Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kitchen and Yarn storage

We finished remaking the kitchen cabinets and decorating them.
Here is a picture. The design was created using vinyl wall decals.

Also I have finally finally finally gotten to the point I can start unpacking my yarn !!! Wooohooo!! I was even able to start a project! Kermit style YEEAAAAA!

All in All a quiet but good week.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Yea for IV Iron. Rant Warning

I have been mildly anemic for about 6 years now. Every three months or so, I'd get another blood test and the Doc would say "oh just take some iron pills." I would reply "I AM taking iron pills and have been for years, they are not working." About 3 years ago I pointed this out to my Doctors and suggested maybe it was time to try something else.

To be fair my health is somewhat fubar and there is always something need of treatment. However since anemia is a base cause of (or the result of?) these illnesses one would think that treating it would help. My energy levels got so low I had to shut down my web business. I couldn't keep up.

Last month I hit one of my worst flares (from Fibormyalgia) in years, and it tanked my blood levels. So now I'm getting seven IV iron treatments to fix the problem. It seems to be working, I'm at the half way point and I'm starting to feel better.

I just can't decide if I should be pissed that this wasn't done earlier and maybe saved my business; or happy that I am getting better.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Flim 6

Finally had time to see the new HP movie. I really loved the opening scenes with the DEs flying all about. I saw the film with a friend who hasn't read the seventh book and she was a bit confused as to why the director did some of the things he did. We explained that he using foreshadowing for the next film.

I think that the Harry Potter and Star Wars (and soon Twilight) movies can't really be looked at as individual movies. They are all part of an over all story arc and really need to be viewed (and reviewed) as such.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Dear Mother Nature,

107! twice! This Oregon not Arizona ok? Let's get back to the mid 80s shell we?

Thanks from everyone in PDX.

Camp Came 6 clue 1, 2, 3, 4

Powdered moonstone and syrup of hellebore are used to make the Draught of Peace. A useful potion for those with a fear of flying.

Mandrake Draught un-petrifiys everyone.

Babbling Beverage makes people talk nonsense.

Murtlap essence is what they used to counter Fever Fudge.

I don't know if there are 3 more potions (4 clues for 7 potions?) but knowing Miss Wartbobble I suspect a clever trick. Searching for clues on her blog I found this post, could this be where the other potions are? dun dun daaaaa.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Camp Game 5 part 2

I decided to draw out my answers, since I didn't have time to find things to photograph. Of course I ran out of time on the drawings too as I had to take a friend to the er. (She is fine.) So here are my rough sketches and cartoons for this game. I combined the answers into one picture when I could. My Marker is my orange travel pencil box.

McGonagall Changes for ANIMAGUS


Creepy Gold Thing


Meeting in the Forest for THESTRAL and FORBIDDEN FOREST.

Off to Ikea again and again.

Something that never happened to me before happened at Ikea today. I went in with my list firmly in hand, know exactly what I wanted and could afford. Then it happened, They LOWERED the prices on the items I was there for. This completely derailed me. Now I could get what I really wanted, not just what I could fit into the budget. Really Really confused, I was forced to retie for the evening as the store was closing. Tomorrow I will return with a new list and try again.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Camp Game 5 part 1

1. Man or mouse? (4) ANIMAGUS

2. Start spreading the news (4) DAILY PROPHET

3. Stick Tree Guardian (3) BOWTRUCKLE

4. Telescoping eavesdropper (5) EXTENDABLE EAR

5. Brassicaceae danglers (4) RADISH EARRINGS

6. Prohibited Growth of trees (5) FORBIDDEN FOREST

7. Metallic rosy-faced child with wings (4) GOLDEN CHERUB

8. Fleshless black-winged skeleton (2) THESTRAL

9. Lofty philosopher (5) HIGH INQUISITOR

10. Instructive Order (7) EDUCATIONAL DECREE

I'm going to give taking my own photos a try for part 2.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I'm back from my trip east, but very very tired. The niece and nephew were great but dammm they can ware you out. The Lavender cake came out great so I'll put the recipe up in a day or two.

Ok I'm off to take a nap, will post more later.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Off in the wilds of Connecticut

Well I'm visiting family this week and part of next week. I forget how much energy kids have. My niece and nephew have me running all over the place. Rebecka, my niece, gave me a hand with this weeks camp game.

We went to Sherwood Island beach the other day. It is the beach we always went to as kids. It has changed alot, adding a Nature Center and several park areas. It was a great deal of fun, and no one got sunburned! A First I think.

I made up some Lavender sugar and hope to make some Lavender jam this weekend. It is my contribution to the family meals.

Recipe for Lavender Sugar (or any flavored sugar really)

1 tlsp of Lavender for every cup of sugar .
Mix in a food prosesser.

And you're done! easy yes?

I'll post the Jam recipe if it comes out all right.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ugh Heights.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

LOST: Two Cows

The DH and I took a break from unpacking today. We went to the Hillsboro Farmers Market and inadvertently the Hillsboro 4th of July parade. We pigged out on blueberries, raspberry and fresh made mini donuts.

Since I'll be away next week (thus missing the Oregon Lavender Festival) we went out to one of the local lavender farms to view the fields. They weren't quite in full bloom yet but views were lovely. We caught a bit of an alpaca auction which was going on next door. $2000 per animal! sheesh no wonder the yarn cost alot.

As we were driving out we saw a sign "LOST: two cows" it had us both cracking up.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Camp Game 2 part 2

W, h, e, n

i, n

d, o, u, b, t

g, o

t, o

t, h, e

l, i, b, r, a, r, y!

Ron Weasley

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Camp Game 2

In the second volume of the HP books by JK Rowling, The (#1)Chamber of Secrets, we continue to learn the incredible adventures of Hogwarts student (#2) Harry Potter and his friends (#3) Ron Weasley and (#4)Hermione Granger. Belonging to the house of (#5) Gryffindor, they attend Defense Against the (#6) Dark Arts taught by Wizarding celebrity (#7) Gilderoy Lockhart, a none-too-bright fellow who cannot even handle pixies!

In The (#8) Chamber of Secrets, we also meet Dobby a (#9)House Elf for the first time. Determined Dobby seeks to sabotage the return of (#10) Harry Potter to Hogwarts and is pretty persistent but is unsuccessful. After a few weeks at school, the deceased Ravenclaw student who haunts the girls lavatory, also known as (#11) Moaning Myrtle, shows (#12) Harry Potter and (#13) Ron Weasley an old empty diary that dropped through her ghostly form out of thin air!

Many nifty things continue to happen for the next several months… we won’t go into all the juicy details right now… however, the ending is prime reading indeed!! (#14) Harry Potter finally kills Tom Riddle’s (a.k.a #15 Voldemort) sneaky diary (which we now know is a #16) Horcrux and saves the sister of (#17) Ron Weasley, (#18) Ginny Weasley!!!

Oh! Of course, we must mention that the thickheaded (#19) Gilderoy Lockhart unintentionally erased his own memory, so he won’t be back for book three, The (#20) Prisoner of Azkaban

Friday, June 26, 2009

The lie

And the Lie is... #3 I met my husband in college not highschool.

1) 1776 is a broadway musical and a movie (of the musical). It came out a few years before 1976. My all girl high school performed the musical becuase the producer's daugther was in my class. There are only 2 female parts in the play so the rest of us played men. To make it funnier, I was a high saprano at the time.

2) I really did learn to cross country ski at 5. My dad was a big fan of the sport and had us out and about as soon as my brother could walk. My brother went on to compete at a national level until he blew out his knees.

4) Who wouldn't love Tamora Perice and Terry Prachett, their books are awesome.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Camp Game 1

First the list:

Felly brought:
Funky food for fires
Frilly socks
Fuzzy Dice
Fun new swimming suit
Fiber to spin with
Fruit Flavored Jelly beans
Fava bean necklace
Fern shaped fan
Fuchsia flip-flops

For Wingo I went for a Blackout but couldn't fill the last one.

W1 Olive Bumblebirch GO Portland!
W2: Allitrya Spelling
W4: Lizzie Wychwood
W5: Cassandra Grubbly-Plank
I1: Lily May Clearwater
I2: Quietus (2)
I3: Salamandra Grindelwald (Leeds, Warwick, Tower of London, one in Portsmouth, Hamlet's Castle in Denmark)
I4: Draco Firewalker
I5: Lavender Ollivander
N1: Rowena Bladvak (jelly beans)
N2: Gryphon the Great (new)
N3: Wisteria Lovegood
N4: Gryphon the Great (new to HSKS)
N5 Phelicia Phoenixfire (Metro)
G1: Clara Clovenhoof
G2: Hermione Bagnold (439)
G3: Violet Le Veela
G4: Fiera Firenze (Penguin)
G5 Fleur Sweeting (Spanish and some German)
O1 Emma Gorodok (Germany)
O2: Antonio dela Weasley
O3: Fleur Sweeting (old starbucks cards)
O4: Madam Ferula McGonagall
O5: Cassandra Crimsonchin

and finally part 3:

My spoilee is Astrid Cloverleaf. My favorite project of hers is the Stripey Cloth. Also it looks like her cat has the same interest in knitting mine do.

My Spoiler is Airica Lupin. My favorite project of hers was a purse with Celtic knot cables. (tho the dog wrist cuffs were funny)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

help for those playing wingo

I live in Beaverton OR.
Played Quidditch last term
I love Ginger candy, Fruit Jelly beans, Peppermint Paties and Snickers
I'm a 'Puff
My patronus is a egale
I have been to Warwick Castle (england) and Uppsala Castle (Sweden)
I collect Robin Hood movies, Dreamcathers, Buttons( Flair) and Books.
Born in June.
Just started Spinning
Took the train to work in NYC back when I interned at Marvel Comics

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

3 truths to 1 lie

1. I once played Roger Sherman in 1776.

2. I learned to Cross Country ski when I was five.

3. I married my high school sweetheart.

4. Tamora Perice and Terry Prachett are my favorite authors.

I have internet again!!

Wowsers, It has been uber busy the past few days. We had painters, installers and plumbers running all over the place finishing up the work on our new house. All we need to do now finish moving the rest of our stuff over.

On the plus side while I was waiting for all these people to finish I started on a recycled yarn sweater. The color ways are named the same but the colors are all over the place because the spinner added whatever colors where in front of her. Should make a funky looking summer sweater when I'm done.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hey all.

I will be without internet (sob) from Mon 6/15 till Wed 6/17.

See ya all then.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Zombie Prom today!

Off to be selling to the undead mon. The bands will be rocking.

PDX Zombie Prom.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

twiching in the corner

After much drama we will taking possession of the house on the 20th. Hopefully I can get some sleep tonight.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Thanks to the banks playing silly buggers with our loan it looks like we will have to wait an extra week for the house. :-(

99% of my yarn and knitting stuff is already packed and on the truck too. Poot.

Friday, May 1, 2009

One week till closeing

Good News: One week till closing on the house. 12 days until we can truly call it our own. We have a POD and are filling it up quickly.

Bad News: My back is out. Sad part is I didn't hurt it packing but by sitting in a bad chair. Those Orange plastic ones at Ikea. Never again. But I have an awesome chiorprator and I should be up and around in a few days.

I'm going to try and make the Bag I made for Diana into a pattern on Ravelry, I just need to test knit it again.

and on that note I give you my most recent masterpiece: "Jasmine & Gryffin"

Thursday, April 23, 2009

buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz goes the busy bee.

busy busy busy packing packing packing. We close on the house on May 11,will start to work on it on the 13. Also I'm going to be a vendor at PDX Zombie Prom ( May 16). O.o Prom Dress, I need a prom dress. Wedding shower on Friday night (with Karaoke!) and Zoo pot luck n Sunday. Gah Nephew's Birthday, must mail package to Sweden before May 1.

SO what is this sleep thing I keep hearing about.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

And picture quiz.

George (and Fred because I think we did George earlier)

The Dancing McGonagall and friends

The Lovely Pavarti Patil with Lavender Brown.

And in HONOR of the upcoming movie. Where the Wild Things Are.


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 Greek 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 Fammel

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? c. Gamp’s Law of Fundamental Transfiguration

Friday, April 10, 2009

My Package Arrived!! and Diana's is on the way.

The awesome Esmerelda Beanswallow sent my kit a bit ago, but I have been too busy being fogged to post about it. Above the sea of yellow paper.

Looks like someone hitched a ride in the package. She seems to like sleeping in my kit bag.

Greeny stuff for shopping, complete with time turner. My DH was amused by this addition to our shopping bags.
I couldn't quite fit the pattern into the shot, but it is a hat and mitten pattern (from Twilight?) called Gianna Hat & Mittens. The pads will given a place of honor in my new kitchen
(25 days and counting to closing) The tea may or may not make it. :-)
The Candied seeds? great raid snack. Thank you!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Memory oh how I miss you.

I have the memory of a goldfish. >_< I forgot all about last weeks quiz, the puff meeting and the Headmistress's' tea. A computer crash helped with the quiz. it ate my quiz answers and I forgot to redo them. Still bad Felly bad, no jade silk for you.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Story of Floyd or the Scavenger Hunt

Hi, I'm Floyd. I'm a bristle browed blue nosed dragon from Sweden.
Today my friend Felly and I went on a Photo Scavenger Hunt.

The First thing we found was a red and black cloak. It was very warm.

The second thing was this pretty pewter cup. It was used in Felly's marriage ceremony.

3) This is my favorite book, "Bride of the Slime Monster".
It is a story of why it is bad to give devil's snare kona coffee.

4) This is Felly's diadem. It was made by her friend Heather for her wedding.

5) This picture frame holds one of Felly's drawings. It is called "Wave"

6) This is an old diary of Felly's from when she was in NYC.

7) These fiery glass eyes are from a plate.
Felly's brother got this gift for her in Sweden. It is called "The Kiss"

8) As a dragon I like Gold. This is my favorite necklace.

9) Leprechauns like gold too, so I don't like them around the house.
This one is ok though, he is from a game called Munchkin.

10) This locket is my second favorite necklace, even though it isn't real gold.

11) Phew, finding all this stuff has made me tried. My friend Owl took a nap with me.
I will miss friend owl as he will be winging his way to a new home soon.

12) Felly's DH was nice enough to lend her a pint of his best brew for the hunt.

13) He also modeled his scar for us.

14) This is my friend Shamrock the pig.
He is called that because ... well he has shamrocks on him.

15) Felly doesn't like snakes much and her Mom (and Mom-in-law)
are terrified of them. I was able to find a picture of one in a book though.

16) I love Lord of the Rings and this statue came with the DVD set.

17) This stone looks a lot like Gondor, which is why I like it.

18) Felly's DH is a big Buffalo Sabres fan. I like this flag cause of the swords.

19) We took this picture from the car, as it was raining really hard.
You can still see the tombstones even with the rain.

and lastly...
20) This is my magic wand. It is made from glass and is almost 20 years old.

Hope you enjoyed all my pictures. Bye.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Paperwork and sleepless in PDX

This week has been all about the paperwork. Taxes, mortgages and social security forms all needing to be filled in and mailed. I got most of them done and out the door. Sadly I haven't been sleeping so I've gotten a bit fuzzy around the edges. I'm looking forward to going to the Better Living Show this weekend. (Assuming I can some more sleep)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Godric's Hollow


Luna and the awesome dress.

Twofer! Lily and Snape

Quiddich 2

1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?
d. The day of his 17th birthday

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 one of "The Three Brothers'. 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 talk 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

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Break of sunshine.

Dear Granny F,

Sorry I haven't written in a while but I've been really sick. I even had to miss the Hogsmeade weekend. Did you know that you can get a flu in the ear? Had me tilting sideways for a week. I did do a bunch of drawing (in bed) while waiting for the potions to work.

I'm almost done with the term's BIG project, just need a few items, a printout and my beads. Of course it would help if I could FIND the darn beads. They disappeared into the wilds of my room. I may even have to *shudder* clean!

I was sorry to hear you've been banned from Boston. I still have trouble with the idea that sweet Mrs Tooner was arrested for hitting a police officer with her purse. I mean she was just protecting the ostriches. Mrs. Gullysnap is the one who should been arrested after all she is the one who let them out of the zoo.

I've included a drawing for you. Have fun on your way west.

Love Felly
This is a drawing of one of the infirmary portraits she is the famous potions mistress Hesper Starkey.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hufflepuff Homework

1. Who likes TeaPots and cat toys?
Chrysta the Cursed
2. Who wants Polyjuice so they can have Cullen Eyes?
Cliodna 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.
Headmistress Wartbobble
5. Who would like a wicked necklace and bloody stupid jonhson hat?
Me, Felula Pinkstone
6. Who never had anything made for her?
Violet Starfire
7. Who learned how to knit with Maya and Soren?
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 dela Weasley
11. Who likes clever storage systems and mysteries?
Mantacora Crimson
12. Who wants World Peace and Wool Wash?
Violette Black
13. Whose Ancient Runes notebook holds the secret of Moonstone earrings?
Mona Ravencroft
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

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Kreacher (PowerPuffed)

The Dursley's House

George Weasley (I think, might be Fred)

Nymphadora Tonks

Triva Quiz

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

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Letter 2

Dear Granny F,

Sounds like you had a blast in NYC. Say Hi to your fellow red helmetters for me.

School has been uber uber busy. Thank goodness i'm in hufflepuff otherwise I'd be sooooooo lost. I heard that the Gryffindors and Slytherin first years are expected to find their own way around the castle!

So far my favorite class is charms. I can't wait to try some of the stuff I read in Dad's charm's books. Mom was right about Potions, it is all about the prep.

The fat friar is really nice. He let me draw him and said he'd ask the house elves if I can draw them.

Got to get back to work, I have two essays due this week. Have fun in Rhode Island and Newport.

Love Felly.

Monday, February 9, 2009

HUfflepuff Quiz the second

1. Do you knit or crochet?
Knit, though I want to learn to crochet.

1a. How long have you been at your craft? Mmm 3 years or so.

2. Do you spin? What type of spinning do you do? Just started spinning this summer, I use a simple drop spindle.

3. Are there any other crafts that you participate in? Lets see beading, photography, painting, multimedia art, some sewing, digital art and some ceramic painting.

4. What are your favorite yarns/fibers? Silk, Bamboo, microfiber

5. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers? Anything itchy or rough.

6. Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance? Not really, I hunt down whichever yarn interests me at the time.

7. What are you currently working on? In the past 24 hrs, I finished the knitting the base of my current abstract, started on the next part, created the body of a felted critter, finished a first attempt of knitting to my own pattern, and am ¾ of the way though a dishcloth. I tend to have a few things going at one time so I can switch depending on my mood.

8. Are there any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn? I want to learn to make amigurumi and crochet.

9. Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? nope

10. Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks? Needles and hooks are in a folding needle bag and most of my looms are hanging on the wall.

11. Do you like sweets? What are your favorites? LOL yes, mint, mint chocolate, lavender and rose shortbread, Vanilla cake (NOT white cake)

12. Are you having a birthday during this swap? Checks dates. Nope mine is in early June.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hufflepuff Quiz

First homework assignment!

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

My Mom taught me back when I was a girl scout. I didn’t do it for long. I never really got past the swatch stage. My brother though, went on to make all his hats for when he was competitive cross-country skier.

Years later a friend introduced me to the Knifty Knitter Loom and I was pulled back into knitting. Now I have close to a dozen looms and several different types of needles and crochet hooks. I’m learning to spin with a drop spindle as well. I mainly loom knit as it is easier on my wrists and arms but will try anything fiber wise at least once.

2) What is your favorite knitting project and why? Was it the yarn your chose? Shaping? What drew you to it?

Mmm Tough question. Uh whatever one I’m currently working on? If I have to pick one I would say my Swedish Throw, which can be found in my Ravelry projects. I learned a lot on that one and it lead to me the abstract wall hangings I’m currently working on. I enjoyed using multiple types of yarn to create different textures and colors. It was also my first big project.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

First Day

Dear Granny F,

Well I'm here at "the school" ;p safe and sound. I've been sorted into Hufflepuff! The dorm is just like Mum and Da said it would be.

The train ride was long though, couldn't wait for it to be over. I'll bet it will be better next time when I know more people. I've added a picture Mum took at the station.

Really tired after the long trip, I'll write again.

Love Felly

PS. How is New York?