Yarn for Kalei

Adventures in crafting...my obsession with yarn, beads, and scrapbooking.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Final Quidditch

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 separtea components

Best Pal Ever!

I was so lucky!  I had the amazing and talented Lavender Ackerly as my swap partner.  Look at this totally cool package.  I have the Gryffindor yarn bag with matching needles case, yarn in Gryffindor colors, needles, halloween goodies, Harry Potter book mark and pumpkin spice candles.  Yum!  They smell so good.  Plus, she got me the 1st book that True Blood is based on and I can't wait to read it.  And some of the softest, silkiest yarn.  Panda Silk and Gryffindor (and USC-Go Trojans!) colors.  

Lava - You are the best!  I have really enjoyed having you as a partner.  Thank you so much!

I am almost finished with my spoilees package.  I hope that she will love it as much as I love my package from Lava.

I'm off to the USC football game at Stanford.  So I will post my Quidditch answers tonight.  I just wanted to be able to post pics of my package since I finally found my camera.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

A bittersweet week...

Oh well...I lost my duel to the talented Ophelia Crookshanks. I love the hat she made me. Very cute. I am almost finished with her hat, so I will try to send it out soon.

But - I also received my package from the fabulous Lavender Ackerly. She spoiled me rotten. I need to find my camera so I can post pics. She really outdid herself. I am so lucky!

I will do a more in depth posting later this week with pictures.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Gryffindor House Assignment #4

1. Name your favorite magical creature, and describe why it is your favorite.
My favorite magical creatures are fairies, closely followed by dragons. I have always loved fairies. In fact, I couldn't wait to turn 18 so that I could go and get my fairy tattoo. And not to give away my age, but this was WAY before tattoos were mainstream. (LOL) I have also always liked dragons and then it was fate that my husband's (who is Cantonese) last name means dragon when you translate it from Cantonese to English. How cool is that?

2. Tell us your favorite charm, spell or curse, and explain why you like it.
My original favorite spell is lumos. I just think it sounds so cool and it was one of my favorite spells to cast on the original Harry Potter video game. BUT since then I have to say if I could pick any spell to be able to do, it would be Episkey, which repairs harm to a person. I am extremely accident prone and frequently get hurt. It would be so amazing if I could just cast a spell and fix everything back up again. It would save me a ton of time at the emergency room. :0)

3. Describe your favorite holiday family tradition - which holiday and what makes it special.
My favorite holiday tradition is to go with my family and pick out our Christmas tree. We usually go the weekend after Thanksgiving. I grew up in Hawaii and getting a Christmas tree was such a huge thing because we don't really have too many evergreen type trees there. We always got it as soon as we could and kept it until we had to take it down because it was about to become a fire hazard. I have continued that with my hubby and kids and they love it too. I just love the smell and the festive atmosphere that it gives the entire house.

4. Name your favorite fiber-based (knitted, crocheted, or spun) finished object.
I think my favorite finished object was a pair of hand painted, merino, self-striping socks in the Ravenclaw colorway that I made for my swap partner in different Harry Potter sock swap. They just came out fabulously. Boring old stockinette, but it really is the best pattern for striping socks because it shows off the colors beautifully.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Gryffindor Assignment #3


"Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right. "

Hermione Granger

Bonus 1: Who became scarred and developed a taste for raw meat in Chapter 29 of HBP?

Bill Weasley

Bonus 2: Who developed an antidote for a birthday present in Chapter 18 of HBP?

Professor Slughorn

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Duel Round 2 Update

Yey, I won!! I moved on to the next round, so there is at least hope for Gryffindor for one more round.

I am so happy. Olive really likes her hat and I am glad.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Round 2 Duel hat is on its way to Olive B...

Hopefully, my owl doesn't get lost and gets there in time for me to advance to the next round!
The hat came out really cute. It is pretty and very soft.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Quidditch Round 2

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 Slughorn’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.