Saturday, February 28, 2009

Where did this week go?

My muggle family kept me so busy this week, I didn't even find time to do my homework *hangs head in shame*

But I found some time for crafting and started putting the kit together for my pal. I don't have everything yet, but it's making good progress: yarn is dyed, knitting part of the bag is done and some treats are bought.

I found my love for crochet again and have made a few small projects this week to get the hang of it and now I'm working on a beautiful shawl... I wish I knew how to enchant my knitting needles to knit socks by themselves, but they never manage to get the heel right - leaves me no other choice than to knit them myself, even if I hate the yarn a friend of mine chose for her socks.

That's all for today, I really hope to find more time next week

Tuesday, February 17, 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?
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?
b. Snape

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

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?
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

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?
b. Sirius Black’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?
d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?
d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
a. Moody’s magical eye

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?
d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Picture scavanger hunt:

Mad Eye Moody
Nymphadora Tonks
George Weasley
The Dursley's House

I've been tagged

Okay, just some silly amusement... I got tagged by Bevin Rae for this

Here is what you do:

1. Go to your pictures on your computer
2. Open the 6th folder
3. Choose the 6th picture
4. Show the picture on your blog and write something about it.
5. Invite 6 new people to this challenge.
6. Link to them and let them know they have been tagged.

This is me and my son - not even one year old back then. We were at the wedding of some friends and as they had a medieval wedding I made a tunic for my son and bought a beautiful green and cream coloured dress with wide sleeves and lacing in the front for myself. You can't see much of the dress here, but I still love to wear it.

Now, who to tag with this? I think I'll look for some people I know already as well as some I'd like to get to know better: Firts my two swap pals Thalia Tinkwych and Pandora Phelps, then my spoilee from last term and spoiler a few terms ago Emma Wigworthy, and of course a few fellow Ravenclaw students Rowena Bladvak, Waverly Trimble and Agatha Vablatsky

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ravenclaw week 2 homework assignment

1- What form does your Patronus take? What does it symbolize for you?
It's a big panther, strong yet elegant.

2- Did you bring a cat, an owl, a toad, or other pet with you? What is their name?
Of course a cat - she is black and called Bijou.

3- What is your favorite class here at Hogwarts?
I like most classes, but definitely enjoy DA

4- What is worth sneaking out of the castle for, even if you got caught?
I would never do something like that *whistles innocently*

5- What has made you laugh so hard that you've had butterbeer come out your nose?
The things my 4 year old son says.... like for example "Mommy, can your hear that it's stinky in the bathroom?"

6- What yarn do you covet? Link please...
I knit a lot of socks, there it would be the Raven Clan colours from Socks that Rock
And I got a chance to knit with Knit Picks Andean Silk even if it is not available in Germany - it's so soft and lovely to knit with

7- What is your favorite flavor... the one thing you could simply not live without? Is brand important?
Chocolate - no matter if milk chocolate or dark, hot chocolate, with nuts, with mint... I just don't like Hersheys milk chocolate as it has too much vanilla for my liking

8- How many HSKS terms have you participated in?
This is my fifth term

9- Do you have a birthday, anniversary or other big Muggle event during this year at Hogwarts? If yes, please tell us what.
No, my birthday is mid-May so it is after the year ends

10- You in 5 words.
Mom, Goth, witch, knitter, geek

Friday, February 6, 2009

I got my swap pals

I've already started planning the kit I want to send to my spoilee Thalia Tinkwych, a Gryffindor. I can't wait to get to know her a bit better and find out something about her preferences. After all those great kits I got during the last terms, I'm more than motivated to put an awesome kit together myself.

And I heard from my spoiler, Pandora Phelps who's in Gryffindor too. She seems to be really nice and obviously we seem to have some things in common.

Unfortunately I don't have more time to write right now, I've got lots to do today, but I'll be back soon.