Monday, October 29, 2007


My new Etsy Store.

Finally, after much hard work I finally have my little shop up and running. All the yarn has been re skeined, tagged and my first one sold. I couldn't believe it, yesterday after listing "Chaos" it sold in less than 5 minutes. This was the one I had a tough time parting with but have taken many pics and have started skeining up more yarn for the dye pot.

My store features a 2 ply Superwash Merino, Fingering Weight approximately 475 yards. I hope to have my sportweight in for the weekend or early next week along with some of my prototypes(at a ridiculously discounted price) I have kicking about.

Grand Opening Special- 20% off all sock yarns from now till the end of November.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Work, Work, Work

After spending the last few days of skeining sock yarn to be dyed I have finally got some to be listed on etsy. Just making tags and taking pictures and hopefully get everything on there tonight, if not tomorrow morning. This has been such an awesome week, lots of work but so much fun. Here's a pic of some of the yarn I dyed over the weekend.

On the swap front I have my Harvest Sock Pattern picked out, I think. I'm starting the sock tonight so fingers crossed I hope it looks great with the Shi Bui Yarn I chose. I've also been finishing up my Hogwarts Two Sock Pals socks(sorry no pic till my pal receives the package, but will be posting the pattern on my blog) and just toes to go and all the goodies have been picked out and boxed. I should have that package in the mail on Thursday/Friday along with my Knitters Coffee Swap 3 package.

I am such a joiner, I just signed up for the Hand Dyed Yarn Swap, hehe. Sounds like fun and I missed the last rounds sign ups so what the hay, I've got tons of yarn to dye.

On the home front, I've been getting together with two other moms from the kids' school and we've been crafting a couple times a week. It has been a nice change from spending my days at home with the boys, not that I don't mind it but it is nice to talk to someone over 4 feet that is interested in knitting/crocheting. Also with Collin in kindergarten in the morning and hubby working I don't have to spend the whole week alone.

Well time to get back to picture taking and tagging. Happy Knitting!

Friday, October 19, 2007

HSKS Trivia

1. What was the name of the book Dumbledore left for Hermione in his will?
a. The Tales of Beedle the Bard

2. Whose sign was on Xenophilius Lovegood's chest?
d. Grindewald

3. Was October 30, 1980 the night that Lilly and James Potter died?
b. No

4. What's another name for the Elder Wand?
a. Deathstick

5. Whose Potterwatch code name was 'Rodent'?
d. Fred

6. What was so special about the peacocks at the Malfoy Manor?
d. They were all white

7. Who does Harry say was "probably the bravest man I knew?"
a. Snape

8. What thing was Lockhart giving Hagrid advice about getting out of a well?
b. Kelpies

9. What was the occupation of Colin Creevey's father?
d. Milkman

10. Which Professor of Hogwarts was a dueling champion when he was young?
a. Flintwick

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Bertie Botts Beans

Jelly Slugs

Chocolate Frogs

Blood Pops

Jenean's first HSKS kit

(Bonus Point: Who made the kit?)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

FO's, Yarn POrn and updates

Yes, you read correctly, finished objects. I have my Monkey Socks for my Monkey Swap pal completed as of last week and in the mail. They turned out great after a couple bad starts and I really love the cotton. Here they are, a gorgeous blue/white variegated Meilenweit cotton and I will be making a pair for myself in the near future :)

I also completed my bag for the HSKS3 swap and it too has been mailed. This was my first time knitting with 2 colors and also using Patons SWS. What a soft yarn it is and I heard it is great for felting too. I just love how the bag turned out so much so I ordered a bunch of wool from Knit Picks to make more bags/hats/mittens etc, hehe. My Hogwarts Sock Swap socks are also coming along, just the foot on each I'm working on. Sorry no pics yet, maybe before the end of the week ;)


My yummy Wollemiese package arrived last week all wrapped up so beautifully I had to take a picture before opening it. Take a look at the gorgeous skeins. I am in love, hehe and the service was excellent. It only took 8 days to get the package all the way from Germany to boot. I will be ordering again :)

Family update, well the boys just got over tonsillitis we took a turn for the worse over Thanksgiving holidays. The little guys and myself wound up at the Doctor's office Tuesday and I had pneumonia(once again). Friggin unbelievable, going from a cold to that. The Doctor I seen too was not our normal Doc and they suspect the little guys and possibly myself may have asthma(which would explain why we get sick so easily). We are supposed to check in with her in a few weeks after they are cleared up to get tested so right now they have an inhaler just in case.

I'm really bagged, it was a long day today. I went on Collin's class field trip to the Fire station and had a blast. I'll post a pic of him when I find the cord to my camera again.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Knitter's Coffee Swap 3

1. Whole bean or ground? Either or, I do like using my new grinder :)
2. Fully-loaded or decaf? Fully loaded please!

3. Regular or flavored? Regular

4. How do you drink your coffee? I like cream and sugar or International Delight's French Vanilla coffee flavoring.

5. Favorite coffee ever? Cafe mocha all the way baby!

6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do? don't care for folgers, maxwell house but do enjoy the starbucks or anything from a local roaster would be awesome.

7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee? Pie, cake or chocolate cookies, love the chocolate.

8. Anything else about your coffee preferences? I love a dark roast coffee but do love to dabble in the mediums as well.

9. Yarn/fiber you love? Wool, either handwash or superwash. Sock yarn is what I have most of but do need to work on acquiring a variety for the stash.

10. Yarn/fiber you hate? acrylic and mohair

11. What's on your needles? socks, socks and more socks

12. Favorite colors? My favorites are purples/reds/greens/blues and apparently pink since that is what I have most of in my stash.

13. Allergies? Mild allergy to cats and mohair

14. Anything you really love, really don't like, or just need to get off your chest?
Well, I'm pretty easy to please, no worries if it isn't a favorite color because I love all colors. As for yarns, I love the sock yarn in all weights but open to all yarns(natural) :)

Friday, October 05, 2007

HSKS, Yarn Porn and other stuff

I owe Betty from Gryffindor a Super Big Thank You for the wonderful package she sent for the HSKS swap. I have my first felted bag in my house "Slytherin" colors (I've made them but never kept one for myself). Betty also included one of Wendy's patterns(another first), the "Pagoda Lace", yarn from Seacoast Handpainted in my house colors, cute stitchmarkers for my sock needles, a beautiful bookmark, 2 Crystal Palace bamboo dpns, Harry Potter light up pen and Harry Potter Jelly Slugs, yummy!

Yarn Porn, here's a couple pics of what I received these past couple of weeks. First pic is some lovely sock yarn from Cherry Tree Hill Sockittome in Indian Summer, Louet Gems and 5 skeins of the Malabrigo lace weight, yummy.

Here's some Yarn Pirate goodness in Spooky and Rebel.

Here's the package from yesterday from the Sweet Sheep, we have from left to right, Dream in Color Smooshy in Petal Showers, SheePaints "Pumpkin", Twinkle Toes "Black Cherry" and SheePaints "Cheesecake

I'll have some packages to send out in the next couple of days, my HSKS package is ready to send and my Monkey pal's socks are 3/4's done. I've turned the heel on the second sock so if I put out tonight and possibly tomorrow morning I should be able to send them both out in the afternoon. I'll post pics of them before I ship'em out :)I have also contacted my Sockapalooza 4 pal I'm an Angel for and have decided on some STR for her socks in an array of blues. My Hogwart's 2 sock swap is coming along and hopefully next weekend that will be off by owl. No spoiler pics sorry.

I still have 2 spots left for the Pay it Forward Swap, here's the details:Here's the details as explained from blog to blog:"Here is how it works! I'll send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange! I don't know what that gift will be yet, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week...LOL... but you will receive it within 365 days, that's a promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog..."If you're interested, let me know by posting to this blog, and I'll start planning your project! This is just the best and I'm looking forward making some cool socks. Time to wake up hubby, he's off for the long weekend and we have to go turkey shopping. It is Thanksgiving here in Canada so to all my fellow Canadians "Happy Thanksgiving" and everyone have a terrific weekend!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Quidditch Round 2


1. In Deathly Hallows what does Harry step on when exiting his room to wash his cut? c. A teacup

2. Which two members of the Order of Phoenix came to escrot the Dursleys to a safe place?b. Dedalus Diggle and Hestia Jones

3. In order to throw off the Death Eaters, several of Harry's friends take Polyjuice Potion to resemble him and each Harry goes with a different member of the Order of the Phoenix to a different location. Where do Ron (disguised as Harry) and Tonks go?a. Aunti Muriel's house

4. At Bill and Fleur's wedding, Harry must disguise himself by taking Polyjuice Potion and takes on the appearnce of a redheaded Muggle boy from Ottery St. Catchpol. He was introduced to wedding guests as Cousin . . .c. Barny

5. Kingsley sends a message via Patronus to warn the Weasleys and wedding guests of the coming Death Eaters. What form does his Patronus take?b. A lynx

6. In the Half-Blood Prince what drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?d. Gillywater

7. What is the name of the person that heads the Holyhead Harpies?a. Gwenog Jones

8. What tatoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?b. Hippogriff

9. What color robes do the staff at Weasley's shop wear?b. Magenta

10. Where do Nicolas Flamel and his wife Perenelle live?d. Devon