Wednesday, April 29, 2009

End of the Semester Post

Wow, I can't believe that the end of my first year (swap) at Hogwarts has come to an end. I am not going to be around in the summer but I really enjoyed making a swap kit for my swap pal. And I love the kit I received. Thanks for a great swap!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Busy Week

It has been a really busy week at Hogwarts. At the end of the semester there is sometimes just too much homework to do! Haven't gotten much knitting done but I really hope to have some cool pictures of finished projects to show in the next day or two.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Quiddich - Round 3 Trivia

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name? Lupin
2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
Nicholas Flamel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
Maurice Sendak

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
The Thieves’ Downfall

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
A Death Eater’s back

9. How much older than James was Lily?
2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration

Picture Hunt



Wild Things

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Homework is Done!!

1- Who wrote the obituary of Dumbledore in The Daily Prophet? Elphias Doge

2- What is a Squib? A witch or wizard who can't perform magic. Like my Aunt Arabella. But she is still a member of the Order of the Phoenix and I'm really proud of the way she helps out.

3- Who stole the locket Horcrux from the Black House? Mundungus Fletcher

4- What are the Albus Dumbledores' siblings names? Aberforth and Ariana

5- Where did Hermione leave the money for the eggs and bread that they stole from the lonely farm? Under the chicken coop.

6- What is the quote Lily and James Potter have on their tombstone? "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."

 I'm not exactly sure what that means but I love reading the stuff people put on their tombstones. Does that make me wierd??

7- Why did Gilbert Grindewald leave wizarding school? He got expelled for performing dangerous magic on students. How embarassing.

8- Where does Xeno Lovegood first say that Luna is when Ron, Hermione and Harry visit? Collecting plimpies. I would love to know Luna. She sounds really interesting to me.

9- What wood is the wand from The Deathly Hallows supposed to be made out of? Elder wood.

10- How did Harry, Hermione and Ron escape the vaults of Gringotts? Riding a dragon. I love dragons. You can see pictures of them on my blog.

11- What is the name of the all-female Quidditch team that Ginny has a poster of in her room? Holyhead Harpies.

12- Describe what the Undetectable Extension Charm is. It makes the inside of a space larger than the outside. I want to learn this charm so I can use it for the box I store my yarn stash in. Seriously.

Friday, April 10, 2009

An Owl Came

An owl came yesterday with the best swap package ever. Squee! When I opened the box I found a great project bag containing the stuff for my bag felting project, cat toys!, gummy worms and cookies which were tasted and proclaimed excellent before I had a chance to photo anything. (If you click on the pictures they will get bigger and stop looking blurry....)
While I was taking photos, the catnip mouse was also "appropriated", tested and proclaimed to be most excellent.
Then I looked inside the felted bag kit and found yarn (with 2 colors of red so I could pick which one looked most Gryffindor), a pattern and Addi Needles. I need to make this bag to get over my fear of felting....

The red and gold bag is beautiful and will make a great project bag for medium sized projects. It has a place for storing knitting needles and a million pockets and the pockets were all FULL.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Gel pens (which I can never have enough of) PINK skull beads - SQUEE - and other findings to make stitch markers (because I like to make them), and tubes of pink, white and red and gold mixed beads, a red M&M tin for carrying stuff in knitting bags and Body Shop Papaya Body Butter which I will carry in my knitting bag for when I want to knit and my hands are dry.

Thank you Fleur for these most excellent gifts. You really went above and beyond. I hope you like your swap package as much!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Finished Carol's Shawl

My latest finished object. Made of Interlacements Toasty toes - and yeah, sometimes hand dyed yarn has color variations even within the same skein. The left side clearly doesn't match the right.

Darn muggle yarnz. Anyone know a color fixing spell??