Saturday, January 14, 2012

HSKS Incoming Package from Autunnnights

I just received my swap package. I tired and quite cold owl from Canada just barely made it to my doorstep this afternoon. Luckily the poor thing is now warming up near the heater of the reptile room.

Below is what was delivered.
 Three skeins of yarn. A lovely green cotton, a holiday berry, and some great flame colors in a nice soft sock yarn that might become some Fawkes socks. Also included was a tube of clear and white beads and some 10.5 wooden knitting needles.
 I received a knitted hat in a lovely purple. In this picture you can also see the painted tree ornament and a Gryffindor bookmark. Also included is a small package of wizardy charms.
Food stuff! Three different types of tea. I already tried the pumpkin spice and it is super delish. A thick candy cane. A tube of chocolates filled with scotch- mmmm. Also, some yummy green tea mochi.

Thank you very much for the lovely package.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Charade tutorial

Step 1: Slip stitch

Slipped stitch now on right needle

Step 2: Knit One

Step 3: Yarn Over

Step 4: Pass slipped stitch over knit 1 and YO

Step 4: Complete- move slipped stitch off left needle

Stitch is complete- Note knit 2 then two stitches (k1, YO with slipped stitch around bottom)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Package Has Arrived

Only a delay in posting this since I was not notified that the owl and package had in fact arrived yesterday when I came home from work. So... today I took my package with me to work to open and ended up with a small audience.

This is what was awaiting me when I opened the box. Look at all of the goodies and wrapped in fabulous Slytherin paper.

I received the Slytherin Pride Socks by Anne!!! Oh how I love these socks. I think they are absolutely beautiful. I need to get cracking on my fair isle skills. Once I have that tackled I look forward to working on those since they look super warm and I would love to show them off.

Some wonderful treats: my fav Ferrero, some cheerful looking chocolate frogs, and some very interesting looking elf candy (which I am looking forward to eating) :)

In the back you will see Twinkle, she doesn't bite but will eat coins. The small owl tin hold some lovely Slytherin stitch markers (which you will see in another picture). Some lovely owl erasers, paper, pen, and pencils. A tiny little owl- Minerva's owl can also be seen. It is a lovely and heavy figurine. I <3 all of the owls :)

Pictured here is the card (and wax seal) that was sent to me, a fantastic mini skein of Half Blood Prince colorway, some Soak, a crochet bookmark in Slytherin colors and the beads match the stitch markers, a lovely mini Slytherin journal, a view of the stitch markers (that are in the owl tin), and Salazar Slytherin's locket. I have another picture of the inside below - which did have me cracking up when I opened it myself.

 Told you so!!! Isn't it awesome!?!?!

Last but certainly not least... a keyhole scarf!!! It is made of some super soft wool and has the most awesome back story: Made of BFL that was sheared, spun, and dyed in Lizzie's home county. How amazing is that!!! And the yarn even came in Slytherin colors!!! I love it so much. I still cannot get over how soft it is- I'm talking possibly softer that Malabrigo soft people!!!

Thank you so very much Lizzie. I am sure you were quite worried about the owl and box since you mentioned it took over two weeks to arrive from when you shipped. I love absolutely everything and there were many praising comments from my co-workers as they watched me unwrap everything. 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

End of Swap

Time just seemed to fly by. I cannot wait until my owl arrives in Canada to my spoilee. Hopefully the trip goes well. I will be using one of the Post's owls since mine would not be able to carry the heavy package that I am sending. My poor owl just isn't "heavy duty" enough. I am planning on sending him out for a shorter delivery just so he feels all important and gets to stretch.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Week 9 Blogging

  1. To which prison was Gellert Grindelwald sent after he was defeated by Dumbledore in 1945? Nurmengard
  2. Who is the first casualty in The Deathly Hallows? Charity Burbage
  3. What does Draco Malfoy name his son? Scorpius
  4. Before Harry gains control of it, who is the master of the Elder Wand? Draco
  5. Severus Snape’s Patronus takes the same form as which other character’s? Lily 
  6. Where do Ron, Hermione and Harry apparate when Death Eaters invade Bill and Fleur’s wedding? Tottenham Court Road
  7. Who does Harry send to search for Mundungus Fletcher and the missing locket? Kreacher
  8. Who destroys Salazar Slytherin’s locket? Ron
  9. What does Hermione use to destroy Helga Hufflepuff’s cup? Basilisk Fangs
  10. Following the death of Lord Voldemort, who is named temporary Minister of Magic? Kingsley Shacklebolt

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Week 8 Blogging

  1. SPARSE VENUES  ---> Severus Snape
  2. GO UNLOAD LOVE  ---> Luna Lovegood
  3. A MOTH SEDAN  ---> Dean Thomas
  4. FLUSH CIGAR  ---> Argus Filch
  5. SLICK AIRBUS   ----> Sirius Black
  6. DUMB ANALOG   ---> Ludo Bagman
  7. A DRY MOO-CALF   ---> Draco Malfoy
  8. UNSNAP THE SKI   --->  Stan Shunpike
  9. PIT-A-PAT RIVAL   ---> Parvati Patil
  10. AN OLD JEE   ---> Lee Jordan

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Week 7 Blogging

Well, I missed a week. Bloody me for being busy. Last week like this week just seemed to completely get away from me. I really liked having Friday off of work even if it meant working on Saturday or Sunday. I have some exciting things I am working on for my spoilee. I cannot wait until everything arrives so that I can send her kit off. :)




Ravenclaw's Diadem:

Hufflepuff's Cup:

Riddle's Diary:

Slytherin's Locket:

Gaunt's Ring: