Thursday, May 14, 2009

my kit!

/* My kit arrived a week ago, but I've apparently fallen off the blog-weekly wagon so hard that I broke a few bones and got trampled by the Keep Up With Ravelry Posts wagon behind it. The kit is really excellent though and deserves a good kvell :) */

Dear Winifred,

Thank you VERY much for the most excellent kit that you sent me!  I'm sorry that we couldn't meet up at the Fibre Festival in Maryland and do the exchange in person.  In hindsight we should have realized that muggle transportation is unreliable at best, and perhaps studied up on Mr Weasley's modification to the Reparo charm that he uses on Flat Tires.

As you can see below, your Owl delivered all the packages intact.  They made a very cheerful collection :)

First to answer your question: the chocolate is amazing.  I've tasted quite a few varieties and brands of chocolate over the years, and the Lindt Cherry & Chili is the clear winner.  The chocolate has this interesting-but-yummy texture, and the filling stuff is REALLY good.  (Where did you find it???  I went to my local supermarket and they didn't carry it :(  We might need to trade some yarn for more of this stuff, it's ridiculous).

The bag is great! Isn't the ballband stitch pattern fun to knit up?  And it came out so perfectly, I know you mentioned having Bag Knitting Issues earlier but it really turned out terrific.

I'm very excited to try the Square Cake pattern with the sparkly yarn you sent (oooooh shiny!), and the pattern place-markers will come in very handy :)  The Malabrigo is so soft! I think it might become a pair of CocoKnits' Malabrigo loafers (once I figure out how to make the pattern work out and produce slippers that are my size).

Thank you again for a most excellent kit!  See you in the Hallways of Hogwarts next term?


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Quidditch 3

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
b. Lupin

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?
c. McGonagall

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
Nicholas Flammel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
c. Viktor

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
b. Patil

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak
b. Chris Van Allsberg
c. Ezra Jack Keats
d. John Steptoe
I'm not answering this question because it has nothing to do with Harry Potter. And I haven't read that book.

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
d. The Geminio Curse

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration

Picture Hunt



Where the Wild Things Are
Do I have to?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Avada Kedavra!

Cass might have her Crucio list, but I am starting an Adava Kedavra list. Mostly for people that talk about food during Passover, while I'm stuck eating Matzah.

The AK List:
Cassandra Puddlemere
Diana Lockhart
Cassandra Puddlemere

Crucio is too good for the likes of them!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

According to this "Knitting Addiction" quiz,

"You scored only 48%. Either you are a beginning knitter, or you just don't have an addictive personality.  If your family accuses you of addiction they are insane.  In fact, you are so non-addicted, I'm surprised you took this test!"

WTF!!?! Cass can you sic Crucio's babies on them?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Well, with the Dragon Cave down, I adopted some other pets...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Spring has supposedly hit Hogwarts this week. Considering that the temps are hovering in the 30's, I'm a little skeptical. On the other hand, flowers are starting to bloom, the sun is shining way more than it used to, and colors are begining to creep back into the washed-out winter landscape... so maybe it has arrived. We shall see :)

I picked up some fun stuff for my RAOK on Sunday. Let's just say I got 4 for myself and my friends to play with, and 2 to send to... someone :) I hope she likes it and doesn't think it's silly... but really, there's nothing better than going outside in the spring and ------ - ----, especially if you live anywhere near a -----!

Ugh, brain freeze.  More later :)