Monday, March 31, 2008

Kit I sent!

I finally sent out my kit. I took some pictures, so here they are, but I realized how much dog hair there is in my room. I swear that my mom cursed the blanket she sent with me to apparate all the dog hair in her house to my room here at Hogwarts. I wouldn't put it past her sometimes.

Anyways, Perenelle, I hope you like it when you get it, but don't look any farther if you don't want to ruin the surprise.

Group Picture

There is a big bag, a small sock bag, and a tool bag; two balls of Dal of Uruguay sock yarn in red and one in yellow; Addi Turbo US 1 40" circular needles; a black sheep tape measure; Book of Sock Spells Grade 1 with four patterns that use the supplied yarn and needles; an owl st marker holder and a bunch of st markers; and a Dumbledore book marker.

Here is a close up of the art on the bags. I hand painted these.

Here is a close up of the owl st marker holder with one of the st markers sticking out of the top.

Here are the 12 st markers. I made the five on the left first and then I lost them (they were in the tool bag posted above). So I made 7 in a tear drop shape. Then I lost the 7 tear drops and found the first five. Then I found the tear drops again (they were in the bottom of the big bag). So now lucky little Perenelle gets 12 st markers!

This headband is a last minute addition I sewed together while I wait for my mom's very trustworthy owl to come take my package.

So fun! I hope Perenelle has fun picking out a pattern and using her bajillion st markers.

And here is a perfect picture to show you why all of my items are covered in hair if I am right about the cursed blanket. Please forgive me, Perenelle.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

strange dreams

So a house elf yesterday showed up with a note that I was to be in the astronomy tower last night at midnight. The canary and I discussed it, but we couldn't really figure out what the house elf could want or if the house elf was delivering the message for someone else.

So we went up and now I don't really remember what happened. I slept in late today and the canary is missing. I am no sure what to do now.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ravenclaw House Quiz - finale

1. Who loves containers of all sorts?
Esmerelda Beanswallow

2. Who dyed her fingers blue?
Lavender Ackerly

3. Who is related to William Shakespeare?
Celestina Cadogan

4. Who wants to own an alpaca farm?
(other than me--I just didn't mention it) Victoria Black

5. Who hates carrots?
Selina Starfire

6. Who is from the Muggle town of Bagshot in Surrey?
Patonga Pinkstone

7. Who was searching for radishes in the winter?
Madam Ferula McGonagall

8. Who got a gift certificate to a LYS from a Slytherin boy for Valentine's Day?
Cecilia Kettleburn

9. Who discovered ghosts and house elves drinking tea in the Great Hall at midnight?
Me! Boy was that a crazy night. That silly little canary.

10. Who took an extra credit class called Muggle Fantasy Literature?
Selina Starflame

11. Who attended a Muggle music convention?
Patonga Wigworthy

12. Who taught herself to purl backwards?
Serafina Starfire (so clever)

13. Who sports Ravenclaw Spirit socks?
Minerva Kwikspell

14. Who would like to work in Muggle Relations after graduation?
Allitrya Spelling

15. Whose Mum is named Henrietta?
Avada Finch-Fletchley

Friday, March 14, 2008

Quidditch, Round 3

1. When Rita Skeeter prints a bad articles about Hagrid in the Daily Prophet, which Professor teaches Hagrid's Care of Magical Creatures class while he is away?
a. Professor Trisonikly
b. Professor Snape
c. Professor Grubbly-Plank
d. Professor Meshdeh

2. What was the article Rita Skeeter wrote about Hagrid called?
a. The son of Fridwolfa the Giantess
b. The Truth About Rubeus Hagrid
c. Dumbledore's Giant Mistake
d. Half Giant at Hogwarts

3. When the school champions were being chosen from the Goblet of Fire, whose name cam out first?
a. Fleur Delacour
b. Viktor Krum
c. Cedric Diggory
d. Harry Potter

4. What is the spell Ludo bagman says to magically magnify his voice when he commentates?
a. Sonorus
b. Sonafy
c. Lumos
d. Sonatus

5. What kind of dragon did Cedirc have to face in the first task?
a. A Hungarian Horntail
b. A Swedish Short-Snout
c. A Welsh Green
d. A Chinese Fireball

6. Who raised the trophy after winning the world cup?
a. Troy and Moran
b. Troy and Quigley
c. Quigley and Moran
d. Lynch and Connolly

7. How many bedrooms did Mundungus Fletcher claim to have?
a. 4
b. 8
c. 10
d. 12

8. For what did Moody mistake his birthday gif of a carriage clock?
a. An intruder
b. A basilisk egg
c. A bomb
d. A Blast-ended Skrewt

9. What did Mr. Ollivander produce for the end of Cedric's wand?
a. A bunch of flowers
b. A fountain of wine
c. Twittering birds
d. Silver smoke rings

10. The dark mark is on Snape's left arm.
a. Yes
b. No

Picture Scavenger Hunt

A Basilisk

Mundungus Fletcher

Amos Diggory


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Swap package is here

It has arrived, and is smelling loverly. My dogs keep huffing the bag and the yarn. It was from the super Lavender Kedavra.

You can see here the wonderful bag that she knit with the top reinforced with US 15 Brittany needles (gorgeous and clever), US1 40" circular needles (so I can learn magic knitting), a cable sock pattern, Dove chocolate eggs (so good, they are already all eaten in this picture), subtle yarn, and matching st markers.
The bag is like a Mary Poppins bag. I used it for a purse last week and I just kept getting more and more stuff in there. At one point I had a whole palm tree. Enchanted knitting bag, indeed.
The yarn is gorgeously subtle and soft. I actually have a very similar yarn from Alpaca Sox, so good choice Lavendar. Gorgeous colors. I am dying to cast on, but I have so many projects on the needles, I am making myself wait because they all have deadlines. I think that I will make myself 3 pairs of socks for my birthday in May. I should have shown you the yarn in the skein, but I got all excited and balled it.

I am already using the st markers in a house elf hat. They must also be charmed because I never skip past them on the rows I am supposed to do something. Very handy for such a spacy knitter!

And this wonderful all-over cable pattern. I can see this getting a lot of good use. On stiff paper in a plastic case so I don't drool on it while I am concentrating on my knitting. (Cables Galore, by Monica Jines)

Looking forward to it!

Friday, March 7, 2008

My element

Your Element Is Air

You dislike conflict, and you've been able to rise above the angst of the world.

And when things don't go your way, you know they'll blow over quickly.

Easygoing, you tend to find joy from the simple things in life.

You roll with the punches, and as a result, your life is light and cheerful.

You find it easy to adapt to most situations, and you're an open person.

With you, what you see is what you get... and people love that!

I find this a little strange since my wand and core are both firey. Not as weird as if it had been water.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Ravenclaw Quiz #5

  1. Do my homework for me. - Faciopus (on homework)
  2. Tidy up my bedroom. - Purgo Cubiculum (on room)
  3. Make a delicious chocolate cake. - Facio Placensuavi
  4. Make my professor stay in bed today. - Mansio Lectus (on professor)
  5. I would like breakfast in bed, please. - Prandi Enlectus
  6. Stick all my Quidditch opponents' feet to the floor. - Pesensol Omnis
  7. Give everyone the giggles. - Minrisus Omnis (gets everyone in the room going)
  8. Dye some yarn in my favorite color. - Fucio Caruleus (blue yarn!)
  9. Unravel the mess I've made with my yarn. - Extendio Filum
  10. Knit my Prefect the perfect bag! - Texetis Neila Absolmantica