Nuke Knitter

A Nuclear Engineer who knits? Go Figure.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Movin' on Up!

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Friday, July 20, 2007


I got my tote today and I love it. Plus look at all the goodies. Thanks Sarah!!
Since my downstream partner has received the tote I made, I'm going to go ahead and post it here. I'm a little disappointed in it. I feel like I've done much better work. I think I need to put down and step away from the Rowan Felted book for now. This is the second bag I've made from it that I haven't loved. I guess the bag looks alright, but you know when you have something completely different in your mind and it doesn't turn out exactly the way you wanted it to? But, I shouldn't complain, at least this one was usable and my partner seems to like it.

By the way, The Police concert in Louisville last weekend totally rocked. My husband & I both agreed that it was totally worth the money and the travel. They were so good that my husband kept on saying "I cant believe they are live."

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Friday, July 13, 2007

HSKS Quidditch Round 2

1. What did Mrs. Weasley make to eat the first night that Harry arrived at Grimmauld Place?

2. When the children are de-Doxying the curtains what lunch does Mrs. Weasley say she will bring them?

3. When Hermione arranges to meet Rita Skeeter in "The Three Broomsticks", what is Luna Lovegood eating?

cocktail onion

4. The wizard bank Gringotts is located hundreds of miles below London, deep under the Underground. Due to this, what does Hagrid say you are mostly likely to die of even if you manage to break into one of the vaults?


5. True or False: In "Sorcerer's Stone", when asked by Harry what the difference is between stalagmites and stalactites, Hagrid's answer is: "A stalactite grows down from the ceiling. A stalagmite grows up from the floor."


6. In "Prisoner of Azkaban", Harry meets Cornelius Fudge, Minister of Magic, at the Leaky Cauldron when getting off the Knight Bus. Fudge takes him inside and sits him down to have a "chat" with him about blowing up his aunt Marge. Fudge says that everything has been repaired and that the Dursleys are prepared to take him back next summer on what condition?

That he spend Christmas and Easter holidays at Hogwarts
7. In "Prisoner of Azkaban", Harry spends time every day gazing longingly at his dream broom, the Firebolt. The first day he ever saw it, Harry overheard the owner of Quality Quidditch Supplies telling everyone that which National Quidditch team had just placed an order for seven of them
Irish International Side

8. When Harry is hiding under the table in the three broomsticks what drink does Flitwick order?
cherry syrup and soda (with an umbrella)

9. How much do Fred and George bet on Ireland winning and Krum getting the Snitch (Ignore the 5 Galleons for the fake wand)?
37 galleons, 15 sickles, 3 knuts

10. How much does a journey on the Knight Bus (without toothbrush or chocolate) from Magnolia Crescent to London cost?

11 sickles

Fountain from the Ministry of Magic

Quidditch World Cup Campsite

Diagon Alley

The Knight Bus

Flourish & Blotts

Thursday, July 12, 2007

States I've visited

I did the "How may states have you visited map" tonight. I haven't done one in years. All I have to say is that I have to make a trip out west. I only counted states where I've spent the night or did day trips. There are a few states that I've driven through (multiple times) and didn't count (West Virginia, Delaware, Louisiana, Mississippi). I think that based on this map, I really need to go visit my friend in New Orleans.


Sunday, July 08, 2007

HSKS Quidditch Answers

I've been pretty bad about participating in the HSKS 2 contests. So, I'm posting my answers before the snitch is found.
1) Harry & Ron
2) Mr. Weasly
3) ?
4) Sr. Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington
5) Firenze
6) Ravenclaw
7) green
8) silver
9) 11
10) Hinkypucks

Here are my images

Mrs. Dursley

Whomping Willow
Cornelius Fidge

Emma Watson

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Sock it To Me Sock Swap Questionnaire

What are your foot measurements? (Please give shoe size, length and circumference.)
Show size:7 length length: If I step on a measuring tape the distance between my heel and tip of toes is 8.5"
How long have you been knitting? How would you rate your experience? (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.)
A little over a year. I'm intermediate and very adventurous.
What is your favorite color? Your least favorite color?
Favorite color: purple Least favorite: coral
Do you have a favorite fiber? What type?
No, I like everything that doesn't itch.
Do you have any allergies to certain fibers?
I'm allergic to fun fur
Do you have an Amazon, or other type of, wishlist? (If so, provide the link.)
What techniques, if any, would you like to learn?
I haven't done lace, yet.
Do you have a sweet tooth? What are your favorite snacks?
I like both strawberry and grape flavored candies and dark chocolate. I hate hate hate banana flavored anything!!
What is your family situation? (Children, Husband, Pets...etc.)
Married with no children (yet) but Three Idiots.
Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Metal, plastic or wood?
I like them all as long as they're wood (right now I'm loving Lantern Moon).
Besides socks, what are your favorite items to knit?
I like felted purses. Felting hides a lot of flaws.
Is there a pattern, (sock or otherwise), that you are dying to try?
There are a couple of patterns a few posts down that I really want (fish and bugs...good stash user-uppers.)
Do you like to read? What are you reading currently?
I'm trying to slog through Time's All Time 100 Novels (actually since 1923) and not in order. I'm about to finish my 23st book (American Pastoral). I have 24 (The Adventures of Auggie March) & 25 (Ubik) waiting in the wings but I keep on getting distracted by chick-lit. It is summer after all.
Do you collect music? (On an iPod or MP3 player.)
Not really, I have an iPod but rarely listen to it. My husbands car has Sirius and that's what we listen to most of the time.
What kind of music do you listen to?
Techno, Dance, Grateful Dead, Phish, Wu-Tang, 50 Cent, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday, Etta James (pretty eclectic, I know...I don't like country or bluegrass.)
Is there anything you collect?
lady head vases, steiff teddy bears
What are your hobbies, aside from knitting?
Rubberstamping, card making
Are you participating in any other swaps or knit alongs?
Yes, click on the SP link below and you can see them.
Do you have a favorite scent?
My current favorite is sandalwood
When is your birthday? (You don't have to add the year if you don't want to, LOL.)
8/20/77...Soon to be 29 for the 2nd time.


Friday, July 06, 2007

I'm back and I've got presents!

I'm back from Boston and I've got presents! My SP10 package arrived on Monday and I love it! Thanks Erin! There were Twizzlers, too but they're gone (my husband wasn't home to stop me when the package came). Oh, and cute little pumpkin stichmarkers that accidentally got left downstairs when I took the picture.

Then, today, my Spring Felted Bag Exchange bag arrived!! I love it! My husband said that he wished it looked manly so he could steal it. Thanks Kim!! (By the ways, I still have some Twizzlers left from the first package that are hidden somewhere in the house. )

When I was in Boston I met up with my mom in Northampton for a day of shopping. I dragged her into Webs and OMG it was yarn heaven! I was totally awestruck by all that yarn. I was so overwhelmed that I only picked up a few thing...some blue sky alpaca organic cotton, some rowan handknit cotton and some other yarn to make my mom a shawl (the yarn is downstairs and I can't remember it's very long Italian name).

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