Monday, September 29, 2008

Quiz 3

Are you a sock knitter?What are your foot measurements? Absolutely, size 8

Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? No, but have easy access to those.

Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks? Tubes and pencil slider supply box (I am a teacher after all)

Do you collect anything? Love stitch markers, Vera Bradley fan, silver earrings

What is your favorite type of music? Are you MP3 ready? anything from the 80s, and current pop and country

Do you like sweets? of course What are your favorites? chocolate and caramel - together or seperately

What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children? Happily married w/ 2 year old daughter, 1 dog, 2 cats

Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your swap pal. No, wish I did

Favorite Harry Potter movie character? Bellatrix

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


1. At the beginning of the book, Cornelius Fudge is talking to the Muggle Prime Minister. Which member of the Order of the Phoenix has recently been found dead?c. Emmeline Vance

2. What animal does Bellatrix Lestrange kill when she and her sister, Narcissa, are going to see Professor Snape?b. Fox

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?b. 11 p.m.

4. What did Professor Sluhorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?a. An armchair

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?a. E – Exceeds Expectation

6. Herbert Chorley, the Prime Minister’s Junior Minster, has been entertaining the public by impersonating which animal?b. A duck

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?d. Pomona

8. What is Dumbledore’s idea of ‘a few words’?d. nitwit, oddment, blubber and tweak

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?b. Damocles

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?b. Eileen Prince

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wool Gathering

Went to the Wool Gathering today in Yellow Springs. Lots of yummy things. Bought some yarn and notions. Got the little one an Alpaca stuffed animal. She loves it. Met a cool chick w/ a daughter that had a heart surgery scar. We started chatting b/c mine had open heart surgery at 7 months. I learned right away how lucky we are. My girl will should never have to have another surgery. She's little, but mighty and on track for 2 1/2 years old. The little one I met today was the same age, but developmentally 8 mos. old. She will have numerous more surgeries and have to have a transplant at 16 years old. Let's just say I had a big dose of reality and was very humbled and thankful today. I feel for that family and little E. I wanted to scoop her up and make it all go away.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Another day off

Okay, another day off due to Ike in Ohio. How weird is that? At this rate, I'll have my Nutkin in chocolate covered cherry socks finished and then I can get started on my Joker and the Thief socks. I'm doing those on circulars. I've never knitted socks on circulars. I liked the feel of it from what I had started before I stopped. My dear Setembrina dyed the Joker/Thief socks. They will always be known as my Twilight socks. After that, I'm starting my February Lady sweater in Dream in Color Gothic Rose. The color is absolutely gorgeous.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Ike came to SW Ohio yesterday in a pissed off mood. Apparently he didn't destroy enough homes and property in Texas so he continued on. No school today b/c power is out all over, thankfully we got ours back on. I'm getting caught up on grading papers and working on some socks. The little one and myself are both sick and she has been getting breathing treatments so it was good that I didn't have to work and that we finally got our power back. Hate to see people cleaning up and the work that will need to be done on their homes. Really hate to see what the people in Texas have had to go through. My prayers are with them - I can't imagine.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Quiz 2

Potter Name: Petunia Cronkshank
Rav ID: metoteach
I am allergic to: nada
Pets that I have: dog, two cats (one is outdoor)
My favorite yarn: hand dyed sock yarn - no real hard core preference - just not acrylic ;)
If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors?
My favorite flavor: right now, red or orange
My favorite holiday: Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas, right now, Halloween
I would like to receive a: (Sock kit, scarf kit or yarn dyeing kit) sock kit
List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: bamboo size one, 5 inch
Is there a brand that you are dying to try?: metal (knit picks)
I’ve participated in HSKS: (How many times have you participated in HSKS swaps?) I'm a newbie
Do you have a birthday during this swap? If so which day? no

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Do you knit and/or crochet Knit
How long have you been at your craft? 4 years
Do you spin? no - wish I did
What type of spinning do you do (drop spindle or wheel)?
Are there any other crafts that you participate in? nope
What are your favorite yarns/fibers? anything natural
What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers? acrylics
Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance? bamboo, haven't spend a lot of time w/ alpaca, but love the feel
What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? socks, sweaters and hats
What are you currently working on? socks, getting ready to start a hat for a friend and the February Lady sweater for moi
Anything you plan to start this autumn? all of the above and a gansey sweater
What is your favorite Finished Object? (Please, post a picture if you would like.) Imogen sweater
Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn? different cast-on methods and short rows (wraps)


Just got in to the Hogwarts swap - totally stoked! I'm in Slytherin and can't think of a more perfect house for me. I can be quite sneaky when need be.

Third swap and lovin it!