Monday, October 15, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Yea! I was a little worried about my package because I was out of town for two weeks and they claimed there was no package for me at the post office. But, there it was waiting for me today when I got home from work. Lovely Gina from Hawaii sent Merlin the Cat Yarns' Superwash sock yarn in Ravenclaw colors, some really cute pins, stitchmarkers, one of those keychain sock blockers with a pattern as well as yummy Hawaii coffee, pencils and a lovely handmade sock bag. That is really impressive - the seams are excellent (Did you use a serger?) - and to top it off, a copy of "Charmed Knits." Such a nice treat!
Sorry about the poor photo but this sock yarn if great! Unfortunately, this makes six new skeins of sock yarn acquired since the L&V sock marathon started - and only three pairs knitted. Do you think I can bring my knitting to the new Harry Potter movie?
Monday, July 9, 2007
Thanks for your patience in this, ladies! I appreciate it!
Thank you Kelly (justaknitwit)
First I want to say thanks to Jenean for all the time you've put into this swap.
I sent my parcel to Wendy & it has been received.
My parcel from Racheal got sent & then returned to Racheal. Last I heard from Racheal she was resending it on June 27. I'll post here as soon as I receive it (although I'm getting worried it is lost again as it's going on 2 weeks)
Also, for those of you that have not received your package by now AND have not heard from your swap partner please leave a message here so that they may be marked as 'not sent.' They will also be banned from future HSKS swaps.
Okay, I tried to edit that title, but Dobby must be playing with the computer to stop me. Cheryl, You are amazing! I will update (I hope I will be able to if Dobby gets out of the way!) my post and blog as soon as I find the camera. (I've done wedding cakes the past 2 weeks, so it is probably under a pile of powdered sugar or cake pillars.)
I'm in awe of the entire package, Thank you! Come on over here to see all the details!
Saturday, July 7, 2007
In the next day or so I will be putting together a list of received packages so that you can go into Swap-bot to update packages received. I will post the list here and I will also send an email out to everyone with the list information.
Friday, July 6, 2007
Its a cute phial of felix felicis. It´s so nice.Here is everything prepared for ht next Clue of the Mytery Stole, so
I´m going to look if it´s out!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
I received this wonderful package from April of Hufflepuff yesterday. The yarn is absolutely gorgeous...I can't wait to knit up a pair of socks with it (maybe in time for the new Harry Potter movie next week - better get cracking!!) She also sent some beeswax to make my hands all soft, some cute monogramed stationary, DPNS and a crochet hook. The bag is really cool too. I'm not sure if you can tell in the photo but it's black on the outside with red and gold fabric inside. Thanks again April.
Monday, July 2, 2007
She knit me the Dark Mark bag. I squealed when I saw it. And I was at work, which made it even funnier. It's beautiful! I absolutely love it.
Besides the fantastic bag, I also got 4!! skeins of Knit Picks Essentials Solids in those sexy Slytherin colors, 2 sets of DPNs in sizes 1 and 2, the CUTEST little stitch markers for knitting socks, Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans and Charmed Knits.
Debbie, I bow to your greatness.
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Just wanted to let those that are waiting for their prizes that they have been shipped and are on their way to you.
All packages must be received by July 6th. If you have not received your package by then let me know. Those swappers that have not sent their packages and not received by their partner by July 6th will be banned from future HSKS swaps. That gives you all 2 whole weeks past the official ship date to get your packages to your partners. If you are experiencing any type of hardship you MUST email me and your partner to let us know what is going on.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
I have purchased much of her yarn and have steered many others her way. It was funny to receive a package from Carrie containing someone else's yarn!! The yarn is glorious, a beautiful color, apparntly dyed from onions, soft, shiny. The bag is so cool.....I smuggled it in my luggage to Ireland and used the bag but did not get the chance to start the lovely sock pattern that was included. I neglected to put the KP DPN in the pics but there were in the kit as well. BEE YOO TEE FULL stitch markers, a pin and some book plates. Thank you so much Carrie...
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
I know that we are getting down to the wire. Please, please email your partner (especially if you haven't contacted them before now) and let them know that when you think that you'll get their package off to them in the mail. There's nothing like suspecting that your package isn't coming! Thanks, ladies!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Hufflepuff - 33%
Ravenclaw - 31%
Slytherin - 31%
Round One - Nala - The Friday Night Knitting Club & bookmarker
Round Two - Michelle - Charmed Knits, Anne - Charmed Knits
Round Three - Ansley - A skein of yarn from Cosmic Fibers
Ansley wins a skein of sock yarn. Ansley, I will contact you later today to give you more information. I will also total up the House points a little later today to give the grand total to see which House wins the House cup for this round.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Saturday, June 9, 2007
It's been a loooooooong Saturday. We've been ripping up flooring, entertaining my mother, sister, and niece, and feeding the masses. I'm pooped and now I must go to work.
The questions for Quidditch will be posted about 2 pm Sunday afternoon, so please check back then. Thank you for understanding!!
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Here's a glimpse of the HSKS bag I made for Mama Turtle. It's already gone in the mail. I know she's seen the bag because she's visited my blog (Hi, Mama T.!) I forgot to take any other pictures before I bundled it all up and into the mail. I do fear something (maybe, chocolate?) might melt but I gave it a shot anyway. This has been great fun and, now, I can't wait to find a package waiting for me!
Youngest Child made a bit of a mess of the bag but it has straps and handles, one large outer pocket with a decorative button and two inner pockets. It's big so I am expecting Mama Turtle to start lots of socks!
I just wanted to announced that the signups for the second round of HSKS will begin next Monday! Yes, it's that time already. We only have a little more than 2 weeks left of the current swap, and boy, has it been a ride. :) I absolutely LOVE these larger swaps and have such fun putting the packages together. This swap is extra neat because of all the cool HP swag that is available.
Why is this next swap shorter, you ask? I get to go to Mexico in August!! Woot! My church does member missionary trips every year and this year I decided to apply. So, even though sign-ups don't start until Monday you can still head on over to the swap site and grab the logo to put on your site.
The BIG changes for the next HSKS are
- No Weekly Trivia
- Prefects have less responsibility - but there will only be one prefect per house
- Only two rounds of Quidditch - Trivia released on a Wednesday and Snitch released on a weekend
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Who says this?
**Get ready for the last round of Quidditch! Trivia will be posted on Sunday, June 10th and the Snitch will be released on Tuesday evening, June 12th**
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Here are the House percentages for this week. No big changes so far. Hopefully, with the last round of Quidditch we'll see a big change.
Ravenclaw - 49%
Hufflepuff - 40%
Slytherin - 25 %
Monday, June 4, 2007
Sunday, June 3, 2007
I just wanted to apologize for not getting to the update today. We had a disaster at the house. One of the nozzles to our water heater busted and water leaked into my front bathroom and master closet. Had to take everything out, rip up the flooring and set a fan in there for it to dry.
I will be posting the updates for the House scores on Monday.
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Also...I came across this site for sock yarn in the perfect (prefect) colors:
Harry Potter yarn
Enjoy the weekend! I'm getting to help my hubby take the cows to pasture which overlooks Glacier National Park...it's a 6 hour + trip of a convoy of semi trucks and trailers. Yeee Haaaw!
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
A great big public thank you to Jennifer for being awesome and doing a really good job with this swap. I couldn't have asked for more, and despite the fact that the exploding bon bons were a big shock when I got to the 'Exploding' center, I loved the extra goodies and I've already used them to do a couple of 2-stitch icords for my pal's bag.. which you can sneak a peek of here.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
"I'm not trying to say what she did was sensible. I'm just trying to make you see how she was feeling at the time."
"You should write a book, translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them."
Friday, May 25, 2007
yesterday at the meet to knit in fankfurt /germany lena surprised me with my hogwarts-sock-kit. as luck would have she was my secret pal. because i´m a little bit in hurry today i can only give you a first view of the bag. next week when i will be back from my weekend-trip to munich i will show you everything:
magical yarn, new wands to conjure new socks, fantastic stitch markers, bertie bott’s every flavor beans.....and more....
have a great weekend!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I got my package today!!!!! I was totally jazzed and surprised because I’m just finishing up the bag for my partner, so I didn’t expect mine to get here yet. I am soooo jazzed. I sorted into Hufflepuff, but I’m not a huge fan of yellow. This bag that she made, though, is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it!
Ansley designed the bag herself. Each side is different. There is a Hufflepuff ‘H’ on one side and a Hogwarts ‘H’ on the side that is showing. LOVE!! She designed a needle holder to go with and included a set of dpns and a crochet needle for the pesky drop stitches. In the package also came a sheep measuring tape, a notepad with a ‘J’ for Jenean on it, two bags of M&M’s which are disappearing even as I type this, adorable stitch markers (two lady bugs and an owl), yarn from Ashabee’s Creations, and the Knit Socks book! Ansley, you are an A-1 swap partner!!!! Awesome! Hearts to you!! :)
That's Jenean on the left and me on the right, with my incredibly crazy hair. :) I linked it to a larger version... if you dare!
There was tons of knitting and I finally managed to get my hands on the yarn for the replacement bag for my partner (since my cat stole the other one) and some nice Gryffindor sock yarn in Trekking.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
2nd Place - Ravenclaw - 49%
3rd Place - Hufflepuff - 40%
4th Place - Slytherin - 25%
The race is really between all three of the top Houses. Hufflepuff did find the Snitch, but had low participation in the trivia and pictures. If they had higher participation we would have seen them rise even higher. Gryffindor's participation was also rather low this time around, so it is very possible to steal 1st place by either Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff during the next and last round of Quidditch!! Be ready, ladies! The last round will take place June 10th!
Just wanted to remind you all that the Golden Snitch will be released sometime today. I also wanted to let you know what you'll be looking for.
Send me an email when you find it - bordeaux700 AT yahoo DOT com.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
There is a new challenge on my blog for those under my prefectly gaze!
There were only 2 entrants last week, so if you didn't please have a go. It is only a bit of fun, and I could send you a prize.
Sarah - Ravenclaw Prefect
Saturday, May 19, 2007
so my kit isn´t finished at all - some more goodies are missing and i´m planning that it will start the travel in 3 weeks....