Mantacora's Knitting

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Whooo Hooooo! I got Spoiled

I was having a perfectly grummy day and when I got back to the cabin there was a package! I got spoiled! It had this whole Dragon theme to it and in the perfect colors!

And there were these cute little dragon markers that I'm just going to have to use on the next project!

And my spoiler made a dragon chart that I can fit neatly into a mitten pattern that was included.

But then there is also this scrumptious yarn that is begging to be turned into something sooner than month at SKA the theme is 'yellow' socks so they may just have to be used there, I can't wait to use it!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Swap partner challenged me......

Ok, like there is not enough to do at camp!

So my swap partner challenged me to try a contest, and here is the entry I'm trying.....

Of course, I still have to get my package out today, so it is a bit of a busy day......

Sunday, July 19, 2009

What a week!

OK, so this week has been way to hectic......

I did however get several things for my spoilee while in Canada. And I've just about finished the pattern for working on a sweater with my spoiler.....she has never made one and I told her we could work on one together.

And to top that I'm hip deep in the latest pattern I'm is a preview.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Royal Bloodline Up!

Just posted the Royal Bloodline pattern!

All the kids at camp were asking for it, so there it is!


Monday, July 6, 2009

Camp Games

OK, this was fun.

When in doubt, go to the library! Ron Weasley

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Challenged to make a sock!

OK , so I was challenged to make a sock, not just conjure one up mind you, no, the challenge was to make it an original.......

Here is the work after the first two real days of knitting......I'm still looking for a name, and I've got some camp friends helping!

If you have any ideas, let me know.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


OK, for one who spells badly, this was still fun.......

1. Chamber of Secrets
2. Harry Potter
3. Ron Weasley
4. Hermione Granger
5. Gryffindor
6. Dark Arts
7. Gilderoy Lockhart
8. Chamber of Secrets
9. House Elf
10. Harry Potter
11. Moaning Myrtle
12. Harry Potter
13. Ron Weasley
14. Harry Potter
15. Voldemort
16. Horcrux
17. Ron Weasley
18. Ginny Weasley
19. Gilderoy Lockhart
20. Prisoner of Azkaban

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Whoo hoooo! Camp!

I'm having trouble with my diary......seems to have taken some damage in the last go round with the faulty portkey and it dosen't seem to work all that right now......I'll get it there.

But Camp! way I have to go meet all the people.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm so excited......

I've cast my spell for the Duel! Dispatched the owl (that is: sent her flying, not did away with her - I'm not in Slytherin after all), and I'm done. The pattern was complex, but fun.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I'm so Geeked!

OK, this is such a silly thing to by psyched about, but for the first time I have a project in ravelry that has 6 hearts! Of course it is the sock my swap partner put in my kit! As soon as I'm done working on my spells for this pesky duel, I'm going to go back and finish that one up and write up the variations. I'm also starting to keep my projects on laminated cards, and I'll make a card laminate for that one as well.!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Quidditch #3

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
b. Lupin

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?
c. McGonagall

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
Nicholas Flammel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
c. Viktor

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
b. Patil

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
d. The Geminio Curse

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ready for the Duel

OK, I had to finish out the first sock before the duel. Just have to make sure I get back to it.....although it is fun, and I've had lots of encouragement here, so I'm sure I will.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Who gave Harry an enchanted mirror?
Sirius Black

Who said, “Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.”
Fred Weasley

Who said, “Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?”
Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour

What is Ron’s middle name and what was he given in the Will?
Billibus, Dumbledore's Deluminator

What does Hermione want to talk Mr Lovegood about and what is his first name?
Xenophilius; she wanted to talk to him about the symbol in the book she was given,

What is the name origin and what does it mean.
Derived from the word “xenophile,” meaning a person attracted to that which is foreign or alien

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Day Two!

OK, so I had to make some adjustments to the heel, no worries, just had to frog it a couple of times until I understood the pattern. Hint: Start where the line number starts, even if it shifts sides.....sigh.

So, I discovered that the color yarn is exactly the color of my she thinks it is *her* sock!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

OK, I had to share my sock progress

You can follow the sock on my Rav page (tbeck), but the first night of knitting on this kit produced this. There is plenty of yarn so I added an extra repeat of the pattern in the body and a bit of a longer ribbing at the cuff. I can't wait to finish these, they are gorgeous.......and my cute hubby thinks he wants them......he has such dreams......Thanks again Lav!

Monday, April 6, 2009

WOW! My kit just arrived!

So, I just got this fantastic package! We managed to get the owl inside before the rain really came down hard, and she was tired! My kit from Lav DD just arrived and she gets extra points for packing, there was a lot in a small box!

So here is a pic before unwrapping, one of the knitting stuff - in all Puff Colors of course, one of the fun stuff and one of the inspirational stuff! WOW! There is a lot in here, she did some great sleuthing to to find out what size I could work in and find a pattern that would be a challenge and still within my ability.

The Cackling Flying Chicken just has to bring a smile to the face, as well as a whole passel of fun spring stuff. Where on God's green earth do you find exploding frogs for the bath? No kidding, there are several! There is even a mouse for the cat!

The Bag deserves special mention as it is just gorgeous! Here I've put in a pic of that alone! I'm going to have to fight my husband off for that one, as he *thinks* he already has designs on it, HA!

There's extra bags for small projects, favorite candies, toys, bookmarks, great stitch markers, a clever little ruler/gauge/bookmark/needle sizer - even home made chili pepper jam! My New Mexico friends will be so jealous! The fiber for the kit is so soft and a great blend, it will be fantastic in the pattern. I'm all inspired to go do that right away so I can show it off!

This is such a great package! Thank you Lav - your the best! This *definitely* goes in the best kit nominations!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Homework for the week

House Quiz

1. James Potter and his friends have nicknames for each other - give three names and who they belong to
James - Prongs
Sirius - Padfoot
Lupin - Mooney
Pettigrew - Wormtail

2. What are the three Deathly Hallows?
Elder Wand
Resurrection Stone
Invisibility Cloak

3. What are the four items that belong to the founders of the houses at Hogwarts?
Ravenclaw - tiara
Griffyndor - sword
Slytherin - locket
Hufflepuff - cup

4. What is the Hogwarts Motto?
"Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus," which means "Never tickle a sleeping dragon."

5. What is the Hogwarts school song (Book 1)?
Hogwars, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,
Teach us something, please,
Whether we be old and bald
Or young with scabby knees,
Our heads could do with filling
With some interesting stuff,
For now they're bare and full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff,
So teach us things worth knowing,
Bring back what we've forgot,
Just do your best, we'll do the rest,
And learn until our brains all rot.

6. What does O.W.L. stand for?

7. What exams do Hogwarts students take at the end of their 7th year?
Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test (N.E.W.T.)

8. What form does Snape's Patronus take?

9. Who takes over teaching divination after Trelawney is sacked by Delores Umbridge (Book 6)?

10. Who is Elanor Cadogan's boyfriend? What is his brother's name?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Almost done!

OK, So the kit is just about ready to go in the or two last minute touches and it's in......I still have to take pictures though.

This kit has a fun blend of Slytherin colored stuff, stuff for my spoilee's hobbies as a theme, stuff inspired by my fellow students and stuff my spoilee likes and some she may need and not know it. All in all, this has been way fun to put together!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Dueling - Round 3

OK, I'm exhausted. I was dueling all night and only got an hour of sleep. The pattern was fun, and I'd consider making a set for myself, but, um, my dueling partner is doing that.

I found the brown she liked just in time, and managed a set of nice chocolate Bella Mittens. It really is a good pattern for a newer knitter.....even as a first cable pattern.

It's a little snug, until you realize that the Mitten does not slide around on your hand, and then it's great. I did have a hard time getting the gauge, and had to drop to a smaller needle.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Next round!

Well, the requirements have been posted, and I've talked to my dueling partner, and I'm ready to go! Of course we don't get the pattern until Friday, but I can wait.......oh, wait, I need to get yarn.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Scavenger Hunt

OK, done with that little piece of work.......The Devil's snare was a pain as it was lurking in the basement.....which was actually good because the family snake was there and was happy to pose for me. Most of the stuff was around the house, but I had to sneak into the lab for the eyes. Getting to Gringott's is such a pain, so I had to use what was in my pouch....the scar was easy, I keep it with me. Anyway, they are more or less in order, they should be easy to figure out......So, here they all are:


OK, so you would not *believe* my housemate's familiar.....normally, cat's are not a problem, but *this* one eats my knitting......not all of it mind you, no, just likes breaking off the yarn and leaving me with an inch or so of soggy fiber.


Monday, March 16, 2009


1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?

c. Saturday

2. During all this chaos with voldemort and the Death Eaters, people still had lives to live and Ron's oldest brother, Bill decided to marry Fleur Delacour? Who were the uninvited guests at Bill and Fleur's wedding?

b. Death Eaters

3. Voldemort had seven Horcruxes hidden in different places. Six of them were hidden at the Gaunt shack, Hogwarts, a cave, inside Harry, inside his snake, Nagini and Tom Riddles Diary. Did Voldemort hide the last Horcrux inside the Malfoy's vault at Gringotts?

b. No

4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow?

c. The father went to Azkaban

5. Harry and Hermione read a part of "Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore," written by Rita Skeeter. Then they met Dumbledore's brother Abeforth and he told them the same story, just with a few details changed. Which of the following did Aberforth and Rita Skeeter agree on about Dumbdore's past?

b. That Dumbledore was friends with Grindelwald for a while.

6. When Harry and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow, they visit the graveyard to see Harry's parent's graves. Harry walks by a tombstone that we later learn belong to tone of "The Three Broother'. The brother buried there once owned what?

b. The cloak

7. The Trio finds out that Luna had been kidnapped by the Death Eaters , and that they won't give her back until they got Harry Potter. Why did they kidnap Luna?

a. Her father sided with Harry and Dumbledore

8. After Voldemort killed Snape, he left the room and Harry came out from under the cloak. Snape gave Harry some of his memories all the way from when he was a child to just months before. Harry dived into the Pensieve and which of the following did he not see?

c. Snape and Lily having fun in a potions class

9. On the search of the Lost Diadem, Harry finally gets to takl to the Gray Lady. Who was the Gray Lady when she was alive?

c. Helena Ravenclaw.

10. Which of these is not one of Harry or Ron's children?

d. Victoria

Picture Scavenger Hunt
These pictures must either be posted to your blog or linked to from your blog.
Godric's Hollow

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hey! I figured out Etsy stores

Well, that is to say I figured out how to make one......way fun.

So, I've been following my swap partner around the school halls, which is not easy to do since the staircase keep moving. I found some things she seems to like and they will find their way into her package.

Why is it so hard to find green wrapping paper?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

WOW fast Purls - Finally

My spoilee has a u-tube vid on Norwegian purling that has all the promise to be a fast way to do purls! I can't wait to try it.....

Go here: It is the March 6th post:

My Owl Arrived Safely in Cincinnati

My Dueling partner has her package. I just wish I had better luck with the pattern. I had to frog the first cap twice before I found a way to decrease outside the diamond. My diamond was rather sad to, so I outlined it in black to make it stand out better. Hope she likes them.

Here is the whole package:


Glad I made those links on the side of the Blog page!

1. Who likes TeaPots and cat toys?
Chrysta the Cursed
2. Who wants Polyjuice so they can have Cullen Eyes? Cliondna Trelawney
3. Who wants postcards and a hardcover book? Elladora Madley
4. Who wants silky terrier? It is not a type of wool but a Dog. Winnifred Wartbobble
5. Who would like a wicked necklace and bloody stupid jonhson hat? Felly Pinkstone
6. Who never had anything made for her? Violet Starfire
7. Who learned how to knit with Maya and Soren? Kaae
8. Who is Pretty as a Peacock Pattern? Lily May Clearwater
9. Who does Fair Isle mittens and Tea for Toe up socks? Mafalda Grubbly-Plank
10. Who likes Cinnamon flavored coffee? Antonio de la Weasley
11. Who likes clever storage systems and mysteries? Mantacora Crimson (doesn't everyone?)
12. Who wants World Peace and Wool Wash? Violette Black
13. Whose Ancient Runes notebook holds the secret of Moonstone earrings? Mona Ravenscroft
14. Whose dog is on a low protein diet? Selena Starfire
15. Who does not have much of a ‘stash’ and favorite scent is Pine trees? Sian Doge
16. When you go to her wish list, you find yourself surfing the net? Suzie Weasley
17. Who really, REALLY misses Hawkins Cheezies, Big Turk chocolate bars? Ursula Longbottom
18. Who likes pencil things and rosewood? Elanor Cadogan
19. Russian nesting dolls and cute stationary are on this list. Winifred Hornswaggle
20. Who likes the Seven Dwarves and the Evil Stepmother? Bernadette Hobsworth

And there you have it, a very eclectic crew!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

And he showed up right on time!

Well how about that......just as I'm finishing the mittens for Round 2 of the duel, an owl shows up in the garage, no kidding:

Sunday, March 1, 2009

round 2!

So I'm all excited to start round two.......of course it hits on the busiest day at work where I'm not even likely to get home til after 10pm.......oh well. should be fun.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Trip to Hogsmead

Well, I was going to go with Violent, ......uh.....I meann Violet, but she got caught sneeking in yesterday and had to go to detention. So, I wandered around most of the shops on my own. Honeydukes was ok, but crowded and I really don't like to much in the way of sweets anyway. But I did want to get one of the chocolate frog trading cards, I hear they have a new one for Dumbledor.

I found a magical artifacts shop, and it's great to look, but we can't take anything back to the school, it's against the rules, like they think we could get in trouble with that kind of stuff.

So, I found a yarn shop. Mostly I'm trying to figure out what kind of sweater I want to make this year. Violent had some ideas, but I think I'm just going to have to put a spell on some needles and figure it out myself.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My dueling mitts arrived!

Whhoooo Hoooo, my dueling partner (Deana Lockheart) sent me her mitts, and they are great! Perfect color! She also sent along some nice gifts that I'll be wearing to work! And even stitch markers in black and gold! Very cool!

She liked sea colors, so here are the ones I did for her:

Quiditch Round one

Quiditch round One

1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?

d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?

b. Snape

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?

a. Mad-Eye Moody

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?

d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?

a. A lynx

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?

b. Sirius Black’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?

d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?

d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?

a. Moody’s magical eye

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?

d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Mad-Eye Moody

George Weasley

The Dursley's House

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Violent, yup

Well, now I know why the Prefect is called, she went to quidich practice and whacked lots of people.

On other news, turns out my dueling partner got the package! I'm so happy she decided to finish the ones she was working on for me. No one has ever knit something for me, and I'm so excited about it.

Monday, February 16, 2009

I found this really cool thing

In the upper left of the blog here I have a yardage counter for my knitting. The cool thing is that I just plug in what I'm working on and it automatically updates. You can even select the colors! Fun stuff, click the meter and it will take you there to make your own.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


OK, the new Prefect moved in, and her name is Violet......but everyone keeps calling her Violent instead. Hope this is not a sign of things to come.

At least she is neat and picks up after herself......amazing that everyone here does, and without elves!

I'm going back to knitting my spoilee bad.......

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sent off My Duel

OK, so I've never dueled before, but that was fun. My schedule is normally just so hectic, with trvavels, quiditch practice and study, I'm just never sure I can participate. However, I did manage to get the assignment in the mail!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Topic of the day....

Well, the topic of the day is dueling. However, they have not published the pattern and even if they did, I'm not at home to print it.

My dueling partner is Diana Lockheart, which is fun because Gilderoy comes over to model sweaters occasionally for me, really, just look..... here he is in the sweater.... here he is:

Wonder if they are related....

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A partner in Slytherin.

Ohhh, I have a dueling partner. Unfortunately, my parents took me away for a trip. Hope I can get back in time to do this. I seem to be working alot with Slytherin this year.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I LOVE the floo network!

So there I am and I need to get to KALAMAZOO. The port key was fine, but I wanted to show my friend the floo network. We ended up in downtown KALAMAZOO and I'll be here for the next couple of days.

I'll probably get a late start on the duel, but I'm looking forward to it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Just in from practice

Ugh......practice. Now, while I like Quiditch, and in general truely enjoy playing, I don't actually like practicing. I'm not fast enough to be a seeker, but as a Chaser I'm no slouch. The problem is that the Beaters on our team are REALLY good, so I end up taking a smacking.

So there we are above the pitch and Marvin Melrose whacks the beater smack into me and nearly knocks me off entierly. I am *so* glad dad made me put that sticky spell on my gloves for practice, I would have taken a tumble for sure. I'm so tierd, I'm glad we don't have any more homework tonight.

I want to go back and finish some of the experimenting I'm doing with the bag I'm working on, but *woof* I'm tierd.

Monday, February 9, 2009


1. Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been at your craft?
Knit - I've really only been knitting for 4 years and only avidly for the last year.

2. Do you spin? What type of spinning do you do?
Yes - though not much lately. I learned when I learned to weave as sort of an understanding on how to do all aspects of the craft. Hand spinning as well as wheel.

3. Are there any other crafts that you participate in?
Yes - I sew, make glass beads, pewter cast, stained glass, pottery, some silver work, weaving, some woodworking, gardening, bone carving, silk banners/flags, right now though, mostly knitting.

4.What are your favorite yarns/fibers?
Wool. Without a doubt. Easiest to teach with, most versitile, and great natural fiber!

5. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers?
Acrylic - it's an oil petrolium based icky man made fiber of little comfort to me.

6. Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance?
I'm always ready to try something new. There are some geat bamboo and silks out there! Wool and silk blends are great too. Ohhhhh, and I LOVE Alpaca! SUPER soft!

7. What are you currently working on?
Duh! My Kit stuff, my spoilee is indeed getting spoiled!

8. Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn?
There is something called a 'twisted stitch' that I have not had time to look up how to do. I've seen a project with it...... Like this .... but I don't know how yet.

9. Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift?
I do now - brand new.......My husband's arms were getting tierd.

10. Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks?
Oh, dear......that I'm bad at, they are a little bit of all over the place.

11. Do you like sweets? What are your favorites?
Sometimes. When I do I like carmels or chocolate and carmel.

12. Are you having a birthday during this swap?
Nope, not this time.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Who would have thought to look at home....

So there I was, bummed that I could not find the right shade of fiber for my project, when one of the house Prefects walks by......well, actually turns out she was moving in next to me. She asked what was wrong and lo and behold, turns out that she had exactly what I was looking for in her stash. (Either that, or she conjured it up.) I'll have to find out how to do that spell in the future.

Happy me, I've made some swatches and now know exactly what I want to do on this project!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Trip to Hogsmead

OK, so this is just not fair. I go all the way to Hogsmead and can't find the fiber I was looking for......annoying. I must have gone to a dozen stores looking for just the right thing.

Well, at least I know what I want to do for my spoilee! I found exactly what I was looking for on that account.

Friday, February 6, 2009

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHH a dueling club!

OK, this sounds fun. Not sure I'm fast enough to keep up, but I can try!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Who's Who

Wow! I just found the list of who has Ravelry code names........I'm putting it here so I won't loose it. The head girl gave it to us, so I'm sure it's right.......hope they don't mind if I track them down.

Antonio dela Weasley—yarnguy716
Bernadette Hobsworth–Olliesmomknits
Chrysta the Cursed–Terese
Cliodna Trewlaney–celticangel
Elanor Cadogan–setembrina
Elladora Madley–mknit
Felula Pinkstone–Dreamwalker
Lily May Clearwater–lemonblondie
Mafalda Grubbly-Plank–bluesapphire
Mantacora Crimson–tbeck
Mona Ravenscroft–mintrain
Selena Starfire–VeryBadDogs
Sian Doge–SianHuws
Suzie Weasley–SueCraine
Ursula Longbotton–Mortiana27
Violet Starfire–Gidgetgirl82
Violette Black–Knitknot
Winifred Hornswaggle –angel101580
Winnifred Wartbobble–misswartbobble

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


when did you first learn to knit - who taught you, how did you learn, what was your first project?

I'm not sure when I learned......I do know that I wanted to learn and a few weeks later, I woke up one day and knew that I knew how. I know, weird, and fits in here well at Hogwarts I suppose, but it is the truth of the matter. I did find out much later that I learned a very old style.....

As for a first project, it was as most of my projects, way beyond my skill. It was a set of thick boot socks in red and black, I still don't think I've finished fact I know I haven't. I was attracted to them for what I thought they would look like. There was of course no actual pattern, just a vague description on sock basics and how to measure what I needed. I'll see if I can't make a picture of it, well, if I can even find the things.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Got in Late today

I got in late to the common room today, I had to go to practice.......unfortunately, everyone left already. Oh well, I'll catch up with my classmates later.

Making new friends

I just found that Ursula Longbottom, has my spoiler as her spoilee.......Since she is also in HufflePuff, I might be able to get some information for her.

Now I just have to figure out where she is....... This place is still very confusing, I'm sure I'll stop getting lost eventually.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Mondays are always so busy.......can't we start the week later.......I'm sure there is a time turner we can adapt for the purpose.

I've met some great friends, even if some are in Slytherin, I don't know why some people say such awful things about them, they were quite nice actually.

Today was filled with classes, finding my way around, ripping out my knitting and restarting....annoying. This would not be so bad if I did not like the original pattern the self striping yarn gave me the first time.

Let's see......after being struck by lightening awhile back, some things just don't want to work right, and I spent the better part of the evening getting the mailer daemons to do my bidding.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Homework already!

Well, I got my first homework assignment done......not surprising we would get one even before the welcoming dinner......hope I can keep up here.

Friday, January 30, 2009

I got accepted!

I am *so* excited! I've heard so much about Hogwarts and can't wait for the for the term to start! Of course, my father is sure I'll be sorted into Hufflepuff, apparently he spent some time there himself.

I suppose I have to take one last trip to Diagon Ally to pick up the last of my stuff.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New to School

Oh dear, I'm new to the area and I'm all excited about starting the new term at a new school. I do hope the class will be understanding of my late attendance, it's not like I had a choice in moving. But such is the life when one's parents want them close, and still want to travel the world.

My owl is going to get quite the work out this year I'm afraid.

I think I'll go to my room and knit a nice pair of socks.