Sunday, December 23, 2007

Package came!

Thanks Jenean!!! Details on my blog!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Contest Prizes

Hey, everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I'm still planning on sending out the prizes that are due for this swap. My finances have been unbelievable bad these last couple of months. Even scrounging up gas and grocery money has been hard. So, please don't give up hope!!! I will get those out to you.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Thank You, Laurie Ann!!

Upon arriving home after a long, cold, tiring day I found a package on my front step. What a great reward for making it through another Monday. I love what you sent me, Laurie Ann! There is GORGEOUS yarn from Knit Piks in Ravenclaw soft! A set of Brittany needles in size 3 and wonderful ebony needles in size 1. Brittany is one of my favorite brands. I've never tried the ebony needles so it will be fun to have something new to experiment with.

And then there is the book Knitting on the Road. I immediately had to sit down and perruse that. I think I've already picked out the socks I am going to knit with the Ravenclaw yarn. I SO want to start tonight but there are those Christmas gifts I have to finish first! I'm still a novice sock knitter, but this book makes me aspire to be an "expert". Laurie Ann also included some beautiful Ravenclaw stitch markers. I really love the deep colors in the markers.
But...the very, very BEST part of the whole packages were the MINNESOTA VIKINGS STITCH MARKERS!!! YES!!!! I can take them to the games with me and they will match my purple sweatshirt and purple and gold beads and Vikings hat! (Skoal, Vikings! Let's win this game!)
You are the best, Laurie Ann! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Hello, everyone!
Just wanted to let you know that I have the place holder up for the HSKS4 swap. For those of you that wish to join in the next swap, please bookmark the site and be ready for some more fun!!!

Have a great holiday season!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanks Peggy!

I received my package and everything is wonderful! I'll post pictures tomorrow!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanks Mary C!

I reveived your package today and posted on my blog with details. Thanks!!

Friday, November 23, 2007


Hi everyone!

I wasn't paying attention and posted to the wrong blog.

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cate You Are the Greatest

I want to thank Catherine for the beautiful parcel I received today. The package included a skein of 100% super wash merino wool, hand dyed locally by Fleece Artist (who just happens to be right down the road). Also Catherine taught herself how to make stitch markers and practiced with Gryffindor house colors until there was a set she liked. She gathered together magic loop and Harry Potter-themed sock patterns. I think I'll try to Fawks pattern first. The goodies did not stop there, she sewed a brocade bag which can hold all my sock making materials for this project. The special material was cut from the same cloth she used to make an infant carrier for her son. Also added was a chocolate called Coffee Crisp (because she saw I was in Coffee Swap 3 also). The chocolate is only available in Canada so it was a treat for this girl from Hawaii. I also received US number one 32" circular needle from Knitpicks I can use to practice the Magic Loop. She also visited the Anne (of Green Gables) store on Prince Edward Island and sent me a pen (I'm in that knit and read along). Again, I appreciate this pal's work so much because I can see she put a lot of time and thought into her work. I only hope we can meet some day at a knitting event.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Thank you Nancy!!!

I just got the most amazing package ever!! It had to take a layover in NY for about 2 weeks since I'm in the process of moving, but my owl made it here unscathed.

Nancy, you went above and beyond. Here's a picture of the whole lot:

There's a beautiful messenger felted bag, a snitch dishcloth, Harry Potter candy, bath potions, bamboo needles, stitch markers with a case, Razzy Tazzy superwash yarn, and a Cookie A pattern. I really can't believe how amazing everything is!! Check out the full details in my ramblings here.

This is my first swap (concurrent with the Secret Pal 11) and it was fantastic. Thanks to everyone for making this such an enjoyable experience. A special thanks to my pals, Nancy and Sarah!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Owl Has Landed

My wonderful package from Melissa arrived today. All the lovely details can be seen on my blog.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Owl Arrived

I'm posting this on behalf of Mary-Catharine from Hufflepuff as she cant log onto the site atm:

Thanks so much Beth! My Owl landed yesterday and it's filled with fantastic goodies that you can see on my blog.


Gentle reminders

Hi all

As I know Jenean is very busy and has limited internet access, I just wanted to post a couple of gentle reminders here. Firstly, can you all please make sure you post on your blog when you have received your parcel - and a thank you is always good :) The initial sign up states "You also have to acknowledge in a blog post when you've received your package from your swap partner within 3 days of receiving it". I know this hasn't always been done, so if you haven't, please do so as soon as - its only fair to your partner who has put a lot of time and effort into putting your gifts together.

Also, if you haven't yet sent your parcel, please can you get a move on. The swap did finish on 31 October which is now two weeks ago. A few people are still waiting for parcels, and haven't yet heard from their partner. I know that often time gets away with us and real life tends to take over, but please in the least contact your pal to tell them when to expect their gift. If however there is a problem and you are unable to send a parcel, please let myself, Jenean or your house prefect know asap so that we can sort out angels for those without gifts.

Thanks all!

Hufflepuff Prefect

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My Owl Arrived

Thank you, Caren, for my wonderful package. I love it! And it couldn't have arrived at a better time.
Here's a preview:
More can be seen on my blog.

Laurie Ann

My Owl has landed

Saturday evening, I was playing outside with my wee ones and realized a big owl had landed right by the side of my house (that's where the owls hide if we're not home when they land.) It was my HSKS3 box!

Mary's amazing package left me speechless! I still haven't stopped ooohhing and aaaahhhing over this beautiful Ravenclaw grey and blue bag that she made! It's just perfect for a book and yarn carrying chick like me...

Then there is that gorgeous yarn she dyed herself! And the sock pattern.... the stitch markers, nine of them... and let's NOT forget those amazing Brittany needles and still more other wonderful and thoughtful goodies!!



Monday, November 12, 2007

My owl had to take a layover

My package is on it's way, it's been forwarded to my parent's house (my temporary address while we're moving). If I can nag my parents enough it should be here later this week. I really can't wait for it to get here!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

My Owl Landed

My Owl Landed! I love everything Laurie! Thank You So Much! You can check out the goodies on my blog I have packed my new needle roll for this weekend!

thanks so much, Ruth

My package from Ruth arrived today, and it was well worth the wait... If you want to see and read more, visit my blog

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Sandy, your owl has been dispatched!

Muggle mail can be so confusing...apparently one can not send a package without the package in hand (go figure...). Muggle work also tends to get in the way.

Sandy, your package is officially on its way to the Gryffindor common room, Fed Ex style. The bag is a true potions bag and already looks like a potion or two exploded a bit too close to it! Here's a "sneak peak" for everyone...

My Pal's Owl landed

I'm writing a quick note to let you all know that Sonia indeed received my Owl a few weeks ago, unfortunately she's somehow been locked out of her laptop by her girls... so she's been without internet.

I posted the contents of my swap package on my blog...

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

My owl landed!

Got my package yesterday, while still dealing with our power being out. Details are on my blog...thanks Angela T!

Monday, November 5, 2007

No contact from partner?

Hello, ladies!
Things are revving up for the Holidays! I know that some of you haven't received any communication from your partners. Do me a favor and leave a note with this post so that I have it all in one place. Since I'm only online less than an hour a day my email is getting piled up, and sometimes I don't get a chance to get back on before I forget something.

So, if you've sent your package and haven't heard from your partner OR you haven't received a package, please leave a note here and I'll will do my best to contact everyone before the end of the week.


Sunday, November 4, 2007

Thank you Bronwyn

I just love my package. Just like Christmas. I saw the pattern for the bag but was too chicken to try it. It is so nice. Thank you again ;)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Thank you Lissette!!!

Today I received my owl post from Lissette. I didn't see it until I came back from my crochet meetup in Tigard. But I love the whole package. Thank you very much!!! I was finally able to get to the post office and mail off a package to my downstream pal - Libby. So heads up Libby, an owl post is winging its way to you from the Portland, Oregon area.


I am the luckiest Hufflepuff at Hogwarts! My priority "Owl" arrived today in the midst of a dreary Nor'easter and it was like Christmas! Thank you sooo very much Holly for all of the wonderful goodies and gifties in my package. Here is what she sent to me, with many more photos and descriptions on my blog.

Thanks also to all of my fellow Hufflepuffs for winning the House Cup (yay!) and especially to our perfect prefect Adele for all of her wonderfulness and to Jenean for creating such a wonderful swap! I can't wait for next term!


Friday, November 2, 2007

Thanks Bronwyn

My package arrived and it is WONDERFUL!
I will post a picture as soon as I get it down loaded
to my computer. The needles are so pretty I am afraid to use them ;)


Well your package is on its way. I am so sorry for the delay.
I got the crud and lost momentum.

Angela T!

I am running a bit behind and will get your package out this weekend. Sorry for the delay but will be on its way soon.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

My package arrived today!!!!

My package arrived today and oh my goodness did I get spoiled!!! Thank you so much Alice! I was going to try to post a photo here, but I'm not sure how to here, see my blog for a picture.

Alice, thank you so much! It's like you raided my apartment to see what I like!


2008 Term

This was my first term at HSKS and I have enjoyed it immensely! I look forward to next term and, in the meantime, will continue with my intense Quidditch practice. I only have one will we know when the next term begins?


Has anyone heard from Sonia, in Slytherin house? I mailed her my package a little more than a week ago and haven't heard a word yet... I'm hoping she's just away on vacation or something.. I've posted comments to her blog, and emailed her, but haven't heard anything... just wondering if anyone here is in regular contact with her..

Thanks in advance,

That's All, Folks!!

The swap is officially over! This was seriously the best round of HSKS we've had so far. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and your participation. If you haven't sent your package off yet, please do so soon, and make sure to contact your partner to let them know that you'll be late.

Please forgive me! Prizes have not gone out yet. Craziness never ceases at my house. I will get those prizes out before the end of the week. Hopefully today!! I'm still without internet. My info. is on one computer, but I use another computer when I'm going to access the internet, therefore I'm having some issues with transmitting the information that I need to!! LOL Anyway, everything will get settled soon, I hope. So, if you're waiting for information from me, no fear! I'll get back to you soon, I promise!

I've loved seeing the packages that everyone has made this go-round!! Such creativity! I've definitely picked up an idea or two along the way :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

my owl arrived

My owl arrived last week. I posted about it to my blog, but forgot to post here.
thank-you Chrissie.

Hapy Halloween!

I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!

And a reminder- when you receive your package (if you haven't already), please post the haul here! I know I'll be sure to post mine when it arrives!

Its been great- see you next term!

Go Gryffindor!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Owls away!

I have really enjoyed this swap, thanks to Jenean for putting this all together, all the Prefects for stepping in to help, especially our Hufflepuff Perfect Prefect Adele who was wonderfully supportive, and Valerie who just made the whole thing fun!

HSKS3 swap

Stephanie in Ravenclaw your swap is on its way!!!

Cheers to all and sign me up for Round 4!

Proud member of Hufflepuff

Parcel from Germany

I got a parcel from Germany last week - we've had visitors since Thursday (my friend and her two little girls so rather busy!!) . I did take lots of pictures as I was unwrapping the parcel but unfortunately something happened to the camera and my hubby managed to re-format the card thus deleting my pictures grrrr.

So I think I found all the goodies and have taken a photo this morning (there was more chocolate....hahaha). If I've missed anything from the picture I apologise to Yvonne.

She sent some sock yarn which I think she dyed herself which is in pink and yellow, two little knitted bags in a similar yarn (the smaller one is perfect size for my Nintendo DS!!!) the Fawkes pattern which is one I've been thinking of trying for ages and will be perfect for the Gryffndor yarn. She also sent a little booklet of german patterns which has some really cool sock patterns...bamboo dpns, gorgeous stitch markers, bath pearls and german chocs with marzipan (already eaten) and some more dark chocolate (yum!)

Thanks for the parcel Yvonne!

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An Owl from Valerie

My Owl arrived from Valerie, but I haven't had time to post the pictures. It was full of lovely things, and the pictures will come soon! Thank you, Valerie!

The Owl carrying Slytheriny goods for my partner Paula takes flight tonight... or possibly very early tomorrow morning....

My owl came!!!

My wonderful package from Tia came last night and I was blown away. She sent me a most adorable Booga bag, two skeins of Lorna's Laces, handcrafted needles, a Cookie A pattern, a sock blocker keychain with yarn for a mini sock (I had to cast this on right away!), a beenie Hedwig and oodles of candy (tucked away in my bag)! Spoiled--I don't think the word even covers it!

Thank you SOOOO much Tia! I love everything you sent me and I had such a wonderful time emailing and getting to know you!

I had a great time during this swap and am looking forward to HSKS4-Thanks for all your hardwork Janeen!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Package Arrival

I received my package today from Sarah, who did SUCH a fabulous job. A gorgeous toe-up pattern, TWO sets of needles - including one that's a size 0 long enough to Magic Loop!! And ancillary goodies of beauty.

Nancy, yours will be out by Wednesday - I'm waiting on yarn from a lovely indie dyer who got very ill and a little behind. Not to worry, your owl will leave on time!!

Better image on my blog soon, when I conquer a few more of the technical difficulties that have plagued me through this exchange.

Again, thank you Sarah!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

THANK YOU!!! Mary Catharine!

I got my package yesterday from Mary Catharine!! It's so great. I love everything that she sent.

Here's a preview. If you want to see more pictures check on my blog.

It's so great!! Happy Swapping!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

The owl has arrived

I have been totally spoiled by the wonderful Tammy. My exchange gift arrived in the post today, and I am bowled over with delight. I took lots of pictures and will update my blog tomorrow with pictures and the 411. I just wanted to say thank you Tammy, you went above and beyond the swap expectations. Don't you just love this project bag in Ravenclaw house colours?

Just a tease, but she sent her own hand dyed Faery Fiber yarn (in colours that are to "dye" for), her esty shop is opening soon and I will certainly be stopping by. The strangest part was that I was checking out her blog the other day, not knowing she was my swap pal, and thinking that I had to have some of the yarn on the far right - just my colours.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Dishcloth Winner!!

We have a winner for the contest! Angela was won with her rendition of the Harry Potter lightening scar. Congrats, Angela!! Your little giftie will go in the mail Thursday.

Thank you all who participated :) May these contests make more HP patterns available!!


I LOVE everything that I recieved and as you can expect all the candy is gone! But I really love everything! I'll admit the sock pattern is a little scary but I think when I finally get done with my Stole I'll be able to do lace socks with beads! The only question I've got is how do I use the big eye thingy? I know it's for threading beads on your yarn but I haven't got a clue how????? Thanks so much for being an awesome partner! PS I love the pens I use them all the time now!!!!!


The Owl is on it's way!


Your Owl has departed. Estimated time of arrival, 6-12 days. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

And the Winner is!

I had just gotten out of the shower and realized I hadn't recorded the drawing yet. Hence why you don't see my face and why I am in PJs. You can Thank Grim for the awesome sound effects.

A special Congrats to the winner!

Also, thanks to all my Hufflepuff classmates. You have been terrific!

Sonia, Your OWL is 'Priority' Airborn...

I hope you enjoy it....

Hi Wendy

I sent your package yesterday, I hope the owl will deliver it fast from Germany to you...


I'm sending your package by Priority Owl today, you should have it soon!

Oh, Ravies...

Please let me know the following:

Have you sent your pal's box?

Have you received your pal's box?

What was your favorite part of this swap?

Any other thoughts?

Will you back for round 4?

It's been a joy to be your prefect. I hope you had fun, and I hope you enjoyed meeting new friends.

And finally, Neila was the winner for the final round of quidditch. I know we didn't have 100%, but I couldn't resist. I hope you enjoy your surprise. Please send me your address.

And (yes, again), Hettie was such a huge support for cheerleading that I have chosen her as the most studious of us all. I need your address as well.

Cate, your box will be going out in about a week. I have to travel for work, and I won't have time to get to the post office before then. I hope it's okay.

Melissa S.

Just wanted to let you know that I am sending out your package tomorrow. The owl will be the speediest that I can afford. I hope you like all the goodies!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Congrats to my fellow Hufflepuffs & I'm Sorry

Greetings Fellow Hufflepuffs and congrats on winning the cup. Second, let me appologize for being MIA this weekend. Yes, I posted twice on Friday once at 11 or so and later at about 6p. I was at work until 7 or 8p.m. and then cleaning out the inlaws house until 11p Fri/Sat and Sunday nights. I completely missed any posts over the weeekend - and I am sorry that we did not have 100% participation due to me.

While I am not posting excuses, I just wanted to let you know I was not pool side goofing off - I just had "life stuff" that had to be dealt with - again, I am sorry.

This has been a really fun swap group and I am having fun reading posts, blogs, etc. I just don't want any of my fellow housemates to think I am a total looooozzzzer for my lack of participation.

A quick blog post of a cut and paste email may have lead you to believe I was here and in front of my computer over the weekend.. nope - I had to cancel out on Knitting Circle and a class at my LYS that was paid for - again sorry for being the cause of less than 100% participation. Literally, tons of personal things have had to be cancelled or postponed due to family issues that are at "critical mass" this week. Just thought ya'll would want to know.

Congratulations to All

Hufflepuff, you certainly deserve the House Cup. It was a battle hard fought, and the best team came out on top. But, Ravenclaw, we put up a fight and can't hang our heads.

Congrats to all the teams and each player. There are no losers in this group!

This was my first HSKS and I definitely look forward to the next one. In the meantime, I'll continue with my Quidditch practice. The bruises should be healed by then and the swelling should be down. I may be looking on ebay for a good deal on a broom though... Hopefully I will have perfected knitting and looking for the snitch at the same time!

Well done Hardworking Hufflepuffs!

We won the House Cup!!! Brilliant!!! A huge thank you to all the Hufflepuffs who have worked hard and with enthusiasm this round of HSKS. Its been great fun being your Prefect and getting to know you all. I also want to say thank you to all the other houses for the healthy competition, and Jenean for organising everything.
I also want to announce that the award for outstanding contribution to Hufflepuff House goes to Laurie Ann. I will be sending your selection of gifts off shortly, and will also be sending you an email with details on how to liaise with the wonderful Debbie at Skein Queen for your custom dyed yarn. Well done Laurie Ann!

Congrats Hufflepuff!

I would like to extend all of Ravenclaws warm congrats to Hufflepuff for their fierce competition.


Kristy (my Hufflepuff), your box is going out today. Watch for the owl. Careful. He bites. ;)

The Cup!!!

AWESOME JOB HUFFLEPUFFS!! WOOOOOOT!!!! -=dances the cheerleader victory dance=-

Design Contest & Swap Wrap-up

For the design contest I would like to have two volunteers contact me. I would like to do the judging and announce a winner by Wednesday.

Friendly Reminder!
The end of the swap is just a few short days away! Please be wrapping up your packages and send them by the speediest owl. If you are unable to send your package by October 31st PLEASE email your pal. We are all going through life with it's many troubles, so don't be afraid to keep your pal abreast of what is going on in your life.

If there is anyone that suspects that they might not get a package please email me. I will try and make contact with your partner and maybe set you up with an angel if your partner falls through the cracks.

Angel Volunteers
This swap has seen the largest participation out of all the other swaps, and I don't foresee there being a need for a large number of angels, but if you are able to put together another package for someone, please contact me before Wednesday. Thank you!!

I think that's it, ladies. Please contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions! With every suggestion HSKS has become a better swap to participate in, so I appreciate all the feedback.

HSKS4 - Yes, there will be another one, however, I'm taking a break through the holidays. Sign ups for HSKS4 will begin in January. Keep your links to this site because announcements will be made here when the time arrives.

Thank you so much for your excitement, your participation, and for just having fun during this swap. You are awesome!!

The Wait Is Over . . . .

Ladies, I have to say there were a few heart stopping minutes as I was totalling the points for the Houses Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. I wish I had some fanfare to play here. But, let me not delay any longer. I will let the numbers speak for themselves.

Quidditch 3 Scores

1st place - Ravenclaw 99%

2nd place - Slytherin 71%
(Includes 50 pt. bonus for 100% participation, way to go Slytherins!!)

3rd place - Gryffindor 69%

4th place - Hufflepuff 61%

Cummulative Scores for the House Cup

1st place - Hufflepuff 89%

2nd place - Ravenclaw 86%

3rd place - Gryffindor 69%

4th place - Slytherin 63%

Congratulations goes to


for winning the
HSKS3 House Cup!!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Thank you to Stephanie!

Thank you so much Stephanie - my fabulous package arrived on Friday. I got to open before I left for Rhinebeck (very inspiring - maybe that's why I bought so much LOL).


All the details are on my blog. It was all really great - you did a wonderful job on the bag and collecting all the fun goodies for me. Thanks!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Congrats and Way to Go, Ravies!!!

I am so beyond thrilled.

Cate, please email me your address so I can get your box out. In case you are curious, the ball winder and swift are the ones from Knit Picks. Still in the box. BRAND NEW!!! :) I hope you enjoy it. I'm so stinkin' proud of you and all Ravenclaws right now.

And we didn't have to bribe anyone....

The Snitch Has Been Found!!!

Congratulations go to Cate and the Ravenclaws!!! Woot!!! I will total up the points after I get to work tonight and will let you all know the totals and who has won the House Cup!!!!

By the way - for those of you waiting for your prizes - They will be mailed out around the middle of the week. Money has been very scarce around here :)

This time I've got it!


is this it?
nevermind.... this was last round, wasn't it?

Caren with a C

Your owl is on her way. She's got a long flight ahead of her from Cincinnati to California but she knows it is her 'priority!'

Snitch ???

Is this is ?

Just curious..


I think I am having trouble with my
computer loading. Has the snitch been released?


I've posted!

Go Slytherins!!!

Tupperware Is here!!
15%off for HSK swappers!
Contact me for details!

Ok Its Snitch Day!

Lets keep our eyes peeled today/tonight for the snitch
We could use the points. I know we can do it!

Let's go for the Snitch and 100% Ravenclaw

I'm sitting in a hotel on vacation writing about a contest... how crazy is that!!

Hi Ravenclaw witty women! My answers for round three are up.... are yours???

Let's go for the snitch and come out of second and in to first!!! I should be back from Bar Harbor in time to help seek out the evasive snitch! Who's with me!!??!?!!!

GO R A V E N C L A W S!!!!


Answers Up for Round Three!

Dear Ravenclaw Prefect:

As you know, I was up late last night finishing detention in the green house, cleaning out gutters and pulling old plants for permanent burial in the compost. However, I have now posted my answers and photo links on my blog, per your request.

From Florida to California

I received my (wow) package from my pal, Kristy, last week but Muggle business has kept me quite busy until now. I shared the spoils with my weekly knitting crew and it was unanimous...I was quite spoiled. For complete details, check out my entry. What you see here is only the beginning of what I received...

Come on Slytherin

we really need 100 % participation this time...

and to help incurage you, I will offer a skein of handpainted sock yarn in your choice of colors for one random person if we have 100% this time

unfortunately I have the same problem as the people in the UK, it will be in the middle of the night for me when the snitch is released

Sorry Gryffindor...

....but that takes out the UK seekers, if the snitch is released at the early end of that time slot then I might find it but 4pm Pacific Time is 11pm UK time - 8pm is 3 in the morning so I'm going to be in bed I'm afraid!

Release Time

Just so you ladies know, the Snitch will have a later release time this time. Please be looking for it between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Trivia finally posted!

Just under the wire! Go Ravenclaw.


If we can get 100% participation again this time, I'm willing to share something from my stash with one luck Ravenclaw!


(Now, must wipe the sweat off my brow and get back to Quidditch practice.)

Thank you Natalie!!

Natalie you went above and beyond! Thank you so much I love everything!! You can check out everything over on my blog THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

Done too!

I posted mine this morning! Go Gryffindor!


My Answers are up now. Only two Gryffindors left now! Go Gryffindor!!!

3 to Go!

Go Gryffindor!!! Only 3 more- then we're at 100%!!!


We're SO CLOSE to our 100%! I'm holding my breath until I turn blue (and either bronze or silver) until we do it again! Let's all get those trivia answers posted!

My bum is numb from all the extra Quidditch practice. I'm starting to think our prefect's idea of bribing the scorekeeper might be easier.

COME ON RAVENCLAW! Destiny awaits us!

Hey Hufflepuffs!

We're doing good! We almost have full participation! We need one more person to post their questions and pictures, so I suggest blowing up her mailbox! =P

Just kidding..


next Slytherin

okay, I just found some time to finish my trivia

Come on Slytherin, we can still make it

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Let's GO Slytherins!!!!

Come on my fellow Slytherins let's get our points up by getting 100% And maybe find the snitch too!!!!!!!!

Gryffindors of the World, Unite!

My count is Only 6 more Gryffindors to post. Come on Team.
Oh, Gryffindor, you make me proud.
You need to stand up and yell out loud.
"We are the team that will catch the snitch
'Cause we are the team that is so rich
with talent and love for one another."
This is what I'll tell my mother:
Go Gryffindor! Post That Trivia!

We Rock!

...and another Hufflepuff Trivia is posted!

Another Hufflepuff Posted!

(And not at the last minute!! ;)

Another Gryffindor Trivia Completed!

I know it took me a good afternoon but it's up! I'm done with the trivia!

Go Gryffindor!

Let's go Ravenclaw!

We can do it!! Post those answers and be ready to find that snitch! Let's get 100% again!


The prefect is posted! Go Gryffindor!!!


Another Hufflepuff has posted!

Thank you Brooke for my wonderful sock kit! Love everything and it was so thoughtful and carefully put together. Love the knitted bag and treats and yarn and patterns and glasses and...and...and....THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Trivia Posted

This Hufflepuff's Trivia is posted :D

Trivia Posted

Got my answers up on my
blog Have a great day!!

Go Ravenclaw, let's Get R Done!

Got mine posted :-)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Another Hufflepuff down

My trivia answers are up. I'll see you all Saturday for "Snitch Watch 3."

Trivia posted

Go Go Gryffindor - my trivia's posted!

Thank you, Sandy

Missing the rest of the fun along with Pepper... Stop by the blog for the full details!!!
Thank you, Sandy. It was amazing, and it arrived at the perfect time. I am very excited to make socks for the first time. Let's hope they fit. :)

Let's Get This Done, Ravies!

I know we have some missing in action, but I know of them. So, for all that are able to participate, the gift is a surprise, but it's worth it. I promise.

HOWEVER!!! If we pull into first by finding the snitch or bribing the scorekeeper, the Ravenclaw that does that for us will get a swift and ball winder. :)

Let the fun begin!

I'm all set

I've checked my work and turned it in! Ready for the Quidditch Match!!!

Hufflepuffs for the Cup!!

Gryffindor the Great!

I have posted!!!! GO GRYFFINDOR!

Another Ravenclaw done!

I just got my trivia and pictures posted. Time to pack for Rhinebeck!!!!!!


Ya! My Trivia is Done

Go Gryffindor

Another Ravenclaw finished

My trivia is up!!!!
Lets go Ravenclaw!!!!!!


Hey Hufflepuffs! Are you out there ?
Please here me when I say!

It's important that we all chip in,
Get your homework posted today!


I want 100% Participation
and a 3rd Snitch under out belts!!!

Your Cheerleader


Let's Go Ravenclaw!

My answers are posted!!


Yea!!!! Kati has her trivia posted- so she is the winner of the Empress needles for Gryffindor House!!! Congrats!

When does the Quidditch start?

So I was hoping to be first Gryffindor to post my answers but it's now 11.30pm here in the UK and I have to go to bed...been checking the blog all evening for the questions but still nothing :(

Thank you Jen C!

HSKS 3 Package

Thanks to my pal Jen C. It arrived last week and I only have the one picture but I assure you it was very nicely wrapped and arranged in the box. I'm just impatient and bad at taking photos before I rip the wrappings off.

Thanks so much! I love everything!

Come on Hufflepuffs!!!

Calling all Hufflepuffs! The finish line is in sight so lets keep up the good work and hold onto the lead. We need 100% participation again this round, and it would be nice if one of our star seekers were on top form again this Quidditch match. Hufflepuff for the Cup!

Hufflepuff Prefect

Gryffindor Reminder

Remember there are prizes on the line for those in Gryffindor House! Email me when you post your answers- the first posted gets a prize(I'll use the time-stamp on your email to indicate you were first- so if you don't email me right away- and someone else might get to me first)!!! Also, email me when you post your Cheerleader comments on other house member's blogs!

Let's Win the CUP!!!


I KNOW WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!

Are we ready Ravenclaw?

It's time to make that final run toward number 1, Ravenclaw! We can do it!! I'm ready; are you?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Got my Package

THANK YOU MANDY!!!!!!! Your sooooo awesome I LOVE everything in my package and can't wait to get started with the hand dyed yarn that she dyed for me it's soooooo pretty! Thank you again your great! Please check out my blog to get a picture because blogger is being silly right now so check it out!

Teaser for Mandy!!!

Your owl has been sent this morning. Hope you like your sock kit. Just thought I'd send a little teaser for you!!

Well Done Sarah!

Well done to Sarah for winning this round of our House competition at Gryffindor!

Also, a big thank you to Devin for being a wonderful prefect and organising some great contests for us all here in Gryffindor house.

Three cheers for our prefect -

Hip Hip.......

Hip Hip.......

Hip Hip.......

Monday, October 15, 2007

Congrats to Sarah!

Sarah won Gryffindor Trivia this time- with all correct answers (we had only 2 members with all correct answers). For those in other houses that were playing along- and envying the yarn- the answers (what I was looking for at least) are now posted on my blog.

Gryffindor's see your email for an important announcement about INCENTIVES for participating in this round of Quidditch. We are still in this thing!!!


Question for Everyone

I just finished knitting my very first pair of socks and, needless to say, they won't be the last! I love them! I'm just curious who uses dpn and who uses circular needles and why.

Kati, your post has been sent!!!

Be watching for your owl, your post was sent this morning! I hope you like it!!!


It was like Christmas in my house this evening....

Look what an amazing parcel Adele sent to me!
More details over on my blog. Thanks Adele, it really is the best parcel in the world.