Friday, July 25, 2008

end of term sad/happy face

I can't believe it's nearly over! Congrats to all the package winners and an extra huzzah to all my puffs for coming in first with House points!
I can't wait for the next term! I miss the classes, common room and students, Quidditch and everything else aleady.

and on unrelated side notes, I finished Neverwhere, which means I'm in great need of some book recommendations, so if anyone knows any that can hold me over until the next term starts...

and I've started a project with one of the gorgeous skeins Centy sent me in my package, it's the springtime in Philadelphia hat and I love it already
I had to stop cause I'm a few yards short of what he pattern called for but I found a store online that has the yarn so I should be done soon.

Monday, July 21, 2008

work can just wait...

Finally! after many restarts to admit and a lot and I mean A LOT of intense studying of other's works in progress and finished results and rereading all the advice I got...

I was so excited that I couldn't wait to make it the right length so I made it a normal headband(though now that I'm in the loop over what to do, I'm sure I'll make another one that can be worn in varying ways)

and an artsy shot of me in it, even though it's a little cut off, I wanted an "action" shot

and on a side note, I finished Pink Carnation slightly disappointed but now I can focus on Neverwhere which I've yet to hear anything bad about.

two weeks?!

Firstly, Ursula rocks!! she caught the snitch during the finale game last saturday and it's been a celebration ever since!! so excited! can't wait for the finale feast...
no wait! i can! cause that means the term is almost over and i don't want it to be!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Quidditch Round Three!

1. When Hagrid returns to Hogwarts after being sent to see the giants with Madame Maxime, Professor Umbridge questions him on his late return to school. She suspects that Hagrid had been to the mountains, but where does he tell her he has been?

d. South of France

2. Professor Umbridge comes to Hagrid's Hut and searches his cabin one evening (as she believes Harry, Ron and Hermione are there visiting him at night when they are not supposed to). When she walks past the place where Harry, Ron and Hermione are hiding under the Invisibility Cloak, Harry holds his breath. True or false?

b. False

3. A stately-looking witch in an emerald green shawl is one of the members of the Advance Guard who rescues Harry from Privet Drive. What is her name?

a. Emmeline Vance

4. What is the name of the witch who was killed two weeks after the photo of the original Order of the Phoenix was taken?

b. Marlene McKinnon

5. Which two fifth year Ravenclaw students does Dumbledore choose to be prefects?

d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil

6. Which house was Rose Zeller sorted into?

d. Hufflepuff

7. What is the color of Murtlap's essence?

c. Yellow

8. Name the Ravenclaw girl who became prefect in Harry's fifth year.

b. Padma Patil

9. According to a healer's portrait at St. Mungo's hospital, which disease was Ron suffering from?

d. Spattergroit

10. Which book did Harry give Hermione for Christmas?

a. "New Theory of Numberology"

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Padma Patil

Hannah Abott


Dumbledore's Army

Cedric Diggory

(Extra 5 pts - What movie will Robert Patterson star in this December?)

Monday, July 14, 2008

an update...sort of

I must be the slowest Puff ever cause I'm still, yes still having yarn wrapping problems with my dream swatch. sigh. and I'm getting a little discouraged, even putting it to the side and picking up other projects. which I don't want to do and try to keep myself going by looking at everyone's finished work hoping it will make determined to figure this out.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Hufflepuff Quiz #6

Lucky some one on one time with the Professor. I think if he told me he was even slightly impressed by my work this term I'd turn to a puddle of melted jelly slugs.
But anywhoo! onto the quiz...

1) What is a Chimaera?
A very dangerous creature with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a dragon's tail.

2) Name 3 of the 4 breeds of Winged Horses.
Thestral, Abraxan, Aethonan, thestral and Granian,

3) What are Yeti afraid of?

4) How does a wizard rid a farm of a Nogtail?
Chase it off with a pure white dog.

5) Why are Fwoopers sold with a silencing charm?
Because their Fwooper's singign will drive the listener insane.

6) Where are Erklings found?

7) Name the only spell known to repel a Lethifold.
The always effective Patronus Charm.
(Bonus if you can name the wizard who survived a Lethifold attack)

a checklist of things to do...

okay, really only one thing is "need to do" which is this week's Defense Against the Dark Arts homework. I really want to do well this weeks seeing as I've become a bit of a nervous klutz around a certain professor...luckily I have the chocolate from my kit to keep me calm, will probably sneak a few bites in when the Professor's not looking.

other things..
finally finished Time Traveler's Wife...I cried, though I can't decide if I loved the book or want to slap a few of the characters...
Now onto reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman cause I noticed that I've been reading far too many Regency era books even for my obsessive love of them.

think I figured out the problem with my dream swatch head scarf(after reading other people's posts about it)I'm a tight really tight.I'm always short on guge no matter what I do and this wrapping around the needle needs to be really loose, and my wraps just refuse to let go of the needle and when they do I let too much go and lose all the loops.
Will try again, and continue to try and find some kind of tutorial that will get me out of my "tigh knitting conundrum"

Saturday, July 5, 2008


So while I was sitting on my bed, struggling through my zillionth time re-casting on for the dream swatch head scarf, a lovely owl came tapping on my window!
What sis he have you may ask? Just the most amazing package that cheered me up and will continue to put a smile on my face for weeks to come!!
Picture time!!

Don't worry, I gave him some tasty cupcakes before sending him home!
The note that came with it

Everything laid out...

Silly me,I took a picture of the one package on the wrong side...this is what it said

This is gonna gets a lot of play time at the next Quidditch match! It's currently hanging in my dorm.

But what was in those wrapped packages?

Well...more pretty yarn! that's what! And the cutest sock pattern!(which I realize now is impossible to see in the picture)

And the other one? more wrapped gifts?!? And look at the cloth!

tapsetry needles, a measuring tape that looks like a sheep(CUTE!) jelly beans(LOVE!) and chocolate to combat boggarts!(EXTRA LOVE!)

One more pic accompanied by a happy dance? OKAY!

There's so much awesome, I had to lay it out on the floor and take a pic standing on my bed!

So in case you couldn't tell, CentyB is officially the coolest person at Hogwarts!

Friday, July 4, 2008

off to a "meh" start

So I cast on for the Dream Swatch earlier today and I remembered why I put this project on hold the first time I tried to make it...

"Row 6 (WS): *Slip 6 stitches with yarn in front
dropping all extra wraps, thus forming 6 long
stitches on the right-hand needle. Then, insert the
left-hand needle into the first 3 of these 6 stitches
and pass them over the second 3. Return all
stitches to the left-hand needle and purl the 6
stitches in the crossed order, the second 3 first,
and the original 3 next. Repeat from * on each
group of 6 stitches."

I've re-cast on several times(btw, I'm making it half as wide cause I have a small head) and each time I mess this part(the most important part) up. seems so simple, which is why I'm kinda frustrated that mine isn't coming out right. So if anyone can tell what I'm doing wrong,or knows another way to get the same results,please let me know.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


so the KAL is starting tomorrow and like the procrastipuff I am(I just made up a new word,procrastinating hufflepuff! yeah, that will never catch on) but I can't decide between not two but five yarns to choose from! What?How is that possible? Well, I really love the feel of bamboo yarn and kinda collect it without actually having anything to use it for so it just sits around in my stash being pretty and touchable. Though two of the yarns I think are cotton and something else blend...
I know, no labels? yeah, i kinda paw my yarn and the label gets in the way sometimes and I always forget to stick it in the yarn so I know what it is, but they're all light weight and bamboo, except the two on the left, those are cotton.

I was thinking yellow(Puff pride and all) but green is my favorite color(it's not as dark as the picture looks, though I have nothing to wear to match it when I finish it) the one on the far right is actually a lot more turioise than it looks and I don't really have much blue in my wardrobe but I really love how those feel(except maybe the one on the far's kinda an odd color with why's that there?)
I'm gonna narrow it down within the next few hours,I promise...

p.s.OMG! does anyone watch Doctor Who? Please say yes,I've been in freak out CAPS LOCK mode ever since, well yesterday,GAH! this show is why I missed the common room chat yesterday...okay, sorry, gotta choose a yarn!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Now to find where all the owls went to...

I haven't had much of a chance to post because I've been finishing up on my spoilee's package! yay!
Hopefully I can get to a post office within the next few days seeing as most of the owls here are off delivering other people's packages.

Now to focus on revisions...oh wait I forgot,I joined the Hufflepuff KAL
yet another reason to push those schoolbooks aside...