Mantacora's Knitting

Monday, September 27, 2010

Week Three Assignment

1. Pumpkin - Carving
2. Owl - Athena
3. Leaf - Fall
4. Weasley - Red Hair
5. Quaffle - Bat
6. Hallow - Sleepy
7. Mad - As a hatter
8. Dragon - Midrealm
9. Crystal - Malberry Tree (don't ask)
10. Trees - Fall
11. Hermione - Books
12. Hogwarts - School
13. Burrow - Neighborhood
14. Dobby - Snarky
15. Horcrux - Bad Magic
16. Ministry - Rules
17. Magic - Science
18. Sirius - Black
19. Apple - Juice
20. Juice - Orange
21. Candle - Beeswax
22. Ghost - Gobblins
23. Snake - Parslemouth
24. Wand - Tool
25. Invisibility - Cloak
26. Tent - Camping
27. Spell - Charm
28. Umbridge - Pink
29. Dursely - England
30. Prophet - All the news that's fit to print.

Oh dear.....The Ministry of Magic

Oh, Dear, the Ministry of Magic apperated four, yes four children to our door and said they could not find their parents.....please take care of them.....what do you do with four muggle children? Way, Way younger than I ever said I'd take care of......???

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This book is killing me!

OK, I *SO* can't wait to get this thing published......because I'm using so many before and after pictures, people keep shrinking on me before I can get the book up. I suppose that is good because it is showing how successful the weight loss is....but man, hard to keep up. It is in editing now.....just need to add a few more things and we are ready for the publishing part!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What won't I leave home without?

OK, so I travel alot, and there are of course the obvious things I won't leave home without, like clothes and a toothbrush I think the question was asking about the 'other' stuff......things I won't leave home without include:

1) a knitting project or three......because, well......hello! How can you not have something to work on.

2) My kindle....I must have 40-50 books on there at any time. It has a three week battery when reading and I can hop from one type of book to another anytime, and can even send myself knitting patters to refrence on there. On top of that, the text to speach feature lets the thing read a book to me while I about multi-tasking!

3) Phone....ugh, also known as an electronic leash......If I don't stay connected, or at least have the illusion of being able to be reached in an emergency, I honestly can't relax.

4) A laptop/netbook and a way to connect. so much of my life is online at this point I've found ways to watch movies, read, write, and otherwise keep my mind and fingers occupied just about anywhere. In there I almost always have games and logic puzzles.

5) Some way to exercise. Sometimes it is as simple as a pair of shoes, sometimes a p90x DVD. no matter what, I almost always need to take some form of ability to exercise with me.

Now if you read the above, you will find one underlying theam - things that keep the mind occupied. It is a constant struggle with me to keep enough going on to keep all parts of my brain entertained at the same time, but it makes the world more fun.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weeks Assignment

OK, so I updated all my bonifides on the blog, and then went looking around the houses.....I tried to fill my list with folks from the same family, but had to go outside to find a new member and the largest stash. We have some very talented people out there. I also found how to organize friends in Ravelry and organized the whole swap into groups and another for the swap (ok, not quite done with that yet, but I'm getting there). Lots of fun learning and sending notes to people.

1. Someone with the same craft as you (either those listed above or another one).
*****Poppy Pluot – Knit (ok, scrapbooks too, and jewelry making)
2. Someone who was born in the same month as you.
*****Bella Shacklebolt - June
3. Someone from a different country.
*****Wisteria Lovegood
4. A new HSKS Family member.
*****Nicky Lovely
5. Someone who has been in 3 or more HSKS swaps.
*****Cassandra Goode - 6
6. Someone who has a bigger stash than you! (And if your stash is the biggest, proudly say so!
*****Rowena Bladvak – 166 items
7. Someone who both knits and crochets.
*****Emma Diggory
8. Someone who has the same favorite color as you.
*****Celestine Pettigrew - Red
9. Someone who has the same favorite season/holiday as you.
*****Meladiastar Starseeker - Haloween
10. Someone who has the same favorite fiber as you.
*****Delantrophy Griey – Malabrigo!

Just ported back in the country

OK, just came back, and already I'm behind in my work! Sheeeesh! I'll have to catch up on the homework today, and I could really use a time turner!!!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Weight Loss Magic is on the Way!

Book is almost done!

I found a weight loss program that works almost as if it were magic, no exercise, no hunger, good food, no long term anything to do after the loss.....and it never comes back.....I've coached 50 people into losing over 2,000 pounds since March and we decided to write up the how to process. How could I not share something that is this fantastic, that works the way it is suppose to.....I'm so excited to be nearly done! Talk about Magic!

I've been claimed by a house!

Whoo Hooo, term starts tommorow and I've been claimed by a house - Harry's Horcrux Hunters! Great because I love the colors! Unfortunately, I'm traveling for the next two days, so getting to the family gathering is likely to be difficult at first, but I'll get there, never fear!

I'm working on a mystery sock for Sock Knitter's Anonymous, and I must say, while it is is probably one of the most difficult one's I've ever done......Woof! Can't wait to finish it.....and finish another xmas present sock, and then write up the 'winter' pattern, and then the Bobbie sock pattern.....and.....oh dear, I need to schedule stuff better. It will all work, I have faith. I may need to go talk to Harminie about that time turner.........

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Term!

Just registered for the new term.....Can't wait to see if I got in!