i.e., buttons, pens, fabric, stitchmarkers, etc. FABRIC!!!!, pens, buttons, ribbons
  13. Currently Craving a cookie
  14. Where you might have wish lists (Loopy Ewe, Amazon, Etsy) just on here
  15. Measurements (feet for socks, wrists, head circumference) womans size 8 socks, head circumference is 22in

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Got my Kit from Selena!!!

OMG so much stuff. a beutiful Journal. and pretty yarn and needles, funky circulars and also some brast-cancer awareness needles. a lovely project bag that can double as a bento bag! and a matching needle roll. and chocolate and a pattern and some toys and and and.. squee!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Omg the term is almost over

Eep. Wow this term flew by completly. My owl is on her way togermany and I am eagerly anticipating my own package. Meanwhile I have a friend visiting from far off California for the next week so I am super excited about that...

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

There is an Owl on its way to Germany!

My package to Selena is on its way, yay! I hope she likes it. MEanwhile, i have started workign o nteh Arabesque shawl for a friend's mom. i am not entirely sure why i torture myself with lace all teh time, but apparently i am special liek that. i guess it is fun :) this shawl is at least not a giant triangle but a long rectangle which will be easier to block.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sending time

Sadly the only day I can go to the post office to mail my spoilee package is Friday. I hope I can get it out in time I want to have it to her reasonably early :)

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Monday, May 24, 2010

arithmancy homework

omg, this was hard. well, the first one was easy, the second one i had to guess on and the third one i had to wait for a typo correction... but i think i got them

1 - dobby
2 - harry potter
3 - hogs head

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Test of mobile interface

The muggles here at the office have unallowed writing in this journal. As this is unaceptable I am trying a new wAy to post these

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

term progressing

the term is progressing. i am about to start my new knitting project, a scarf out of Noro. i have never made anything with Noro, but i picked this up when i went to NYC to meet up with some other HSKS members last year. we shall see how it goes. i think it will be scratchy...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Recovering from the weekend

i am still recovering. saturday my friend and i had a fundraiser for our Komen 3Day walk. we raise d over 1300 dollars!!!

sundaywas a lot of larp crafting, and yesterday i was sick so slept most ofthe day and did hand sewing and knitting te rest of the time...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Weekly post

My life has been taken over with sewing. Between sewing for HRM and my Pelican, and me, and the Head Lady in Waiting, i am also sewing for LARPs. and knitting

the other thing that is taking up all my time is the 3Day walk. I still need to raise about 1500 dollars and it is going slow. and i do not like fundraising, even if it is to cure breast cancer. because cancer sucks. really. but it is going.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Homework - care of magical creatures - wip

Part One: -

1 - leather gloves for handling baby dragons and biting books

2 - leather boots for dealing with all sorts of magical creature droppings

3 - plastic goggles that will protect the eyes from beaks and claws as well as dragon singing

4 - metal tongues for handing poisonous plants and extremly annoying mandrakes

5 - orange cones for marking dangerous areas

Part Two: Complete the following quiz about House Elves. 5 points for each correct answer.

1. Please describe the physical appearance of a house elf.
a house elf is small and skinny and craggy looking with very large ears

2. Kreacher is the house elf of which wizarding family?
the Blacks

3. What is Hermione Granger making for the house elves?
clothing that would free them, mostly hats, that she left around hoping they wouldaccidentally pick it up while cleaning

4. How do you free a house elf?
you give him clothing

5. What does S.P.E.W. stand for?
society for promotion of elf welfare

Part Three: Bonus/Extra Credit assignment. For a bonus assignment, knit or crochet a SPEW project that will be sent to our lovely Ms. Mooney as part of this year's S.P.E.W project. You will receive 25 points for your completed project.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Homework! - a work in progress

still to do...
Hagrid's Rock Cakes

I will be updating these as i get to them. unfortunately, or well, fortunately, my friend who is becoming the Queen in the SCA is getting coronated Saturday so my time is really spoken for in terms of crafts. i must finish two henry 7 time period dresses by then...

here is my marker. he is a little purple cat from japan.

here are the materials for a Time Turner

Presto Temporum!
and here is the time turner done

here are the materials for a Remembrall

Poorus Executus!
and here is the finished Remembrall!

Materials for a snitch

and now Yarnus Modificantus! and here is a Golden Snitch!

Everything for a Decoy Detonator

and then Flora Tappus! and we have a Decoy Detonator

raw materials

and now Vesselus Dentata! a nose biting teacup

some raw materials

and then Occulus Detectum! we get Specterspecs!

more as things develop

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Term!

It's time for a new term, yay!

so, homework. i do not remember who i picked on my app... so here are three that i like today :)

Remus Lupin - i jsut really like him as a character, and wolves are fun and cool and full of symbology

Rowena REavenclaw - what can i say even though i am in Grif, i am a ravenclaw at heart :)

Moaning myrtle - i like water. as a symbol, to drink, the colors. :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

omg is it time yet??

Isit time yet? is it time? New term is about to start, and really, this Ravenclaw is READY to go!