Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Gahh need to post this week!
Violet says: Bernadette's owl will fly tomorrow, had to wait for payday as I did not have a single spare knut to my name. Had fun putting this together and really hope she enjoys her summer suprise!! Summer camp has been fun this year!!
In the muggle world, we have 11 green bell peppers going with a bunch more looking ready to pop. tomotoes are taking their sweet time to ripen, I think it is all the overcast damp weather we have had this summer. they seem to make growth spurts when it is hot and sunny out! have some beef steak and some reg round ones all nice and green and getting big!
I have signed up for Socks for Soldiers. yahoo link and Rav link. Had been thinking about this for a while, then a sudden urge to do it struck after, well, these details are still mostly in the works will update the general population later! Will probably end up doing some beanies and gators as well by winter.
Signing off as I am dragging tired. night!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Fill in the answers to the clues by using all the syllables in the Syllable list. The number of syllables to be used in each answer is shown in parenthese. There may be more than one word in an answer. The number of leters in each answer is indicated by the dashes. Each syllable will be used only once. ONE (1) point will be awarded for each correct answer posted to your blog.
A / AL / AN / BID / BLE / BOW / CA / CHER / CREE / DAI / DE / DEN / DEN / EAR / EAR / ED / EST / ET / EX / FOR / FOR / GOL / GUS / HIGH / I / IN / ISH / LE / LY / MA / PROPH / QUI / RAD / RINGS / SI / TEND / THES / TION / TOR / TRAL / TRUCK / U / UB
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
Saturday, July 18, 2009
One or two bits of importance for NJ, adequate parking(the real dream, lol) and within walking distance to a train station I think. Hours to reflect my knitters; Mon - closed, Tues/thurs 12-8 Wed/Fri 10-5. alternating weekends Sat/sun 10-5 or 12-6.
Metuchen (a bit expensive maybe0 or new Brunswick (not as bad as you would think)
Free Wi-fi, computer for Knitty and Rav look ups. Tables that are not to wide and not to narrow with chairs, a couple of loveseats, not to deep, but comfy. Walls of yarn of course, samples galore, books, needles, hooks, tchokes every knitter can't live without.
and a shop kitty(short haired of course) ;p.
ahhhh to dream.....
Friday, July 17, 2009
My daisies. year 5 for them
Bell Pepper plants. These are growing slow, Seeds started the same day as the Tomato family.
The Tomoto family. Have flowers, will stake them tomorrow.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Jess will be coming out next week, lots of ups and downs with that, but finally settled out.
Long week at work, lots accomplished and a couple of new projects on my horizon.
Violet has just about finished her swap package the last item came by owl this week and a productive trip to Diagon Alley finished up the items. Can't find the good camera, so the old digital it will have to be. Muggle item stayed where we left it. the good one(picked up on holiday 2 years ago) has developed legs again and wandered off. Maybe leave some fresh batteries out and it will come out of hiding, lol.
Very tired and heading for bed. Have a good weekend all!
Friday, July 3, 2009
When in doubt, go to the library , said byRon Weasley
and I will be gone from camp this weekend, as the folks sent a portakey(really cool one too!! looks like a old dented teapot!!) and we will be visiting the relatives in the Americas for one of their holidays. See you Sunday night!!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
In The (#8) Chrome Cab Festers, we also meet Dobby a (#9)See Flu Oh for the first time. Determined Dobby seeks to sabotage the return of (#10) Parry He Trot 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) My Molten Grain, shows (#12) Parry He Trot and (#13) Oral Weensy 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) Parry He Trot finally kills Tom Riddle’s (a.k.a #15 Mold Voter) sneaky diary (which we now know is a #16 Crux Rho) and saves the sister of (#17) Oral Weensy, (#18) Gayly Nine Sew!!!
Oh! Of course, we must mention that the thickheaded (#19) Oracle Dorky Light unintentionally erased his own memory, so he won’t be back for book three, The (#20) Snob In A Froze Parka…
1) Chamber of Secrets
2) Harry Potter
3) Ron Weasley
4) Hermione Granger
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
17) Ron Weasley
18) Ginny Weasley
19) Gilderoy Lockhart
20) Prisoner of Azkaban
title anagram: Summer Camp Game #2 :o)
Monday, June 29, 2009
Having a great time my first summer here. Lots to see and do!
We went fishing yesterday, we wanted to see what the muggles liked about it so much. Didn't work out to well, though. The monsterin the lake got mad at us for putting sharp hooks where her kids were swimming and then we spent the rest of the afternoon throwing the worms out to the baby lake monsters to catch.
We've had a couple of camp fires, lots of fun, singing, roasting marshmellows and the like.
Some practical stuff. Herbology is going well,learning lots about catnip, roses and seaweed and what to do with them.
Audited Care of Magical Creatures with a friend and that was really neat. She is learning so much about critters that change. Maybe next summer, sigh.
Well enough for know, got to go and practice for Charms! TTYL!!!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I was in the midst of madness, Sock Madness that is.
I made it to round 4 this year, 1 round more than last year!!
ROund 3 - Talia's Wings by Yarn Yenta aka Heatherly Walker
Done in BMFA Rare Gems. Pattern is hard to see in the pics but is gorgeous and I love wearing them!!
Round 4 Lucky Diamond by Melissa Goodale aka Stick Chick
Done in Cascade Heritage in Jade and All THings Heather Merino Tencel in Heliotrope. I was working on the toe for sock 2 when tantej finished and I called it a night! Still have 3 more pairs from this year queued up and will hopefully get around to knitting soon, lol.
The we move onto Sock Wars IV. Never posted about it this year. A quick round indeed. Mutual kills again and believe it or not it makes me happy.
I sent off Air Raid in Chameleon Colorworks Bamboo Merino in pink StaceyanNH
And died by Barcelona by Stacey aka skylark80 by ex-sanguination(aka Sanguine Gryphon Edios yarn!!!)
That is about it for now. New Joey pics in my flikr. Growing strawberries , tomatoes and peppers this year or at least trying they have sprouted(peppers and tomatoes) and been transplanted. Strawberries have produced 2 red ripes so far, very tasty too!!!
Planted some lavender seeds, see if they take this year, fingers crossed!!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Week #1: New to Camp!
Part 1: "What's in your trunk?"List 10 items beginning with the same letter as your first name that you brought with you to camp.
1 - Vegetable tray (crunchy munchies to share ;o)
2 - Vicuna (minature pet) still working on the enlarging spell for... well you know
3 - Valerian plant
4 - Viola (have to keep in practice)
5 - Valkryie's (picture) up and coming minor Quidditch team all girls
6 - Voodoo doll (again practice makes perfect)
7 - V-neck sweater vest (Fair-isle WIP)
8 - Volcano rocks
9 - Vitriol (bottled)
10 - vitamins
G1 Draco Firewalker
G2 Hermione Bagnold 440 to my 349
G3 Luna Starlette
G4 Intarsia Bindoff - dragon "Bobbles"
G5 Fleur Dolhov - Spanish
For my Spoilee - Brandy aka OlliesMom - I can't wait to see the Funky Sock Monkey - looks like a really cool kit and fun colors!!!
For my spoiler - Vince aka Yarnguy - I am liking the beer Cozies!!
Wingo facts that may help others:
Live in Piscataway, NJ
in HSKS #3
born in November
Been on a train from Sacramento to LA
Like chocolate, gummie bears M&M's
I have been known to make stitch markers
Collect chopsticks and amber Depression glass
Summer session has begun!!
I am at camp for the HSKS8 Summer Camp this year!! Cabin Erumpets!! go RUMPS!!! LOL!
First bit fun is: 3 truths and a lie.... can you pick out the lie???
1 - I like to shop.
2 - I have never had a hangover.
3 - I lived at 11 different addresses by the age of 18.
4 - I love chocolate frogs.
To the muggle world, Jen will try to update tonight with pics of socks, graduations and life in general
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Cascade Heritage in Butter and Plum using 2.75mm Signature arts needles.
Cast on 937am on Sat April 4, 2009 Cast off 616pm April 8, 2009. Wheww, relax a bit before Round 3 of Sock Madness launches.
Ordered the some parts for the wheel. Sadly this wheel is no longer in production and only one vendor I have found, Detta's Spindles, has any spares for it and even she reports supplies are getting lean. The owner of the company is no longer making anything for the wheels, but is slowly cleaning out existing inventory. Fortunatley offers to repair existing wheels and pieces though.
Ordered some basics, drive bands(string), oil bottle with the fancy tip, some of the leather bits, instruction manual for the care of my Country Craftsman adn 3 bobbins and a standard whorl(10:1) which are backordered.
Detta was wonderful to talk to. Very helpful and informative about my wheel and what I would need and could do without as well as the over all status of future parts. I may stock up a bit on the available stuff just to be safe and order a few more bobbin in the future as my wheel will only accomadate the 2 ounce version with the flyer I have and the 4 oz flyer is no longer available. THough if any knows of anyone willing to part or finds one, huhhmmm, hint hint, lol.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
This was the gooood snow we had been waiting for all winter. Heavy, wet, perfect for packing. Unfortunately I don't think it will still be around when we get home :o(
Round 1 has begun with Mer-tini by Ronni Smith aka raspberry of Rav.
My progress as of 9ish this morning. Learning new things. A new cast on(Twisted German), an afterthought heel with flap(coming soon to a sock near you) and an e wrap cast on. Not progressing as fast as I want, taking breaks more frequantly and icing down the thumb and wrist. Icy hot is my friend, thankfully Andy likes the smell, lol.
James turned 18(sorry no new pics of him :o(
Baby passed of lung cancer Feb 9. It was sudden, she suddenly was sick and we went to the vet and we didn't have any options, it was to far advanced, she passed peacefully.
We are heading out on vacation, sometime tomorrow. Driving to Tennessee, to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains, coming home via North Carolina and the BlueRidge Parkway. Will hopefully post a bit of the trip.
Take care ttyl !!