Friday, July 18, 2008

Quidditch - Round Three

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?
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?
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

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?
b. Marlene McKinnon

5. Which two fifth year Ravenclaw students does Dumbledore choose to be prefects?
d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil

6. Which house was Rose Zeller sorted into?
d. Hufflepuff

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

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

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

10. Which book did Harry give Hermione for Christmas?
a. "New Theory of Numberology"

Robert Patterson will star in Twilight as Edward this December.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My kit! Wowza!!!

I received my kit today and!!! My spoiler, Andromeda Finch-Fletchley, took such care with the details and couldn't have put together a more perfect package.

This is the first thing I pulled out of the box.

You wouldn't believe how many awesome goodies she packed into that adorable little trunk. Take a look.

She could have just stopped there and I would have been thrilled to pieces. Here's are some more detailed photos of what was inside.
Some gorgeous stitch markers.

Some point protectors. I love them. Especially the ones shaped like socks. Notice she took care to get them in Gryffindor colors. Amazing.

Here are some more gorgeous stitch markers. I love stitch markers. How did she know!

Check out this row counter bracelet! I LOVE it!!! I have been wanting one of these so bad. I'd swear that she has been stalking me. How else could she have put together such a perfect kit!

Where my snitches at? Here they are. Lol. I have been wanting one of these snitch tape measurers too.

Can you believe she fit all that in that trunk? She must be very good with her wand.
Here are some tasty treats. I love the little tin with the knitting girl on the front. I will carry it with me everywhere. I just love that stuff. Gotta love the tic-tacs in Gryffindor colors. Told ya she took care to pay very close attention to detail. BTW...those are my absolute favorite chocolate bars. Delish! I'm giving the snake to my son. He'll love it.

Here's a close-up of the mint tin. I just love it.

Isn't this the cutest address book ever?

Here is the gorgeous yarn she sent me along with my very first Knit Picks needles. I've been wanting to try those out for awhile now.

Guess what's in this sweet little package? My first audio book title "Cast On, Bet's Off". I can't wait to listen to it.

I just love this!

How cool is this certificate!

Here are the great patterns that she sent me. Horcurx Socks, Bella's Mitts, and Gryffindor Pride Socks. I can't wait to get started!

I LOVE this bag!!!

And she lined it with some really lovely fabric too.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Coming to a Close

The school year is winding down and coming to an end. I am finding myself with a little more free time now that I don't have so much homework. I kind of miss the homework now that I don't really have any more but I am so thankful for the extra knitting time.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Quiz #3

Who is your favorite member of the Order of the Phoenix?
Favorite person at Hogwarts?
Favorite spell or charm to use?
Best and worst classes at Hogwarts?
Best would be Defense Agains the Dark Arts. Worst would be Herbology.
Favorite flower?
What is your beverage of choice? Coffee, tea, latte, soda/pop?
All of the above.
Favorite muggle music?
Linkin Park
How many family members do you have?
What do you do on your summer vacation? What is your Favorite vacation ever taken?
Not much. Sometimes we visit my dad. He lives at the beach. That's always good. Lol. Our best ever vacation was our honeymoon. We went to Sandals Resorts in St. Lucia. It was fantastic!!!
What is your favorite subject at Hogwarts? Why?
Defense Against the Dark Arts. Kicking butt is fun!
How many pairs of shoes (footwear) do you have? Which are your favorite pair?
I don't know. Maybe 6. My fave pair is a pair of sneaks with skulls and hearts on them.
How many projects do you have OTN (on the needles)?
Only one right now.
What is the oldest project you're working on and when did you cast it on?
The socks I'm currently making. I cast them on yesterday. I'm almost done but they are only toddler socks. Lol.
Favorite food(s)?
Pretty much anything.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Quidditch Round 2

1. At the beginning of the year feast, who is the only person who rudely interrupts Dumbledore during his speech?
b. Professor Umbridge
2. Off what street is the alley where Harry first met Sirius?
c. Magnolia Crescent
3. Tonks’ mother had two sisters, both pure-bloods, and both left on the Black Family Tree. What are their names?
c. Narcissa and Bellatrix
4. What spell are the students studying in McGonalgall’s class when Umbrdige is doing her inspection?
d. The Vanishing Spell
5. Who comes to warn Harry and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army that Umbridge and her group of followers are coming to break up their meeting?
Answer: Dobby
6. Who are the members of the Order that met Harry Potter in the Dursely’s house during the summer before his fifth year?
c. Alastor Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Elphias Doge, Dedalus Diggle, Remus Lupin, Emmeline Vance, Sturgis Podmore, Hestia Jones
7. Moody used the Disillusionment Charm on Harry.
a. Yes
8. Which of these Death Eaters is Sirius related to?
d. All of these
9. At what age did Sirius leave his home?
Answer: 16
10. How many of the original Order members were killed (don’t include those who disappeared)?
b. 8

Friday, June 13, 2008


Holy yarn it's been a busy week. I can't believe how much homework we have been having. It's really putting a dent in my knitting time.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Quiz #2

1. onihexp - phoenix
2. nro - ron
3. mayr - army
4. seelway - weasley
5. hrigda - hagrid
6. ifdynrrgof - gryffindor
7. dawn - wand
8. oshawrgt - hogwarts
9. busnim - nimbus
10. bdulodeerm - dumbledore
11. bydob - dobby
12. bugmrdie - umbridge
13. emionehr - hermione
14. rhayr - harry
15. arkreech - kreacher
16. riissu - sirius
17. dootvlemr - voldemort
18. ptrote - potter
19. hwgedi - hedwig
20. ebtahlkclso - shacklebolt

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Socks for My Dueling Partner

Here's a photo of the socks I made for Minee. Good luck to all the duelers moving on to the next round.

Death by Chocolate...and Sock

I received my death sock in the mail yesterday along with some delicious chocolate. Thank you Minee for the gorgeous socks and the tasty treat. Here's a pic of my wonderful new socks:

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Knitting with a Vengeance

Dueling is a blast so far. I hope and pray my partner isn't crushing me right now unbeknownst to me. Lol. The pattern is definately lacking but I would like to say that, being very competitive, it isn't slowing me down in the least bit. I don't think I will EVER use this pattern again unless it is force upon me but my first sock did come out nicely. The first day the pattern was released my husband and I had a moment on an elevator where we thought we might be stuck inside because the doors didn't seem to want to open. We had an appointment at the Ministry of Magic and he had to get back to work afterwards. I threatened to sit in the floor in knit while he pace about worrying about not getting back to work on time. Hehe.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Quidditch - Round One

1. Which of Arabella Figg's cats ran out from under the car?

(a) Tibbles

2. Which of the following is NOT one of Albus Dumbledore's middle names?

(a) Ignatius

3. Which educational decree introduced a High Inquisitor to Hogwarts?

(d) 23

4. Apart from Harry, Ron and Hermione, who was the first person to enter the Hog's Head that showed an interest in Harry's Defense Against the Dark Arts classes?

(b) Neville Longbottom

5. In the first Quidditch match of the year, which player attempted to score first?

(a) Angelina Johnson

6. What kind of bush does Harry hide behind to listen to the news?

(b) a hydrangea bush

7. Why is Mundungus Fletcher disguised as a woman when he witnesses the DA (Dumbledore's Army) meeting in the Hog's Head Pub?

(b) He was banned form the Hog's Head Pub 20 years ago.

8. When Harry and Cho go on their first date to Madam Puddifoot's in Hogsmeade, what is is decorated with for Valentine's Day?

(c) golden cherubs and pink confetti

9. How old is Sturgis Podmore and where does he live?

(a) 38 and Number 2 Laburnum Gardens, Clapham

10. What did Fred and George Weasley do to Montague?

(a) Forced him head-first into a Vanishing Cabinet on the first floor.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Care of Magical Creatures

Well, as a first year I'm not required to take Care of Magical Creatures at all but I didn't think there would be any harm whatsoever in reading up on our school books anway. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is quite the interesting read but I much prefer "The Monster Book of Monsters" as it's so much more, um...engaging. I do rather enjoy a good book so while I was in Flourish & Blotts I decided to pick up a couple of extra books. I would like to recommend "How to Live With A Unicorn" and "The Monster Hunter's Handbook" for a bit of light reading, although I must say that "The Monster Hunter's Handbook" is much more informative. I am ever so fascinated by the Phoenix. It seems the most helpful magical creature of all but I am also quite fond of the Leprechaun, as I am Irish myself.


I am seriously looking forward to some Quidditch! Woohoo!!!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Forgotten Password

If anyone is wondering who that was sleeping outside of the Gryffindor common room last was me. I confess I totally forgot the password and was left sleeping outside the room last night.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ever So Tired

Ahhh...I am sooo tired right now. I have so much homework and I still have Astronomy tonight at midnight. All I really want to do is put my wand aside and knit, knit, knit!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Gryffindor Quiz

1. Molly and Arthur Weasley have ___ children. Name three.
Charlie, Bill, Fred, George, Percy, Ron, Ginny

2. What is the full name of Gryffindor house ghost Nearly Headless Nick?
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington

3. Which Ravenclaw sports a hat with a Gryffindor-like life sized lion's head which roars in Order of the Phoenix?
Luna Lovegood

4. Name five members of the Order of the Phoenix.
Sirius Black, Severus Snape, Mad-Eye Moody, Arthur Weasley, Nymphadora Tonks

5. What is the profession of Hermione Granger's parents?

6. What is your favorite thing to knit or crochet?

7. What is Professor Minerva McGonagall's animagus?
silver tabby cat

8. What size needles (DPNs, circular or loop) do you prefer for knitting socks?
size one (magic loop)

9. Where are the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix?
Number 12, Grimmauld Place

10. What is your favorite pastime when not studying at Hogwarts?

11. What is the name of the last book you read?
The Deathly Hallows

12. Which Gryffindor used to play "Charlie's Angels" and always was Bosley?
Lizzie Wychwood

Thursday, May 8, 2008

New Wand

I was in Diagon Alley today so I stopped by Ollivanders to buy my wand and here it is:

Wood type: ebony
Length: 11½ inches
Core: Phoenix Feather

get your own wand!


I'm finally here for my very first year at Hogwarts!!! I am very excited about joining the 5th Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap. It's thrilling that there are so many fellow Gryffindors who are picking up their needles and participating in the swap as well. Click here to learn more about this years sock swap at Hogwarts: