Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Slytherin House Quiz #2

This time I will not risk to be late for posting the quiz, so I'm doing it right now.

  • Are you a sock knitter?What are your foot measurements?
    I knit a lot of socks and love to wear handknit socks - as does all my family. I have a European size 36, that's fairly small

  • Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift
    I have both, but they are both rather old and about to break apart - but they still work

  • Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks?
    My hooks are in a kind of felt mug, my dpns in a needle roll and my circs are in a rather special, handmade storage - I'll try to take a pic later and post it here

  • Do you collect anything?
    I collect everything with dragons on it - and of course yarn ;-)

  • What is your favorite type of music? Are you MP3 ready?
    I like rock and metal music but don't limitate myself to one type of music. I have an MP3 player

  • Do you like sweets? What are your favorites?
    I like almost all kinds of sweets, except liquorice

  • What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children?
    I live with my boyfriend and my 4 year old son, we have 2 bearded dragons

  • Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your swap pal.
    I have a favorite list at Etsy and a wish list at Amazon

  • Favorite Harry Potter movie character?
    I really can't decide

  • Thursday, September 25, 2008

    Quidditch round 1

    It's time for quidditch again, I just love to play along - so without any further ado, here are my trivia answers:

    1. At the beginning of the book, Cornelius Fudge is talking to the Muggle Prime Minister. Which member of the Order of the Phoenix has recently been found dead?
    c. Emmeline Vance

    2. What animal does Bellatrix Lestrange kill when she and her sister, Narcissa, are going to see Professor Snape?
    b. Fox

    3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?
    b. 11 p.m.

    4. What did Professor Slughorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?
    a. An armchair

    5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?
    a. E – Exceeds Expectation

    6. Herbert Chorley, the Prime Minister’s Junior Minster, has been entertaining the public by impersonating which animal?
    b. A duck

    7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?
    d. Pomona

    8. What is Dumbledore’s idea of ‘a few words’?
    d. nitwit, oddment, blubber and tweak

    9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?
    b. Damocles

    10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?
    b. Eileen Prince

    Post pictures to your blogs or link to the pictures from your blog post.

    Professor Sprout
    Professor Dumbledore

    Monday, September 22, 2008

    Picture day

    Here is a brand new pic of me, in my just finished alpaca/wool vest. I had planned it to be a long sleeved sweater, but as it would be way too warm in this yarn, I decided to make a vest instead.

    Now I have some more of this nice, super soft yarn left and can probably make another vest with a more interesting pattern.

    Late House Quiz

    1. Do you knit and/or crochet
      I do both, but lately more knitting than crochet

    2. How long have you been at your craft?
      learned it about 20 years ago, forgot all about it and started again four years ago when my son was born

    3. Do you spin?
      I'm just learning how to do it

    4. What type of spinning do you do (drop spindle or wheel)?
      drop spindle for now, can't afford a wheel yet

    5. Are there any other crafts that you participate in?
      I know how to do tablet weaving, but as my partner is way better at it than I am, I don't do it that much

    6. What are your favorite yarns/fibers?
      Alpaca is so soft and warm, I just love it

    7. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers?
      100% acrylic - but I don't mind blends

    8. Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance?
      Everything that's not available in Europe - like for example Knit Picks

    9. What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet?
      I knit a lot of socks, but have made everything from socks to sweaters - currently I'm knitting my first shawl

    10. What are you currently working on?
      I'm a multi project person - socks, a hat, a shawl, a crochet bunny

    11. Anything you plan to start this autumn?
      nothing special, but I'd love to make a cardigan - just can't decide for a pattern

    12. What is your favorite Finished Object? (Please, post a picture if you would like.)
      A sweater I made for my son (pic will be added later)

    13. Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn?
      I'd love to learn Magic Loop and Double Knitting

    Sunday, September 14, 2008

    It has started

    I am so excited, I got my swap pals today... I get to spoil Emma Wigworthy this time - that will be an opportunity to make up for the awesome package she made me a while ago. And my spoiler is Eugene Nigeno, I don't know him but look forward to hear from him. Both are Ravenclaws, so I get to knit with other colors this time.

    And as a help for my spoiler, here is my questionnaire:

    Potter Name: Emma Gorodoc

    Rav ID: Selana

    I am allergic to: I'm allergic to most commercially dyed wool, can't knit with them or it'll trigger my asthma... handdyed wool or other fibers commercially dyed are fine + I'm allergic to cats

    Pets that I have: none

    My favorite yarn: nothing special

    If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors? I'm no Ravenclaw

    My favorite flavor: chocolate, fruit flavors

    My favorite holiday: Christmas, as it is all about family for me

    I would like to receive a: sock kit or dyeing kit

    List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: I love Knitpicks Harmony needles, for socks 2.5 mm - but I love to get to try other brands too

    Is there a brand that you are dying to try?: nothing special

    I've participated in HSKS: this is my fourth time

    Do you have a birthday during this swap? If so which day? My birthday is in May, so not during the swap

    Tuesday, September 9, 2008

    HSKS 6

    Another term at Hogwarts will start soon and I'm already excited. Can't wait to hear about my partner for the swap and if I'm not mistaken, we can make baby hats for SPEW again. All in all it sounds like fun so far, I'm waiting impatiently for more updates.