I have actually been busy...so that is my good excuse...
I have been dog sitting for an old friend/customer (from when I worked at Sound View Stables)....and they have 7 Jack Russells?!?!? Who has 7 Russells??? They are all very cute...just so loud and naughty!!! (I keep meaning to get a picture of them...maybe I will get one later on today...)
Anyway...with them my days have been starting at 5:15 a.m....and then finishing when I go to bed at about 10 p.m. And spending most of the day just being exhausted! But I have managed to do some knitting and reading.
I just finished (like 5 minutes ago) reading "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audry Niffenegger. Really good read. I have wanted to see the movie...yet I always doubt that the movie will be as good as the book.
I also just finished making some little items for my Reducio Sock Swap partner...the deadline for mailing packages is today...so I mailed mine yesterday (nothing like waiting for the last minute)
My swap partner is a Gryffindor...so I made a Reducio Sock in her house colors...as well as a mini house sweater. They both came out adorable I must say :-) And just added some chocolate (cause what gift is complete without chocolate??) and candy corn (cause it seemed appropriate for the season) and some soap samples (a good free advertising ploy)...and wrapped all of this up in red and yellow tissue paper to complete the Gryffindor theme.
And just because I was having so much fun making the little socks...I ended up making one in each of the 4 house colors. Of course now that I included the Gryffindor one in my swap package I need to make another one so that I can have a complete set :-) I also ended up using these for my Defense Against the Dark Arts assignment in the HPKCHP (on Ravelry). The assignment was:
"What I Fought On My Summer Holidays” - It’s September! The month for the traditional back-to-school essay about what you did on your summer holidays. Explain and show an example of which spell you practiced, creepy creature you fought, or scary Death Eater plot you unraveled over the summer holidays. Extra points for house colors, making the prof laugh, or being especially awesome.
So on my holidays I spent time perfecting my Reducio (description: makes an enlarged object smaller. Counter-charm to Engorgio) spellwork, which can be rather fiddly and annoying to work with because it is so small.
And because I was feeling a little guilty for spending so much time on making things that are really not that useful...ya know cause I don't have any midgets or leprachauns in need of socks and sweaters...I thought I would try them on my dragon Harry Potter....
This would be Harry sporting the Hufflepuff and Gryffindor socks and looking rather pleased with himself....