Tuesday, February 24, 2009


My trip to Hogsmeade was short and sweet since I had so much homework to do over the weekend. It was ok because I really only had one thing I wanted to pick up.

Last year I saw a beautiful black robe with yellow embroidering at Gladrag's Wizard Wear that I loved and wanted so badly. I saved as much money as I could this past summer and went to the store with the hopes it would be there.

I had to dig a little bit, but I found it in the back of the store. I tried it on and it fit perfectly (hmmm wonder if it's magic?) I paid for it and happily wore it back to Hogwarts. I have it on right now and I'm not sure when I'm going to be taking it off.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Quidditch Round 1

1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?
a. The start of the new school year
b. The Dursleys kicking him out
c. Voldemort’s escape from Azkaban
d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?
a. Mundungus
b. Snape
c. Yaxley
d. Shacklebolt

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?
a. Mad-Eye Moody
b. Nymp0hadora Tonks
c. Hagrid
d. George Weasley

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?
a. Kingley Shaclebolt
b. Minerva McGonalgall
c. Arthur Weasley
d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?
a. A lynx
b. An otter
c. A doe
d. A stag

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?
a. The Leaky Cauldron
b. Sirius Black’s house
c. The Dursley’s house
d. Ron’s Auntie Muriel’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?
a. By giving him clothes and his freedom
b. They didn’t win him over!
c. By giving him something to eat
d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?
a. Severus Snape
b. Lucius Malfoy
c. Lord Voldemort
d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
a. Moody’s magical eye
b. Nymphadora’s purple hair
c. Hedwig’s head
d. George Weasley’s ear

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?
a. To Godric’s Hollow
b. To the Forbidden Forest
c. Back to the Burrow
d. To the site of the Quidditch World

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


1. Do you knit or crochet? Knit
How long have you been at your craft? 3 years
2. Do you spin? What type of spinning do you do? Yes. I’ve just started spinning and work with a top whorl spindle
3. Are there any other crafts that you participate in? No
4. What are your favorite yarns/fibers?
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock, Knit Picks yarns, Malabrigo
5. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers? Lion Brand and RedHeart. However, I do plan to try out some of the new Lion Brand yarns that were just released in conjuncture with them opening up a store in NYC
6. Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven't gotten a chance?
Dream in Color, Rowan Kidsilk Haze, Cascade 220 Heathers
7. What are you currently working on? Sweater for my mom, socks from my Rockin’ Sock Club, Lace scarf for my friend Rachel
8. Are there any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn? Fair Isle and maybe some specific type of lace knitting.
9. Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? No, but I have access to one at work
10. Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks? I have a quilted needle case for my straights and then a clear case for my Knit Picks Harmony interchangeable needles
11. Do you like sweets? What are your favorites? Love sweets, particularly milk chocolate. My favorite thing is milk chocolate covered pretzels
12. Are you having a birthday during this swap? Yes (March 26th to be exact)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

First Assignment

What is your favorite knitting project and why? Was it the yarn your chose? Shaping? What drew you to it?

My favorite is a pair of Fawkes socks that I finished in late spring of last year. The yarn was part of a swap package that I received from a very nice swap partner. These were my first successful pair of knit socks. I had made other socks, but had never been able to complete a pair and all the single socks I had made just didn't fit that well. However, these socks were magic. The knitting went smoothly and the fit was great. I love them and wear them as much as possible.