Monday, September 29, 2008

Hufflepuff Quiz #2

1. Which is your favorite book in the series (and why)?
I go back and forth about what one is my favorite, but I think it's Goblet of Fire. I thought the whole story was great and it's when the series took a turn from great kids books to something that engaged my imagination for weeks on end. I associate all the books with good or great memories (My favorite is discovering the books in the Borders by the Twin Towers. POA had just come out and I read about it in the NY Times. I ended up reading 1/2 of the first one in store, bought all three in hardcover and came back almost an hour late from lunch).

2. If you were taking Owls, which class would you get an E in? Would you get any Ts?
I'd probably get Es in Transfiguration and History of Magical Arts (I'm a history junkie). I'd probably get a T in potions (I tend not to closely follow recipes when cooking so I can only imagine what I'd do with a potion).

3. Who is you favorite characters (or characters) in the Harry Potter series?
Hermione, Fred and George, Ginny and Harry

4. If you had to pick 1 character for a roommate, who would you pick and why? Who'd be your least favorite to have as a roommate?
I'd pick Ginny Weasley. She's had to hold her own with all those brothers and would know how to be easy going and share. I'd hate to share a room with Ron.

5. Hufflepuffs are a hardworking bunch, but also a bit mischevious. Which Hogwarts professor would you most like to prank, and how would you do it>
I would love to play a prank on Dumbledore (if you're gonna do it you may as well go for the gold). However, I have no idea how to get him since he's probably seen it all (and done some pranking himself). I suspect I would need to pay Fred and George a consulting fee.

6, Favorite DADA professor?
Lupin (a real teacher who knew how to challenge his students)

7. Favorite magical creatures?
Hippogriffs, Fawkes the Phoenix and the ghost horses that pulled the carriages in OoTP (I can't remember their names and haven't been able to find it online)

8. What is your favorite food in the HP Universe?
ButterBeer and Chocolate Frogs

9. Broom, floo powder, portkey or magic carpet?

10. Since we're Hufflepuffs...Yellow or Black?
Black (Born and bred in NYC where black is sometimes the only color)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


1. At the beginning of the book, Cornelius Fudge is talking to the Muggle Prime Minister. Which member of the Order of the Phoenix has recently been found dead?
c. Emmeline Vance

2. What animal does Bellatrix Lestrange kill when she and her sister, Narcissa, are going to see Professor Snape?
b. Fox

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?
b. 11 p.m.

4. What did Professor Slughorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?
a. An armchair

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?
a. E – Exceeds Expectation

6. Herbert Chorley, the Prime Minister’s Junior Minster, has been entertaining the public by impersonating which animal?
b. A duck

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?
d. Pomona

8. What is Dumbledore’s idea of ‘a few words’?
d. nitwit, oddment, blubber and tweak

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?
b. Damocles

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?
b. Eileen Prince




Professor Sprout

Professor Dumbledore

Monday, September 22, 2008

Picture Day

Unfortunately I don't have any grade school pictures scanned in my computer, despite the abundance of them currently on Facebook from old classmates. Here's a picture from my trip to San Francisco last year. 

Sue in a tree 2

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hufflepuff Quiz # 1

As requested:

1. Do you knit and/or crochet?
Mostly knit, but I do some crochet

2. How long have you been at your craft?
3 years knitting. I learned to crochet when I was young from my grandmother, but I didn't keep up with it. I re-learned about 6 months ago.

3. Do you spin? If yes do you use a drop spindle or wheel?

4. What is your favorite color?
Mostly blues, but I do also like greens, reds and purples

5. Do you have any other hobbies?
Reading and listening to music are my other big hobbies. I also love baseball.

6. What are your favorite yarns/fibers?
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock, Koigu, Lorna's Laces and most Knit Picks yarns (I can't wear anything made from Wool of the Andes because I'm allergic to 100% wool. However, I can make bags from it)

7. What are your least favorite yarns/fibers?

8. Are there any yarns you've been eyeing and wanting to try?
Shibui sock yarn

9. What are you currently working on?
A baby sweater, toddler coat (both for friends) and my first pair of toe-ups socks.

10. What is your favorite finished object?
My Fawkes socks (they were my first completed pair) and the sweater I made for my nephew Basil (also a first).


Basil's sweater

11. Are there any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn?
Fair Isle

12. What is your favorite type of book/movie?
I'm definitely a sci-fi girl

13. Who is your favorite person at Hogwarts?

14. Favorite class and/or subject at Hogwarts?

15. How many family members do you have?
Including me there are 5

16. What is your favorite fall activity?
Eating apples

17. How many projects do you have on your needles/hooks?
I think 5, but there maybe one of two rogue ones stuffed in a bag somewhere.

18. What is your favorite type of footwear?

19. What is your beverage of choice?
Red Wine

20. What is your favorite part of Half-Blood Prince?
When Hermione sets the flock of birds on Ron.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I've heard from both my swap partners! I've been doing some searching and I think I've come up with a good idea for my spoilee.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Suzie's Info

Potter ID: Suzie Weasley

Rav ID: suecraine

I am allergic to: 100% wool and wasabi

Pets I have: sadly none (my cat passed away earlier this year)

My favorite yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight

If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors? N/A

My favor flavor: Chocolate and salt mixed together

My favorite holiday: Halloween

I would like to receive a sock kit

List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: Knit Picks Harmony Wood fixed circulars sizes 0-2, in either 40" or 47" lengths (I'm a magic loop addict)

Is there a brand that you are dying to try? Not really. I am a little curious about Addi Lace

I've participated in HSKS: 0 times

Do you have a birthday during this swap? No

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Made some headway in adding some things to the layout so it doesn't look so bare. I believe I added all my fellow Hufflepuffs, but there seems to one link that isn't showing. Hope I can figure out what's wrong. 

Friday, September 12, 2008

Phew. It's not easy being a first year trying to figure out all the rules and regs. Took me almost 45 minutes to get the logo and link up onto to blog. I hope it gets easier.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

1st Post

In order to participate in a knitting swap I needed to create a blog. It will probably be pretty limited to the swap requirements and maybe some knitting talk