Sunday, July 24, 2011

Harry Potter Yarn!

I am so excited to to get this yarn!  These are the Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock Limited Edition colorways int he Harry Potter Houses of Hogwarts inspired colors, and the Voldemort color.  There is a lot of grey in all the colorways, which is very fitting.  It really does remind me of the house colors against a castle wall.  The colors in the picture are fairly true to life.  They are, from left to right, Loyalty, Ambition, Bravery, Intelligence, and He Who Must Not Be Named.
Now I have to find just the right pattern for each color...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Staying up way past my bedtime

Tonight, in celebration of Mike's birthday (and my HP obsession) we are going to the midnight showing of Harry Potter.  It means being up later than I have been up in years.  It means that I had to take a nap this afternoon.  And it means that I will probably feel the effects of the lack of sleep for two days.  But I am so super excited, I can barely stand it!

I worked in a bookstore when one of the books (Half-Blood Prince) was released, and the store hosted a huge 'after hours' party for kids.  The store stayed open past midnight to open the boxes of Harry Potter books (even the boxes had the Harry Potter logo on them, spelled with the iconic lightning bolts), and we had stations set up where kids could play different games while they waited for midnight.  Everyone was excited, and I'm sure many many kids stayed up all night to find out what happened to Harry and the rest. 

And now, well, like the tag line on the movie posters reads, it all ends.  Sigh. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Another Attempt

Okay, I'm trying this again.  Blogging, that is.

Mike is deploying, and I figure that this will be a good way for him to see what I'm up to while he is away.  Crossing my fingers that it will 'take' this time.