Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Package Arrival!

My owl arrived today! I was in the middle of playing my trumpet when my little sister yelled that an owl was coming to our house at a great pace. I finished my song, and ran downstairs. Seeing a large box, I asked mom if I had to finish playing my instrument before I could open the package. After she said yes, I finished playing with gusto. Then, when the box was finally opened, Mom said to lay everything out from what looked like a very packed, large box. I did a kind of happy dance upon seeing what the box's contents were.

I got 3 skeins of Knit Picks yarn (Sky, Navy, and Bare), a Knitbook, with basics and beyond, a set of size 10 3/4 Brittany DPNs, size 13 Crystal Palace Yarn Bamboo circulars, stitch markers, and a pattern for a Shaded Shepherd's Sack. Also in the package were these knitted items.

To accompany the above items, Penelope sent me this little guy. He is a little glass frog to help inspire me with my stories.

We got a picture of all the stuff Penelope of Flitwick sent me. I absolutely love the kit.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Muggle Sport of Soccer

Last night, my dad took us to the MLS cup. Major League Soccer is like Quidditch, except played on the ground and only with one ball. It took the teams FOREVER to make a goal. I guess that means they are pretty good. We left before the game ended because it went into overtime and we wanted to beat the crowd. When we left, the score was Los Angeles Galaxy : 1, Real Salt Lake : 1.

The game was not overly high action, but we had fun. They blew confetti into the air several times, and my brother and I would search overhead for the little sparklies to see if we could catch them. I caught one blue one, and the rest I found on the ground. I ended up with 3 blue pieces of confetti, 1 silver, and one green. It was a lot of fun and I am glad my dad was able to get the tickets.