Monday, December 6, 2010

I got my kit!

I got home from visiting my friends and family back in NY, and found Mystry's owl Twitchee wating for me on my porch. Inside were a bunch of parcels wrapped in Ravenclaw bronze and blue, very pretty. (I forgot to take a picture after unwrapping the ones in white paper, but they had the bronze paper, too. They just needed a little extra padding.)

I got some warm cozy mitts in Ravenclaw blue and silver (and haven't taken them off since!) The ruffle is so pretty!

Here's the whole kit.

A beautiful coffee mug that will be going to work with me for my use-it-every-day-all-day mug. A skein of Araucania Itata yarn, which is a blend of super-wash wool, silk and bamboo. It's totally yummy, and in my all-time favorite colorway of blue and purple. A box of See's candy. I squeed when I saw it, because I haven't had See's in forever. Yes, I've eaten some of it. A small and clever tool box with lots of compartments. A snitch kit, with snitch and a sticker book with house emblems. A set of owl salt and pepper shakers. A soft handled crochet hook, which I'm desperate for. 2 very cool post cards from California. And a copy of Handwoven magazine, which I will be slowly savoring this evening.

Here's a close-up of the snitch, and the tool box opened up:

The owl salt and pepper shakers:


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tomorrow is the big day!

I'm going to see the movie! I'm going to see the movie! In Imax! Tomorrow morning! Yay. I've been reading the books and watching the movies all week. I'm watching The Half-Blood Prince right now, and will be all set. Time to get out the radish earrings.

Oh, yeah, my kit is finished, and going out in the mail on Monday. Yay! :-)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Week 9 pop quiz

1. To which prison was Gellert Grindelwald sent after he was defeated by Dumbledore in 1945? Nurmengard
2. Who is the first casualty in The Deathly Hallows? Hedwig
3. What does Draco Malfoy name his son? Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy
4. Before Harry gains control of it, who is the master of the Elder Wand? Draco
5. Severus Snape’s Patronus takes the same form as which other character’s? Lily Evans Potter
6. Where do Ron, Hermione and Harry apparate when Death Eaters invade Bill and Fleur’s wedding? Tottenham Court Road
7. Who does Harry send to search for Mundungus Fletcher and the missing locket? Kreacher
8. Who destroys Salazar Slytherin’s locket? Ron Weasley
9. What does Hermione use to destroy Helga Hufflepuff’s cup? A basilisk fang
10. Following the death of Lord Voldemort, who is named temporary Minister of Magic?
Kingsley Shacklebolt

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Holy cow this was hard. It took me all week to finish!

1 SPARSE VENUES Severus Snape
2 GO UNLOAD LOVE Luna Lovegood
3 A MOTH SEDAN Dean Thomas
4 FLUSH CIGAR Argus Filch
5 SLICK AIRBUS Sirius Black
6 DUMB ANALOG Ludo Bagman
7 A DRY MOO-CALF Draco Malfoy
8 UNSNAP THE SKI Stan Shunpike
9 PIT-A-PAT RIVAL Parvati Patil
10 AN OLD JEER Lee Jordan

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Blah. Just blah.

I have had the wonderful luck of coming down with a Muggle disease called shingles. It hurts and itches and it's driving me crazy. Madam Pomfrey said that since it isn't a magical malady, none of her cures will work, so I just have to wait it out. Luckily I was already planning to have next week off work, to paint and set up my weaving studio. Hopefully if I pace myself, I'll be able to finish, or come close, and still feel enough better to go back to work. On the plus side, if I have to spend a lot of time resting, that means a lot of knitting time.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Rhinebeck was awesome fun, but was a bit of a bust for yarn for Lizzie's kit. So I'll default to plan B, ordering it online. But I have found something so seriously awesome for Lizzie's kit, and I found it by accident. I will post it on the family blog, though :-) Ok, shortie post this week, because I worked crazy hours this week, and spent today visiting with cousins.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Week 5, matching

Instructions: Please match up the wand (wood and core have been listed) with its owner. Each wand/ name of owner will be used once. Please use the web, books, each other for answers. Post answers to your blog for this week’s activity.

1. Vine wood and Dragon Heartstring: i) Hermione Granger
2. Walnut and Dragon Heartstring: k) Belatrix Lestrange, then Hermione who got it when Dobby rescued her and the others from Malfoy Manor
3. Hawthorn and Unicorn tail hair m) Draco Malfoy
4. Hornbeam and Dragon Heartstring d) Viktor Krum
5. Ash and Unicorn hair g) Cedric Diggory . Also, a) Ron Weasley’s first wand, which was a hand-me-down from his brother Charlie
6. Rosewood and Veela Hair l) Fleur Delacour
7. Elder and Thestral Hair b) Albus Dumbledor, then Tom Riddle
8. Mahogany and an unknown core j) James Potter
9. Elm and Dragon Heartstring e) Lucius Malfoy
10. Cherry and Unicorn hair c) Mary Cattermole
11. Yew and Phoenix Feather h) Tom Riddle
12. Holly and Phoenix Feather f) Harry Potter
13. Willow and Unicorn Hair a) Ron Weasley’s second wand

This one wasn't in the original list, but since it was used by 2 of the major characters, I thought I'd add it in :-) Chestnut and Dragon Heartstring: Peter Pettigrew, until Ron took it from him at Malfoy Manor.