Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Finished Knitted Item

I finished my first ever big lace project today - Icarus in Malabrigo laceweight in the color pearl. I wonder if we are going to be learning how to charm shawls like this? I'd sure like to turn it into an invisibility cloak.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I Got a Present!!!!

I got an owl carrying a present. It was from Antonio dela Weasley from Hufflepuff and contained a very nice note, sock yarn (he must have known I was making socks for the house elves), stitch markers in red (my favorite color) and CHOCOLATE!

It really made my day. I was taking a break from working on more homework than I think anyone has ever had to do when the owl came. I was completely surprised and I was very happy that someone took time from their day to think of me.

I hope Antonio gets a an owl with a present soon too!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hogsmeade Weekend

I'm so glad the first years got to go to Hogsmeade this weekend. My first stop was at the Post Office so I could send some of my stitchmarkers to some of my friends from school. I wanted them to be a surprise, so I couldn't risk mailing them from school.

Then I went to Honeydukes Sweetshop and bought some chocolate frogs. They are enchanted to look like real frogs but they are made out of the best chocolate ever! And I love chocolate.

Now I'm back in the G common room working on my knitting. Those house elves are going to love their socks!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Quiddich - Trivia

Answers have * next to them...

1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?
a. The start of the new school year
b. The Dursleys kicking him out
c. Voldemort’s escape from Azkaban
*d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?
a. Mundungus
*b. Snape
c. Yaxley
d. Shacklebolt

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?
*a. Mad-Eye Moody
b. Nymp0hadora Tonks
c. Hagrid
d. George Weasley

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?
a. Kingley Shaclebolt
b. Minerva McGonalgall
c. Arthur Weasley
*d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?
*a. A lynx
b. An otter
c. A doe
d. A stag

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?
a. The Leaky Cauldron
*b. Sirius Black’s house
c. The Dursley’s house
d. Ron’s Auntie Muriel’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?
a. By giving him clothes and his freedom
b. They didn’t win him over!
c. By giving him something to eat
*d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?
a. Severus Snape
b. Lucius Malfoy
c. Lord Voldemort
*d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
*a. Moody’s magical eye
b. Nymphadora’s purple hair
c. Hedwig’s head
d. George Weasley’s ear

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?
a. To Godric’s Hollow
b. To the Forbidden Forest
c. Back to the Burrow
*d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Mad-Eye Moody

Nymphadora Tonks

George Weasley

The Dursley's House


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Anyone Know a Spell??

Anyone know a swift fixing spell? I got some new yarn to make my hand-knit item for my spoilee and couldn't wait to wind it. Unfortunately, the swift I usually borrow to do these things is broken. (It had a bad experience with its owner's 3 year old.)

I tried casting "reparo" on it but it didn't work. Is that the wrong spell or do you think I'm doing it wrong??

Thursday, February 5, 2009

This is my cat Molly. She is trying to look sweet in this picture. Molly likes to hide behind things and then appear out of nowhere. You might see her in the common room so I thought I should put up a picture so everyone would know whose monster, I mean pet, she is.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Hey everyone, look at the stitchmarkers I made. Think any of the other Hogwarts students would like some??


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Quiz Answers

1. What are your three most favorite colors?

Red, purple and pink – but no “red hat society” combinations!

2. What are you three least favorite colors? Harvest gold, avocado green and peach.

3. Your favorite candy is chocolate covered pecan/caramel clusters – actually chocolate covered anything.

4. Who is your favorite Weasley? Ginny or Fleur Delacour (does she count since she married into the family?)

5. Do you knit, crochet, or both? Both – but I prefer to knit

6. What type of kit did you ask for? Socks or fingerless mitts - whatever kit my spoiler thought she had the coolest idea for….

7. Acrylic— (a) has its uses, (b) should all be burned, (c) best yarn to work with? (a) good for charity and baby projects

8. Who is the Gryffindor Head Girl? Millicent Brocklehurst

9. Name four "extras" you would love to receive in your kit.

Little scissors, lingerie bags (for washing socks), Chibi needles (the small size), things with pink skulls on them.

10. What are your three most favorite scents? lavender, citrus and Chanel Coco

11. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? Why can’t I have both? Um – sweet then.

12. Which Gryffindor and Slytherin students are sisters in real life? Quinn and me. But I also know that Emma Wigworthy and Lizzie Wychwood are twin sisters.

13. Do you really need more stitch markers? Not on your life – I make them.

14. DPNs, circular, or straight? Only circular – but I think I’m set for now!

15. Favorite yarn? Malabrigo – any weight. Dream yarn? Wollmeise

16. Favorite HP Movie? Prisoner of Azkaban

17. Favorite HP character? Professor McGonagall

18. What is your favorite pattern? Clapotis – it’s like crack I tell you!

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Socks!

I love knitting socks. I have more socks than I can wear, so I think some day I might try knitting some for some of the house elves. I don't exactly know what sized feet they have, though.

Today I started a new pair of socks out of Opal yarn named after Tonks, who is one of my niece's heroes. No fancy pattern because the yarn is so fancy. I don't normally knit with self-patterning yarns, but the colors in this yarn are so crazy I just couldn't resist it.