Monday, July 26, 2010

It's all Magical

HSKS Update: Wow! week three already. I need to get my tukis moving. I have the pattern picked, the yarn selected and pulled out of my stash and the shopping list for the extras, now just gotta get caught up and moving on it. I love the pattern and if it comes out cute then I think a few of my  "muggle" family members may be getting one for Christmas.

HLBOE Update: Again, got the pattern picked but I need to yarn shop for this one.  It's another easy but looks like time consuming knit. Thankfully, I have a little more time for this one.

Well I've made weekly contact with all the peeps I need to make contact with. Now back to my job as an auror for Defense against the Dark Arts.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


OH, OH, I got a WINGO

W-4 Catriona LeStrange lives within a 100 miles of me
I-4 Lizzie Wychwood is from another county-the UK
N-4 Rowan Dragonsinger loves chocolate just like me
G-4 Ambyr Phoenixfire has played Quidditch
O-4 Wisteria Lovegood owns all the Harry Potter Movies

Now for some tidbits about me.
  • I have seen every Harry Potter movie in the theatre
  • My patronus is an Otter
  • This is my 4th HSKS swap
  • I own a collection of thimbles and "Gus" the mouse from Cinderella
  • I have been on multi-day camping trips, I camp on the third weekend of every month as a matter of fact
  • I have been on a "commuter" train, used to take it to work daily
  • I like Chocolate and Popcorn for snacks
  • My favorite brand of yarn is Berocco
  • I have been to "Hearst" castle. if that is really a castle
  • I have played Quidditch
  • My birth month is June
  • I speak Spanish
  • I make stitch markers
  • I own all the Harry Potter movies (and watch them often)
  • and I brought my owl "Tyto" to camp.
Good luck everyone!

Friday, July 16, 2010

First week of Camp!

Whew! first week of camp is almost over already, oh boy.  I have been stalking Clara and I have the pattern picked out, now to just find the perfect yarn..... We are going "muggle" camping this weekend and I intend to do some "treat" shopping for some items local to include in my package.  I hope she will enjoy it all.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

HSKS-Summer Camp has begun-Whoo Hoo

Well it's gonna be a very Harry Potter Summer between the new term of HLBOE and HSKS Summer camp. I am also the new Gryffindor Prefect for Hogwarts at Ravelry and busy running my own group Once Upon a Time.  Muggle life is busy as well but I love my Harry Potter and I love my swaps.  Well so one of the assignments is "getting to know me"  so as suggested, I am posting some of my favorite things.

  • Knit or crochet or both? I mostly knit, but I do enjoy crochet amigurumi
  • Brands you would like to try but don't have easy access to? Oh, I am near several local yarn shops, Michael's and Joann's, so I have alot of access, but I tend to buy cheap for myself. The good stuff comes from my spoilers and I am happy with whatever they choose to send.
  • Favorite fibers/least favorite fiber? I don't like tofu yarn. I don't use much cotton either.
  • Favorite colors/least favorite color? I don't care for neons and baby colors, all other colors are lovely. Jewel tones are my favorite and of course RED is my all time favorite color.
  • Yarn weight preferences? DK or sport
  • Favorite project? I make socks, mini-socks and beannies, but I will try most things at least once.
  • Favorite gadgets? kacha row counters
  • Favorite designers? I have so many, I have faved several on my ravelry page
  • Salty or Sweet or...? Sweet
  • Tea or Coffee or...? Both, either.
  • Allergies? None
  • Other things you like, i.e., buttons, pens, fabric, stitchmarkers, etc.  I use simple silver rings for stitchmarkers, but I like small scissors and always need tape measures.
  • Currently Craving? Popcorn, I live on popcorn
  • Where you might have wish lists (Loopy Ewe, Amazon, Etsy) not really, I love Knitpicks but with so many yarn and bookstores, I usually find what I need when I am out and about.
  • Measurements (feet for socks, wrists, head circumference) Size 9 feet, probably medium for head and wrists
  • Whatever else you'd like to share! I go camping once a month with the family, have annual passes to Disneyland and I have a new bike that I have been enjoying. In addition to Ravelry, I am hooked on

Well time to go stalk my partner now.