Saturday, August 27, 2011

I'm Rockinsticks and this is Weekend Report.  In our Top Story - youngins.  With the sorting ending soon Slytherin house has enjoyed visitors from the potential first year pool.  As we all know finding the perfect house for you is sometimes quite daunting as all four offer friendship, support, and love.  Though ours comes with hotties.  In order to help sort out the unsorted, Jesseknits that mistress of all things (un)holy, gathered serpentine input on the

33 Crafting Commandments of Slytherin House. 

1.  Thou shalt not prod the first years.
2.  Thou shalt not knit him a sweater before reciept of a ring.
3.  Thou shalt not wash without referring to label.
4.  Thou shalt not cast on without swatching.
5.  Thou shalt not frog in haste.
6.  Thou shalt not take acryllic's name in vain - it has it's uses, you might just not fathom it yet.
7.  Thou shalt not knit for the un-worthy no matter how much they beg.
8.  Thou shalt not mention yarn in the Snake Pit without posting photos.
9.  Thou shalt not let drunk friends knit alone.
10.  Thou shall consult with designer when needed.
11.  Thou shall look for errata.
12.  Thou shalt know when to admit you are more brilliant than the designer/pattern.
13.  Thou shalt not start a project without all the yarn in hand.
14.  Thou shalt consult Ravelry in times of need.
15.  Thou shall keep beads in a heavy bowl not loose on the table.
16.  Thou shalt not knit lace without lifelines.
17.  Thou shalt not let your angry birds addiction interfere with winning the quidditch cup.
18.  Thou shalt not let "card games" distract from your OWL / NEWT work.
19.  Thou shalt not craft until your hands hurt.
20.  Thou shall run lifelines as soon as you are confident you don't need one.
21.  Thou shalt know when to hold ‘em; likewise, when to fold ‘em. Thou needst also to know when thou must walk away, and when thou ought to run.
22.  Thou shall not have intimate contact with another's stash.
23.  Thou shall finish what thou hast started (i.e. the no UFO clause).
24.  Thou shall knit a project until one sees fit without further obligation to continue (unless Slytherin is behind in points).
25.  Thou shall destash ugly yarn.
26.  Thou shall feel smug when thou fondles the pretties.
27.  Thou shall not worry about reaching SABLE if thou knows a knitter with more stash than thou.
28.  Thou shall eat dessert first and knit/crochet like there is no tomorrow.
29.  Thou shall not count sock yarn as stash.
30.  Thou shall not count yarn bought to make a gift as stash.
31.  Thou shall not count yarn gifted to you as stash.
32.  Thou shall not count yarn someone else talked you into as stash.
33.  Thou shall not count yarn you want to trade as stash.

That is all for today my friends.  Stay tuned for next week when we'll have new classes, new first years, and new bloggers.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I'm Rockinsticks and this is Weekend Report.  In our top story this week - Sorting Hat Spottings.  It has been confirmed that the Sir Hat has returned from his vacation of dalliances with a certain mystery scarf off the coast of Crete.  A Slytherin Hottie sent to pose as a pool boy at the resort informed us that Mr. Hat and Ms. Scarf had large deliveries of food owled in from "Fair Foods Inc."  Meals included doughnut burgers, chocolate covered bacon, and deep fried whatzits.  One must ask how the mysterious Ms. Scarf maintains her svelte and lacy figure.

Upon arrival back at Hogwarts Sir Hat belched, headed up to the headmistress' office, appearing hours later freshly showered to oversee the Sorting Ceremony.

Weather:  Thunderous WIP clouds will be seen throughout the Forbidden Forest for the remainder of the month. 

In other stories, Headmistress gives castle the staff.  New and returning staff were welcomed this week.  Students have already begun to assign unflattering animal characteristics to them in the tradition of "The Great Greasy Bat of the Dungeons".  One Slytherin was quoted as saying, "Silly rabbit, bats are for breakfast."  Slytherin alumnus Master Osbourne has declined to comment.

Forgivable Curse of the Week:  GaugeGuano

From the Sub-Human Interest Desk, preparation.  What are you doing to prepare for September 1st?  Sorting stash, swatching OWLs, creating Frankensteinesque Phoenix - Newt hybrids?  Leave a comment and let us know.   I'm swatching an OWL, realizing I have more worsted weight stash than should be allowed by law and generally bracing myself for new classes.

This is Rockinsticks signing out and saying, giggle, there really isn't much else to do.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Weekend Report!

What?  There is other news?  Who cares?  Slither on you magnificent crafters.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I'm Rockinsticks and this is Weekend Report.  In our top story this week, future domination.  While Slytherins nested in velvet sofas with tasty beverages projecting an image of coolness while awaiting the announcement of the house cup winner, plotting began for Winter 2011.  Top scoring will go to those who can tame the OWLs, NEWTS and newly introduced Phoenix Missions.  The need to win all the points next term had snakes cleaning their crafting areas and sorting stash for next term.  One Slytherin was quoted as saying, "One OWL, a NEWT and an Order of the Phoenix Mission = all in a day for me."  Note:  Slytherins in mirror are crazier than they appear.

Weather:  Slowly drifting stash will fill the skies over the dungeon.

In other stories, Howlers for Double OWLers


Ancient Runes

DADA - Horcrux Option


Care of Magical Creatures - Bowtruckles Option

History of Magic - Draco, Severus and Bellatrix

History of Magic - Cho, Hermione, Luna
Studie Aux Muggles
History of Magic - Fleur, Luna, Tonks

Study of the most awesome of Muggles
History of Magic - Holy Trinity of Bad Arse Witches - Minerva, Molly, Bellatrix
Muggle Studies


Care of Magical Creatures
Care of Magical Creatures - Common Welsh Green, Thestral, Chinese Fireball, Hippocampus

And lets not forget our amazingly dedicated Quest (among other things) Mistress....Abycat

Muggle Studies
I for one am completely in awe of these projects, any one of which would be enough to do me in.  So join me in howling out your disagrees to these superstars of the OWL thread.

Forgivable Curse of the Week:  Sweet tangled cro-hexapuffs!

From the Sub-Human Interest Desk, Sssssssso Close.  Weekend Report wishes to welcome those No Longer NQFYs who stopped by the pit this week, BlueBunny, Deanmama6, Txfish, and Jackiez32.  If you are still hovering in the dungeons (or passed out behind the curtains - its all cool) leave a comment and tell us a little something about yourself.

Well, that's all for this broken snake, doh, I meant Snake on Break.  Rockinsticks signing out and saying, someone really needs to bathe the hotties.