Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cool Rainy Night

Well it is another cool and rainy night in Indiana. We had 80 degree weather for three days and now it turns wet and cool again. Are we ever going to have spring?

I am getting concerned about my spoilee Ginny Crookshanks from Slytherin, because I haven't heard from her about the package I sent. I know it was delivered last Monday and I hope she has it.

Work is still really slow and we are laying off 5 more people this week.

I can't wait for the HSKS 8 Summer Camp, it sounds like so much fun.

All for now

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Owl Has Landed

Close-up of stitch markers and yarn.

Three sock patterns (Fawkes, Horcrux and Hufflepuff Two Color Knitting), two cloths, tape measure that she crocheted the cover on, Stitch Jones yarn dyed especially for me, circular needle from Knit Picks and some really fabulous stitch markers that she made me and a Hogwarts Certificate.

Notebook, address book, picture frame, 9 different green teas. Reeses' Peanutbutter Cups and a gummy snake (how Slytherin).

Andromeda designed this bag (see the owls?) and also made me a project bag.

Package as received

My kit arrived yesterday from Andomeda Finch-Fletchley (Slytherin) and it was amazing. Andormeda is an awsome spoiler. Thank you Andromeda it was a great package.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

HSKS 7 Quidditch Round 3

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?

a. Black
b. Lupin
c. Pucey
d. Finnigan

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?

a. Evans
b. Malfoy
c. McGonagall
d. Flitwick

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?

Nicholas Flammel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?

a. Theodore
b. Cedric
c. Viktor
d. Vincent
5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?

a. Creevey
b. Patil
c. Zabini
d. Vane

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?

a. Maurice Sendak
b. Chris Van Allsberg
c. Ezra Jack Keats
d. John Steptoe

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?

a. The Flagrante Curse
b. The Thieves’ Downfall
c. Anti-summoning Enchantments
d. The Geminio Curse

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?

a. Another Death Eater’s back
b. George’s wand hand
c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand
d. George’s face

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).

a. James was older
b. 6 months
c. 1 month
d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?

a. Grimp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration
c. Gamp’s Law of Fundamental Transfiguration
d. Grimp’s Law of Fundamental Transfiguration

Picture Hunt




Bag Felting

I just felted my pal Ginny Crookshanks bag and it felted smaller than I hoped. I used Shepherds Wool and it really felts. It's a good thing I made it bigger than the pattern called for. I have everything for her package and plan on sending it out Friday. I hope she likes her package.

It has been raining all day and is still raining this evening. I had an extended holiday and didn't have to go back to work until today.

All for now, it's almost time for American Idol.


Sunday, April 12, 2009


Who gave Harry an enchanted mirror?

Sirius Black

Who said, “Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.”

Fred Weasley

Who said, “Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?”

Rufus Scrimgeour

What is Ron’s middle name and what was he given in the Will?

Billibus, Dumbledore's Deluminator

What does Hermione want to talk Mr Lovegood about and what is his first name?

She wanted to talk to him about the symbol he wore around his neck to Bill and Fleur's wedding: Xenophilius

What is the name origin and what does it mean.

It is derived from Greek, "a person attracted to that which is foreign or alien."

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Rainy Sunday

It is a cold and rainy Sunday in Indiana and perfect for knitting.

I had to have some of my toenail taken off Friday and it is a little sore today. I think I overdid walking on it yesterday when I went shopping for things for my spoilee Ginny Crookshanks. I should have her package done and in the mail by the 17th.

My husband and I went to an auction last night and bought a beautiful 32 pc. set of dishes for $20.00. We had a good time together.

All for now, I need to go grocery shopping.


Hufflepuff House Quiz

1. James Potter and his friends have nicknames for each other - give three names and who they belong to.

Prongs: James Potter
Padfoot: Sirius Black
Wormtail: Peter Pettigrew
Mooney: Remus Lupin

2. What are the three Deathly Hallows?

Resurrection Stone
Elder Wand
Invisibility Cloak

3. What are the four items that belong to the founders of the houses at Hogwarts?

Sword: Gryffindor
Cup: Hufflepuff
Locket: Slytherin
Diadem: Ravenclaw

4. What is the Hogwarts Motto?

Never Tickle A Sleeping Dragon

5. What is the Hogwarts school song (Book 1)?

Hogwarts, Hogwarts, hoggy warty Hogwarts,
Teach us something please,
Whether we be old and bald,
Or young with scabby knees,
Our heads could do with filling,
With some interesting stuff,
For now they're bare and full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff,
So teach us things worth knowing,
Bring back what we've forgot,
Just do your best, we'll do the rest,
And learn until our brains all rot.

6. What does O.W.L. stand for?

Ordinary Wizarding Levels

7. What exams do Hogwarts students take at the end of their 7th year?

N.E.W.T.S: Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests

8. What form does Snape's Patronus take?


9. Who takes over teaching divination after Trelawney is sacked by Delores Umbridge (Book 6)?

Firenze the Centaur

10. Who is Elanor Cadogan's boyfriend?


What is his brother's name?