Monday, September 29, 2008

Slytherin Quiz #2

Are you a sock knitter?What are your foot measurements? Yep, 9" long, 9 1/2" around.

Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? Just ordered a winder online and just made a swift from TinkerToys today!!!

Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks? I keep my Denise needles in their case, my straights in a metal pitcher (think and my dpn's in a vase! The one's I don't use very often are kept in a trunk.

Do you collect anything? Zuni Fetishes, yarn, and Gingher Scissors.

What is your favorite type of music? Are you MP3 ready? mostly pop, I love 80's music!!!! I am very mp3 ready, I love my iPod!!

Do you like sweets? What are your favorites? Love!!! Depends on my moods and the season, I LOVE chocolate. Right now, I'm on a candy corn kick, but that could change in a day or two!!!

What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children? I live with the hubs and my 8 month old puppy in an apartment. No children, but we are trying for our first.

Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your swap pal. no, but I might have to make one!!!

Favorite Harry Potter movie character? Hermione or Molly Weasley.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Found this questoinaire on ravelry....

What kind of cheese do you like? Pepperjack
If you were a hot dog , would you eat yourself? No, don't like hot dogs
Kennedy Assassination – conspiracy or did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone? conspiracy
Did you like Jurassic Park III? – if yes, you must explain why. didn't watch
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? 1,2,3, crunch!
Did you witness Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch? nope
Do you consider bowling a sport? no
What is your favorite Star Trek series? don't watch
Which Buffy character do you identify with? didn't watch
Did you want Joey to end up with Pacey or Dawson? didn't watch, I know, I wasn't a normal 90's kid
What color is your hair? brown
Do you find Howard Stern offensive? extremely
How many chucks would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? 12
Do you have a favorite “indie-dyer”? If so, who? too many to choose
Do you use hand-knit dishcloths? no, but I crochet pot scratchers
What new technique would you like to try? (dye yarn, felting, lace, socks, etc.) none, already do too many
Do you know what Sparkle Motion is? nope
Do you like Starbucks? no, I LOVE Starbucks!
Do you eat fast food? If yes, what is your favorite? Don't eat fast food
Coke or Pepsi? don't dink soda either, but I do prefer coke over pepsi if I were to drink one
Tea or Coffee? or Hot Chocolate?
Do you wear hand-knit items? If yes, what is your favorite? hats or socks
Do you have any favorite Etsy shops? too many!
What is one pattern you love, but would never make for yourself? an afghan
Do you like Harry Potter? DUH!
What is your favorite non-Twilight book? not sure, I read too many.
Did you read Midnight Sun? no
Have you read all four published Twilight books? (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn) yes, in less than a month
What is your favorite song? anything Celine Dion - going to see her in concert fory birthday
What is your favorite band? Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Are there any celebrities you would like to meet? Who/Why? can't think of any right now
Do you like Green Eggs & Ham? No, allergic to green food coloring
Are you a monogamous knitter? Or a WIP-Hoor? WIP hoor
What is your favorite TV show? CSI
Who would win in a duel? Edward Cullen or Harry Potter? explain your answer. Edward Cullen, due to the fact that he can move so fast
Have you seen Meet the Feebles? (and will you admit it, if you did??) Never heard of
VanHalen - Sammy Hagar or David Lee Roth? ??
Are there any non-knit/crochet crafts you enjoy? sewing, quilting, beading, scrapbooking
Why is the rzz always gone? Because my husband drank it!!
What is the secret of life? not to take things too seriously
If you could fight anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be? well, I'm fighting with my MIL, does that count?
Explain the complex theoretical problems of the Babble Fish. Huh?
What was your favorite childhood outfit? My Mary Lou Retton leotard I had when I was 4
If you’re riding in the car late at night with the windows down, what cd is playing on the stereo? Wicked!! or Mamma Mia!
If you were on a deserted island and had only one skein of yarn, which would it be? sock yarn
If you could have lunch with any fictional character, who would it be (movies, books, or tv)?
If your life were a television program, would it be a half-hour sitcom or a one hour drama? What would be the title of said show? one-hour drama - don't know the name
Do you know how to pronounce Clapotis correctly? I think so
If they made a movie of your life, which actor would you want to play you? Drew Barrymore
What one superhero power would you want and why? Reading minds, I always want to know what people are thinking!
What was the best job you ever had? The worst? The weirdest? my current job teaching, working at Wal-mart snack bar, Baskin-Robbins - the boss made it weird, she asked another girl and I to buy her drugs?!
Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? If so, what is it? No, I sleep with a real animal
Describe your style in one word. my husband says teachery
You randomly walk into a bookstore on a whim & buy a book. It’s most likely a _mystery_(fill in genre here)
What vehicle would you like to own? Mine, a Trailblazer
Do you collect anything? Zuni Fetishes
What’s your favorite smell? Least favorite? Favorite - Orange Blossom, Least - Skunk
What’s your living situation? Live with parents? In a dorm? Apartment? House? Apartment
What do you do in your leisure time? What's that, I have a full-time job, full-time student and have a part-time job, I don't have leisure time.
What do you like to do on weekends? Nothing....knitting of course
What is the strangest thing you’d wear on your head? just hats
If you were to fill the sun with rats, how many rats would you need?n12 million

Friday, September 26, 2008

I got them....

I ordered tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra!!!!!!!! I'm so excited. The concert is Thanksgiving weekend, so two months away! We are taking my parents for their Christmas present. They have been wanting to go, we went last year and were blown away. Our seats are 3 rows back from where we were last year.

Also, I bought my airline ticket yesterday to go to Charlotte, NC for a conference for school. I've never been there, so that will be a new experience. I have a busy next few months!!!

I don't have school on Monday, I get to sleep in! I am going to a workshop and it is about 10 minutes from my house, so I was elected to go. No complaints here, I get to see the hubs and the pup extra time!!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tense week...

Ok, so I promised that I would explain the week I've had at school. We had an incident in the community where I teach (I don't live in the same district). There was a fight between 2 boys (boy A and boy B), one of their brothers (boy C) pulled out a gun and shot the boy (boy A) fighting his younger brother (boy B) (I know, confusing to follow). SO, our school was on a semi-lockdown all week. What does this mean? No students out of the room for ANY reason. No bathroom passes, locker passes, no tissue breaks, NOTHING!!! For the most part the kids were ok, but you know that there is always a kid that has to push the rule. The kid turned himself in to the police and we are now off of out "lockdown." We aren't really allowed to say that we were on a lockdown. It was pretty tense, there was supposed to be a big retaliation at school, but with a huge police presence, we haven't seen anything. I'm hoping that nothing happens!!! We are still a bit tense, but things are starting to get back to normal.

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?
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




Professor Sprout

Professor Dumbledore

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My picture...

Stressful day at school yesterday (I'll post more later, we are on semi-lockdown all week) and fried computer cord = no picture on September 22. I hope it's not too late!!! This is one with the princess niece and I at a Royals game this summer!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hooray for grad hours!!!!

I signed my new contract for school today. I moved over on the pay scale because in the last year I have earned 24 grad hours!!! I moved 3 steps over. I just can't believe that in a year, I have gotten this far. I have 8 weeks of class and then I have to write my paper.

Tomorrow night the hubs and I are going to the Royals game. They are giving away stocking hats. The hubs says I can make a better one cheaper, but I want a Royal's one!!

OTN: BSJ for a KAL, Bearcat baby blanket, Dream Swatch and Ampersand Socks.

Being a true Slytherin, I stole this!!! It's the Hufflepuff's quiz!!!!

1. Do you knit and/or crochet? Knit, I can do simple crochet
2. How long have you been at your craft? About 2 years
3. Do you spin? If yes do you use drop spindle or wheel. No, don't really want to eaither.
4. What is your favorite color? Purple
5. Do you have any other hobbies? I love to read, quilt, sew, scrapbooking, camping
6. What are your favorite yarns/fibers? Anything soft and pretty!!
7. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers? Itchy yarn.
8. Are there any yarns that you’ve been eyeing and wanting to try? Socks that rock yarn
9. What are you currently working on? a baby blanket, a BSJ and sweaters for the princess neice's AG doll
10. What is your favorite Finished Object? (Pictures are welcome.) the Little Daisy Cardigan in lavendar that I just completed (it's on my Ravelry site)
11. Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn? Hmmm, just better at crochet.
12. What is you favorite type of book or movie? Romance (not dirty) and Fantasy (HP and Twilight)
13. Who is your favorite person at Hogwarts? Mermione
14. Favorite class and/or subject at Hogwarts? Transfigurations
15. How many family members do you have? 2, the hubs and the pup
16. What is your favorite Fall activity? Football games and camping!!!!!!!!!
17. How many projects do you have on your needles/hook? at least 4
18. What is your favorite type of footwear? NONE!
19. What is your favorite beverage of choice? Chocolate milk, Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte and white hot chocolate.
20. What is your favorite park of Half-blood Prince? Need to reread it!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

HSKS6 Questionaire

Potter Name: Madam Ferula McGonagall

Rav ID: stitchinsteph

I am allergic to: cats, dust, smoke

Pets that I have: I have an 8 month old puppy, does the hubs count?

My favorite yarn: depends on what I am making.

If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors? N/A

My favorite flavor: chocolate, caramel...

My favorite holiday: Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas - Christmas, got married 12 days before!!!

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

List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: circs - addi turbos - 24" - I use 2 circs method, dpns - wooden or metal, not bamboo, 6"

Is there a brand that you are dying to try?: Nope

I've participated in HSKS: (How many times have you participated in HSKS swaps?) this is my 4th year

Do you have a birthday during this swap? If so which day? Yep, November 16!!!

My Harry Potter Husband!!!

Your result for The Harry Potter Husband Test...

Mrs. Bill Weasley

Your perfect HP man is Bill Weasley.

You like guys who are cool. And not cool in that fake, dicky way, but actually cool. He's so cool that they couldn't find any actor to adequately portray him, so they decided to just leave him out of the movies rather than risk not doing justice to his coolness. He's like the Chuck Norris of Harry Potter: plain freaking awesome. When Voldemort says "You-Know-Who", he's talking about Bill Weasley.

Monday, September 8, 2008

It's Monday and September.....

Boy, where has the time gone. It's already September. We are 4 weeks into school and they are already playing Christmas stuff on tv!?!?! It's Trans-Siberian Orchestra, so it's not like it's bad!!! Tickets go on sale on Friday, CAN'T WAIT TO BUY THEM!!!! This year we are taking my parents for their Christmas present. The hubs and I went last year for our anniversary and were blown away. If that's the only concert I ever go to againg, I would never complain!!! (That is, after I see Celine Dion the day before my birthday in November!!!!)

Since last term, I have been busy. I went to a conference for school. Then I went to Chicago, we took the princess niece to the American Girl Place. I highly recommend that everyone go for a meal at the American Girl Cafe. She got not one, but two dolls!!!! Here she is with her bags!!!!