Friday, March 28, 2008

Owls Away!

My owl was dispatched last Tuesday, to San Jose, CA.
Unfortunately she had already left before I thought to ask her for Delivery Confirmation. But hopefully I'll soon hear of her safe arrival :)

Auntie Enid Finnegan

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I see that a few packages have been recived so far just wanted to check in and see how many have been sent so far.

Hope that you all are having fun! Happy knitting!

Monday, March 24, 2008

I am thrilled

A brown owl landed on my table today with a white bag.  Inside was my swap from Cassandra in Finland.  WOW!  I am so thrilled.  The socks are absolutely wonderful and the colors are just right too for me.  Bright and cheery, knit from Lorna's Laces Bittersweet.  I immediately took off the ones I was wearing and substituted the new ones.  They fit perfectly and are very comfortable too.  I'd like to have the pattern for these too.
Cassandra also sent me a letter, some stitch markers, an invisibility scarf pattern translated into English, some Finnish candy, a set of typical Finnish dpns and some Fabelgarn.  THANK YOU from a very happy Gryffindor.

 I have completed one sock and am about a fourth done with the second.  However, I do have everything that is going into the package.  A large owl has been reserved.

The Owl Is Off!

I'm on my way to the Owlery right now to send my partners package to her. It will take a bit for the owl to fly over the ocean. I hope she likes everything!

Friday, March 21, 2008

house points?

hey, prefects, i'm just curious... where are our point totals at so far?

i'm working furiously on my buddy's socks... oh boy. someone needs to give me a charm so the needles can keep going while i'm at work, otherwise this is never gonna happen in time!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Let's Play a Game!

Since I've been a horrible slacker about posting trivia, I've devised this little challenge for you all. Here we go:

1) Choose two actors from the Harry Potter movies for Muggles
2) Connect the two actors from the HP movies using 5 other films

This is much like the popular muggle dinner game, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. There are a couple of guidelines:

A) You may use up to 5 films not including the HP movies. 
B) Television shows do not count
C) Please post your connections like this: 
Actor: Movie (Character)/(Character) Movie New Actor (New Actor's Character)/etc. For Example: 

Alan Rickman: Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone (Snape)/(Jack) Jane's Night Out Jane Janeson (Jane)/(Janice) etc. 

I know it looks a little complicated, but it would be read in a sentence as follows: Alan Rickman was in Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone as Snape, and played Jack in Jane's Night Out with Jane Janeson, who played Jane. She played Janice in...   And so on. 

D) You can repeat films from the people above you, but please do not repeat specific connections.

Points will be awarded for interesting combinations and unique connections, and arbitrarily for making me laugh. The definition of "actor" is "having appeared on screen and been credited in the film." Please note: actors do not need to be human! You may use imDb, but at least try to do it alone at first! Remember - it's supposed to be fun. :D

Good luck! 

The inspiration for this is a story my muggle friend Mac told me last week. He lives in Hollywood and worked for a large film company for several years, and so got to know many popular muggle stars. Mac and his wife were at dinner a few weeks ago and noticed Kevin Bacon in a group of people eating at the same restaurant. Mac and Dinah were highly amused when they overheard Mr. Bacon and everyone else at the table spend most of their conversations saying things like "oh, yeah, him! He was in that movie with.. who's that girl? She was in... oh man..." thus proving that even Kevin Bacon isn't always good at 6 Degrees of.. Himself.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

ALmost DOne

I am working diligently on my socks and hope my Pal will like them. There are some beautiful socks flying around the skies. Nice job everyone

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Perenelle You Are the Best!!!

I just have to tell you all how absolutely WONDERFUL Perenelle Auckerley is!! Last night I came home from a very long day, and found that her owl had delivered a very special package! I've posted pictures on my blog so you all can see.

Thank you SO much Perenelle! You are just the sweetest, and you really did spoil me rotten! ;-)

Saturday, March 15, 2008


To Miss Avada Finch-Fletchley, she was the first to email me with the correct answer! Contact me and let me know what you would like your yarn to look like.

Socks check!

I'm so happy I finished my pal's socks with loads of time left to put the finishing touches on the goodies. I made the pattern up as I went and had lots of fun with knitting these. See my blog for details and pictures.

Megaera Black, 2nd yr. Slytherin

Friday, March 14, 2008

Trivia Time

Ok email with the correct answer to the 2 quotes below and you win. The first person with the correct answers will win and what do you win you might be asking you will win a skien of sock yarn dyed in the colors you want and a set of beautiful stitch markers.

The first quote is:

"This is how it is - this is why you're not in the Order - you don't understand - there are things worth dying for!"

"That Harry Potter’s got more backbone than the whole Ministry of Magic put together!"

Good luck to all of you!

I Need A Time-Turner

My socks are done, treats are gathered, and everything is all packed up. Then, I noticed a package was lingering. I opened it up and found the things I need for another project I had planned for my partner. Oops! Better get that done before I send everything off. I'll have to keep that owl waiting.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


You all are doing Great!!!!

one down, one to go

One sock is done and the other is in progress. The second one usually goes faster, at least for me. With spring break coming up soon, it shouldn't be too long before the package is ready to send.

Looking for

Eleanor Spinnet has anyone been in contact with her???? I have been trying to contact her for a while and I have gotten no response. Please contact me asap!!

It's on the way

I sent a packet to my pal on tuesday, it has a long way go. Hope It will arrive safely.

socking right along

This is the first time I've had to make something for a complete stranger and so have been obsessing over it...
This is just one of the almost-rans that ended like this...
but I think I'm over the hump!

These are for a Ravenclaw, I just hope the colours are ok?

One Sock Done

I have completed one sock for my Ravenclaw partner. I really hope that she likes it!!!

Don't mind all the ends. I still got weave!!!

Moving along

Things have been moving a long nicely. I hope that everyone is doing well. There have been a few packages mailed out so far. There has not been much trivia going on so I am going to think of a good one tonight and post it tomorrow this will be for a yarny goodness prize from my stash and I have a very big stash filled with lots of good yarns!! I am going to be putting the call out to angles very soons just in case we need them. I hope to see some posting going on and I would love to see what you all are working on!! Happy knitting!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Socks are done!

I finished my partners socks this weekend. I can't wait to finish getting the package together. I did go on a trip to Hogsmeade for a few treats this weekend...

Friday, March 7, 2008

You Guys Are Really INspiring

It is amazing how many socks are completed and on their way. My dear Pal will have to wait til the end of the month as my attention has been else where. The socks are moving along swimmingly though. Could someone share the curse to make the needles move faster though?

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hi All

I am finally all moved and back to my projects.
Socks are on the needle and a little spoiling left to do. :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

socks are on the needles

This yarn was dyed a few weeks ago in greens and a silvery grey. It took me this long to finally figure out a neat pattern so am doing both socks at once which seems slow but that will make sure they match and definitely be all done instead of one and then another.  The sock has ribbing that snakes around but you can only see the beginning of that here.
  This is a fun project.
 I have written the pattern so regular toes can be substituted, but for this swap I thought pointy ones were more in keeping.  My swap pal will receive the pattern and then I will offer it through this blog.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

One last step

Socks finished, goodies gathered, just have to figure out what pattern and buy the needles and yarn. ;) I'm really happy with how the socks turned out. Can everyone say "I LOVE ETSY!"

Nearly There!

I have one sock done and about half of the second one finished. It shouldn't be long now. I even have my goodies all ready and waiting to be packed up- I'm sure I'll find more to tuck in though. My owl will have a long way to fly, so I want to send it off soon.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Package is on it's way...

I totally forgot to post here, but my pal's package shipped on Friday.

I have never had a pair of socks knit up as fast as hers did... that spell I cast on my needles must have worked!

I do hope she enjoys everything I sent - it was fun shopping (and knitting) for her. Ooh... I know that she knows who I am, but as she will most likely have the package tomorrow anyway, here's a sneak peek of the socks...