Saturday, October 31, 2009


And I've only had about 20 trick or treaters! The best costume of all was a little girl of about 5 who was dressed as Little Bo Peep, complete with crook. And her little sister was dressed as a sheep! They were so darling! I gave them extra treats for having the best costumes of the night.

I, of course, am dressed in my witchy best. It's so fun to go out among the Muggles in my robes and not have to worry about being stared at. This morning I went to a S&B at a local coffee shop, with a couple of stops along the way. People saw me and either looked away quickly, or started laughing! I don't know what that was about! I thought I looked fierce! I'm even wearing a nose ring.

And I was able to get some special things for my spoilee today. Of course I can't say what, but I think she'll like them very much.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


My muggle life has been a whirlwind for the last 2 weeks. I was travelling for work for part of it, and then when I got back to Syracuse, my sister had flown in from Hong Kong, so I've had 3 solid days of shopping and fun with her. I'm exhausted. I'll be so lucky if I don't fall off my broom during quidditch practice!

Speaking of quidditch, I have to confess. I'm pretty well terrified of heights. I've only recently taken up quidditch, in hopes of curing my fear. Of course, if I fall off my broom and land on my head, it won't do much for my fear!

Sorry, short post today, I've got to run!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


1 Someone with the same craft as you: Emma Gorodok knits, dyes, tablet weaves (I do a little tablet weaving, but mostly loom weaving) some sewing , and makes stitch markers (which I do a little bit) all things I do. She also crochets and writes patterns, which I don’t.
2 Someone who was born in the same month: Celestina Pettigrew was born in June, just like me
3 Someone from a different country: Lizzie Wychwood is from the UK
4 A new HSKS Quidditch player: Saraid Swiftrunner is playing quidditch for the first time!
5 A player who has been in 3 or mor HSKS swaps: Olive Bumblebirch has been in 3 previous HSKS swaps.
6 A player with a bigger stash than you: Rowena Dragonsinger, Asst Capt of the Wigtown Wanderers, has 15 Rubbermaid totes! I’ve only got 6
7 A player who both knits and crochets: Bridget the Bloodthirsty does both
8 Someone who has the same favorite color as you: Ginny Lockheart lists blue, then purple. I put purple first, but those are my 2 favorite colors

Other things I discovered about the above people, poking through their blogs and Ravelry pages:
Emma used to be a Slytherin but now she’s a Ravenclaw, like me.
Celestina put project bags on her wish list, same as me.
Lizzie grows her own lavender. I bet she’s a wiz at Herbology! I plan on planting some in whatever garden I have when I get my new house.
Saraid has an awesome picture of women aviators on her blog.
Olive went to Sock Summit! I am so jealous!
Rowena’s Patronus is a gorgeous dragon.
Bridget has 78 projects on Ravelry!
Ginny hasn’t done any other swaps before. We should all be especially nice to her, so she’ll love them as much as the rest of us.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wish list

This post is always fun and hard: we have to post our wish lists, to help our spoilers decide what to get us. So in no particular order:

Chocolate is always good, the darker the better. Fruit and/or nut inclusions are perfectly acceptable.

Coffee: I'm a fiend, completely addicted. Flavored coffees are just fine.

Tea: I drink a lot of this, too, and that includes herbals (tisanes) and flavored tea. For a good strong cup when I don't want the caffeine hit of coffee, I reach for some yummy Earl Grey.

Stitch Markers: I use them all the time to keep my place in projects. I can never have too many of them, and like all kinds of them.

Project bags: I like to be able to grab one and throw it in a tote bag when I'm on my way somewhere. I never know which tote back I'll want to take with me, so I like to be able to move my projects from one bag to another. The project bags makes that easier.

Tool bags: to go in the project bags, so I can keep extra stitch markers, needles, scissors in my project bags.

Yarn: well, I don't really have a strong preference. I like a bit of everything, because even if it doesn't work out for knitting, I'll end up weaving with it. Lately I've been on a bamboo kick, and I like tencel as well, because I like the sheen they give a yarn. They both make nice blends with wool.

Needles: I like wood or bamboo, because with metal I drop stitches like crazy.

Other stuff about me: I'm a sports nut. I root for the NY Yankees, and the Miami Dolphins most of all.

I collect cats, but only small ones. None of them are bigger than about 4-5 inches.

I'm Jewish, so I don't do Xmas decorations, but I do like to have Chanukah stuff all over the house.

I'm a geek at heart, and love watching movies. I am a big fan of Star Trek, Firefly, X-Men. I'm also a bookwork, and I have a Kindle so I never have to worry about not having something to read. I love reading historical fiction and mysteries, like Anne Perry's Victorian series.

Ok, spoiler, whoever you are, hope this helps!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm a Magpie!

And I doubt anyone is surprised, seeing how much I love shiny things :-) But I am so excited! Bevan Mooney's sister Siobhan is our team captain, and her assistant is Olive Bumblebirch. I think we're going to have a great team this year.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Signed up for quidditch!

I'm so excited, I can't believe I got to try out. I think I did pretty well. Now it is just a matter of wait and see. I had to put down which teams I wanted for first, second and third choices, but honestly as long as I get to play, I'll be happy. I like all the captains, so that wasn't a huge help. I don't really know Siobhan very well yet, but I roomed with her sister Bevan one term, and I got along with both of them just fine. So I put the Magpies down as my first choice. But really, I just want to play!