Sunday, January 17, 2010

Who's that posting in the Common Room so much?

Our next victim, um I mean interviewee, is CherrySprinkle, she's a first year and if you don't know who she is then you haven't been in the Common Room all term. This girl maybe single handedly responsible for us having more posts than Slytherian this term. Well her's what's up with her when she's not burning up the boards.

What crafts do you do?
I knit, spin, crochet, quilt, and sew. I’d really love to get into scrap booking but that hasn’t happened yet. I also paint and do a little drawing from time to time. I have always loved art classes and in muggle school I started them at age 3. My family constantly supported my love of the arts and I decided to major in drawing and painting in my schooling. I took cartooning but I failed miserably on my finals because I lacked the humor in witting them but I aced the drawing aspect. I got my first computer at 14 and began learning digital painting. I think above all else, I just love to create things with my hands… whether its food, paintings, dresses, or working with fibers.. its a trade passed down from my mothers mother. She was a muggle but she created the most amazing wedding gowns and paintings I have ever seen.

Do you have any other talents?
I work in the muggle world as a photographer. I specialize in unique child portraiture. I started as out a doll photographer and then it evolved into working with real babies and children. I also love to bake. I am an expert fudge maker and people often ask me to make it for parties. I am also a pretty good Vegan cook and I am even a taste tester for an up-coming cookbook! I was also a dancer.. I took ballet, tap, jazz, Hawaiian, Tahitian, and belly dance.. I would have gone into teaching but I injured my knee & ankles and that put an end to my dancing career.

Any other major interests?(tv shows, books, wrestling monkeys?)
I don’t really have many tv shows that I find myself having to watch.. I enjoy Desperate Housewives and that is probably the only show I watch on a regular basis.. I enjoy Project Runway but I don’t watch it weekly. I really enjoyed reading the Twilight series (predictable right?) but I also love old Anne Rice, old Stephen King, and Tolkien. I really love art and photography and spend a great deal of my time admiring it. I also collect bento boxes… and I’m a huge hockey fan!

What’s you fave HP Character?
Without a doubt Fred & George. I don’t think I could choose one or the other. They both add so much to the movies and books that it just wouldn’t have been the same without them.. Second to them would be Luna.

What’s your fave potter moment from either the books or movies?
Man, that’s a tough one.. probably a cross between when Fred & George decide to leave Hogwarts but go out with a literal BANG! giving Umbridge something to remember.. or when Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Neville meet Luna on the carriage… or maybe any scene with Luna, how can you not love her?

What’s your fave potter item/spell?
Expecto Patronum! Who doesn’t love to see little glittery silver dancing animals filled with light running around the room?

What’s your fave HPKCHC class?
I would say its an even draw between Charms and Herbology. I have yet to participate in Herbology but from past years I can see that it’s going to be a wonderful class that fits right in with the leafy, flowery, vine plant type projects that I love to knit.

How long did you stalk the Cup before being Sorted?
Just a couple weeks but I spent a great deal of time in our common room even before being sorted. I was so excited making plans for things I wanted to knit first and for which classes. I was really excited to see the class projects posted.

Have you applied for an OWL, if so in what and how’s it going?
Oh, I absolutely applied for an OWL. I am relatively new to spinning, I just started in December. The fiber I am using for my OWL is my 3rd hand spun and first batt I’ve ever used. I knew immediately when I started spinning it that I wanted to make the Gail/Nightsongs shawl and that was my plan. I found that I needed another 1.2 batts to produce the yardage I would need to finish a full sized shawl so I plan to spin them along the way. So far its going very well. I have only had to rip back once and the yarn is holding up very nicely and producing a beautiful black and shimmery green variegated effect. Everyone said the charts for this shawl were challenging but I have found with the help of the uncharted version, I am able to grasp the pattern without a lot of trial and error. I did find that I had to go down 2 needle sizes to produce the type of fabric that I wanted.. but so far so good!

What’s your fave thing about the Cup so far?
Probably all of the people participating. I have found a lot of wonderful friends here in our common room and beyond and we all have similar interests and the encouragement everyone gives is just something I just haven’t found in other groups.

What’s your fave project of yours?
That would be my Russian Lace Scarf. I loved everything about it.. the yarn, the texture, the design.. I am sad to say that it has gone missing and seems doomed to forever be a WIP. I simply cannot bring myself to admit that it might be gone forever… I was always so very careful with it but someone who shall remain nameless ::cough-my-husband-cough:: cleaned out our closet while I was away for a weekend and moved my knitting bags and we both fear that he has thrown it out by mistake. I someday plan to knit it again, but right now my heart is still too heavy to even look at the pattern… it had my favorite pair of addi turbo lace needles attached as well.. My loving husband as offered to replace everything when I can bring myself to restart it.. but I just can’t yet. I have decided that if I find it once I start it again, that I will finish it and send it to live with my mother in law in Russia.

What’s your fave yarn or fiber type?
I really love to spin super wash merino batts mixed with a little firestar and angelina.. it spins up so soft and even. I would have to say my favorite yarn is angora. I love the soft fuzzy feel it has slipping through my fingers when I knit.

Anything special you’d like the people to know?
I love chocolate… my birthday is September 13th.. I am a Virgo.. I have double jointed thumbs… Mexican is my favorite food… and I have lost over 110lbs.. I am still dieting so that may be why I love knitted food. lol I love chocolate milk & rootbeer.. and butter beer actually is delicious.. and I am deeply attracted to anything rainbow colored, fairies, elves, and pixies.. Brian Froud is my favorite artist.. second to him would be Linda Bergkvist… I have a huge collection of Vegan cookbooks.. and I am currently in the process of redecorating my photography studio… that’s about all the random things I can think of at the moment someone might be interested in..

Who do you recommend for the next interview?
Curieuse, I think its quite fitting that you should follow me since we seem to do most of the talking in the common room.. so get your quills ready!

Well you heard her Curieuse, get ready!


  1. I like you, Cherrysprinkle, I think we have a lot in common :)

  2. yes, old Anne Rice and old Stephen King! How about old Michael Crichton, too?