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: