22 July, 2008

Need a good spell

For knitting more than one project at once. Like maybe, um... six. In my defense they are not all socks. Only four of them. The other two are fingerless gloves and a summer top that I probably won't finish before summers end. It's like knitting socks in the summertime when it's too hot to wear anything on your feet.

17 July, 2008

Quidditch Again!

Time for the next round of quidditch. First the picture scavenger hunt, then the quiz.

Padma Patil
Hannah Abbott
Percy Weasley
Dumbledore's Army
Cedric Diggory

1. When Hagrid returns to Hogwarts after being sent to see the giants with Madame Maxime, Professor Umbridge questions him on his late return to school. She suspects that Hagrid had been to the mountains, but where does he tell her he has been?

a. Europa

b. Fiji

c North America

d. South of France

2. Professor Umbridge comes to Hagrid's Hut and searches his cabin one evening (as she believes Harry, Ron and Hermione are there visiting him at night when they are not supposed to). When she walks past the place where Harry, Ron and Hermione are hiding under the Invisibility Cloak, Harry holds his breath. True or false?

a. True

b. False

3. A stately-looking witch in an emerald green shawl is one of the members of the Advance Guard who rescues Harry from Privet Drive. What is her name?

a. Emmeline Vance

b. Dorcas Meadowes

c. Amelia Susan Bones

d. Bellatrix Regulax

4. What is the name of the witch who was killed two weeks after the photo of the original Order of the Phoenix was taken?

a. Alice Longbottom

b. Marlene McKinnon

c. Emma Fenwick

d. Dorcas Meadowes

5. Which two fifth year Ravenclaw students does Dumbledore choose to be prefects?

a. Terry Boot and Mandy Brocklehurst

b. Luna Lovegood and Ernie Macmillan

c. Cho Chang and Michael Corner

d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil

6. Which house was Rose Zeller sorted into?

a. Gryffindor

b. Slytherin

c. Ravenclaw

d. Hufflepuff

7. What is the color of Murtlap's essence?

a. Pink

b. Peach

c. Yellow

d. It is transparent

8. Name the Ravenclaw girl who became prefect in Harry's fifth year.

a. Hannah Abott

b. Padma Patil

c. Luna Lovegood

d. Marietta Edgecombe

9. According to a healer's portrait at St. Mungo's hospital, which disease was Ron suffering from?a. Splattergroit

b. Splittygrot

c. Spottygroit

d. Spattergroit

10. Which book did Harry give Hermione for Christmas?

a. "New Theory of Numberology"

b. "A Compendium of Common Curses and their Counter-Actions"

c. "Acheivements in Charming"

d. "Moste Potente Potions"

(Extra 5 pts - What movie will Robert Patterson star in this December?)
He will be Edward Cullen in Twilight!!!!

16 July, 2008

Behind in my homework

I just realized that I am about to fall behind in my homework. Can't forget to post every week- ack! I know it's Wednesday, but the week goes fast.
What have I been doing instead of my homework? Knitting of course! Socks, socks and more socks.

07 July, 2008

Holy Hippogriffs!

I got my amazing, awesome, extra supercool package from Patonga. Holy hippogriffs did she ever out do herself! Best kit nominations are in order!

See, I was good. I took pictures before I tore it apart. In the box.
Fresh out of the box- still wrapped up.
Everything out for you to see. Check out the Blood Pops and Chocolate Frogs! I will share them with my underage wizards. I can never find any Honeydukes sweets in my Muggle village.
The best knitting bag ever! The fabric is really cool knitting fabric. The whole bag is great, I can fit loads of stuff in it and it's so well made. I love it!
Will you look at that. Two sets of Knit Picks Harmony dpns- yay! A handturned wpi tool in a really lovely wood, some great owl stitch markers that Patonga made, 4 oz of Maine Woods wool blend roving in perfect Slytherin-y colors. Of course the best part- the yarn. Made by Patonga herself. I love her yarn!
The Merope sock pattern. Could she have picked a more perfect one for a Slytherin? It will be great in the yarn she sent me. There is a really cute owl pendant on top of my very own Defense Against The Dark Arts notebook! The book is so awesome, once again the perfect choice. And see that awesome green spotted coffee mug? It's handmade! It's also a really great size for my hands to hold, and the spots are great. Patonga has been spying on me- she knows I have coffee or cocoa every morning!
Close up of the most perfect Slytherin sock yarn ever! With the owl stitch markers.
Wow, did I ever get spoiled. What an amazing, thoughtful, amazing, perfect, amazing package. Thank you so much Patonga. You took such time and care putting this together I hardly know what to say. I truly love everything. I am a very lucky witch to have had you as my partner. Thank you very much.


Is not good for me. The Muggle post says that my partners package made it to her village, so I hope she got it. Waiting always kills me. Will she like it or not??? Ahhh! I have no idea if my Slytherin mini sock partner has her owl either. On Saturday I came home to a message from my Muggle postman that I have a package they tried to deliver but I was not home. Now I have to go pick it up- I wonder what it is...

03 July, 2008

Owls Away!

I sent off two priority owls yesterday. One to my Slytherin mini sock partner, the other to my HSKS5 partner. I hope they make it alright!

02 July, 2008


Slytherin House decided to have a mini sock swap amongst the house members. I got my package just the other day. It came from Arabella Moody- check it out.

Not one but two mini socks in Slytherin colors. Some size 0 dpns for mini sock knitting and a bunch of mini skeins of yarn to knit mini socks from. One of the yarns she spun herself and I think two of them are yarns that she dyed herself! Arabella pays attention in Potions- they are lovely.
Thanks a bunch Arabella!