Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Word association

Our assignment this week is a fun word association game - so here we go

  1. Pumpkin Soup
  2. Owl Hedwig
  3. Leaf Tree
  4. Weasley Molly
  5. Quaffle Quidditch
  6. Hallow Halloween
  7. Mad Crazy
  8. Dragon Wing
  9. Crystal Ball
  10. Trees Leaves
  11. Hermione Books
  12. Hogwarts School
  13. Burrow Ron
  14. Dobby Houseelf
  15. Horcrux Diary
  16. Ministry Magic
  17. Magic Wand
  18. Sirius Black
  19. Apple Juice
  20. Juice Fruit
  21. Candle Flame
  22. Ghost Spooky
  23. Snake Slytherin
  24. Wand Magic
  25. Invisibility Cloak
  26. Tent Camping
  27. Spell Love
  28. Umbridge Dolores
  29. Dursely Idiot
  30. Prophet Daily
Wow, that must be the fastest blog post I ever made

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Just stopping by

This week has been crazy, so I'm just going to keep this short or I'll start another rant about it.

I have planned the kit for Hermione, or most of it anyway, now I just need to select yarns and start working on it. Everything else will have to wait until next week, which will hopefully be better than this one.

Friday, September 17, 2010

All new HSKS

It's a new term again and here is my first homework assignment. At least I'll start it now and will hope to get it done tomorrow, everyone in my family including me seems to have caught a cold.

I'm not going to all the information about me here again, I have a separate site for that which I updated already, so please have a look at my About Me site if you want to know more.

  1. Someone with the same craft as you (either those listed above or another one). Celestina Pettigrew she knits and does crochet and so do I
  2. Someone who was born in the same month as you. Phelia Ballycastle we are both born in May
  3. Someone from a different country. Gryphon the Great lives in the US
  4. A new HSKS Family member. Schmutzerella Oglethorpe
  5. Someone who has been in 3 or more HSKS swaps. Emma Wigworthy
  6. Someone who has a bigger stash than you! (And if your stash is the biggest, proudly say so!) Bella Shacklebolt
  7. Someone who both knits and crochets. Hermione Bagnold
  8. Someone who has the same favorite color as you. Mystry Moonbleu we both love black and purple
  9. Someone who has the same favorite season/holiday as you. My favourite season is Summer, Fleur Sweeting loves Summer too
  10. Someone who has the same favorite fiber as you. Genevra Dreamy we both like all kinds of fiber
Now I'll head back to Ravelry to leave a comment for all of them, then I'll curl up under a blanket once more. Still don't feel too good

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I received my kit


That's the sight greeting me when I opened the package, lots of lovely, handknit flowers and leaves plus some paper leaves. The smaller flowers are brooches, the black one (hidden under a leave on the pic) is already on the lapel of my purple jacket.


Below, I found a folder with a timetable for our summer camp, plus patterns for the handmade items, instructions for camp crafts etc. All the little packages inside had times on them and held items needed for the activities at that time. That was a really nice idea and gave me some insight into what a summer camp could be like. I've never been to one.


That's everything unwrapped, I'll try to list it all here: handknit sunflowers, leaves, flower brooches, a flower necklace (red flower with dark green on the pic), a crochet wrist band, 3 wooden dinos for my little house elf Philipp, Creole seasoning mix, Graham crackers and marshmallows (to make smores), stitch markers and a knitting magazine. And of course yarn and beads and pattern to make the Lady of the Wood fingerless mittens by Ann Kingston. The yarn is KnitPicks Shimmer, an alpaca silk blend, I can't wait to knit with it. And the colour is perfect for me.


Here is a slightly blurry close up of the stitch markers, cute little leaves and flowers.

Thank you so much Poppy for this beautiful kit, I love every single item in it. And Philipp loves the dinos, he had them all assembled within 5 minutes and hasn't stopped playing with them since.

Now I'm off to fondle the yarn and look through the patterns, please excuse me.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

My vacation

I have been on another trip to the UK, mainly to Cardiff via London and Bristol. I met with a friend in London on Wednesday, as my flight was going there anyway. The next day I took a coach to Bristol, where I met up with two friends of mine. We went to Bradford on Avon for lunch - or rather a cream tea for myself, as we were in a tea room called "The Bridge". I just couldn't resist the scones and clotted cream. The night was spent at my friends place in Bristol, we watched the first episode of "Sherlock", chatted and knit, it was really nice.

The next morning we took the train to Cardiff, where we saw a lot of Torchwood and Doctor Who filming locations. We even went to the National History Museum, which we should see on Sunday night in the second episode of "Sherlock" - where it was supposed to be a museum in London. Didn't know London was that close to Cardiff ;-)


Of course I couldn't be in Cardiff without visiting the Doctor Who exhibition, they had a few really nice things on display. I love how real this shot of the Ood turned out:


On Saturday night, we went to a concert at "The Globe" and got to see Spiridion (a Welsh metal band I really enjoyed) and Blue Gillespie (the band of Gareth David Lloyd, who played Ianto in Torchwood). It was a fun evening, even if the location was way too hot.


Unfortunately my vacation was over all too soon, I came back home on Monday - which I basically spent in buses, waiting for buses, waiting on the airport and on an airplane.

Cardiff is really a nice city, I definitely want to go again sometime - and to Bristol, London, Edinburgh and so many other regions in the UK I haven't visited yet.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Scavenger hunt

Oh, I love scavenger hunts.... here are my pics:

Isn't that a beautiful campfire?

And here we have a pinecone

The bowtruckle didn't hold still and I couldn't photograph it, so I've been drawing a picture instead

There are four candle on my son's birthday cake, it's been in 2008


not so pretty, but here is some muggle trash

And those water balloons will be a lot of fun

I love rhubarb, so I chose it as an edible plant

Carps do live in a lake

This peacock feather is really pretty

I have dyed this yarn myself


A while ago I made those coffee cup cozies in House colours


And last but not least, here is a cute bathing suit

Friday, July 23, 2010


Here a bit more information about the people I filled in:

  • Poppy Pluot might live a bit farther away than 100 miles, but as far as I know she is the closest as we both live in Germany
  • Gryphon the Great lives in the US
  • Celestina Pettigrew loves chocolate - and so do I
  • Ambyr Phoenixfire played Quidditch last term
  • Hermione Bagnold owns all the HP movies
And now a bit about me, to help everyone:

  • I can spin with a hand spindle, but I'm not very good yet
  • have been on many trains, mostly to visit my parents in Völklingen, but as well to Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden, Birmingham etc
  • I speak German, English plus a bit of French and Spanish
  • I dye and sell yarn
  • have 1 sister
  • my patronus is a panther
  • collect dragons
  • have been to Edinburgh Castle
  • make and sell stitch markers
  • live in Dortmund, Germany
  • love chocolate and almost all kinds of candy except for liquorice
  • my Birthday is in May