Saturday, December 31, 2011

Preterm Activities Summary

Here's what you might have missed around the Den this week:

Spinners: The spinners have discussed a possible spinning challenge, shown off yarn and talked about spinning requirements for classes and owls.

Library: In addition to all the books we’ve been reading, the Library also held discussions of e-readers,
and Shawn started a spreadsheet of all the mentioned books.

Sweedish Chef: The chefs have been quiet recently, although there was some cookie chatter and this week they’re looking for gluten-free recipes.

Cleaners: The Hufflecleaners are teaming up with HECK for a washcloth-along
and have been talking about a cleaning calendar.

Sock-along: The Sockers have been discussing plans for 12 Socks in 2012 and have been sharing all their favorite sock patterns!

Pets: We’ve been seeing adorable photos of cats, dogs and even a Tree Octopus!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Badgertastic Sorting

Knitry stands in his Hufflepuff robes and raises wand to neck and states "Sonorus" and prepares to proceed with his first Firstie Perspective as he welcomes all new and returning Badgers.

Wow folks! It's time to get ready for a new Term, Winter 2012!

Sir SortingHat has finally spoken, read it here!

So thus begins the first Firstie Perspective blog of the soon to be Winter 2012 Term!

My views on sorting is that I've never been so nerve-wracked to date in my life! After filling out the sorting form and probably bugging Sir SortingHat to no end (for which I am sorry, Sir SortingHat, have a chocolate muffin!) I was sorted after several days of checking and waiting impatiently.

It feels great to be a Badger and a First Year! And to think I had only found out about HP Knitting/Crochet House Cup (HPKCHC) within the past week! I'm loving it and the excitement is awesome. It's amazing to see how everyone can get so close knit even when you're a Not-Quite-First-Year (NQFY). I was nervous about which house I would be sorted in (if I was sorted) and was guided by Sir SortingHat to Hufflepuff based on my personality, boy he's never wrong!

Over the past few days I have learned to be a Hufflepuff at heart from my fellow Badgers because I feel at home in Hufflepuff. So I want to say thank you to all of you (especially those of you who have taken me under your wings as a Not-Quite-Hufflepuff, you know who you are) for allowing me to become a part of the Den and to feel at home.

So what are some plans for the Firstie Perspective?

I'm so excited! On top of classes (don't forget one class a month is mandatory, everything else is optional, but get more active if you can), Ordinary Wizarding Levels (OWLs), Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test (NEWTs), Quidditch, etc., the Firstie Perspective section of the Huffle-blog will be to give Firstie opinions, ideas, my views (as well as other Firsties) on classes and the Ravelry-sanctioned crafts and projects, and so on.

Come on, Hufflepuffs, we can do this! I've done the math and I've counted a total of 162 Badgers!

Let's take Winter 2012 by our Badgertastic abilities and personalities and have fun at the HPKCHC!

I Wanna be a Hufflepuff!

Sorting's closed, so I hope you've put in your requests to be in Hufflepuff House. If not, we're always happy to have you join us as a Student-on-sabatical or a Not-quite-first-year.

Speaking of NQFY's -

Knitry is a firsty hopeful who has clearly joined the Hogwarts Poets Society with his sorting hat request. You all need to sing his new song loud and clear!

Oh, I Wanna be a Hufflepuff
(Tune of ”I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”)

Oh, I wanna be a Hufflepuff,
A Hufflepuff, I wanna be.
A Hufflepuff, with black and yellow,
Badgertastic, and a Cete.

SortingHat, I hope you hear me,
Grant me this, my only plea,
As we proceed with the sorting,
Let me be a Hufflepuff, please!

Sort me, will you please,
Sort me, will you please,
Sort me, will you please, to Hufflepuff?
Sort me, will you please,
Sort me, will you please,
Sort me, will you please, to Hufflepuff?

Hanging in the Den with the Badgers,
Hanging in the Den, I’ll be.
Hanging in the Den with the Badgers,
With all the Staff and Cetes.

P, Q, B’s - I know.
O, W, L’s - Too.
N, E, W, T’s - Oh, no.
With all the Staff and Cetes.