Yarn for Kalei

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

Monday, September 29, 2008

Gryffindor Quiz

It's time for a Gryffindor house quiz! There are a few here on fellow Gryffindor students (answers on their blogs), a couple about you, and a few about this term (Half Blood Prince). Here are the questions:

What yarn shop did Henry Longstaff shop at for yarn?
Mrs. Macs

Who is the HSKS6 SPEW coordinator?
Cliodnia Acromantula

Which Gryff student just returned from London?
Lady Felula the Forgetful

Which Gryffindor has cats named after the muggle rock band, The Ramones?
Dagmara Grindelwald

What is your favorite childhood television program (Magic or Muggle)?
Too many to count...Cartoons - Thundercats/Dungeons and Dragons
Live - Electric Company/Mr. Roger's Neighborhood
Puppets - Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas and Fraggle Rock
I'm dating myself aren't I? LOL!

What is your favorite adult television program (Magic or Muggle)?
Right now True Blood Fave standbys - Grey's/CSI/Bones/Medium/Criminal Minds Did I mention I love TV. I don't sleep and spend an enormous amount of my nights reading, watching TV and knitting

Which travel destination did you last visit?
Tofino on Vancouver Island. It was incredible.

What was your last finished object (FO)?
Grey and Blue striped socks

How many project(s) planned for holiday gifts? How many do you expect to actually finish and give?
Maybe 5 planned and if I'm lucky I will finish 3 of them.

Who is the mother of Half Blood Prince?
Eileen Prince

Which Weasley became engaged in Book 6 (Half Blood Prince)?
Bill Weasley to Fleur

What is the result of a Sectumsempra curse?
Cuts the target. If it is used to sever a part of the body off, that part cannot be regrown by magic

Who used a Bezoar to reverse poisoning?
Harry on Ron when he was poisoned

Saturday, September 27, 2008

My Meez

Meez 3D avatar avatars games

My boys helped me find a meez that at least sort of resembled me. Thanks boys! I had to post this because I have the coolest Penny Pingleton hair (in my own color) and my very own cat. He is orange just like my kitty Hobbes.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Quidditch 6.1

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 Sluhorn 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

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


3 for 1 Narcissa-Snape-Bellatrix

Professor Sprout

Professor Sprout

Professor Dumbledore

My favorite Professor Dumbledore

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Picture Day and 1st round Duels

I put up my picture for Picture Day. I used my avatar because I have to say it looks very much like me (except a bit skinnier). :0)

I'm working on my hat for the 1st round of the duel. We'll see how it goes. I didn't get to do much today because I spent the whole day grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and getting ready for the week. Being a mom is a lot of work. Very rewarding, but tiring none the less.

Hopefully, my dueling opponent is as busy as I am so I will at least have a fighting chance!

Wish me luck!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

HSKS 6 Questionnaire

Potter Name: Angelina Phoenixfire

Rav ID: ur4kalei (I haven't posted anything there yet, I will try to get some things up soon)

I am allergic to: Very alleric to Angora, allergic to Mohair and certain wools irritate my skin (Sorry)

Pets that I have: I have an orange kitty named Hobbes

My favorite yarn: Merino or Merino Superwash sock yarn and cotton/tencel blends

If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors? I am not a Ravenclaw, but I like both sets of colors.

My favorite flavor: Caramel, pumpkin spice

My favorite holiday: Halloween all the way!

I would like to receive a: (Sock kit, scarf kit or yarn dyeing kit) Sock or scarf kit

List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: Any brand as long as they are wood or bamboo. For socks I like US2 and US3 most often. Any length from 5 inches to 7 inches works well for me.

Is there a brand that you are dying to try?:Nope, as long as the needles aren't metal or plastic

I've participated in HSKS: (How many times have you participated in HSKS swaps?)First time in this swap, but I have been in the Hogwarts Sock Swap twice

Do you have a birthday during this swap? If so which day? Yep, Oct. 24th

Saturday, September 13, 2008


That was weird. It seems the pic of my lovely Weasley Twins has taken over my blog.

Please excuse the mess, until I can figure out how to fix it. :0)

My perfect Harry Potter Husband!

I found this quiz on Izzy Whizzy.

I love it! The Weasley Twins are definitely my kind of guys.

Your result for The Harry Potter Husband Test...

Mrs. Weasley Twin

Your perfect HP man is Fred and/or George Weasley.

Laughter is important to you. You want a guy who's never boring, who can always put a smile on your face, and who can pull the best of pranks and never get caught. Or possibly two such guys. Because let's face it, they're pretty much a two-fer. You get one, you get both. Even if one of them's only a friend, he'll still be around so much you'll feel like you're married to him, too. Sure, they may not seem like the most mature guys in the world, in a traditional sense, but just ask them about their business plan. When they drive you nuts by relentlessly testing their latest inventions on you, you can console youself with that huge stack of cash and dragon-leather jacket. Besides, you know you're powerless against those stereo smiles.

Take The Harry Potter Husband Test at HelloQuizzy

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I made it just in the nick of time! It has been quite awhile since I have had time to do a swap and I am really looking forward to this one! I love Harry Potter and I love sock swaps.