Friday, March 27, 2009

The Spring Break

I thought I would post a note to let everyone know that our delightful Head of House has excused me from classes for the next two weeks. I will still be in contact with all my wonderful classmates and dorm mates but I am attending a muggle grouping of sock knitting enthusiasts. Mr. Crookshanks has appropriated enough time to take a leave of absence from the Ministry to stay with our little ones while I 'hob-nob' with other sock lovers. I am SO looking forward to it. Not the hob-nobbing, the getting away.  

I am actually very nervous. I am uncertain if there will be any other 'extra gifted' people there, I am hesitant to take my charmed needles as I might scare them. So instead, I will be behaving like a real muggle. I hope that my hands don't hurt or that my stamina will be kept up as I am not very fast when I have to do it all myself. 

I finally received a new camera. So I will include a picture of the fantastic little ROAK that I received from the loverly Suzie Weasley. Thank you so much for your kindness. The Twizzlers were quickly consumed. Sorry that I forgot to include them in the photo. 
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  

Friday, March 20, 2009


This week has been rather hectic. But today it was totally made up for. I received a RAOK from the wonderful Suzie Weasley. This is the puff girl that I am to be spoiling, who, by the way, has a birthday coming up. (My owl, Eion,  left with a package for just the very occasion today. Hopefully, he will make it back in time to take her kit to her as I am winging my way to the muggle Camp Knitty Ha ha.) 

I would love to post a picture, but as the camera has officially died and no amount of Repairo has worked, I do believe it is time to just bury it. I just might let our neighbors have a go at it. They seem to be quite infatuated with all things muggle. 

I received a package of Twizzlers. Luckily, I opened the package after the little ones were in bed so I managed to quickly hide them. I am in need of more knitting snacks so into the knit bag they went. I also received a set of wonderful Slytherinish stitch markers with a Slytherinish ring to hold them. They too quickly went into the knit bag for use on the next project. I am hoping to start a knitted dress for the youngest one soon. And last, but not least, is the most beautiful skein of red yarn. It is from Pagewood Yarns. It is called Hand Dyed Sock Yarn for Main Street Yarn in a delicious 'Really Red' colorway. I cannot wait to start working with it. I think for now it will remain in a skein so I can ponder what pattern to utilize. I kinda hear it whispering to be a cable pattern. We shall see. 

I am off to wander in the library. I hear a new Sock book has finally arrived and I would like to have first dibs on it. 

Happy Knitting and THANK YOU, SUZIE WEASLEY!! 

Saturday, March 14, 2009

HSKS 7 Quidditch #2

Picture Scavenger Hunt




Godric's Hollow
1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?
c. Saturday

2. During all this chaos with Voldemort and the Death Eaters, people still had lives to live and Ron's oldest brother, Bill decided to marry Fleur Delacour? Who were the uninvited guests at Bill and Fleur's wedding?
b. Death Eaters

3. Voldemort had seven Horcruxes hidden in different places. Six of them were hidden at the Gaunt shack, Hogwarts, a cave, inside Harry, inside his snake, Nagini and Tom Riddles Diary. Did Voldemort hide the last Horcrux inside the Malfoy's vault at Gringotts?
b. No

4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow?
c. The father went to Azkaban

5. Harry and Hermione read a part of "Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore," written by Rita Skeeter. Then they met Dumbledore's brother Abeforth and he told them the same story, just with a few details changed. Which of the following did Aberforth and Rita Skeeter agree on about Dumbdore's past?
b. That Dumbledore was friends with Grindelwald for a while.

6. When Harry and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow, they visit the graveyard to see Harry's parent's graves. Harry walks by a tombstone that we later learn belong to tone of "The Three Brothers". The brother buried there once owned what?
b. The cloak

7. The Trio finds out that Luna had been kidnapped by the Death Eaters , and that they won't give her back until they got Harry Potter. Why did they kidnap Luna?
a. Her father sided with Harry and Dumbledore

8. After Voldemort killed Snape, he left the room and Harry came out from under the cloak. Snape gave Harry some of his memories all the way from when he was a child to just months before. Harry dived into the Pensieve and which of the following did he not see?
c. Snape and Lily having fun in a potions class

9. On the search of the Lost Diadem, Harry finally gets to talk to the Gray Lady. Who was the Gray Lady when she was alive?
c. Helena Ravenclaw.

10. Which of these is not one of Harry or Ron's children?
d. Victoria

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Homework for this week

Our assignment for this week was to talk about what we did on our snow day. The day began with three patronises arriving before 6 am. The first patronis was from the Ministry and it arrived at 4:30 a.m. It was for Mr. Crookshanks telling him that due to the poor conditions all travel was suspended and  floo network would be closed due to the necessity of the fireplaces for actual warmth. The second patronis arrived at 5 a.m. telling us that the primary school for the kids would be closed due to too many mishaps with kids spletching with the cold weather. (I really think it was because they were thinking they would rather be in bed with it nice and warm and was separating from their parents. Parents arriving at the school. Kids arriving home in their beds.) The third patronis was Mr. Crookshanks' secretary letting him know everyone received their patronis and all were informed. That arrived at 5:15 a.m. 

By the time all the patronises disapperated, I couldn't sleep. So instead took the day to finish up homework that was due for History of Muggles, History of Magical Creatures and where to find them. They were both due for completion on Friday. I am glad to say, they are finally done. 

When the assignments were turned in by owl, I sat about cataloging all my new yarns. I have been so busy trying to complete the assignments that I had quite the pile going. I managed to get them all logged into my muggle database called 'Ravelry.' (I really do love that place.) Unfortunately, it became evident that I have way TOO much yarn. So, enough of what I did on our wonderful snow day, off to get busy with my knitting. 

Now, if I could just find those needles that Mrs. Weasley spoke about last Thursday night.....