Saturday, November 8, 2008

Hi all!

Just wanted to pop in and say a big thank you to all of you! I am on a non HP swap right now and I do belive I've been flaked. My upstream has recived from her spoiler and my spoilee has recived hers but I've had one e-mail for her this whole time and the mod and I think she may have done a Lupin. Drats!

The Thank you is for all of you who work so hard to make sure your swaps go out on time! Grandma

It's Here!

I want to give a very big THANK YOU to Mafalda Grubbly-Plank of Hufflepuff for the wonderufl package I received today! Amazing socks and goodies! The socks fit great and are in the Sirius Black colorway! How cool is that! And she sent tea, needles, candy, nuts, chocolate - full details on my blog

Thanks for another wonderful round!

Celestina Crookshanks
Gryffindor -4th Year

Friday, November 7, 2008

House Cup

Party in the Snake Pit!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Next swap is when?

I'm going to presume, considering the time of year and all, that we can look forward to the next swap in the new year. Yes?

Lady Felula
Gryffindor House

Re: From Slytherin to Gryffindor

Oh, I'm so glad you took pictures and posted them!! I *did* take pictures .... but neither my husband nor I can figure out where the devil he PUT them!! We've found every other picture we have on this muggle device, I swear, we've found 'em all TWICE! But NOT the pictures I took of my package!

I love the colors, and the pattern is really neat. You say that's a Pygmy Puff, huh? Would have sworn it was an owl! It's up among my other stuffed friends and seems to be quite happy there.

Lady Felula
Gryffindor House


Great job Slythrin! You guys won the house cup!!!! Send me an email by the end of the week and let me know what colors that you would like your yarn!!!!


Thanking Head Boys/Girls & Prefects

Is there a very polite way of saying thank you to our headboys/girls & prefects?

I think they deserve a little something special for all the work they did ... making quizzes, tracking postings, gathering house points, helping with any little matters that may have popped up that we don't know about ...

A little something for the Head Mistress would be great too!

Whatcha all think?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Slytherin - Gryffindor Connection

Well I got my package from my partner Queen Frysia last week from my partner, but didn't want to post until I could get reliable photos ... hubby needs to charge the batteries for the good cameras, he puts those charges into 'safe' places then forgets where that was (you would be surprised how many we have had to replace) ... I finally broke down and 'borrowed' my daughters old old digital camera - it has got to be one of the first ones they made with a data card, this thing is about 3 inches thick.

It doesn't take the best photos and the flash would have flooded out the pic, so pardon the darkness;

From Ginger Gargoyle's Gems

The yarn is soooo soft! It is called "Death Eaters" by Faery Fibers ... I've never heard of them, but man are these socks comfy! They are 100% merino superwash ... its like putting my feet into clouds - and I am not a big sock person so trust me when i say you would love this yarn.

She also made me a pushmepullyou style sock bookmark - have you seen these? It is so cute! one half is green the other grey. She even had time to felt me up a little bag that looks like a cauldron -- it is adorable (I may have to hide it from my 9yr old though, she thinks its a hat for her doll).

Thank you Queenie! You were a wonderful partner.
Queen Frysia
(aka ginger gargoyle)

Now if Queenie doesn't mind I'm going to put in some itty pics of the socks & markers I sent to her (I'm kind of proud of them).
From Ginger Gargoyle's Gems
From Ginger Gargoyle's Gems

Monday, November 3, 2008

From Slytherin to Gryffindor

I hope my pal, Felula, doesn't mind me posting pictures of the package I sent her. I took them before I got it ready to send out.

Here are the socks. The are knit up using yarn from TipoFilato and are in the Ginerva colorway. The colorway was named for Ginny Weasley. The pattern is the "Yarn Over Cable" and can be found in Sensational Knitted Socks in the 5 stitch section.

The bookmark is the Fan Bookmark. I used some of the leftover yarn from making the socks. If you make these, be sure to look at the right directions. The Australian/English instructions are listed before the US instructions.

The little red ball of fluff is actually a Pygmy Puff. It was designed by Pren Wilcox and is very fun to make. It gives one a cute reason to buy Fun Fur. The dishcloth on the left is the Ballband Dishcloth and the one on the right is the Windmill Dishcloth.

Anyway, that should help anyone wanting to know more about what I made for my pal. Felula, I am really happy that the socks fit you. Enjoy the package!!!