Thursday, May 29, 2008

Quidditch round 1

I can't believe it, it's time for Quidditch again... Time goes so fast this term, but it's no wonder with all those gorgeous new teachers *drools a bit*

Okay, I'll have to stop daydreaming about my teachers and get those answers written down. This time the House Cup must not go to anyone else but Slytherin.

Which of Arabella Figg's cats ran out from under the car?

a. Tibbles

2. Which of the following is NOT one of Albus Dumbledore's middle names?

a. Ignatius

3. Which educational decree introduced a High Inquisitor to Hogwarts?

  1. 23

4. Apart from Harry, Ron and Hermione, who was the first person to enter the Hog's Head that showed an interest in Harry's Defence Against the Dark Arts classes?

  1. Neville Longbottom

5. In the first Quidditch match of the year which player attempted to score first?

a. Angelina Johnson

6. What kind of bush does Harry hide behind to listen to the news?

b. A hydrangea bush

7. Why is Mundungus Fletcher disguised as a woman when he witnesses the DA (Dumbledore's Army) meeting in the Hog's Head pub?

b. He was banned from the Hog’s Head pub 20 years ago.

8. When Harry and Cho go on their first date to Madam Puddifoot's in Hogsmeade, what is it decorated with for Valentine's Day?

c. Golden cherubs and pink confetti

9. How old is Sturgis Podmore and where does he live?

a. 38 and number 2 Laburnum Gardens Clapham

10. What did Fred and George Weasley do to Montague?

a. Forced him head-first into a Vanishing Cabinet on the first floor.

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Pictures may either be posted to your site OR you can hyper-link to the pictures location, BUT when I visit your site I MUST be able to see or get to the pictures in some way by seeing or clicking. Simply having the words of what the picture is will not work.

Fred and George Weasley (Together)

Hog’s Head Pub

Sirius Black

Mr. Weasley & Harry (Together)

Draco Malfoy

I just hope I got everything right... if not, I hope any of my fellow Slytherins will point it out to me.

Monday, May 26, 2008

I'm stunned

wow, I never would have guessed that so many people would participate in my little contest. Just 36 hours after I posted it and we already have 13 entries - so for sure my son will have some fun Saturday in drawing the names.

As the contest bag is finished now and I'm waiting to hear back from my pal about her preferences, I have some spare knitting time. And as I can't really live without knitting, I'm rather busy to make tiny baby hats for S.P.E.W.

They will be donated to Bonnie Babies by the end of the swap and I finally found a way to use up all those leftovers and partial skeins. Photos will be posted soon, it's almost midnight here and I just wanted to stop by for a moment.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Bag finished and a little contest

I finally got the pattern for my bag ready, it will be published later today in my Etsy store. I really hope you like it, it was really fun to design and to knit.

But I promised you a little contest, where you would be able to get it for free, here are the details:

Post on your blog about a first thing in knitting, could be your first time doing a certain technique like lace or cables, or the first time designing your own, first time knitting socks... You get the idea? Then come back to my blog and leave a comment with a link to your blog post

And of course I want to see at least one pic of the item you are posting about. Deadline for this is Friday, May 30. 10 lucky people will get the pattern for free, if there are more then 10 participants, I will have my 3 year old son draw the winners out of a hat.

Have fun, I can't wait to see your posts...

Oh, and I'll tell you why I want you to post about a first time: This is the first time I combined such a lot of techniques in one project (lace, i-cord, 3-needle-bind-off etc).

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Slytherin House Quiz #1

Our first House Quiz has been posted and as a good student *cough* , I'm doing it right away...

1. How many goal posts are on the Quidditch Pitch?
six - three at each end

2. Who was portrayed in the picture that kept screaming in the headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix?
Sirius Black's mother Walpurga Black

3. Who was giving Hagrid all of those bruises and cuts?
His half-brother Grawp

4. Who left his shift early, leaving Harry open to a dementor attack?
Mundungus Fletcher

5. What was the name of the Squib who came to Harry's side after the attack?
Mrs. Arabella Figg

6. What position was Percy promoted to that made him have a 'row' with Mr. Weasley?
Junior Assistant to the Minister

7. What secret does Hermione know about Rita Skeeter?
Hermione knows that Rita is an unregistered Animagus

8. Name one person other than Sirius Black who was scratched off of the Family tree wall?
Tonk's mother Andromeda, Sirius' cousin

9. Who discovers the room of requirement?
the house elf Dobby

10. Where is the first DA meeting held?
in the pub "Hog's Head" in Hogsmeade

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I had a great birthday

Thanks for all the birthday wishes, I really had a great day. The party was fun too, I enjoyed to get to know some of you.

I got some great birthday presents, but nothing knitting related as the book did not arrive in time and my friends had to buy something else instead... As far as I know, they had planned to get Arans and Celtics for me, now I got an audio book and a book by Terry Pratchett. I like them too, but the knitting book would have been awesome.

Besides, I got some cute Mary Janes with just a bit of a heel, they will look great with a pair of jeans as well as with a skirt. And not to forget the muggle money and the gift certificate for a clothing store. Now I can do some shopping, as soon as I am back to the muggle town Dortmund again.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Party invitation

Change of plans... we will meet in the Great Hall, I didn't think about the password... See you later

It's my birthday today and I'd love to invite you all to a great party

Where: Slytherin Common Room
When: May 15, 5pm EST
Who: everybody is invited

I'm sure we will have lots of fun, I have some good music here and I might have some liquor hidden from the teachers.

If my room mates help me to decorate, it will be a perfect start into the new Hogwarts year

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

my roommates

I found my room and really look forward to getting to know my roommates. They are Catrione Lestrange, a fifth year at hogwarts, Ophelia Crookshanks, a former Gryffindor and Lavender Diggory-Dolohov, a former Ravenclaw.

I'm sure we will have a lot of fun, we are thinking about a room name right now. The first idea was "Knitting Godesses" and I think it's a great name.

Have to go to classes for my muggle education right now, but I will be back soon

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Classes will start soon

I am planning my classes right now, for sure I will enjoy Defense against Dark Arts with such a good looking new teacher. And the lessons about History we got lately were great, not boring at all, I might even start to like this course.

For my third year here at Hogwarts, I decided to take Muggle Studies as an additional class, my parents are muggles and I live in the muggle world when not at Hogwarts, so this might be fun too.

Now I have to look for my dorm and my roommates, I want to get to know them as soon as possible.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Phoenix Feathers Bag

Here is a first preview of the bag I designed for the HSKS bag design contest, now I just need to write down the pattern.

When the contest is over, the pattern will be available for sale in my etsy store, but I will make it available for some of you for free, just have to think about a fun contest.

So please, keep an eye on my blog or you might miss an opportunity to get this pattern for free.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

I am back

Finally, I made my way back to Hogwarts, I have been awefully busy lately. Besides visiting Hogwarts, I'm learning to be a secretary in the muggle world and my family kept me busy too.

Can't wait to get to know everybody and find some roommates, hopefully we will learn about our swap partners soon.

Now I'm off again, need to enchant my quill for writing the pattern of a "Phoenix Feathers" Bag - which I have knitted for the bag design contest. A sneak preview of the bag will be posted soon, so keep an eye on this blog.