Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Owl Arrived Awhile ago

I must have been dose with a lazziness potion in my morning coffee for the last week because I hadn't gotten around to posting about the package that the lovely Chrysta the Cursed sent me but here is a picture of almost the whole lot, needles were whisked out of the box and into a pair of socks right away!

Hogwarts Sock Swap 3 002

More on my blog.
Thank you so much Chrysta
Sincerly, Ophelia Ballycastle First year Gryffindor.

Owl Arrived and Fashionably Late

So I received a fantastic package from Cliodna Boomslang; however I've been so busy that I haven't publicly thank her yet. Thank you for the wicked Slytherin package, the socks are so comfy that I wore them on my flight to Ottawa that day! She not only put in one bookmark, but two! One of her own design that is based on the Salizar Slytherin's locket that is featured on the Bloomsbury Adult cover of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It's beautiful isn't it? I love everything, Cliodna you did a great job!!

My pal, Daisy Bladvak got her package; however she is swamped with finished her thesis. Everyone wish her the best and check out her thesis project it rocks!
HSS3 package
Socks and a wonderful package from Lisa!
HSS3 Slytherin package from moi

My Owl Arrived!

I got my package from Mafalda Bagman yesterday Love it all!

Here's everything.
Check out my awesome Gyffindor socks.

I wrote lots more about it on my blog- check it out!

Thanks you so much Mafalda!!!

Another owl...

Look what I got today:

a great package from Cressida Townsbury. As if the beautiful socks with the cable up the back weren't enough, she also sent a very cool bag (perfect for carrying sock projects), a Ravenclaw bracelet and stitch markers, some yummy candy (which I already tested, of course), hand wash, my favorite addi turbo needles and a sock pattern. Wow! Thank you so much Cressida!

Fleur Dolohov
1st year Ravenclaw

Monday, April 28, 2008

Owl Post arrives in Oregon

Here is the lovely package that arrived today from Henrietta Sweeting. The only thing that is not in the picture is the copy of the HP House Fair Isle Pouch Bags pattern. I have never seen DPNs that small. They are 5 inches in length so I will most likely use them for baby socks or booties. Big thanks to Henrietta!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

My Owl landed

A fluffy barn owl dropped a package off this afternoon from Germany, She had a quick snack and some water and was off again. My package came from Clara Clovenhoove she make great hand dyed yarn her etsy store Selana's Handarbeitskram She hand dyed the yarn for my socks and they fit perfectly! She sent me a great journal that she made, stitch markers she made, 2 patterns she wrote, 2 pens she made, Is there anything that she can't do? Some yummy chocolates that the boys are eating right now, English Breakfast tea, hot chocolate, a pair of Addi Turbos My favorite! Thank you so much! I love everything it is wonderful!! I can't wait to see what everyone else is getting!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Woah... Owls gallore!

Seems I got a pack of owls at my window today! And one of them was from my upstream partner Celestina Crookshanks! Her owl was quite tired, so I set out some owl treats and a bowl of water and promptly set to shredding all the tissue paper. I can't believe what amazing stuff she sent! Beautiful blue Hand Maiden yarn (is this what hand maidens do when not attending the Queen?), SUPER yummy Huckleberry chocolate, Exploding BonBons, Every Flavor Beans, circular needles charmed by some clever witch named Addi to be "Turbo", and of course... GORGEOUS hand knit socks!

After reading her note on paper made of silver (I think Celestina must come from an old wizarding family to have paper made of silver), it said that I could keep the owl. O_O (Definitely from an old wizarding family!) I promptly squee'd and introduced this young owl to my old family owl. I've now dubbed them Momma and Baby. (However, this appears to have irked my family owl. He seems to not like being called Momma. How odd.)

Thank you so much Celestina! I love it all!!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Last Day

Everyone should have there packages out in the mail today, if you have not sent you package please let me know. I have heard from a few people that there's will be late, just let me know what is going on by Monday at the latest. I hope that you all had a good time with the swap and I love seeing all the packages that everyone is getting!

Happy knitting!!
Headmistress Cassandra

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Running a little late

Just wanted my pal to know I am running a little late but I will have her package in the mail 4/21/08 I have enjoyed the swap for the second time. Thanks Cassandra for a great swap. I'm looking forward to the next round.

Mafalda Grubbly-Plank

Seva is Soaring...

I borrowed my cousin Minee's owl, Seva, this afternoon and sent my package off to my partner. I hope she will love it as much as I loved putting it together, and of course, knitting her socks! :) Seva doesn't have very far to travel, so hopefully she will reach her destination by Saturday!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Nemesis takes flight

Nemesis took flight this morning with a package. It shouldn't take her long to get to her destination. The last I saw, she was heading south. When she arrives at her destination, she will need owl treats and some water before returning home.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Owl Heading East!

My Owl is heading East! I hope he gets there soon...I know there is a bunch of tax mail out there to work his way through! Thanks for the fun swap guys!

Prize yarn...

I just wanted to post quickly to show off the lovely sock yarn that I had won in one of the contests. For the life of me, I can't remember when it had arrived. But I absolutely love it. Thank you Cassandra!!! I also love the stitch markers. Sorry for the wait in my posting the thanks. And since I totally forgot that today is Tax Day here in the US, I will be waiting until tomorrow to mail out the package to my dear spoilee pal. At least the owl does not have far to travel. Just one state below me.

3 more days

I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. There are 3 days left in this round to get your packages out, and the next one will start in June. I would really like some opinions on what you think the 4th year students should get in there swap. Also if you have not received a package, and have not heard from your pal let me know I do have some angels waiting in the wings. I hope that you all had a great time with this swap! I am already sorting out the details for the next one so make sure that you keep this page bookmarked because I will be opening to returning students first.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Owl arrived!


I have a wonderful pair of Slytherin socks and all sorts of other great goodies... details are posted on my blog.

Thank you, Ana/Lavender Kedavra!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Package arrived....

and the timing could not have been better. See the details on my blog. Here is a sneak peek...

My outgoing package is not quite ready but I have contacted my pal about it already.
Selina S

Saturday, April 12, 2008


I have contacted my Pal...I am waiting on a intem and will send the box as soon as it arrives....I am happy to read there will be a round 4 of this swap....LOL.....Monkey Socks and can you ever say no?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Owl Arrival!

Hi all! I just wanted to drop a note to let the professors know that my pal's owl arrived late last week with my package!! It was fabulous - a perfectly fitting pair of Gryffindor socks, stitch markers, new dpns, and so much more! She's awesome! I haven't had time to get pics or even post anything about it on my own blog yet, but I wanted to drop a public thank you to her!!

(My pal - your package might be a little late, I'm just finishing the heel on the second sock now. Gremlins attacked it, for some reason! =( )

An Owl

There was an owl waiting for me yesterday after classes. It had a package from quite far away. My partner (who assures me that there's more to come) sent me a wonderful knitting pattern from Yarnissima called la Digitessa. Love it! It's a beautiful pattern.
Thank you! Thank you!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

A Slytherin Package Received

An owl dropped off my package from Patonga Pinkstone earlier this week, but I haven't had a moment to stop by here and publicly thank her. Thank you so much!

I almost never knit lace socks for myself, always as gifts, so these were an especially wonderful surprise.

You can read more about my wonderful package here.

Waiting to send my owl

I'm just waiting on an owl to send out these socks with their package Northward.

Potter Swap 008

Friday, April 4, 2008

Winding down

Well the swap is winding down and OWL's are flying all over the place my owl is still setting on my tree waiting ever so patienctly hopefully she will be flying in the next few days! I am glad to see all the packages you guys are great knitters! The socks are amazing!
I am going to be getting things all set up for Round 4 it is going to start in May or June (haven't made up my mind yet) I am going to open it up to returning students first than to ever one else. I would like some input from you all I have a big list of things that I want to change so I need to know what you like and what you didn't like about the swap. Send me a email and let me know.
Have a great weekend and Happy knitting!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Another owl on its way!

My owl headed north with the package today. I hope it arrives safely and quickly.

Owl arrived!

I got today gorgeous Hufflepuff's Cedric-socks! You can see all things from package from my blog.

Hi Every One

So how's everyone's socks coming along. Seem's we have all gotten very quiet. It is hard now that the weather is getting nice! I am looking forward to seeing everyone's goodies.