Monday, December 8, 2008

Final duel

The final duel has come and I am ready for battle. It looks like it is going to come down to the Owls. My competetor Emma has finished her hat as well as I have and here it is. (mine that is)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Some photos long overdue

Here is the hat from round four, Foliage hat from Ophelia.

Here is the Wizards hat from round 3 finally...

My sweater that I am making to date...

And finally the hat that I hope wins the fouth duel for Hufflepuff...

It's here, it's here!!!!

My package finally arrived. YAY. and here it is.... Thank you soooo much Hermione AKA the best spoiler ever.

So this amazingly strong owl drops off this huge box for me and before I can take it in and care for it before it returns across the sea it takes off ( Hermione must run a tight shift) Anyway I of course break right into it.

And oh my all the goodies...

First there was a great letter describing some of the things awaiting inside...

Like the Pumpkin Pasties


Then there was this intriguing package

Which turned out to be this totally amazing item...

Then another package that said A little piece of Italy...

Oh my, Yay..

Then something to help in potions class... (filled with candy)

What I believe to be a project/needle holder..

Along with some needles to put in it WOW THANK YOU...

And some patterns....

A Dishcloth with Sirius's tat on it I believe.

Amazing Hufflepuff sock yarn...

And a Cauldron...

And so here is the entire Awesome package all together.. I vote Hermione for best kit!!!

Thank you again Hermione this kit was totally awesome...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Duel with the snake

This duel appears as though it is going to be the most intense yet, and I have had some pretty intense Duels so far. But with my fellow Puffs cheering me on I think I can make this prediction come true. Huzzah Hufflepuff!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Quidditch Round 3

1. Who was Tom Riddle Sr.'s girlfriend before Merope gave him the love potion?
a. Eleanor
b. Cecilia
c. Sally
d. Mandy
2. What does Luna say floated into Harry's ear when he was in the train car that supposedly caused him to lose focus?
a. Demiguise
b. Jobberknoll
c. Wrackspurt
d. Runespoor
3. How much do the primary Apparition lessons cost?
a. 10 galleons
b. 8 galleons
c. 15 galleons
d. 12 galleons
4. What is Professor Merrythought's first name?
a. Eileen
b. Galatea
c. Carol
d. Jocelyn
5. What Hogwarts club was Eileen Prince captain of?
a. Charms Club
b. Gobstones Club
c. The Slug Club
d. Occlumency Club
6. Who is head of the Goblin Liaison office?
a. Ambrosius Flume
b. Dirk Cresswell
c. Ciceron Harkiss
d. Barnabas Cuffe
7. Mrs. Weasley offers Fleur a goblin-made tiara for the wedding with Bill. What family member is currently in possession of the tiara?
a. Aunt Muriel
b. Aunt Ethel
c. Aunt Edna
d. Aunt Thelma
8. How many points does Snape take from Gryffindor for Harry's late arrival and muggle attire?a. 30
b. 70
c. 50
d. 90
9. When Profressory Slughorn first meets Hermione, he asks her whether she is related to Hector Dagworth-Granger. What society did Dgworth-Granger found?
a. The Most Extraordinary Society of Charms
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Herbology
c. The Most Extraordinary Society of the Defense Against the Dark Arts
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers
10. Which of these describes Golpalott's Third Law?
a. The antidote for blended poison will be equal to less than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components
b. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to less than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate compenents
c. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate compenents
d. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separtea components

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hufflepuff House Quiz

Hufflepuff House Quiz time again.

Did you all get your homework done from last week? The questions are really easy and personal this need to go hunting for answers anywhere besides your own brain. Just some fun getting to know you questions and to help make the next swap better. ;)Be sure to post your answers before Thursday at midnight.

1. If this was your first HSKS, have you enjoyed yourself. If you are alumni, was this term better than other terms (if so how)? This was my first HSKS and I thought it was a lot of fun. What a great idea thank you very much to the Head Mistress and all others who make this possible and for setting everything up.

2. Will you be returning for HSKS7? I would love to but it will have to depend on the timing of it and how we (Ronnica and the kids and I) are doing (physical and finacial health)

3. What is your favorite part of HSKS? I love to roll-play, but the friendships and interactions with everyone is great too. All the creativity that goes into it is a lot of fun too.

4. If you had the chance to switch houses next term would you? What house would you be in? No way, Huzzah Hufflepuff.

5. Are there any problems that you need to talk to the Head Girl or Prefects about? I am pretty sure I have talked about everything that I needed to talk about already, the Prefects and Head Girl have been very helpfull, thank you.

6. Has your Spoiler been in contact with you about your package? Yes, thank you very much Hermione, what a great spoiler.

7. Have you been in contact with your Spoilee to let them know you are still with us? ;) Yes, Grandma Grumblyplank was a lot of fun to spoil.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dueling round 3

So... Round 3 of the duel has come and now gone for me. Cassandra Crimsonchin was a worthy opponent and I was scared to the end. The hat that she sent to me which I was able to remove the curse prior to putting it on (thank goodness) will be posted soon (I don't have the cord to connect to the computer to download the photos). Thank you very much Cassandra the hat is great I am now a true wizard. Check back tomorrow.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

My new sweater

So I have cast on for my pub crawler sweater, YAY. It is slow going but that is ok I am taking it a little at a time. I will put up photos as soon as possible, but we don't have the camera at the moment. Time to get back to it. It won't get done if I don't do it.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Homework part 2

Professor Hagrid was having a terrible morning, and it wasn't even breakfast yet. Someone broke into the Transfiguration classroom the night before, hid a Boggart in the closet, and set loose 73 doxies. How did he know there were 73 doxies? Because each one took a bite out of his belly as he tried to capture it, and Madame Pomfrey had to lick each wound separately. And comment annoyingly about how Professor Trelawney would've had the room cleared out with 2 waves of a wand. It took forever to get out of the infirmary, and by then Professor Hagrid was in a foul mood. Luckily, he knew how to improve it: by finding the culprits and making him, her or them pay. Hagrid had overheard some students giggling in the hallways the other day about Draco Firewalkers's stash of doxy eggs, so he had a good idea of who to interrogate first. Unfortunately for him, but rather fortunately for Draco, the common room password had recently been changed to the Irish, so Hagrid couldn't enter. The Fat Lady looked up from her portrait and laughed at the cursing, frustrated Professor. The old Professor Hagrid would have thrown a hissy fit at being taunted by a mere portrait, and blasted the thing all the way into the 3rd floor girl's bathroom. The new Professor Hagrid went to 17 weeks of Anger Management classes, punched a lot of pillows, and took up woodworking. And started subscribing to the Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes catalogue. Professor Hagrid's first class of the day was Transfiguration with the 3rd year Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws. It took them 2 hours to clean up after the entire carton of Nosebleed Nougats that went off and clung to their robes, schoolbooks, and any exposed flesh. The students all knew that Draco was planning to do something in Transfiguration to get Professor Hagrid, so everyone blamed him for the prank and gave him the cold shoulder for 17 days, until Herminoe Bagnold blew up the Herbology classroom with a misplaced charm and became the new pariah-of-the-hour.

Friday, October 24, 2008

MAD Libs

1. Proffesor Hagrid
2. Transfiguration
3. 73
4. Professor Trelawney
5. Belly (given to me by my big house elf)
6. Lick
7. Draco Firewalker
8. The Irish
9. The Fat Lady
10. 3
11. 17
12. woodworking
13. Ravenclaw
14. Nosebleed Nougat
15. Hermione Bagnold
16. Herbology

Bring on the madness...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Christmas gifts

Rowena and I have been working on making Christmas gifts for the family, a nice inexpensive way for us to get something nice for loved ones. It has been quite tedious, we have been working on projects we don't really want to do with yarn we don't really like working with all so we can get them things we know they will like/use. I can't wait to finish all the stuff I "have" to make so I can make this sweater I have been eyeing. It is from Son of Stitch and Bitch the "Pub Crawler". It will be the first and probably last sweater I make so I had to pick a good one. I am going to be making it in a wine (main) and silver (secondary) color. I can't wait, Rowena helped me pick out the colors. I wanted yellow and black but Rowena said I can't really pull off the whole "yellow and black" thing, but Rowena thinks no one can pull that off. Since she is the one who has to see me in it most I went with her suggestion. I can't wait till I can cast on...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Quidditch Round 2

1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble?
a. Rat
b. Frog
c. Cat
d. Lion

2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Gillywater
b. Butterbeer
c. Pumpkin Juice
d. Elf-Made Wine

3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies?
a. Gwenog Smith
b. Gwenog Jones
c. Glen Jones
d. Glen Smith

4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s?
a. 6
b. 3
c. 5
d. 4

5. What is Professor Sughorn’s favorite candy?
a. Cockroach Clusters
b. Sherbet Lemon
c. Acid Pops
d. Crystallized Pineapple

6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
a. Mermaid
b. Blast Ended Skrewt
c. Hippogriff
d. Unicorn

7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear?
a. Buttercup
b. Magenta
c. Royal Blue
d. Aqua

8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling?
a. Amulets
b. Cloaks
c. Wands
d. Hats

9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth?
a. 9 Galleons
b. 18 Galleons
c. 16 Galleons
d. 12 Galleons

10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials?
a. H.F.G.
b. H.E.F.
c. H.A.L.
d. H.K.D.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Duel club Round 2

So the second round of Duel club has come. I have completed my hat but when I went up to the owlry I was dishearted to find all the owls were gone and I must wait until tuesday to mail it, all the owls were on Holiday (Stupid Columbus day).

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hufflepuff quiz 3

Hufflepuffs ... get your thinking caps on and get to the library to study up. Answers are to be posted by Thursday at midnight, good luck.
Trivia Questions

1. On what day does Harry run into Draco and Narcissa in Diagon Alley? Saturday (Aug3)

2. How does Harry get detention in DADA? He tells professor Snape that he(Snape) does not have to call him(Harry) sir after Proffesor Snape corrects harry to call him (Snape) Sir

3. How does Ron get his spot on the Gryffindor Quidditch Team? Herminoe cast the confundus charm on McLaggan causing him to miss his last goal and Ron saved all 6 goals.

4. When is the first Apparition lesson? first saturday in february (feb1)

5. When do Ron and Ginny breakup with Lavender and Dean? Just after Harry leaves the common room under his invisibility cloak to go see Hagrid after drinking some Felix Felicis (april 21)

6. What Horcrux is hidden in the cave? Slytherins locket (technically none)

7. Who does Filch have a romance with? Madame Pince

8. When is Voldemort’s birthday and birth place? Dec 31 in London

9. What is Dumbledor’s favorite flavor of jam? Raspberry

10. Who is “Mollywobbles” and who uses the name? Molly Weasley and Arthur Weasley calls her that

Picture Search



Madam Pince

Rufus Scrimgeour

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Well I guess Hogsmead was a total bust for me. I remember heading on out to Hogsmead, we were almost there and then everything went completely black. The next thing I knew I was in a bed in the hospital wing with Madame P. standing over me. I am not sure how long I was in there. I just now remembered that the Hogsmead trip had already happened. I guess I will have to wait till next time. It is ok though, I am all better now and I wasn't planing on doing anything or spending any money this time around. I really wish I knew what happened though. Man bad things appear to happen to me alot, first the pictures now this... At least I am back in time for my Duel. Oh, thank you again Rowena for all the support you have given me since my incident, what would I do without you?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Hufflepuff Quiz 2

The Quiz...
1 Which is your favorite book in the series (and why)?Deathly Hollows probably because I very much want to read now that I have finished HBP again plus sooo many questions answered.

2 If you were taking Owls, which class would you get an E in? Prolly Transfiguration
Would you get any Ts? Yes in Divination

3 Who is your favorite character (or characters) in the Harry Potter series? Ron (such a dork)

4 If you had to pick 1 character for a roomate, who would you pick and why? Fred and or George they would be sooo much fun to room with.
Who'd be your least-favorite to have as a roomate?McLaggan

5 Hufflepuffs are a hardworking bunch, but also a bit mischevious. Which Hogwarts professor would you most like to prank, and how would you do it? Professor Trelawny, I would enchant her shawls to entangle her everytime she said the word grim.

6 Favorite DADA professor? (from the books, Lucius does NOT count :) Lupin

7 Favorite magical creatures? (Also, if for example you like a certain creature in general, but not how they are represented in the HP canon, feel free to elaborate :) Phoenix

8 What is your favorite food in the HP universe? Anything made by Mrs. Weasley
Which food or foods would you like to try in real life? Treacle Tarts
Do you have any recipes to share with us ;)? No sorry

9 Broom, floo powder, portkey, or magic carpet? Broom

10 Since we're Hufflepuffs... Yellow or Black? Black

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Quidditch Round 1

1. At the beginning of the book, Cornelius Fudge is talking to the Muggle Prime Minister. Which member of the Order of the Phoenix has recently been found dead?

a. Hestia Jones

b. Elphais Doge

c. Emmeline Vance

d. Dedalus Diggle

2. What animal does Bellatrix Lestrange kill when she and her sister, Narcissa, are going to see Professor Snape?

a. Owl

b. Fox

c. Rabbit

d. Cat

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?

a. Midnight

b. 11 p.m.

c. Noon

d. 11 a.m.

4. What did Professor Sluhorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?

a. An armchair

b. A bed

c. A table

d. A wardrobe

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?

a. E – Exceeds Expectation

b. P – Poor

c. O – Outstanding

d. A – Acceptable

6. Herbert Chorley, the Prime Minister’s Junior Minster, has been entertaining the public by impersonating which animal?

a. A hen

b. A duck

c. A lion

d. A squirrel

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?

a. Pimmy

b. Pomony

c. Pommy

d. Pomona

8. What is Dumbledore’s idea of ‘a few words’?

a. nitwit, odder, blubber rand tweak

b. nitwit, odder, bubblegum and tweak

c. nitwit, oddment, bubblegum and tweak

d. nitwit, oddment, blubber and tweak

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?

a. Bertie

b. Damocles

c. Tiberius

d. Savage

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?

a. Helana Prince

b. Eileen Prince

c. Lily Prince

d. Elizabeth Prine


Post pictures to your blogs or link to the pictures from your blog post.




Professor Sprout

Professor Dumbledore

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dueling club

So I have joined the dueling club. I have completed my task and it has been sent by owl. I kind of messed up in my first attempt and here it is...

It is way too small... it doesn't even fit my littlest house elf (3yro) so I had to start over.

The new one is finished and sent out by owl but will not be shown until it makes it to it's destination.

ETA: It has made it to it's destination so here it is...

She has said that she loves it and it fits well so that is good. It was made with some stash Malabrigo so i am sure that is will get lots of use this winter season... of course in Las Vegas I am not sure how much use there is for a winter hat... I guess at night it gets quite cool. This was lots of fun and I can't wait for the next round.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Picture Day!

So today was picture day and I got all dressed up and was all clean and read for picture day then this happened...

Somehow it gave me a picture of this Dork... I figured maybe someone jinxed the camera or something so I asked to have my picture taken again with a different one and it just got worse...

I think maybe some Slytherins may have had a hand in this... So much for picture day.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A little more to know

1. Do you knit and/or crochet? I knit but I would like to learn to crochet some time.

2. How long have you been at your craft? About 2 months.

3. Do you spin? If yes do you use drop spindle or wheel. I have spun using a drop spindle but not much recently

4. What is your favorite color? Black and recently I have taken a liking to yellow

5. Do you have any other hobbies? Is sleeping a hobby. I don't really have time for anything else at the moment.

6. What are your favorite yarns/fibers? Any natural fibers I like pretty much.

7. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers? Any synthetics

8. Are there any yarns that you’ve been eyeing and wanting to try? Not really I have had a pretty good smorgeshboard (SP?)

9. What are you currently working on? The second of a pair of Dragon scale gauntlets (fingerless arm warmer)

10. What is your favorite Finished Object? (Pictures are welcome.) The first pair I made of the Dragon scale Gauntlets.

11. Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn? Fair Isle

12. What is you favorite type of book or movie? Fantasy

13. Who is your favorite person at Hogwarts? Ron Weasley

14. Favorite class and/or subject at Hogwarts? Transfiguration

15. How many family members do you have? 4

16. What is your favorite Fall activity? Apple picking

17. How many projects do you have on your needles/hook? 1

18. What is your favorite type of footwear? Crocs

19. What is your favorite beverage of choice? Juice

20. What is your favorite part of Half-blood Prince? All the parts with the pensive where you find out more and more about You-Know-Who so harry has a fighting chance.

Huzzah Hufflepuff!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Draco Info

Potter Name: Draco Firewalker
Rav ID: Knit-to-Bond
Pets that I have: None
My favorite yarn: Animal fiber
If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors? HUFFLEPUFF Huzzah
My favorite flavor: Banana or Watermelon
My favorite holiday: Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Halloween
I would like to receive a: (Sock kit, scarf kit or yarn dyeing kit) Surprise
List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: Addi size 3, 40"
Is there a brand that you are dying to try?: Knitpicks Harmony
I've participated in HSKS: (How many times have you participated in HSKS swaps?) This is my first year
Do you have a birthday during this swap? If so which day? Not this swap :(

Saturday, September 6, 2008

First Day

So it is my first day of term and I have been sorted into Hufflepuff, Huzza. I am greatly looking forward to meeting and getting to know all the new friends here at school and just having lots of fun.