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My package from my spoiler Madam Ferula McGonagall arrived! Come check out pics on my blog!

Selena's Owl has landed!

I'm late in posting this, but if you know me, that won't suprise you! An amazing package arrived from Selena's owl a little over a week ago...



To check out the rest of this amazing package visit my blog!

A very Spoiled Slytherin!!

Boy did I ever get SPOILED!!  Thank you Clio Trelawney!  Not only did she make me a beautiful bag (check out the gorgeous emerald lining) she got me a new wand, colorful stitch markers, beautiful green and silver yarn, chewy candy, tea, pear lotion (too bad the internet is not scratch and sniff yet, it smells nummy!), needles and "Such a Slytherin" sock pattern!!  Thank you so much.  Please check out the pics on my blog !!!


Thank you Clio!

The owl is here...

... finally the owl arrived with a package from Morag to little miss me...
Pictures and everything can be found here...

I'm loving it!!!

And by the way... SOAR RAVENCLAW

Peace Out!

My kit.

I have been spoiled silly by Ms Daisy Roizer.

Come and see


Thank YOU oh so very much for the lovey goodies.

On my blog now

Pictures up!

Pictures of my kit from Angelina are now up on my blog! Thank you again, Angelina! Everything is amazing!!!

Another owl lands

I received a fabulous parcel today which arrived in super quick time from the U.S.
He is one tired owl from carrying so many wonderful things so speedily. I'll post pictures tomorrow as it is really late here now.
Thank you so much Electra, it is wonderful

Awesome Owl Post!

My package arrived when I got home from work today! I haven't opened it yet, due to having to leave to run errands (stupid Thanksgiving recipes!!!!!), but check out my blog later tonight to see pictures and details about what the package contains! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!


Thank you Angelina!

Voting on Best Kits Has Begun



Go to the HSKS Best Kits Blog for Voting!

I got my kit yesterday form the post office (Although it arrived on sat) and It is wonderfull!

Thanks so much to Cassandra Ze Horrid, I love it all!

(And now I will post on my journal)

Owl Post!

A very lovely owl brought me a very lovely package. Check it out!

You all simply can not believe how cool it is to get Beax Batons stuff. I'm just impressed beyond words.

thank you very much to mlle Prendolyn Wilcox. You are fabulous!

It has landed

Oh yes indeed! My parcel from Anna Meriweather touched down a few days ago. To see all the goodies in situ, come over to my blog!!



A huge thank you to Anna, love everything! I love being the object of obvious stalking!


The Owl Has Landed!


I receive a beautiful kit from Belladonna Boomslang.  For more
pictures see my blog.

Arriana Stylos

Olive Bumblebirch's owl Puck has arrived at the Ackerly house!


Wanna see what's inside? Click here :)

Correction to blog post below

After some sleuthing, I figured out the below link from Belladonna Boomslang

It is meant to go to THIS BLOG...

Chrysta the Cursed, please let me know ASAP if you have pics of the kit you sent so that I can add them to the Best Kits Blog.
Thank you!

The owl has landed!

I have no idea just exactly how Chyrsta is Cursed, but whatever it is, it certainly does not get in the way of a fantastic swap package!

See my blog for a description.

Best kit!

Check out my blog for the best kit ever from Ophelia Ballycastle! Thank you so much, I love everything!

Thank you Penelope Caerphilly!!! Orpheus found his way to me last week with all your goodies! How amazing!!! How did you know what I needed!? Blog post coming soon...



A twinkle-eyed Owl dropped off my kit from Andi Tonks of Ravenclaw and all I can say is Wow! Photos to be posted on my blog (soon) !

Thanks so much Andi!!

Daisy just dropped by.

I've just received a wonderful collection of goodies from Amethyst Aurag of Ravenclaw. And Amethyst may not know this, but her cats did a little sneaking around on their own, and sent a nice package to my doggies. So they're very happy today.

Thank you, Amethyst!

See everything on my blog.

Is your spoilee kit listed??

Hi everyone!

The owls continue to land and be blogged about, but we are still missing several kits from all four houses... please take a moment to check out the HSKS Best Kits blog and see if yours is accounted for.

Also, check out some of your fellow Hogwartians' kits... the generosity and creativity of our students is wonderful!!

Let me know ASAP if you have any questions, a missing kit, etc.
Thank you!
Bevin

Owl arrived!

A few days ago I got a lovely package from Arriana Stylos.  I apologize for my lateness on posting this - Blogger absolutely didn't want to upload my photos, but finally I got that worked out!  To see more photos of my fantastic package, check out my blog...Aurora Curlyfur.



check it out!!



I got the most amazing package from my pal Fleur. Thanks so much for everything!!! You made my day! Check out my blog for more details!

I just got my fab package from Lavender Ollivander! All the juicy details are over at my blog! Ok, I'm gonna ask a dorky question, but is that sock yarn? Actually I don't care what kind of yarn it is! It's awesome! Thanks Lavender!

I received my kit this afternoon via Owl Post from Agatha Vablatsky. I love it! Definitely being nominated for Best Kit!

Here's a sneak peek with loads more pictures over at
my blog.

Thanks again!!
Astrid

My Kit Arrived!

It actually arrived awhile ago, but I was having some trouble with my muggle camera. But its all better now and there are pictures of the kit I received on my blog. I was truly spoiled by Ms Morgana Black!

A Very Large Thank You!



I want to Thank our Head Mistress and All her
Helpers for making this a fabulous swap

And oh, what a package did he deliver! I'm surprised he could actually carry it, it was so heavy. It's much too dark to take pictures right now, unfortunately, but I will try to do so tomorrow so you can all see how lucky I am. :D

Thank you so much, Ceciley!

I was finally able to upload pictures of my scarf kit this morning on my blog.

Here's a teaser but for the rest, see my blog post :)


Thanks again to Millicent Brocklehurst!

A Package for Brent


Today, through awful wind and weather,
An owl flew in far from her nest -
Exhausted, limp, and torn of feather,
I brought her in so she could rest.
But seconds after her alightment
I almost died from sheer excitement,
For then I saw the package she
Had carried was addressed to me!
My spoiler's package! Yes! Fantastic!
I grabbed a knife and made a start
At pulling the whole box apart,
Then reconsidered - no, too drastic.
I'll grab my camera, take it slow,
And make a little video.

(Blog entry here).

An Owl Has Landed!

Here's a teaser photo of the WONDERFUL package sent to me by Violette Black of Slytherin House! Go to http://ronnisroundup.blogspot.com/2008/11/violettes-owl-has-landed.html To see the whole she-bang in all its glory.

Friday, November 21, is the last day of the swap. Whoever hasn't sent in their tracking #'s to their Head Girls should be doing so today.

If you are not able to get your package mailed by the due date, please communicate this with your Head Girl and your spoilee. These steps are very, very important to possibly remaining in good standing as an HSKS swapper.

A Few More Things
The swap is over, but there will still be activity on this blog for a few more weeks as owls fly hither and thither. The Dueling Club is still going on and the HSKS awards will be announced in about a week or so. The number of prizes that we give out depend on the number of angel kit/prize donations that we've received. We also have to wait to see how many angel kits will be needed.

Thank you to everyone for participating in another awesome swap!!!
The schedule of HSKS 7 is below:

Sign ups will Begin:
Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Sign ups will Close:
Friday, January 30th

Last Day to Send will be:
Friday, May 1st

Be watching this blog and the Ravelry forum for updates.

I saw this super buff owl heading my way with a huge package. My package arrived, my package arrived!!!! Hermione Bagnold is just sooo awesome, what a great kit.



A day late, but as promised the House Cup plaque. Once again, many congrats to Ravenclaw :)

My kit from Megaera Black came yesterday while I was at a Weird Sisters concert with my parents, and it was waiting for me when I got back. What a great surprise it was!

Here's a taste of the awesome:


Then click over to my blog to see the rest! Thanks Meg!

Angel Kit/Prize Reminder

HSKS6 is unfortunately coming to an end. This term has been, without a doubt, the best yet at Hogwarts. I hope everyone has had fun and will be coming back for HSKS7.

I'd like to remind everyone of the continuing need for contributions to angel kits/prizes. Of course, we aren't anticipating actually needing angel kits, right? Right? I prefer to think that we're just going to need prizes.

If you are able to help out with items for angel kits/prizes, I would appreciate receiving your contributions by the end of November. We are in need of all of the elements of an swap kit plus other fun goodies. A suggestion was made that a yarn and pattern could be substituted for an actual knit item. Please PM or email me for the address where to send the items, or if you have any questions about what is still needed. All contributions will be appreciated, particularly by those who will receive them.

My own spoilee kit arrived today from wonderful LavDD!!

Please come take a look at my blog for all the sweet details!

Thank you so much Lav! You've spoiled me rotten!!

Bevin

Owl arrival.

Oh, my, I am a very spoiled 'Claw today. An owl came to visit while I was at work. Check out my blog for pictures. Wisty, you are amazing. You squirreled out things about me I didn't know you could! I love the bag (and so does my cat, Pepper. I keep finding him on it.)

Is everyone ready for the semi-final hat duel? Dueling in this semi-final round are Hufflepuff Elladora Madley versus Ravenclaw Emma Wigworthy and Slytherin Ophelia Crookshanks versus Hufflepuff Draco Firewalker. Good luck everyone!


Semi-final Hat Round Pattern:

Foliage (Worsted Weight Hat)
Foliage (Worsted Weight Hat), Ravelry Link

Note: Since this is the semi-final round and supposed to be more challenging, you will be knitting the worsted weight version of the hat (and NOT the bulky).

Okay, everyone! This was really, really close. Three separate houses found the Snitch during this term. That has never happened before! The percentages below are cumulative and include weekly participation points, all three Quidditch matches, the Snitch bonuses, 100% participation bonuses, and a bonus for mailing early and sending tracking #.

1st Place & HSKS House Cup
Champions

Ravenclaw
123%


2nd Place
Hufflepuff
121%

3rd Place
Slytherin
117%

4th Place
Gryffindor
95%

I will post the winner's plaque a little bit later tonight. Congratulations!


Thank you to all the witches and wizards who have posted blogs and photographs of your received kits!! As of now, about 1/3 of the kits have found their way to their destinations.

Please let me know if your kit is not listed on the HSKS Best Kits blog and you know that it has been received. You can catch me via the email on the left bar, on Rav or comment here, or on my own blog... I'll find it one way or another.
Thank you!
Bevin Rae

Wanna see the most spoiled girl in the Swap?

LOOK AT MY BLOG!!!!!!!!!

Enna Kirts - Slytherin House

Rufus is having trouble posting to the HSKS6 blog, but he emailed me this photo of his completed wristwarmers:

 
Sorry Centy... we were rooting for you


A very tired owl dropped off my package from Ophelia. After pampering the dear I explored the box. All the details and more pics on my blog.

Owl Post

Minevra Kwikspell sent me the most wonderful package last week, and I have been so busy this is the first chance I've gotten to post about it. For a better look come check out my blog. Thank you so much Minee.. I love it!!

I was spoiled rotten!

Thank you Antonio!!! I got a fantastic package! Come see what I got on my blog !!!!!!

A duel of honor

Have you seen Rufus's blog lately? He's been posting rude comments about Centy.  Well, yesterday she finally snapped!  Centy stormed into the Hufflepuff Common Room and challenged Rufus to a duel.

The Weapons:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waffle-stitch-fingerless-gloves


Good luck Centy and Rufus, er, well, good luck Centy!  Sorry Rufus, but I don't think anybody really likes you after the dungbomb cluster you set off in the Hufflepuff girls' dormitory.

For this duel, the winner will be the first person to post a photo of their completed wristwarmers on this blog.  Why should the Postal Service determine the winner when we're really looking for the fastest knitter?  

Preferably a photo of them being worn, but Rufus if you are to scared to show your face then just your hands are fine.

Come and See!

Come and see my final package from Victoria Pettigrew

Another HP Trailer!

Some new stuff combined with the ending scene of the last one, all in hi-res -- enjoy!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO3DrA1M0Tc

Belated Birthday Wishes


To Madam Ferula McGonagall!!!


I hope you had a fantastic day!

Hogwarts Elite

With Winnie's permission, I'm here to advertise my favorite Live Journal community.



Hogwarts Elite. Join it. We're elite, dollies. :P

- ♥ Mary // Third Year Hufflepuff // Hufflepuff Quidditch Beater // Shop Keeper // Stamped Narcissa Malfoy // Team Bellatrix; Death Eater, Term 15

Note: Please please please take your time on the applications! If you don't have a LiveJournal account, you will need to wait at least one month after creating a journal before submitting your application (to ensure that you are not a troll-applicant). That gives you plenty of time to really go in depth with your answers! We only accept the best of the best, and if you get Squibbed you may not re-apply. It's a really great community that is highly active and fun to hang out at when Ravelry isn't doing it for 'ya and there aren't any HSKS going on.

H_E offers Hogsmeade Weekends (great big contest weekends), Diagon Alley (shops where you can get graphics!), Quidditch (with a team for each house!), The Daily Prophet (where you can post your writing and art!), and much, much more!

This term we are doing the race for the house cup slightly differently. If you are sorted into a house, you will also randomly be placed on one of the ten teams of Death Eaters and Order Members. Instead of earning house points, we are creating and destroying Horcruxes. Epic battles are epic, and there is great fun to be had all around.

Look through past applications that have been accepted to get a feel for what we're looking for, and take a peek at a few Squibbed applications to see what we aren't looking for. Also, please please please DON'T write one sentence answers! It will tell you in the rules for applying that imagine there is "and WHY" after each question! Use the Lexicon to help you out if you think your canon knowledge is rusty! Back up your answers! As much as I love you all and as much as I love Draco Malfoy, please don't pick him as your favorite character if you're going to go on about how hot he is and that's why he's a damned good literary figure. Explain why he feels the need to hole himself away from everyone because of the shit Voldemort throws at him (but explain it in a proper way, please.), justify him as a literary character. (Note: fangirling in general doesn't look good on our applications.) Also, DO NOT mix up the House Traits! Your best bet is to just stick to the sorting hat song. You can get creative with your answer, just don't leave out major traits and don't assign traits to other Houses! (Ie: Gryffindors CAN be loyal, but that is a Hufflepuff trait. Hufflepuffs CAN be chivalrous, but that is a Gryffindor trait.)

Go into depth in the personal answers! If you just can't write one more sentence of canon, write twice as much in your personal section! The personal questions are there to help us really get a feel for which house you belong in. Ie: I'm a Hufflepuff because I'm beyond selfless, I'm a leader, I'm very goal-oriented and hard working [I work 2 jobs and go to college], and I'm just about the most loyal person you'll ever meet.)

I honestly believe that sorting communities are the truest way to see what your house is/should be. The quizzes on the internet are made by fangirls and are extremely lacking in canon information and follow fanon (fangirl canon) or follow the serious misconceptions, such as Slytherins eat puppies for breakfast and Hufflepuffs are retarded pushovers which is WRONG. (Sorry, I get very testy about these misconceptions, as I am a Slytherpuff) At Hogwarts Elite we pride ourselves on our canon knowledge and we truly sort the best. Remember the Sorting Hat's song, and happy sorting!

So join, apply, and have fun! You will ALL fit in there, that's why I'm telling you about this!!!!

Tell them Platformnine sent you! I get points if you name me as your referral :3 And I get even more points if you put this banner in your application: (url: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc266/heartmaryvee/BAFTH.png )

http://hsks6.blogspot.com/2008/08/half-blood-prince.html

Thanks Suzie Weasley for the assist!!!

Huzzah Hufflepuff!
 




ETA the path to the snitch...

  • Well clues #1 and #2 didn't help much ;)
  • Fleur Dolohov posted clue #3 in the Hufflepuff common room when it was released, so we went to check out Wavelry's blog. 
  • Suzie Weasley found "The Snitch you seek is in the 1st of the 6th"
  • So first I checked Angelina Phoenixfire's blog and then I raced as fast as my slow wireless connection would allow to the first post of HSKS6.blogspot.com and there it was.

This was really a team effort by Hufflepuff. Thank you Fleur and Suzie for finding the crucial clues, and thanks Emma K, Antonio, and Lily for helping to search. Huzzah Hufflepuff!

It was touch and go there for a minute because I found out after a few minutes that my first clue needed blog owners approval before it could be seen!

So, many congratulations goes to Lavender Ackerly and to Hufflepuff House!!

Points will be tallied and posted by Tuesday at the latest.
Thanks, everyone!

Clue #3

Technical difficulties have hindered the first and second clues.

Soooooo,

With the fourth thimble
All will Trimble
When the best House
Finds more than just a mouse!

2nd Clue

Griddle rhymes with Riddle

Riddle, Riddle, Riddle,
Riddle

When you find the Snitch post the direct link here in the comments to this post.

Clue #1

And, so we come to the end
When Seekers have found
That which transcends

A few have crawled to their finds
A few have bolted
All have strengthen their minds

With a Riddle
The truth will be told
I just hope that we don't all get hit with the 3rd Griddle!!

Within the the poem above you will find the answers that you seek.


Soar Ravenclaw!!


SOAR RAVENCLAW!







LET'S USE THOSE TALONS AND CARRY THAT SNITCH TO VICTORY!


Go git 'em Gryffindor!

The owl has landed.

Forgot to mention it here, on this blog, but wanted to let folks know that my package from Rowena Bladvak came in on the 12th! Pics up on my blog, and the best kit website. I have thoroughly enjoyed every piece of it! The blood pops are delicious and turn your mouth a fantastic shade of red and I've been wearing the hat around the house pretty much since opening the package :)

Thank you so much, Rowena!!





My owl left New York earlier today. Watch the skies for his arrival and your package of goodies!

My owl has arrived!


I have the BEST Pal! Thanks Lavender Ackerly for an amazing package.

More details on my blog here!

Cheers,
Angelina Phoenixfire

I had really, really good self-control and finished all of my homework before I opened my package. I even ate dinner before opening. lol Come check it out on my blog!



Attn: Ceciley Fortescue....

My wonderful owl, Lucky, is heading your way! He took off this afternoon heading straight for you.

Cheers!
Astrid Cloverleaf

Artimus Takes Flight

My eagle owl Artimus just left bearing a package for Electra the Enchanting. I am confident he will have no problems finding the village of Port Clinton, Artimus has never let me down.

In order to get to the dueling club finale as quickly as possible, we are going to start the semi-final sock round today. Dueling in this semi-final round are Ravenclaw Eugene Nigeno and Slytherin Lily of Flitwick. The winner of this semi-final sock round will face Slytherin Violette Black in the grand finale!

So, wands at the ready … and … GO!

Semi-final Sock Round Pattern:
Yukon Leaves
Yukon Leaves, Ravelry Link

MODIFICATION: Since this is the semi-final round and, thus, supposed to be more challenging, please carry the leaves pattern down the top of the foot instead of doing 100% stockinette (which is suggested in the pattern). In other words, the bottom of the foot will be stockinette as written but the top of the foot will continue the leaves pattern established on the cuff.

My Package Came!

It was sitting outside my door with a very tired looking owl on it. Apparently the owl tried to deliver yesterday, but no one was there to feed it, so it went hunting for the rest of the day. I guess the owl didn't find much though because it looked absolutely beat when I found it on my back porch. Well, I will post pictures later because I told myself I would be a good girl and get a sufficient amount of homework done before I could open my package. I am petting and feeding the owl before then though, so no worries!

HSKS6 Package 004
This is a picture of the beaded Gryffindor bag I got from Emma K. More on my blog.
Thank you Emma for everything it's all amazing!

Miss Olive Bumblebirch


Keep your eyes to the skies,
Listen for the flap of wings,
Orpheus flies,
With a package of many things!


I've sent Orpheus on the long trip across the states from East to West to spoil you rotten!

Owls owls everywhere!


You are all doing an excellent job of letting me know about your owls arriving with your kits!!

As long as my wee wizards are not causing magical mischief, I'll be adding links as you send them to me throughout the day.

The HSKS Best Kits blog was just updated this morning.

Has your kit arrived but the link is missing? Please let me know ASAP.

another owl arrived

Today arrived my package from Eugene Nigeno, he really did a great job in spoiling me - I love every single item in there.

If you want to see more pictures, have a look at my blog

A Day of Owls


Today was a day of many owls around Hogwarts. Not only did Sock come with a package from my house, but I also recieved a wonderful spoilee present from Dagmara Grindelwald of Gryffindor!!! You can see pictures on my blog entry here.

Now I'm waiting in anticipation that Prometheus doesn't bite Cassandra's fingers when he lands, though Mum did write to say I could borrow Sock to send the hat off for SPEW before he flies home.

Argentia S. Pascal
Slytherin <3

A truly amazing and wonderful gift which means so much more to me than I can express. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Queen Frysia. All the pictures are here.

Patonga

Puffin arrived!!

Puffin, Guinifer's owl arrived today and brought me the best HSKS package ever. I nominate Miss LeFleur for the best kit ever prize. She spoiled me rotten, was so fantatic working around my allergies (there are lots!) and everything was perfectly suited to my personality and tastes! Thank you so much Guinifer and I hope your pal spoils you as rotten as you have spoiled me. Click on the owl picture, it's a portkey to my blog post with all the pictures of the fantastic kit I received.

Pictures of Draco's Kit

I have sent in the pictures of the wonderful kit Draco sent! It appears I did not take pictures of the one I sent. Bummer. Grandma

Okie dokie, ladies and gents! This is our final round of trivia for this term. Once again we will forgo the scavenger hunt and commence with the trivia portion only. All answers must be posted before the Snitch is released on Sunday. Good Luck!!!

Snitch Alert!!
The Snitch will be released Sunday, November 16th at
1 p.m. PST
4 p.m. EST
9 p.m. London
10 p.m. Germany

1. Who was Tom Riddle Sr.'s girlfriend before Merope gave him the love potion?
a. Eleanor
b. Cecilia
c. Sally
d. Mandy

2. What does Luna say floated into Harry's ear when he was in the train car that supposedly caused him to lose focus?
a. Demiguise
b. Jobberknoll
c. Wrackspurt
d. Runespoor

3. How much do the primary Apparition lessons cost?
a. 10 galleons
b. 8 galleons
c. 15 galleons
d. 12 galleons

4. What is Professor Merrythought's first name?
a. Eileen
b. Galatea
c. Carol
d. Jocelyn

5. What Hogwarts club was Eileen Prince captain of?
a. Charms Club
b. Gobstones Club
c. The Slug Club
d. Occlumency Club

6. Who is head of the Goblin Liaison office?
a. Ambrosius Flume
b. Dirk Cresswell
c. Ciceron Harkiss
d. Barnabas Cuffe

7. Mrs. Weasley offers Fleur a goblin-made tiara for the wedding with Bill. What family member is currently in possession of the tiara?
a. Aunt Muriel
b. Aunt Ethel
c. Aunt Edna
d. Aunt Thelma

8. How many points does Snape take from Gryffindor for Harry's late arrival and muggle attire?
a. 30
b. 70
c. 50
d. 90

9. When Profressory Slughorn first meets Hermione, he asks her whether she is related to Hector Dagworth-Granger. What society did Dgworth-Granger found?
a. The Most Extraordinary Society of Charms
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Herbology
c. The Most Extraordinary Society of the Defense Against the Dark Arts
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers

10. Which of these describes Golpalott's Third Law?
a. The antidote for blended poison will be equal to less than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components
b. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to less than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate compenents
c. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate compenents
d. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separtea components

Now, have a go at it :)

The semifinal round of the dueling club is fast approaching. This round of the duel has been such a success that we have had many more rounds that the previous dueling club. This is fantastic but it has pushed our final two rounds to the end (or perhaps slightly past the end) of the swap.
We are currently awaiting the resolution of one final hat duel before continuing to the semifinal round. Fleur Dolohov and Elladora Madley’s owls have started their international journeys, but have yet to arrive at their final destinations. However, in anticipation of the semifinal round (and to start the semifinal round as soon as possible), I am posting the specifications this evening.

Specifications

Since we’ve reached the end of our crochet arm of the bracket, please note that both brackets (hat and sock) are now 100% knitting.

Hat Bracket (Knitting)

The knit hat will require a skein (around 200 yards) of worsted weight yarn. You will also be using US 7 (4.5mm – DPNs and 16” circular recommended) and US 5 (3.75 mm – 16” circular recommended) knitting needles. Tools include a cable needle and yarn needle (for tucking in the ends). Some of the notions used include a stitch marker, yarn needle and safety pin. The gauge is listed as 21 stitches and 24 rows is 4” in stockinette stitch on the US 7 needles.


Sock Bracket (Knitting)

The sock knitters will require approximately 450 yards of fingering weight sock yarn. You will also be using US 1 (2.25 mm) double pointed needles (or size needed for gauge – set of five needles) and or a US 1 (2.25 mm) circular needle, if you prefer magic loop. You will also need a yarn needle and stitch markers. The recommended gauge is 8 stitches per inch.
Once again, you will have to contact your partner to get their address, sizing information and color preferences.

Release Date Notes

The pattern release will either be THIS Friday (November 14th) at 3 PM CST but ONLY IF the duel between hat knitters Elladora Madley and Fleur Dolohov is resolved or at a later date (TBA), if the duel is not resolved before the weekend’s quidditch match. A clear decision on the semifinal start time will be made before the end of the day tomorrow (Thursday, November 13th) and will be posted on both the ravelry forum and the HSKS6 blog.

Minerva's Cat is Here

Minerva Wood's cat arrived today with a wonderful package. Yes - he has been well taken care of before I send him back to Minerva. Check out my blog for the wonderful details. 

Thank you Minerva!!!!   - Emma Kettleburn

Has your kit been received?

If you know your kit has arrived but the link to the blog showing your awesome kit is still not listed on the HSKS Best Kits Blog, please let me know ASAP.

Everyone is doing an excellent job posting pics of their received kits, keep it up!

Thank you!
Bevin
Best Kits Coordinator

Owl Received!

I received my owl from Penelope of Flitwick. Come check it out here


An excellent job by Ravenclaw students this past week on the Super Secret Ravenclaw Quiz!!


Out of all of the perfect scores, the names were placed in my witches hat and the name that magically flew out as the winner was


Prefect Minee will have an excellent prize out to you once her owl is ready!

Congratulations Minerva and thank you to all the participating 'Claws!!



I've got a lovely present last week from Aurora Curlyfurin Gryffindor.

It is just chock full of handmade goodies - hand dyed yarn, a knitted purse and a cute felted zip bag for needles and such. The tea was delicious, the sock yarn is soft (and a muted shade for Hufflepuffs - not the curse of lurid House colors for me!) and the sock needles are short. I also got a great stitch pattern directory. Really, you couldn't ask for a nicer package! Let's hope it helps me get ready for Hogwarts finals! YEA Aurora!

Hello, everyone! I started this update process on Saturday, but because of discrepancies the update hadn't been posted until now. Thank you so much for your patience in waiting for the update.

House Points

These points include the posting points over the last two weeks. Further explanations are below.

1st place ~ Ravenclaw - 119%

2nd place ~ Slytherin - 118%

3rd place ~ Hufflepuff - 102 %

4th place ~ Gryffindor - 89%

Confusion Over Early Mailing Points
My original decision was that Early Mailing points would be award as DA points. A few weeks after the swap started I vascillated on making the points valid as House Points also, and that is where the confusion came about. Some of the Head Girls pushed it and some didn't because they were not aware. This is completely my fault and I apologize.

So, Early Mailing is valid ONLY for DA badges. Please contact your Head Girl for the DA badges if you qualify, but haven't received a badge yet.

Tracking #'s can earn House Points. Points for tracking numbers will be accepted only until this Saturday because all points will be totaled and finalized after the last Quidditch match, which will take place this Sunday.

Best Kit Qualifications
On that note, in order for your package to qualify for Best Kit it must be mailed with tracking number submitted to your Head Girl by THIS Saturday - no exceptions.


Danish Owl Landing

My package has arrived from that wonderful Danish witch, Kaae. Her name alone should send you all to look at my blog, given that she is well known in Ravelry for being a clever knitting witch with a very generous heart. But here, to whet your appetite, is a picture of just a few items from it...

To Cassandra C


Attention Cassandra Crimsonchin of Ravenclaw House!

Prometheus has been sent off your way with a package. I do hope he doesn't nip at your fingers, as he loves to nip at mine, especially in the cold weather.

Argentia S. Pascal
Slytherin <3

I'm a little behind with the Hufflepuff Quizzes, but I got some goodies for them at Stitches so it time to announce the winners, right?

Congratulations 
Fleur Dolohov 
for winning Quiz #4 (the Mad-Libs quiz)!
Cassandra Grubbly-Plank
for winning Quiz #5 (the trivia quiz)!

I forgot the owlry is closed today, so check the skies starting tomorrow :)

Lava

Paging Draco Firewalker!

My owl, Sylus, took off for your house as of last Friday! Keep your eye out for him and please make sure he's well rested before sending him back across the Atlantic! :)


Awesome Kit Deliverage


Madam Ferula Finnigan has bestowed a most awesome kit upon my being. Please visit my blog to see the pics. Thanks a million, MFF!

Paging BELLADONNA BOOMSLANG

See below! I accidentally posted twice!

Paging BELLADONNA BOOMSLANG


H, Spoilee, my owl, Harvey, took off with a package for you today. He should be arriving at your owlery in 3-4 days. He'll need to take a rest tomorrow for the owl holiday, but you should gbe seeing him by Friday. Keep an eye out for him!

The owl delivered my package from  Fleur Dolohov!  I will have photos and descriptions on my blog ASAP! 



Pandora Phelps

Hufflepuff House Quiz time again. Did you all get your homework done from last week? The questions are really easy and personal this week...no need to go hunting for answers anywhere besides your own brain. Just some fun getting to know you questions and to help make the next swap better. ;)

Be sure to post your answers before Thursday at midnight.


1. If this was your first HSKS, have you enjoyed yourself. If you are alumni, was this term better than other terms (if so how)?

2. Will you be returning for HSKS7?

3. What is your favorite part of HSKS?

4. If you had the chance to switch houses next term would you? What house would you be in?

5. Are there any problems that you need to talk to the Head Girl or Prefects about?

6. Has your Spoiler been in contact with you about your package?

7. Have you been in contact with your Spoilee to let them know you are still with us? ;)


Hi Everyone,

With the early deadline having just passed, many of you may be a wee bit worn out knitting, crocheting and sewing your spoilees' goodies.... but please make sure to post on the HSKS6 site (this one) that your package has been received.

Also, please show us your awesome kit with a blog post on your own blog. The HSKS Best Kits site is coming along nicely, but there are several kits that have already been received that do not have pictures or blog posts to go with them.

Owl me with any questions.
Thank you!
Bevin

SPOILED


Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to find all of this waiting for me on my front porch! 


Thanks soooo much Ashley you are a totally awesome spoiler!!  She did a fantastic job at collecting gifts that represents ALL of my interests!  Great Job Ashley!  This has to be one of the Best Kits yet!

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