My Horcrux package came from Clara via Thestrals!

Thank you so much Clara! She made a truly fantastic journal horcrux package for me and made sure that I’d be able to spilt my soul in many parts. Oh my there are so many wonderful things in my package. Beautiful journals and school books designed by Clara for when Hogwarts starts up again ( I love them all and squeed when I saw them), a beautiful cabled journal cover to protect these beautiful journals, fair isle cards and pencils, fantastic stitch markers that the talented Miss Clovenhoof made(daleks and HP, I so lurve them!), hand carved owls for my Yule tree, a wee lil’ hypo-allergenic sheep, a hello kitty towel in heart-shaped pill form, a Badz Maru sticker, Frozen Leaves (with alt. charts), Acaucania Lonco in Cornflower Blue perfect for a Frozen Leaves shawl that came in a great little yarn bag and last but, not least knit picks cables and needles.  Again thank you so much Clara for spoiling me rotten, I lurve everything!  Happily I double-checked your list and the trolls left everything in place 😉

It came via Thestrals

 

A tease

All wrapped up

HSKS Swap package from Clara

Hypoallergic Sheep from Clara

Wood carved owls from Clara

More HSKS swap package from Clara

Stitch markers made by Clara

HP workbooks!

Journal cover made by Clara

Awesome journal made by Clara

Awesome journal made by Clara

Awesome journal made by Clara

Awesome journal made by Clara

Awesome journal made by Clara

Awesome knit cover by my HSKS Clara Clovenhoof

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Skiving Snackboxes

Lol, so I ended up taking a few sweets from one of my skiving snackboxes this week. There is no way that you are going to find this muddle-head doing essays when she can be doing things like reading and knitting! What can I say Fred and George are my heros!  See my brand new OMFG it is huge and awesome Kindle DX.  Ahh I’m in love.  Also it accompanies some of my other favourite things like Alice in Wonderland and sock knitting 🙂  It’s Thanksgiving here in Canada and I want to say I’m thankful for my family, Faye (uber cute guide doggie) and technology (especially assistive technology that makes my life easier!)  Have a great weekend!

Oh I should also mention that Miss Wisty’s package is coming along swimmingly.  🙂

Two favourite things - Knitting and reading

OMG Ouch

It’s been pretty busy here, since i had to got to Madam Pomfrey’s to have some muggle dental surgery done. The procedure is now all done, but I have to spend some time in the infirmary to recover.

So I thought I’d come up with a list of 5 things that I’d take with me if I ever need to go into hiding. Just in case you never know 😉 These are also things that I have sneaked into the infirmary with me.

  1. My brand new Kindle DX.  It just arrived today and I’m already in love!  This is my second e-book reader and I love that I can have thousands of books at my finger tips.  I’m a huge bookworm, so I can’t go into hiding without having lots of reading materials!
  2. My iPod.  I can’t live without music and audiobooks, so I’d have to bring my iPod with me into hiding.
  3. A sock project with extra sock yarn.  I can’t go into hiding without brining some knitting and the perfect on-the-go projects, socks!
  4. My Power Monkey Battery Charger.  I’m bringing this with me and the solar power panel for charging.  (I don’t own the solar panel for my Power Monkey, but I really would get one if I went into hiding)  I need this just in case I need to charge my Kindle or iPod, while in hiding because you might not have access to electricity.
  5. A towel.  Not only because I’m a HHGTTG fan.  The reason is here in this long quote  written by Douglas Adams (from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in “Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.” (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)”

Ginger is almost ready to take off!

I’m so excited Intarsia’s kit is all ready to go off tomorrow with my awesome owl Ginger. I had lots of fun getting this together. A few things fell through, but overall I think it will be a great package based on…..haha it’s a secret!

Here’s a little spoiler for you Ms. Bindoff 😉
sneak peak!

There’s always a little bad to make things awesome

So I found out some sad news, once again I’ve been dropped as a HSKS pal.  It worries me that this is becoming a common thing that my upstream pal drops out of the swap in HSKS.  That’s okay I get another awesome fantastic angel package, it will be worth the extra wait since somebody’s house elves have to work overtime to make the handmade item for me.

I’ve been hiding out since I haven’t been feeling that great lately.  Things hopefully will look up and I promise to bounce back and be seen around Hogwarts more than I have been for the last few weeks.  I decided to make another little something for Intarsia’s package as a little pick-me for myself 🙂  Cheerful colours can help a lot! 😉  Also I have a little potions experiment that might make it into Intarsia’s package.  I should make the early deadline despite all the extra things I’ve decided to put in.

I love Arithmancy and was happy to see that this week’s homework was Sudoku!  Yay what fun.  I’m all done.

Puzzle 1  – Dobby

Puzzle 2 – Harry Potter

Puzzle 3 – Hog[‘}s head

Monster Mash

So I am going to be missing the Quidditch match this weekend 😦 Good luck Slytherin, let’s kick some quaffle.

I’ve been feeling pretty ill lately, probably due to the stress of N.E.W.T.S. that are coming up. I’ve been giving the weekend off and we are going to head down to Seattle for some fun and much needed perk up.

What’s on my needles. Well these cute little monsters .  Meet Charlotte (mommy monster) and Chloe.  They are almost done, they just need to be stuffed, their arms sew on and I need to get fabric glue to glue on their teeths!  I can’t wait till they are done, because I’m going to cast on for another set for Mini-me, Charlotte and Chloe are bound to Ontario to meet their new friend baby S.

Rock and Roll and Monsters with socks!

Okay well my monsters don’t have socks, but if you even knit this cute pattern then you might see monsters with socks 😉

Sammie the Sock Monster (photo taken by Rebecca @ dangercrafts)

Sammie the Sock Monster (photo taken by Rebecca @ dangercrafts)

My monsters are in the form of this super cute bag that I got from a great etsy store called piddleloop and the rock & roll is coming from my awesome new headphones!  Green and aqua, one of my favourite colour combos.  As for socks, well those are the pair of socks that I’m knitting while listening to some great tunes (Matt Costa, Tegan and Sarah, Muse, Radiohead, Jose Gonzales, Kimya Dawson and more).  Here’s a picture of what I’m talking about 🙂  The yarn is from the Whimzy Pinzy Cotton Club (hand-dyed Panda Cotton) in the Riddler colourway.

Monsters (cube monster bag), socks (sock wip) and rock & roll (my new roxy headphones)

Monsters, socks and rock & roll

Well I’m off to go get some R&R before the big game tomorrow! I am the Slytherin’s beater and wearing the #3 jersey due to the horrible accident that put our Seeker Celeena Cree, rumour has it was something to do with electricity, muggle thing called a kneetop and something blowing up. I’m not sure on the details, but I think it’s a cover for some spell that went wrong. Well I hope she is healed for the next game. Till then there is some switch-ups in our roster. It’s not a bad thing, I can put all that studying I did in Ravenclaw to good use! Go Slytherin, let’s slither our way to victory!!

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