Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Wonderful HSKS Kit!

I know I am really late at posting this but, time seems to be flying by me a a very fast rate.

So I got my box from Lady Furela the Forgetful, aka Sara....what a wonderful kit!! The homemade item was drool worthy! I haven't quite decided where to put it, but I will soon. Okay now for the pics!!

The opened box......

All my loot wrapped up so nice and pretty!

All the loot:)

My handmade needle organizer:) It is so awesome! Pics don't do justice! She even did some color work and put my name at the top!!!

All the knitting goodies and 2 great patterns!!!!

Thank you so much Sara!! I love everything in my kit! I feel so spoiled!! Thanks again!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Quidditch Round 3

1. Who was Tom Riddle Sr.'s girlfriend before Merope gave him the love potion?

b. Cecilia

2. What does Luna say floated into Harry's ear when he was in the train car that supposedly caused him to lose focus?

c. Wrackspurt

3. How much do the primary Apparition lessons cost?

d. 12 galleons

4. What is Professor Merrythought's first name?

b. Galatea

5. What Hogwarts club was Eileen Prince captain of?

b. Gobstones Club

6. Who is head of the Goblin Liaison office?

b. Dirk Cresswell

7. Mrs. Weasley offers Fleur a goblin-made tiara for the wedding with Bill. What family member is currently in possession of the tiara?

a. Aunt Muriel

8. How many points does Snape take from Gryffindor for Harry's late arrival and muggle attire?

b. 70

9. When Profressory Slughorn first meets Hermione, he asks her whether she is related to Hector Dagworth-Granger. What society did Dgworth-Granger found?

d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers

10. Which of these describes Golpalott's Third Law?

d. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components

An Owl for A Hufflepuff!

I am wrting to tell everyone that my very young owl, Petunia, is on her way to Cliodna Trelawney with her HSKS6 kit! I sure hope Pet meakes it ok, it is her first trip that far. Keep a lookout Ms. Trelawney!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Slytherin HW

1 What are the three important things in Chapter 13 Harry needs to remember?
Riddle doesn't lie to be seen as normal. He has no friends and he like to collect trophies.

2 What did Merope sell when she was alone in London before the baby was born?
Merope sold the family necklace.

3 What does Mrs Cole like to drink?

4 What does Tom Riddle demand Professor Dumbledore do twice when they first met?
He demanded the truth from Dumbledore.

5 What did Mundungus nick from the Black house?
He stole a goblet and the family crest.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Memories

Happy day after Halloween! Lol! Our homework for this week was to either post a pic or memory of past Halloweens. I don't have a picture of my favorite Halloween so I will do my best to ecribe it to you all. I was seven and my brother, Jack, was five. I had decided that we should dress up together and I wanted to do something really cool....remember I was only seven. After much consideration we decided to be a pair of dice. Mom picked up boxes that would fit around us and then we painted the boxes whits and added the dots on each side. Holes for arms and head and voila, a pair of dice:) We lived in Colorado Springs, so it was hiy or miss on what the weather would be. That year it was icy, snowy, and very cold. Mom drove us door to door trick or treating fearing we might catch a cold. We also went to the school carnival and get an honorable mention in the costume contest.

Am am going to show you a pic of my dog, Pippin. As you can see he wanted to be a cow on Halloween, but his costume was a bit too small:)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

House Quiz

Where did the first kiss between harry and Ginny occur?
a. The Gryffindor Common Room
Severus Snape made an unbreakable vow to whom?
b. Narcissa Malfoy
Why is Hagrid upset with Ron, Harry and Hermione?
c. They did not take his class in their 6th year
Who is the Half-Blood Prince?
b. Severus Snape
At what age are you legally allowed to Apparate?
d. 17
How long does it take to brew a batch of Felix Felicis?
c. 6 months
What happens if you break an Unbreakable Vow?
c. You die
Which one of your roommates snores the loudest?
::Raises hand::
Which Hogwart’s student is secretly dating the new DADA Professor Lucius Whitmarsh?
I have heard rumors that is Wisteria Lovegood...I have not had the chance to confirm
Describe your favorite item found in Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes!
Hmm just one?!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Quidditch Round Two

1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble?
b. Frog
2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Gillywater
3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies?
b. Gwenog Jones
4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s?
c. 5
5. What is Professor Sughorn’s favorite candy?
d. Crystallized Pineapple
6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
c. Hippogriff
7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear?
b. Magenta
8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling?
a. Amulets
9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth?
c. 16 Galleons
10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials?
b. H.E.F.

Slytherin House Homework

1. What are the three important things in Chapter 13 Harry needs to remember.
Tom Riddle was happy being ordinary
He can rely on himself
He likes to collect things
2. What did Merope sell when she was alone in London before the baby was born?
The Slytherin locket
3. What does Mrs Cole like to drink?
4. What does Tom Riddle demand Professor Dumbledore do twice when they first met?
The truth
5. What did Mundungus nick from the Black house?
A silver goblet

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Round 2 Duel

I am very happy to report that I have finished my hat for round two and have sent it by owl to the lovely Arriana Stylos. I didn't like the pattern at first and after many many hours I finished!! And I love the way it turned out!! I can't wait to see what Arriana made me! The bobbles....hmmmm.....I have never done bobbles before this hat so I was a little excited to try something new. Well I have come to the conclusion that bobbles and I don't get along! I could not get them to look right no matter what I did! So instead of have funny looking lumps I just took them out. But I think it looks great that way!

I sure hope the next round is easier because I am not sure I can take on anything a lot harder!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Homework Again

In chapter 10 Harry gets to see Voldemort growing up. The importance of this chapter is for Harry to find out where Voldemort came from. Voldemorts mother amd father were mean poeple, she kept his father under a spel with a love poyion. Once this potion was gone it pretty much destroyed his family.
The readers are introduced to two new horcruxes. In this chapter Harry learns and gets hints as to what Voldemort would be using as a horcrux.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I promise I will be working on my homework tonight and tomorrow! I have not forgoten about it I have been very busy readying myself for the second round of dueling and getting all my goodies ready for my partner. Not to mention the detention Professor Snape gave me.....

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Slytherin Quiz

1. Are you a sock knitter? Well I have completed one sock so far but I can see that sock knitting will become a big part of my life! What are your foot measurements? Hmmm I'm not real sure how to measure, but I wear a size 7 1/2
2. Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? Yes my honey :) Other than him no.
3. Where/how do you keep you needles/hooks? In a big ugly plastic bin, but would like to have something cool and pretty! Something to hold my circs would be cool!
4. Do you collect anything? You mean besides yarn?! I like butterflies and fairies.
5. What is your favorite type of music? I like just about everything, LOVE Tim Mcgraw! Not big on rap. Are you mp3 ready? Yep
6. Do you like sweets? Yes, but I am trying to lose weight What are your favorites? Hmm I love milk chocolate, but I love almost all kinds of fruit
7. What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children? I have one dog and no kids.
8. Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your swap pal. I have been meaning to make me a few wish lists, but I haven't gotten there yet.
9. Favorite Harry Potter movie character? I have had thios converstaion with my parner, it is so hard to pick just one! I am drawn to Tonks because of her free spirt. She reminds me of me! I love Fred and George! Well all the Weasleys!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Quidditch Round One

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?

a. Hestia Jones

b. Elphais Doge

c. Emmeline Vance

d. Dedalus Diggle

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

a. Owl

b. Fox

c. Rabbit

d. Cat

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?

a. Midnight

b. 11 p.m.

c. Noon

d. 11 a.m.

4. What did Professor Sluhorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?

a. An armchair

b. A bed

c. A table

d. A wardrobe

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?

a. E – Exceeds Expectation

b. P – Poor

c. O – Outstanding

d. A – Acceptable

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

a. A hen

b. A duck

c. A lion

d. A squirrel

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?

a. Pimmy

b. Pomony

c. Pommy

d. Pomona

8. What is Dumbledore’s idea of ‘a few words’?

a. nitwit, odder, blubber rand tweak

b. nitwit, odder, bubblegum and tweak

c. nitwit, oddment, bubblegum and tweak

d. nitwit, oddment, blubber and tweak

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?

a. Bertie

b. Damocles

c. Tiberius

d. Savage

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?

a. Helana Prince

b. Eileen Prince

c. Lily Prince

d. Elizabeth Prine

Monday, September 22, 2008

Picture Day!!

This picture was taken last summer. My mum came to visit me and we went swimming with dolphins!! The place we went is called Discovery Cove in Orlando, it is part of Seaworld. What an amazing place!! The dolphin I am with in this pic is Dot. She was just over a year old and they chose our group start with her socliazation. I was the first person to kiss her! Man what a day!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Harry Potter Husband

Your result for The Harry Potter Husband Test ...
Mrs. Lupin
Your perfect HP man is Remus Lupin.
You like a nice, kind guy with a bit of a fierce streak and you don't mind if he comes damaged. Sure, he may take some convincing since his self-esteem's so low, but once you win him over, you know he's yours for life. Unless of course he has an attack of "I'm not good enough" and runs away, but luckily he's also good at making friends who will push him back into line if necessary.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Yet another Slytherin Quiz

1. Potter Name: Ophelia Crookshanks
2. Rav ID: donkeyeggs
3. I am allergic to: Smoke
4. Pets that I have: I have a 3 year old Keeshonden, who is my pride and joy! see pic
5. My favorite yarn: Cascade, Malabrigo, Drean in Color....anything soft!
6. If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors? Ha I'm a SLYTHERIN ::evil laugh::
7. My favorite flavor: I must say pink, but I am open to alomst everything
8. My favorite holiday: Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas Oh I think I will have to say Christmas, even though I am far away from my family
9. I would like to receive a: (Sock kit, scarf kit or yarn dyeing kit) I love the idea of the sock kit, but I love them all! I will leave that up to my partner to decide!
10. List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: I like Knit Picks harmony wood circs and dps...In dps I only have size 2 so any other sizes would be great! For circs I prefer Addi Turbo and I just started my collection of those so anything over a size 6 would be great....For straight needles I have just discovred Lantern Moon Straight needles Which I love....I like the short ones in a size 13 would great!
11. Is there a brand that you are dying to try?: I will try just about anything once...I like wood over metal though
12. I’ve participated in HSKS: (How many times have you participated in HSKS swaps?) this is my first year ::blushes::
13. Do you have a birthday during this swap? If so which day? Nope my B-day was in August

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Slytherin Quiz #2

1. Do you knit and/or crochet Both
2. How long have you been at your craft? Knitting for less than a year...Crochet for a little over...I consider myself and intermediate knitter and advanced crocheter
3. Do you spin? Not as of yet, but I have been thinking of giving it a try...just have to find some extra time
4. What type of spinning do you do (drop spindle or wheel)? See above answer
5. Are there any other crafts that you participate in? I LOVE painting when I can find time, Cross stitch and some beading
6. What are your favorite yarns/fibers? Well I am dying to find some Handmaiden, but I like Malabrigo, Prism, Cascade, Dream in Color, Some Noro
7. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers? Don't like acrylic, but I am drawn to anything soft:)
8. Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance? Handmaiden
9. What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? Well I just discovered sock so I will be making many many more! I like lace work, shawls and scarves....knit and crochet
10. What are you currently working on? A cabled afgan for a Christmas gift, A little lace bag, and a tiny mousey for my friends cats
11. Anything you plan to start this autumn? A lace scarf, and a few other things I have lined up for Christmas gifts and possibly a pair of socks
12. What is your favorite Finished Object? (Please, post a picture if you would like.) Hmmm I think that would have to be the crochet lace shawl I made for Laura
13. Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn? I am open to anything new and interesting:)

My First Sock!!

Yay! I just finished my first sock! For those who don't know I have been wanting to try socks for a LONG time!! And well I was terrified of double pointed needles! All my experiences with them include tons of dropped stitches, anyways, I got a great pattern from Laura, alura on Rav, and my last swap partner Chris, aurea on rav. And thanks to them I dived into the wonderful world of socks! I am not 100% happy with my sock, but I just need to find a different pattern to fit what I have in my brain! So ya I'm hooked on socks!!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

RIP addi turbo

Disaster struck as I was working away on my fiddlehead lace scarf. So here I was flying through the lace at an amazing don't go very fast using lace weight yarn and size 3 needles....anyway I sent my project down next to my recliner to make a cup of tea. I get back and pick up my project and to my horror one of my needles was bent in half. Tears start welling up in my eyes as I set my project down....I sit in silence wondering why me! And I should add that his was my very first pair of addi turbos which I have decided I love! So I am off to the yarn store in search of a replacement set of needles....

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Starbucks and Yarn Swap

1. Full name-Molly Seltenright
2. Ravelry ID-donkeyeggs
3. Email
4. Blog address (if you have one)-
5. Handmade item you desire in the swap (bag, cup cozy, etc.)-bag
6. Starbucks item you desire (gift card, mug, beans, etc.)-gift card
7. Favorite Starbucks beverage/bean-toffee nut latte
8. Favorite snack food- chocolate
9. Favorite color(s)- pinks and purples
10. Favorite fragrance- I love the smell of rain if that makes any sense...and flowers
11. What types of things do you like to knit?- well havent found anything I don't like to knit so....
12. Do you spin?- Would love to try sometime so no
13. Do you dye your own yarn?- Not yet
14. Favorite yarns- Malbrigio, Collinette, some Patons, anything not acrylic
15. Favorite needles- Right now I like wood needles
16. Do you have any allergies?- Smoke
17. Would you be willing to prepare an angel kit if necessary?- Not at this time
18. Do you have any special requests?- Not that I can think of
19. Do you have any pets?- Yep, I have a dog and a big white dog that looks like a seal:)
20. Is your home smoking or nonsmoking?- Non smoking

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

First time....

This is my first time blogging so Hello out there in cyberspace!! I am on Ravelry as donkeyeggs if anybody is interested. So I'm am going to use this blog to talk about all my crazy and not so crazy projects. I am going to be gone at the end of the month for vaction, but I will try to keep up with this as much as possible. Thats it for now. Later