Friday, February 27, 2009

All I Can Say is One Word


(More info to come very soon, once I get the pictures taken and uploaded)

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?

a. The start of the new school year

b. The Dursleys kicking him out

c. Voldemort’s escape from Azkaban

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?

a. Mundungus

b. Snape

c. Yaxley

d. Shacklebolt

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

b. Nymp0hadora Tonks

c. Hagrid

d. George Weasley

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

a. Kingley Shaclebolt

b. Minerva McGonalgall

c. Arthur Weasley

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

b. An otter

c. A doe

d. A stag

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?

a. The Leaky Cauldron

b. Sirius Black’s house

c. The Dursley’s house

d. Ron’s Auntie Muriel’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?

a. By giving him clothes and his freedom

b. They didn’t win him over!

c. By giving him something to eat

d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

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

a. Severus Snape

b. Lucius Malfoy

c. Lord Voldemort

d. Dolores Umbridge

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

a. Moody’s magical eye

b. Nymphadora’s purple hair

c. Hedwig’s head

d. George Weasley’s ear

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?

a. To Godric’s Hollow

b. To the Forbidden Forest

c. Back to the Burrow

d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Mad Eye Moody
Nymphadora Tonks
No. 4 Privet Drive
George Weasley

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sssslytherin House Quiz # 2

1. Which housemate has an 11 ½ inch holly wand with a Dragon Heartstring core?
Bathilda Boomslang

2. Which housemate creates rockin’ sock patterns?
Emma Wigworthy

3. Which housemate has the hots for David Boreanez?
Cassandra Puddlemere

4. Which housemate used to be the top badger who made a habit of eating snakes?

5. Which housemate shows off her awards from HSKS6 on her blog?
Madam Ferula Finnigan

6. Which housemate makes kicka* * cookies IRL?
Esme Beanswallow

7. Which housemate is a third year Slytherclaw, whatever the hell that means?
Callisto Verity

8. Which housemate wants Plymouth to make her feet happy?
Belladonna Boomslang

9. Which housemate is a knitting addict? (Ok, all of us, but one in particular.)
Me of course! The one and only Lily of Flitwick

10. Which housemate loves to sing?
Diana Lockhart

11. Which housemate has issues with muggle devices?
Ginny Crookshanks

12. Which housemate likes Darth HelloKitty?
Cecily Fortescue

13. Which housemate has a member of the family with his own fan club?

14. Which housemate has never-ending PMS?
Olivia Gaunt

15. Which housemate originally comes from South New Joisey?
Penelope Caerphilly

16. Which housemate “adores” European chocolates?
Clara Clovenhoof

17. Which housemate has a roommate who seriously put a crimp in her communication abilities?
Rowena Weasley

18. Which housemate was fortunate enough to lose her HP husband?
Lavender Diggory-Dolohov

19. Which housemate likes some Nascar dude?
Andromeda Finch-Fletchley

20. Which housemate needs a new time-turner?
Ophelia Crookshanks

Friday, February 6, 2009

Its FO Friday!

Pattern: Queen of Beads by Sivia Harding
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight - My Blue Heaven
Needles: KnitPicks Harmony DPNs Size 1 (2.25mm)
Cast On Date: 1/30/09
Mods: I used the Italian Tubular Cast On to eliminate the need for waste yarn

Whoo Hoo! Its Friday! Its just pouring down rain outside, which is a little depressing. But to brighten my day, I finished my first pair of socks from the Rockin Sock Club. I got my first kit last week and I had to cast on immediately. I'm so happy with the way they came out. They'll have to be socks I wear around the house since I beaded them all the way to the toe, but with as much sock yarn as I have, I've got plenty to make socks for inside of my shoes. Its nice to have one pair that I can just prance around the house in. The yarn and beads are so pretty that I don't know if I'd want to take them out anyway. What's sad is that these are actually my first FO of 2009. I've had such knitting ADD problems recently. I just cast on a project, I knit it for awhile and then put it down and start something else. Its ridiculous. But I can't do that this month, I've gotta knit through as much stash as I can so I can buy a little more at Stitches West in 3 weeks!

To add to my joy, I also received my package from my Valentine Vampire Swap pal. She packed it full of goodies:

There were Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, lots of chocolate, heart socks and napkins, a keychain, a journal, some tea, and some wrapped presents all with a little bag to put it all in. Guess what was inside of those pretty packages:

There was a yummy scarf made out of Malabrigo I believe, a box of Earl Grey (which I am drinking as I type), a beautiful pattern, some soap made from Goat's Milk and Yummy yarn! It definitely made my evening.

I thank Ronnica for sending me the package. I love it!

Monday, February 2, 2009

HSKS 7 - First Slytherin Quiz

Today is the first day of HSKS7. I can't believe this is my fourth year at it. This term, I decided that I wouldn't use my character blog, just my personal one so you'll see quizzes like this scattered throughout my posts. No, I have not lost my mind and think I have multiple personalities, I'm just condensing this term into one space. Our Slytherin Head Girl has posted our first quiz...and my answers are below.

1. What are your three most favorite colors?
Blues, Greens, Reds, Pinks

2. What are you three least favorite colors?
I tend to stay away from orange and yellow

3. Your favorite candy is _________________.
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

4. Draco, Lucius, or Snape?
oooo...that's a tough one....Draco

5. Do you knit, crochet, or both?

6. What type of kit did you ask for?
Socks or Fingerless Mitts

7. Acrylic—has its uses, should all be burned, best yarn to work with (choose one)?
Sorry I'm a yarn snob, unless its blended with wool or cotton, it should be burned

8. Who is the Slytherin Head Girl this term?
The lovely Quinn

9. Name four “extras” you would love to receive in your kit?
hmmm....I like unique items and books, I'm looking for a few books in particular

10. What are your three most favorite scents?
nothing too overpowering, floral and fruity scents are the best

11. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
I like the best of both worlds, sweet AND salty :)

12. Which Slytherin is the Keeper of the Crucio List?
Cass Puddlemere

13. Do you really need more stitch markers?
YES...I keep losing those damn things

14. Dpns, circular, or straight?
DPNs or 40" long KnitPicks circular (for magic looping)

15. What yarn makes you squee?
Sock yarn makes me squee, and I really love indy dyers

16. Favorite HP Movie?
Prisoner of Azkaban

17. Favorite HP character?
Believe it or not...Luna Lovegood

18. Who was your first choice for DADA professor?
Oh hell...I don't remember...I wanted all of them!!!

19. What is the Slytherin Common Room called?
The Snake Pit

20. What makes you worthy of being in Slytherin House?
What kinda question is that?! I'm sexy and devious that's why!