Friday, May 1, 2009

Finals Are Over

Finals are over and summer vacation begins. I am so glad to be done with finals but it will be strange not having anything due. Perhaps now I can catch up on some of my knitting projects that have been set to the side because of a busy schedule.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Package For Me!

I got this great kit from Lily of Flitwick of Slytherin. She gave me 100% baby alpaca yarn that she dyed, some great soap that her aunt made, a yummy smelling candle, an amazing bag, and chocolate. A very relaxing package, which is exactly what I needed because this week and next happen to be finals for me.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Quidditch Round 3

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?
b. Lupin

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?
b. McGonagall

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?
c. Viktor

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

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?
a. 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?
c. Anti-summoning Enchantments

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

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
d. 2 months

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

Picture Hunt
Where the Wild Things Are

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

House Quiz

Who gave Harry an enchanted mirror?

Who said, “Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.”
Fred Weasley

Who said, “Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?”

What is Ron’s middle name and what was he given in the Will?
A deluminator

What does Hermione want to talk Mr Lovegood about and what is his first name.
To ask him about the Deathly Hallows symbol.

What is the name origin and what does it mean.
It originates from the word xenophile, which means a person who is attracted to that which is foreign.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

House Quiz

1. James Potter and his friends have nicknames for each other - give three names and who they belong to.
James Potter - Prongs
Remus Lupin - Mooney
Sirius Black - Padfoot

2. What are the three Deathly Hallows?
The Elder Wand
The Resurrection Ring
The Invisibility Cloak

3. What are the four items that belong to the founders of the houses at Hogwarts?
Hufflepuff - Cup
Gryffindor - Sword
Ravenclaw - Diadem
Slytherin - Locket

4. What is the Hogwarts Motto?
Draco Dormiens Numquam Titillandus
"Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon"

5. What is the Hogwarts school song (Book 1)?
Hogwarts, Hogwarts, hoggy warty Hogwarts,
Teach us something please,
Whether we be old and bald,
Or young with scabby knees,
Our heads could do with filling,
With some interesting stuff,
For now they're bare and full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff,
So teach us things worth knowing,
Bring back what we've forgot,
Just do your best, we'll do the rest,
And learn until our brains all rot.

6. What does O.W.L. stand for?
Ordinary Wizarding Level

7. What exams do Hogwarts students take at the end of their 7th year?
N.E.W.T.'s - Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests

8. What form does Snape's Patronus take?

9. Who takes over teaching divination after Trelawney is sacked by Delores Umbridge (Book 6)?

10. Who is Elanor Cadogan's boyfriend? What is his brother's name?
Dean and Sam

Monday, March 30, 2009

Owl Headed Out

I have sent my owl out today with a package for Madam Ferula Finnigan of Slytherin, she should be arriving in a few days.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Playing Catch Up

All week I have felt as though I have been playing catch up on school and on work things. I think that it has finally started to hit me that school will be ending rather soon and I have some big things that I need to get done before it is over.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Quidditch Round 2

1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?
c. Saturday

2. During all this chaos with voldemort and the Death Eaters, people still had lives to live and Ron's oldest brother, Bill decided to marry Fleur Delacour? Who were the uninvited guests at Bill and Fleur's wedding?
b. Death Eaters

3. Voldemort had seven Horcruxes hidden in different places. Six of them were hidden at the Gaunt shack, Hogwarts, a cave, inside Harry, inside his snake, Nagini and Tom Riddles Diary. Did Voldemort hide the last Horcrux inside the Malfoy's vault at Gringotts?
b. No

4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow?
c. The father went to Azkaban

5. Harry and Hermione read a part of "Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore," written by Rita Skeeter. Then they met Dumbledore's brother Abeforth and he told them the same story, just with a few details changed. Which of the following did Aberforth and Rita Skeeter agree on about Dumbdore's past?
b. That Dumbledore was friends with Grindelwald for a while.

6. When Harry and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow, they visit the graveyard to see Harry's parent's graves. Harry walks by a tombstone that we later learn belong to tone of "The Three Broother'. The brother buried there once owned what?
b. The cloak

7. The Trio finds out that Luna had been kidnapped by the Death Eaters , and that they won't give her back until they got Harry Potter. Why did they kidnap Luna?
a. Her father sided with Harry and Dumbledore

8. After Voldemort killed Snape, he left the room and Harry came out from under the cloak. Snape gave Harry some of his memories all the way from when he was a child to just months before. Harry dived into the Pensieve and which of the following did he not see?
c. Snape and Lily having fun in a potions class

9. On the search of the Lost Diadem, Harry finally gets to takl to the Gray Lady. Who was the Gray Lady when she was alive?
c. Helena Ravenclaw.

10. Which of these is not one of Harry or Ron's children?
d. Victoria

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, March 15, 2009

What a Week

Well since this week has been rather light week so I took off from school for a few days to the lake. It was nice getting away for a bit with nothing to do. The downside was that it was cold there, but I did make a sweater while I was there (out of super chunky yarn). Well now I am ready to get back to school only because I have to.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hufflepuff House Quiz

Who likes TeaPots and cat toys?
Chrysta the Cursed
Who wants Polyjuice so they can have Cullen Eyes?
Cliodna Trelawney
Who wants postcards and a hardcover book?
Elladora Madley
Who wants silky terrier? It is not a type of wool but a _puppy!_.
Winifred Wartbobble
Who would like a wicked necklace and bloody stupid jonhsan hat?
Felly Pinkstone
Who never had anything made for her?
Violet Starfire
Who learned how to knit with Maya and Soren?
Who is Pretty as a Peacock Pattern?
Lily May Clearwater
Who does Fair Isle mittens and Tea for Toe up socks?
Mafalda Grubbly-Plank
Who likes Cinnamon flavored coffee?
Antonio dela Weasley
Who likes clever storage systems and mysteries?
Mantacora Crimson
Who wants World Peace and Wool Wash?
Violette Black
Whose Ancient Runes notebook holds the secret of Moonstone earrings?
Whose dog is on a low protein diet?
Selena Starfire
Who does not have much of a ‘stash’ and favorite scent is Pine trees?
When you go to her wish list, you find yourself surfing the net?
Suzie Weasley
Who really, REALLY misses Hawkins Cheezies, Big Turk chocolate bars?
Ursula Longbottom
Who likes pencilthings and rosewood?
Elanor Cadogan
Russian nesting dolls and cute stationary are on this list.
Winifred Hornswaggle
Who likes the Seven Dwarves and the Evil Stepmother?
Bernadette Hobsworth

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Quidditch Round 1

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?

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?

b. Snape

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

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?

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

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?

b. Sirius Black’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?

d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?

d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
a. Moody’s magical eye

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?

d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Picture Scavenger Hunt
The pictures must be posted on your blog or at least linked to from your blog. Make sure that the links work or you will not get credit.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

House Quiz

1. Do you knit or crochet? both
How long have you been at your craft? crochet - 4 years, knitting - 3.5 years
2. Do you spin? What type of spinning do you do? no
3. Are there any other crafts that you participate in? sewing
4. What are your favorite yarns/fibers? wools, alpaca, llama, soft animal fibers
5. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers? acrylic, scratchy yarns
6. Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven't gotten a chance? I don't even know there are so many
7. What are you currently working on? Socks for my sister
8. Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn? fair isle
9. Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? yes
10. Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks? I have a couple needle rolls and a small felted basket that I made to hold them
11. Do you like sweets? What are your favorites? I love sweets, milk chocolate, peanut m&ms, snickers, baby ruth, twizzlers (but no other fruit candies), and Reese's
12. Are you having a birthday during this swap? No

Sunday, February 8, 2009

HLBOES package heading out

Well my package to Madam Jak should be heading out tomorrow. So I am really glad about that. It was really fun making her hat for this package and getting everything together.


Well we got our swap partners for HSKS 7 and I am spoiling Madam Ferula Finnegan. It should be fun. I am really looking forward to things picking up.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Well I got my sister's Zombie socks done before her birthday which is on Sunday, so I won't have to give her one sock and have to make her wait for the second.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Potions Assignment

Here are my fingerless mittens for my Potions assignment.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

HLBOES Quiz #1

For our first quiz we had to knit a mug cozy in our house colors and here is mine.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

HLBOES Partners are out

It's the new year and our swap partners are out. I will be sending to Madame Hooch of Gryffindor. i think that this swap will be a lot of fun because it will be the first one that doesn't involve socks in any way (even though I love making socks). This time I get to make a hat for my partner rather than a bag which is something that I love to do as well since socks and hats are what I make most of the time.