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Thanks Bella!

On Sunday my package arrived from Bella Boomslang. Poor Bella, someone is Gryffindor had a “sense of humour” and jinxed the socks she was knitting, so it took her a while to fix them. Also her owl was hexed, so there was some delay while the poor owl was recovering from the huge red and green pus-filled pustules all over its body. Now I spent a bloodly long time writing the rest of this post only to have WordPress eat it.  WordPress I am not happy with this pretty changes, now this wonderful blogsite has become too much like Blogger, which I left for a reason!  /end rant

Well here I goes again.  So Bella designed these wonderful socks called The Sevenfold Severusbane Socks, so goes into lengthy detail of each design feature and I plan to try to summerize this since she worked so hard on these socks and was very thoughtful when it came to the design.  Like Hermoine I believe Bella should have been a Ravenclaw 😉  The explaintion is as follows:

  • The ribbing represents the seven Gryffs that got under his skin.  The purls are the Marauders — James, Remus, Sirius and Peter and the knits are Harry, Hermione and Ron
  • seven others represent problems
  1. one heel — Eye of the Phoenix stitch for Dumbledore
  2. one toe — a Bell for Belletrix
  3. other heel — V for Voldy
  4. other toe — LE for Lily Evans
  5. extra twisted sts. in front panel are Neville and all those melted cauldrons (LOL)
  6. snake cable is Nagini
  7. The crown on the toe decreases are for the Half-Blood Prince himself, since Snape is often his own worst enemy (so true!)
  • The crown has seven points, for seven crucial mistakes that Severus made in his life
  1. Sorting Slytherin (it is believed that he had a choice just like Harry did)
  2. Hanging around with Mulciber, et al
  3. Calling Lily a Mudblood
  4. Spying on Dumbledore
  5. Telling Veldemort what he heard
  6. Insisting that Dumbledore never tell anyone why he changed sides
  7. Forgetting to keep various antidotes and potions to “Stopper Death” in his pockets at all times (I know, seriously!)

She goes on to explain that there are seven repeats of the ribbing pattern, seven stitches in the rib, seven sts in the panel, seven other people, seven mistakes, seven wiggles of the snake and that she needs to find one more to complete the seven though.  Thanks so much Bella these socks are awesome!!

Now what you all have been waiting for the pictures!  Since I spent so much time explaining the socks (twice since WordPress is being a pain) I’m not going to go into details for this fantastic package that Miss Boomslang sent.  I will let the pictures speak for themselves.  Thank you so much Bella you have been a great partner and I love everything.  Don’t worry about being late, I truly didn’t mind and loved the anticipation of awaiting this package.

Collage of pictures of my Slytherin HSS swap package from Belladonna Boomslang of Gryffindor

Collage of pictures of my Slytherin HSS swap package from Belladonna Boomslang of Gryffindor


2 Responses

  1. Oh, I’m glad you like it! And if Maylee does not like her dog treats from the bag, it is the right size for a small sock project. How do I know? I originally bought it for a sock project, and only later remembered – Duh, she has a DOG, Bella!

    I can be so THICK, I swear! 🙂

    I died a thousand deaths worrying that the socks would not fit, but if those are your feet in them I can rest easy!


    • Don’t worry Bella those are my feet! I told you they fit 🙂 I just washed them yesterday and threw them in the washer and dryer, guess what they still fit!

      What are you taking about…Maylee loves her treat bag even when there wasn’t any kibble in it she still was staring at it with love when I tried it around my waist. She is a smart one and knew it was destined to be a kibble bag since we do use kibble as a reinforcement in our daily training stuff. Her favourite is jackpots, I do this usually when my partner tells me a dog is coming past us or if I notice a dog and it’s owner before they pass us. She gets to sit then get a whole bunch (usually 4 or 5 pieces of kibble in a row) kibble in a row, to give her a positive reminder not to go visit the dog while she is working and work with mommy.
      Meg (aka Chelle) and Maylee

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