Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Most Wonderful Package!

An owl showed up at my door this morning carrying an enormous package from my amazing spoiler, Minerva Kwikspell! It was stuffed with all sorts of goodies...

An awesome Slytherin tote bag that will definitely be getting lots of use...

Lots of treats, including another Cadbury bar (my favorite!) and blueberry green tea...

Yummy yarn enough for two(!) pairs of socks, which will be knit up very soon...

Two size 1 Knitpicks circulars, gorgeous Slytherin stitch markers, and a Hogwarts houses row counter!
Group shot! I could hardly fit everything into the picture. Also in the package were five Harry Potter themed sock patterns, a set of beautiful note cards, and a journal. Thank you so so so very much Minee! Everything is so wonderful!

Quidditch Round 3

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 Numerology"

Picture Scavenger Hunt
Padma Patil
Hannah Abbott
Dumbledore's Army
Cedric Diggory
(Extra 5 pts - What movie will Robert Patterson star in this December?)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

They're here!

Hurray! I was so excited to see this owl fly up to me this morning because I knew exactly what she was carrying - these gorgeous socks! The colors are even more marvelous in real life than this picture can capture. Thank you so much, Lily!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Done and Done

Dueling Round Three is officially done. Because of the holiday however, this is going to be a race of the post offices. I'll be awaiting your owl, Lily! The yarn is Cascade 220 in a wonderfully Slytherin green.

In swapping news, my package is (still) on the verge of completion. The professors have suddenly decided to pile on the work, so I have yet to find time to sneak down to the kitchens. I'm thinking this weekend may be a good time...

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Almost there...

Phew! I'm so exhausted after that last round of dueling; I even took a few days off knitting so I would not injure my hands. I sent my socks off last Wednesday, but I still haven't heard anything. The post office could not give me delivery confirmation on international owls. I have my fingers crossed...

In happy news, my package is almost complete! I have everything ready to go, except for one thing. Do you think the Hogwarts house elves will let me use the ovens in the kitchens?

Wednesday, June 18, 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?


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?


10. How many of the original Order members were killed (don’t include those who disappeared)?

b. 8

Picture Scavenger

Post these pictures to your blog. They must either be posted or linked to from your blog in order to receive points.

Kingsley Shacklebolt

Bellatrix Lestrange

Nymphadora Tonks

Remus Lupin

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Mini-sock Mania

Today was another day full of owls! I received my gorgeous mini-sock (pictured on the left) from Queen Frysia as part of the in-house swap, and mailed off my own mini-sock on the right to Megaera Black. It was knit with embroidery floss held doubled, due to Meg's allergy to animal fibers, and it turned out great!

In swap package news, I'm just putting the finishing touches on Lavender's package before getting ready to send it off. I'm so excited!