Friday, August 15, 2008

the great hat a thon!

so to pass the time between terms(and to clean out my insane stash) I'm making a challenge to myself to knit or crochet a hat a day(or every other day depending on how busy I get)
Technically I'm on day three but I only have two hats...

Friday, July 25, 2008

end of term sad/happy face

I can't believe it's nearly over! Congrats to all the package winners and an extra huzzah to all my puffs for coming in first with House points!
I can't wait for the next term! I miss the classes, common room and students, Quidditch and everything else aleady.

and on unrelated side notes, I finished Neverwhere, which means I'm in great need of some book recommendations, so if anyone knows any that can hold me over until the next term starts...

and I've started a project with one of the gorgeous skeins Centy sent me in my package, it's the springtime in Philadelphia hat and I love it already
I had to stop cause I'm a few yards short of what he pattern called for but I found a store online that has the yarn so I should be done soon.

Monday, July 21, 2008

work can just wait...

Finally! after many restarts to admit and a lot and I mean A LOT of intense studying of other's works in progress and finished results and rereading all the advice I got...

I was so excited that I couldn't wait to make it the right length so I made it a normal headband(though now that I'm in the loop over what to do, I'm sure I'll make another one that can be worn in varying ways)

and an artsy shot of me in it, even though it's a little cut off, I wanted an "action" shot

and on a side note, I finished Pink Carnation slightly disappointed but now I can focus on Neverwhere which I've yet to hear anything bad about.

two weeks?!

Firstly, Ursula rocks!! she caught the snitch during the finale game last saturday and it's been a celebration ever since!! so excited! can't wait for the finale feast...
no wait! i can! cause that means the term is almost over and i don't want it to be!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Quidditch Round Three!

1. When Hagrid returns to Hogwarts after being sent to see the giants with Madame Maxime, Professor Umbridge questions him on his late return to school. She suspects that Hagrid had been to the mountains, but where does he tell her he has been?

d. South of France

2. Professor Umbridge comes to Hagrid's Hut and searches his cabin one evening (as she believes Harry, Ron and Hermione are there visiting him at night when they are not supposed to). When she walks past the place where Harry, Ron and Hermione are hiding under the Invisibility Cloak, Harry holds his breath. True or false?

b. False

3. A stately-looking witch in an emerald green shawl is one of the members of the Advance Guard who rescues Harry from Privet Drive. What is her name?

a. Emmeline Vance

4. What is the name of the witch who was killed two weeks after the photo of the original Order of the Phoenix was taken?

b. Marlene McKinnon

5. Which two fifth year Ravenclaw students does Dumbledore choose to be prefects?

d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil

6. Which house was Rose Zeller sorted into?

d. Hufflepuff

7. What is the color of Murtlap's essence?

c. Yellow

8. Name the Ravenclaw girl who became prefect in Harry's fifth year.

b. Padma Patil

9. According to a healer's portrait at St. Mungo's hospital, which disease was Ron suffering from?

d. Spattergroit

10. Which book did Harry give Hermione for Christmas?

a. "New Theory of Numberology"

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Padma Patil

Hannah Abott


Dumbledore's Army

Cedric Diggory

(Extra 5 pts - What movie will Robert Patterson star in this December?)

Monday, July 14, 2008

an update...sort of

I must be the slowest Puff ever cause I'm still, yes still having yarn wrapping problems with my dream swatch. sigh. and I'm getting a little discouraged, even putting it to the side and picking up other projects. which I don't want to do and try to keep myself going by looking at everyone's finished work hoping it will make determined to figure this out.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Hufflepuff Quiz #6

Lucky some one on one time with the Professor. I think if he told me he was even slightly impressed by my work this term I'd turn to a puddle of melted jelly slugs.
But anywhoo! onto the quiz...

1) What is a Chimaera?
A very dangerous creature with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a dragon's tail.

2) Name 3 of the 4 breeds of Winged Horses.
Thestral, Abraxan, Aethonan, thestral and Granian,

3) What are Yeti afraid of?

4) How does a wizard rid a farm of a Nogtail?
Chase it off with a pure white dog.

5) Why are Fwoopers sold with a silencing charm?
Because their Fwooper's singign will drive the listener insane.

6) Where are Erklings found?

7) Name the only spell known to repel a Lethifold.
The always effective Patronus Charm.
(Bonus if you can name the wizard who survived a Lethifold attack)