Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ravenclaw assignment - Finished!

I have to tell you about the shiny time I had in Diagon Alley last weekend! My friend Fleur Sweeting and I decided that we really needed some new doublepointed needles and had to get over to Diagon Alley immediately. Fleur put on their leather belt because it was verdant and did not want to get a cold. I grabbed my cell phone and we headed to the trains.

While waiting for our train to Diagon Alley, we chatted with Quinn of Slytherin and Cassandra Grubbly Plank who were planning to visit Gringott’s. Lizzie did not want to go alone because he/she was collecting a turtle and that was very airy and brought Quinn along for their excellence in protecting spells.

The train arrived and off we went. Our seats were very comfortable and the train sped along towards Diagon Alley and we were there in a flash! Before heading to the Yrsa’s Yarn Shoppe, we went into a Pogo Stick that sells the flouncy macaroni and cheese!!! As we neared the Pogo Stick , we noticed quite a lot of commotion! The Pogo Stick owner had set the macaroni and cheese-making machine and it had gotten stuck! Macaroni and cheese were flailing everywhere! I ducked as a cream-filled macaroni and cheese came flailing right at me and it greened into Professor Snape’s thong just as they walked through the door! A strawberry macaroni and cheese did a nose dive and splattered all over the floor most elaborately! We made it out of the store just as a macaroni and cheese frog and a kettle of Bertie Bott’s every flavor beans collided in a rainstorm of goo!

Since we were still rosy, we walked the 56 blocks over to Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor! I decided on a cone with Curry ice cream and Fleur got the hot fudge sundae with extra peppers! Yummy! Professor Snape had made his way over here as well after the incident at the Pogo Stick shoppe and had chosen a Champagne float.

After that, we passed Gringott’s and headed to Yrsa’s Yarn Shoppe! I tried not to look at the beautiful skeins of silk and bamboo and wool and instead, headed toward the doublepointed needles while Fleur stopped to flee the stitch markers. I found a bony Cassandra made out of steel and made my purchase. Fleur kept hedging between the doublepointed needles she came for and a pattern for an afghan. She chose the afghan pattern and we walked the back towards the train station just in time to make the 12:30 train.

After sitting down, we noticed Quinn and Cassandra were on the train as well. Cassandra looked quite phlegmy to have the turtle with them. Quinn however did not look phlegmied at all. While waiting to go into the vault, a baby goblin waiting in line with his Mommy, had sent on Quinn getting margarita all over their clean robes! The smell really was just horrendous! Apparently, Quinn ’s protecting spells don’t work well against margarita!! We made our way to a less smelly compartment and talked about how we were going explain missing Professor Flitwick ’s lecture on the valuable ways thestrals are working with the Department of Mysteries in solving unsolvable forests!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Homework - last!

Decided to do the Ravenclaw assignment this week :)
1- An adjective - Shiny
2- A fellow Ravenclaw - Fleur Sweeting
3- A knitting or crocheting item - doublepointed needles
4- A clothing accessory - leather belt
5- An adjective - verdant
6- Something you always have with you - cell phone
7- A HSKS student1 - Quinn of Slytherin
8- A HSKS student2 - Cassandra Grubbly Plank
9- A noun - turtle
10- An adjective - airy
11- A noun - pogo stick
12- An adjective - flouncy
13- A food - macaroni and cheese
14- An adjective ending in “ing” - flailing
15- An adjective ending in “ed” - greened
16- A Professor at Hogwarts - Snape
17- An article of clothing - thong
18- A food flavor - strawberry
19- A part of a room - floor
20- An adjective - rosy
21- A number - 56
22- A food flavor - curry
23- A food topping - pepper
24- A drink - champagne
25- A verb - flee
26- An adjective - bony
27- Something you can knit or crochet - afghan
28- An adjective - phlegmy
29- A past tense verb - sent
30- A food or drink - margarita (with salt)
31- A Professor at Hogwarts - Flitwick
32- A magical creature in Harry Potter’s world - thestral
33- A noun - forest

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Quidditch 7.3

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

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 Flamel

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?

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
Parvati Patil

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?
Maurice Sendak

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
Geminio Curse
8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
Another Death Eater’s wand hand

9. How much older than James was Lily?
2 months
10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration

...Photos are coming.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Merlin's beard! My kit arrived - and IT IS A M A Z I N G
First! The bag - purple and green. My faves :)

Inside the bag (lined AND a pocket!)

And the haul

2 Hiya Hiyas (bamboo and steel, size 0), Eucalan, Sheep Shop gorgeous yarn for some lovely handwarmers (which I will knit and wear in Paris like in the photo!), HP Time Turner, a bookmarker needle sizer/gauge stick, dark pearl stitch markers and dark chocolate cabernet cherries (will have to hide those from the Hub); DPN tubes (needed those) and a nifty Knit pin.

I love love love it all!

Thanks to my wonderful spoiler, Fleur!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Homework Assignment 11 April

1- Who wrote the obituary of Dumbledore in The Daily Prophet? Elphias Doge
2- What is a Squib? Someone of little to no magical ability born to wizarding parents.
3- Who stole the locket Horcrux from the Black House? Mundungus Fletcher
4- What are the Albus Dumbledores' siblings names? Ariana and Aberforth
5- Where did Hermione leave the money for the eggs and bread that they stole from the lonely farm? Under the chicken coop.
6- What is the quote Lily and James Potter have on their tombstone? "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."
7- Why did Gilbert Grindewald leave wizarding school? He was expelled for performing dangerous magic on students
8- Where does Xeno Lovegood first say that Luna is when Ron, Hermione and Harry visit? Collecting plimpies.
9- What wood is the wand from The Deathly Hallows supposed to be made out of? Elder wood.
10- How did Harry, Hermione and Ron escape the vaults of Gringotts? Riding on the back of the dragon guarding the vaults.
11- What is the name of the all-female Quidditch team that Ginny has a poster of in her room? Holyhead Harpies
12- Describe what the Undetectable Extension Charm is. A spell placed on an object which allows it's internal dimension to contain more than how it appears externally (Hermione's bag or the tents).

Friday, April 3, 2009

Who and why...

I'm probably most like Molly Weasley, always mothering people (not just my kids) and I'd probably like to be like Molly, fighting alongside of Minerva at the Battle of Hogwarts. I need to think on this more. Hmmm.