Friday, November 21, 2008

I'm So Spoiled!

Ok so I technically received my package on November 10th, but I'm a little slow in getting the pictures up. Its been a little hectic around the castle with the end of term and all. But here it is! I appologize for the bad photos, my muggle camera was giving me some trouble.

Morgana Black truly spoiled me. I came home from the muggle convention Stitches East to find this sitting by my desk:

Its a package with a tired owl sitting next to it. Before opening the package I fed the hungry owl and gave it a place to rest. Now to what was inside:

Lots of green tissue paper packages!

Needles and Notions as well as a Keychain Sock Blocker Kit.

A cowl, some handspun, a sock blank and plenty of dyes. There was also a huge package of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans! My favorite!

Thanks so much Morgana, I love it!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Quidditch Round 3

1. Who was Tom Riddle Sr.'s girlfriend before Merope gave him the love potion?
a. Eleanor
b. Cecilia
c. Sally
d. Mandy

2. What does Luna say floated into Harry's ear when he was in the train car that supposedly caused him to lose focus?
a. Demiguise
b. Jobberknoll
c. Wrackspurt
d. Runespoor

3. How much do the primary Apparition lessons cost?
a. 10 galleons
b. 8 galleons
c. 15 galleons
d. 12 galleons

4. What is Professor Merrythought's first name?
a. Eileen
b. Galatea
c. Carol
d. Jocelyn

5. What Hogwarts club was Eileen Prince captain of?
a. Charms Club
b. Gobstones Club
c. The Slug Club
d. Occlumency Club

6. Who is head of the Goblin Liaison office?
a. Ambrosius Flume
b. Dirk Cresswell
c. Ciceron Harkiss
d. Barnabas Cuffe

7. Mrs. Weasley offers Fleur a goblin-made tiara for the wedding with Bill. What family member is currently in possession of the tiara?
a. Aunt Muriel
b. Aunt Ethel
c. Aunt Edna
d. Aunt Thelma

8. How many points does Snape take from Gryffindor for Harry's late arrival and muggle attire?a. 30
b. 70
c. 50
d. 90

9. When Profressory Slughorn first meets Hermione, he asks her whether she is related to Hector Dagworth-Granger. What society did Dgworth-Granger found?
a. The Most Extraordinary Society of Charms
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Herbology
c. The Most Extraordinary Society of the Defense Against the Dark Arts
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers

10. Which of these describes Golpalott's Third Law?
a. The antidote for blended poison will be equal to less than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components
b. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to less than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate components
c. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate components
d. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components

Monday, November 3, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Something's Cookin

Well...sorta...I'm trying to get a little yarn shop started out of my dorm in the Snake Pit. Therefore, I had to sneak into the kitchen to have some space to dye up some yarn quickly. It's working out well, but I'll have to do this for a few more nights in order to get enough dyed up. Good thing I have the Maurader's Map.

Anyway...let me get back to cookin'. I'll check in a little later.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Quidditch Round 2

1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble?
a. Rat
b. Frog
c. Cat
d. Lion

2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Gillywater
b. Butterbeer
c. Pumpkin Juice
d. Elf-Made Wine

3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies?
a. Gwenog Smith
b. Gwenog Jones
c. Glen Jones
d. Glen Smith

4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s?
a. 6
b. 3
c. 5
d. 4

5. What is Professor Sughorn’s favorite candy?
a. Cockroach Clusters
b. Sherbet Lemon
c. Acid Pops
d. Crystallized Pineapple

6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
a. Mermaid
b. Blast Ended Skrewt
c. Hippogriff
d. Unicorn

7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear?
a. Buttercup
b. Magenta
c. Royal Blue
d. Aqua

8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling?
a. Amulets
b. Cloaks
c. Wands
d. Hats

9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth?
a. 9 Galleons
b. 18 Galleons
c. 16 Galleons
d. 12 Galleons

10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials?
a. H.F.G.
b. H.E.F.
c. H.A.L.
d. H.K.D.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Dueling Club

So the 2nd round of dueling club started yesterday. I've been so busy dodging spells from Minerva Wood of Ravenclaw house that I almost didn't get away to blog today. But now here I am...

My socks are progressing nicely, the leg is done of the first one and I've knit the heel and turned it. Now I just need to finish the gusset, foot and toe tonight and I'll be ready for sock number two tomorrow. Either way its going to come down to the owls. My Serenity is fast and swift so I hope she'll make it there quickly. The yarn is quite lovely. Its going to be very hard to see it go, but it is a destash.

Anywhoo, I'm going back to continue dodging spells from Minerva. I'm determined to win!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

House Quiz # 2

I'm doing my homework early...see...not procrastinating...

1. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Oh am I, a big one, most of my stash is sock yarn and I love getting more. I usually knit the foot of my socks 9 inches long, from heel to toe. And my foot circumference is about 9 inches I believe. I've got a fat foot.

2. Do you have a yarn winder and/or swift?
I have both and I love and use them all the time.

3. Where/how do you keep your needles/hooks?
Ummm...yeah that could probably be better...right now I just keep them in a little plastic drawer like thing I bought at the Container Store.

4. Do you collect anything?
You mean besides yarn? not really.

5. What is your favorite type of music? Are you MP3 ready?
Honestly, I don't have a favorite. I listen to everything...and I really mean everything. And yes, I'm MP3 ready, I have an iPhone.

6. Do you like sweets? What are your favorites?
I looooove sweets! My all time favorites are Jelly Belly Jelly Beans but I love dark chocolate too. Any type of dark chocolate makes me happy.

7. What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children?
I live in a little apartment with my boyfriend. No pets, no kids.

8. Do you have an online wishlist? Please include links for your swap pal.
I have one for The Loopy Ewe and I have one for Amazon. The links are below.

9. Favorite Harry Potter movie character?
Hmmm...that's a toughy...I kinda like Hermoine, but then I also like Luna Lovegood.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Quidditch Round 1

1. At the beginning of the book, Cornelius Fudge is talking to the Muggle Prime Minister. Which member of the Order of the Phoenix has recently been found dead?
a. Hestia Jones
b. Elphais Doge
c. Emmeline Vance
d. Dedalus Diggle

2. What animal does Bellatrix Lestrange kill when she and her sister, Narcissa, are going to see Professor Snape?
a. Owl
b. Fox
c. Rabbit
d. Cat

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?
a. Midnight
b. 11 p.m.
c. Noon
d. 11 a.m.

4. What did Professor Sluhorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?
a. An armchair
b. A bed
c. A table
d. A wardrobe

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?
a. E – Exceeds Expectation
b. P – Poor
c. O – Outstanding
d. A – Acceptable

6. Herbert Chorley, the Prime Minister’s Junior Minster, has been entertaining the public by impersonating which animal?
a. A hen
b. A duck
c. A lion
d. A squirrel

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?
a. Pimmy
b. Pomony
c. Pommy
d. Pomona

8. What is Dumbledore’s idea of ‘a few words’?
a. nitwit, odder, blubber rand tweak
b. nitwit, odder, bubblegum and tweak
c. nitwit, oddment, bubblegum and tweak
d. nitwit, oddment, blubber and tweak

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?
a. Bertie
b. Damocles
c. Tiberius
d. Savage

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?
a. Helana Prince
b. Eileen Prince
c. Lily Prince
d. Elizabeth Prine

Photo Scavenger Hunt:



Professor Sprout:

Professor Dumbledore:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Picture Day!

Today is picture day! That's me in the center. This photo was taken in Italy back in March. The others in the photo are my coaches and 2 of my teammates. We were there for one of those muggle marathons. The picture was taken outside of the Maratona Expo, where we picked up our race bibs. It was an awesome trip and I wish I could've spent more time and seen more of Italy, but work called me back home to the states...maybe I should move to Italy...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

House Quiz # 1

Wow the teachers are really laying it on with the homework already. Here's my 1st house quiz:

1. Do you knit and/or crochet

2. How long have you been at your craft?
Knitting, 5-6 years/ a long time (since I was a kid)

3. Do you spin?
Yes a little, not very well yet

4. What type of spinning do you do (drop spindle or wheel)?
Drop spindle mostly (its portable), some wheel

5. Are there any other crafts that you participate in?
Oh I dye yarn and I dabble in some beading

6. What are your favorite yarns/fibers?
Anything that's super soft, merino, silk, wool, any blends of these, oooh oooh and alpaca

7. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers?
I'm not too big on mohair, mohair and I don't usually get along too well

8. Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance?
I love fiber artists and indie dyers, and I love being introduced to new ones.

9. What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet?
Socks! But I also love anything that's fashionable

10. What are you currently working on?
What am I not working on, I've got socks going on, a scarf, soon to start another scarf, a sweater that needs to be finished

11. Anything you plan to start this autumn?
A sweater for my mom for Christmas, at the rate I've been going it'll take me all fall

12. What is your favorite Finished Object? (Please, post a picture if you would like.)
Hmmm...its gotta be one of my pairs of socks. Lemme go find a picture and I'll put it up.

13. Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn?
Intarsia in the round, but I'll be taking a class for that at Stitches East, otherwise I can't think of one.

My First Homework Assignment

The Headmistress has requested that we fill out this questionnaire for house points. So here goes!

Potter Name: Lily of Flitwick

Rav ID: thechickwithstix

I am allergic to: No fibers that I know of

Pets that I have: None

My favorite yarn: Oooh thats a tough one...I love handpainted yarns...I'd have to say Lorna's Laces or Twisted Fiber Art, but I love all fiber artists. They've made me love color!

My favorite flavor: Mint Chocolate (is that a flavor?)

My favorite holiday: Halloween

I would like to receive a: Sock/Dyeing kit...I would love to be able to have sock yarn that I can dye myself and knit up.

List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: KnitPicks Harmony dpns in the coveted US1.5

Is there a brand that you are dying to try?: I've recently started knitting socks 2 at a time, so I would love to have some KnitPicks Fixed Circular needles in a 40" size to start my needle collection for this type of sock knitting.

I've participated in HSKS: This is my 3rd term

No Birthday this term

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Its Quidditch Time!

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?
a. Europa
b. Fiji
c North America
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?
a. True
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
b. Dorcas Meadowes
c. Amelia Susan Bones
d. Bellatrix Regulax

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?
a. Alice Longbottom
b. Marlene McKinnon
c. Emma Fenwick
d. Dorcas Meadowes

5. Which two fifth year Ravenclaw students does Dumbledore choose to be prefects?
a. Terry Boot and Mandy Brocklehurst
b. Luna Lovegood and Ernie Macmillan
c. Cho Chang and Michael Corner
d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil

6. Which house was Rose Zeller sorted into?
a. Gryffindor
b. Slytherin
c. Ravenclaw
d. Hufflepuff

7. What is the color of Murtlap's essence?
a. Pink
b. Peach
c. Yellow
d. It is transparent

8. Name the Ravenclaw girl who became prefect in Harry's fifth year.
a. Hannah Abott
b. Padma Patil
c. Luna Lovegood
d. Marietta Edgecombe

9. According to a healer's portrait at St. Mungo's hospital, which disease was Ron suffering from?a. Splattergroit
b. Splittygrot
c. Spottygroit
d. Spattergroit

10. Which book did Harry give Hermione for Christmas?
a. "New Theory of Numberology"
b. "A Compendium of Common Curses and their Counter-Actions"
c. "Acheivements in Charming"
d. "Moste Potente Potions"

Picture Scavenger Hunt
Padma Patil
Hannah Abott
Dumbledore's Army
Cedric Diggory (mmmm)

(Extra 5 pts - What movie will Robert Pattinson star in this December?)
Twilight! As the dreamy Edward Cullen!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Owl's Away!

I've sent my owl, Serenity, off to Buffalo, New York to greet Laeita with a rather large package. I do hope she has a safe trip as I know the weather has been a little off in the middle of the states. Not to mention the package I sent her off with was rather heavy. Over 7 pounds! I hope Laeita likes the goodies I've enclosed in her package.

Now if I can just find out the status of my dueling club package...Lucretia was quite the opponent but I'm hoping I'm not dead yet.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

In American muggle land, yesterday was the 4th of July. Unfortunately it was so foggy in San Francisco that I was unable to see any fireworks. I had to watch them on muggle television. Oh well such is life.

I've spent this weekend putting the finishing touches on my spoilee's package. I will be shipping it out on Monday. I hope she likes it!

Anywhoo, I must run to the owlery so I can get my dueling socks sent off. Each round of dueling club just keeps getting tougher and tougher.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sneak Peek

So this week I worked on finishing up the handmade item for my spoilee's kit. It still needs some more finishing touches, but I'm happy with the result. It came out exactly as I envisioned. After I get it all finished up and shipped off I'm going to work on writing the pattern out.

I thought I'd offer a little sneak peek of the project to my spoilee. Are you ready Laeita? Here you go!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Quidditch Round 2

1. At the beginning of the year feast, who is the only person who rudely interrupts Dumbledore during his speech?
B. Professor umbridge

2. Off what street is the alley where Harry first met Sirius?
c. Magnolia Crescent

3. Tonks’ mother had two sisters, both pure-bloods, and both left on the Black Family Tree. What are their names?
c. Narcissa and Bellatrix

4. What spell are the students studying in McGonalgall’s class when Umbrdige is doing her inspection?
d. The Shrinking Spell

5. Who comes to warn Harry and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army that Umbridge and her group of followers are coming to break up their meeting?

6. Who are the members of the Order that met Harry Potter in the Dursely’s house during the summer before his fifth year?
c. Alastor Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Elphias Doge, Dedalus Diggle, Remus Lupin, Emmeline Vance, Sturgis Podmore, Hestia Jones

7. Moody used the Disillusionment Charm on Harry

8. Which of these Death Eaters is Sirius related to?
D. All of these

9. At what age did Sirius leave his home?

10. How many of the original Order members were killed (don’t include those who disappeared)?
b. 8

Picture Scavenger Hunt:

Kingsley Shacklebolt:

Bellatrix Lestrange:

Nymphadora Tonks:

Remus Lupin:

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Busy Week

While I was in the infirmary with Madam Pomfrey recovering from my illness, I took some time to catch up on some reading about vampires and werewolves. It was extremely interesting reading and I look forward to reading more at a later date. I also had time to work on the socks started from the yarn I received in my last swap kit from Ferula Vector. They're almost done, just need to finish up the leg on the second sock. I'll be sure to post pictures once they're complete. I've also been working on the journal for my spoilee this term. Its progressing nicely and I might post a teaser picture up a little later. I sure hope she likes it. I put in the order for the rest of her goodies this morning so hopefully they should be here soon. I'm really enjoying putting her kit together and I hope she likes it a lot.

I also won the first round of the sock duel. Now onto the second round!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sick This Week

Short post this week...I've been spending some time in the infirmary this week with Madam Pomfrey. I even missed out on the trip to Hogsmeade :-(

However, I did find out that I won the first round of dueling club. Now onto the next round!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Are You Ready for Some Quidditch?!?!

Round we go!

1. Which of Arabella Figg's cats ran out from underneath the car?
a. Tibbles
2. Which is not one of Albus Dumbledore's middle names?
a. Ignatius

3. Which educational decree introduced a High Inquisitor to Hogwarts?
d. 23
4. Apart from Harry, Ron and Hermoine, who was the first person to enter the Hog's Head that showed an interest in Harry's Defense Against the Dark Arts classes?
b. 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 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 2 Laburnam 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

Fred & George Weasley

Hog's Head Pub

Sirius Black

Mr. Weasley & Harry Potter

Draco Malfoy

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

House Quiz # 1

Here we go!

1. How many goal posts are on the Quidditch Pitch?


2. Who was portrayed in the picture that kept screaming in the headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix?

Mrs. Black

3. Who was giving Hagrid all of those bruises and cuts?

Grawp, his half brother

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 of Magic, Cornelius Fudge

7. What secret does Hermoine know about Rita Skeeter?

She's an unregistered animagus

8. Name one person other that Sirius Black who was scratched off the Family tree wall.

Tonks' mother Andromeda who is also the cousin of Sirius Black

9. Who discovers the room of requirement?


10. Where is the first DA meeting held?

Hog's Head Tavern in Hogsmeade

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Term Begins

Whooo what a week...between classes and getting signed up for dueling club, I haven't had much time to be up to mischief. I will need to do some brushing up on my dueling. I see my housemates however have not wasted anytime getting into trouble. Cass has developed some new type of candy to trick the first years with and I've heard there's been some mischief in the other dorms. And worst yet, Cass has a Crucio List! Lets just say I'm gonna try to stay off of that!

Speaking of dorms, let me introduce you to my dormmates. There's Ceciley Fortescue, Ariande Malfoy and Andromeda Finch-Fletchley. Together we are the Sultry Sirens of Slytherin. They're all first years so this should make for an interesting term.

Has anyone seen the new DADA professor...he's wonder Wisteria was hanging all over him.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A New Term Begins

I've recently arrived back at Hogwarts for my second term. It's great to see old friends as well as the first years milling about the halls. We've got quite a full house this term.

I was one of the lucky 2nd year students to be able to get an Inter-House Unity Scholarship. She told me she would like me to be able to experience other houses to spread unity among them. Picking which house to join for this term, however, was quite a challenge. I seriously considered joining Ravenclaw, but I ran into Professor Snape in the hallway. He really wanted me to join Slytherin house and let me know that many of my former Gryffindor housemates had decided to join Slytherin house. Well...I just couldn't resist...I've always wanted to know what the dark side was like.

I'm also on very good terms with the prefect for Slytherin house. Tee hee....I'm sure she wouldn't mind if I caused a little mischief this term.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Whew...What a Trip

Well I've safely made it back from Italy. My bottom was quite tired and sore from the long trip on my broomstick, but it was well worth it. I completed my muggle marathon, was one of the last few people to finish, but I finished it and that's all that matters. And when I got back to Hogwarts a few days ago, look at what was waiting for me:

An owl had come for me while I was gone, delivering my swap package from my partner. I quickly opened it up and found inside...

There were all sorts of great goodies in there: 2 patterns (including one for a toe-up sock I've been wanting to try), 2 skeins Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Flame (one of my favoritest sock yarns), some beautiful handmade stitch markers, a set of KnitPicks Harmony Wood DPNs, some Bertie Botts Beans and various other types of goodies :-). And it all came in a French Market Bag. Thanks so much Ferula, it was a great suprise to come home to and I absolutely love it!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Quidditch Round Three

Knock em dead Gryffindors!

1. When Rita Skeeter prints a bad articles about Hagrid in the Daily Prophet, which Professor teaches Hagrid's Care of Magical Creatures class while he is away?
a. Professor Trisonikly
b. Professor Snape
c. Professor Grubbly-Plank
d. Professor Meshdeh

2. What was the article Rita Skeeter wrote about Hagrid called?
a. The son of Fridwolfa the Giantess
b. The Truth About Rubeus Hagrid
c. Dumbledore's Giant Mistake
d. Half Giant at Hogwarts

3. When the school champions were being chosen from the Goblet of Fire, whose name cam out first?
a. Fleur Delacour
b. Viktor Krum
c. Cedric Diggory
d. Harry Potter

4. What is the spell Ludo bagman says to magically magnify his voice when he commentates?
a. Sonorus
b. Sonafy
c. Lumos
d. Sonatus

5. What kind of dragon did Cedirc have to face in the first task?
a. A Hungarian Horntail
b. A Swedish Short-Snout
c. A Welsh Green
d. A Chinese Fireball

6. Who raised the trophy after winning the world cup?
a. Troy and Moran
b. Troy and Quigley
c. Quigley and Moran
d. Lynch and Connolly

7. How many bedrooms did Mundungus Fletcher claim to have?
a. 4
b. 8
c. 10
d. 12

8. For what did Moody mistake his birthday gift of a carriage clock?
a. An intruder
b. A basilisk egg
c. A bomb
d. A Blast-ended Skrewt

9. What did Mr. Ollivander produce form the end of Cedric's wand?
a. A bunch of flowers
b. A fountain of wine
c. Twittering birds
d. Silver smoke rings

10. The dark mark is on Snape's left arm.
a. Yes
b. No




Mundungus Fletcher:

Amos Diggory:


Friday, March 7, 2008

Another Week Gone By...

I can't believe I'll be flying off on my broomstick next Wednesday to Italy where I'll be completing my first muggle marathon. I've come a long way since last November when I started off training at 2 miles. I made my way up to 22 miles and on race day it'll be 26.2! And no, I won't be using any magic to help me in the race. I will compete just as all the muggles do, by using my good ol' legs. Wish me luck!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Short Post This Week

Things have been soooo busy this week. I'm training to complete a muggle marathon and my race is 2 weeks away! Takes a loooot of my time. I did send an owl to my spoilee, I hope she likes it! More blogging next week!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Quidditch Round 2


1. With whom does Ginny go to the Yule Ball?
a. Neville
b. Dean
c. Seamus
d. Harry

2. When Harry arrives at the Burrow and Mrs. Weasley makes them all dinner the night before they leave for the Quidditch World Cup, what does her wand turn into?
a. rubber mouse
b. rubber chicken
c. rubber duck
d. rubber cat

3. Since some of the sixth-year girls didn't have any quills on them, what did they think Krum might sign their hats in?
a. nail polish
b. eyeliner
c. lipstick
d. lipliner

4. How old does the Quick Quotes Quill say that Rita Skeeter is?
a. 43
b. 44
c. 34
d. 33

5. What color cloak is wormtail wearing in the Riddle house?
a. Grey (Gray)
b. Black
c. Gold
d. Silver

6. What color is "Mad Eye" Moody's magical eye?
a. Green
b. Hazel
c. Brown
d. Blue

7. What color are the robes that Rita Skeeter was wearing when Harry meets her at the Weighing of the Wands ceremony?
a. Lilac
b. Magenta
c. Mauve
d. Cerise

8. What does Sirius Black tell Harry, Ron and Hermione to call him when speaking around anyone else?
a. Tibbles
b. Snuffles
c. Scruffy
d. Padfoot

9. Which team beat Wales, disqualifying them from competing for the Quidditch World Cup?
a. Hungary
b. Romania
c. Uganda
d. Luxembourg

10. What does Madame Maxime say is the only thing her steeds will drink?
a. cabernet sauvignon
b. bourbon
c. single-malt whiskey
d. gin and tonics

Picture Scavenger Hunt:

Goblet of Fire

Madame Maxine

Hungarian Horntail

Viktor Krum

Madam Pomfrey

Friday, February 15, 2008

My First Trip to Hogsmeade

Last weekend was my first trip to Hogsmeade. It was amazing! My first stop was in the Weasley's new shop to pick up some mischievious items. I'm not telling what they are... I then stopped by HoneyDukes where I ran into Cassandra and Penelope. They were tricking a muggle born first year eat a vomit flavored jelly bean. Poor girl, she clearly didn't know what it was they were giving her. Her face told the tale. Anyway, after buying some candy in the shop, I headed over to The Three Broomsticks to have some butterbeer. Madame Rosmerta makes the best butterbeer. I don't know how she does it (and maybe I don't want to). After I got quite sloshed, I heard Professor Black calling for our return. So I stood up...and promptly greeted the floor. With some help of the others I managed to stand and hobble myself back to school. Needless to say I passed out in my bed soon after my return. I don't think I'll be drinking that much butterbeer again!

Friday, February 8, 2008

House Quiz # 2

Alright, I have accepted the challenge and completed my 2nd house quiz!

1. Shell Cottage

5. Herbology

6. Snape

8. Warbeck

10. Thestral

11. Azkaban

13. Phoenix

14. Bludger

15. Hogsmeade

16. Griffin

2. Expelliarmus

3. Transfiguration

4. Polyjuice Potion

7. Patronus

9. Whizzhard

12. Voldemort

My first trip to Hogsmeade is this weekend! I'll be sure to post about my trip when I get back!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Today On The McPotions' Escapades...

Previously on The McPotions' Escapades...

The girls move away from the door.

"Well I must say, McPotions has some smooth moves."

"Ladies, I think we should stop spying on him and get back to the common room. I've got a crapload of homework to do."

"Yeah, yeah ok. Should we just knock on the door?"

*Knock Knock Knock...*

"He's not answering." Cass tries the doorknob and it opens. The girls peek in the room and look around.


*Music starts coming from the back of the office*

"Hmm...that's interesting. C'mon we have to investigate."

The girls quietly sneak to the back of the office to outside of a room that looks like a bedroom.

"Oh My God!"

And what did the girls see...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Are You Ready for Some Quidditch?!?!

Alright the time has come, here are my answers to the first round of Quidditch:

1. What was Harry dreaming about the first time he woke up with his scar on fire?
a. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill Dumbledore
b. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill him
c. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill Sirius
d. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill Cornelius Fudge

2. What is the problem with leprechaun gold?
a. It vanishes after a few hours
b. It vanishes after a few weeks
c. It's only good in Ireland
d. It enchants you and makes you forget everything else

3. Why did Mad-Eye Moody turn Malfoy into a ferret?
a. Malfoy had said something rude about Mad-Eye
b. He was teaching him 'constant vigilance'
c. Malfoy attacked Harry when Harry's back was turned
d. He hated Malfoy's father

4. Sirius warns Harry to be careful around Karkaroff because he had been a Death Eater. Which one of the professors at Hogwarts, who also used to be a Death Eater, is frequently bothered by Karkaroff?

5. Voldemort could have used the blood from any foe to make the potion that revived him work, but he held out for Harry's blood. Why?
a. To show that Dumbledore could not protect Harry
b. To prove that Harry could not apparate
c. The special protection Harry received from his mother would also pass to Voldemort
d. Simply because he hated Harry that much

6. How old would Frank have been on his next birthday?
a. 76
b. 73
c. 70
d. 77
7. Amos Diggory works for?
a. The Department of Mysteries
b. The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures
c. The Goblin Liaison Office
d. The Committee of Experimental Charms
8. Who shared a carriage with the three friends on the way from the train to Hogwarts?
Answer: Neville

9. What date in October did the delegates from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive?
a. 30th
b. 31st
c. 1st
d. 2nd

10. What color were Percy's dress robes at the Yule Ball?
a. Navy Blue
b. Maroon
c. Emerald Green
d. Claret
Picture Scavenger Hunt
Please either post the pictures to your blog or link to where the pictures can be found.
Mr. Ollivander

Mad-Eye Moody


World Cup Tournament

Dark Mark

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Today in Potions...

"Pssst...ladies...look at this!"

*Pulls out a photo of McPotions in his knickers*


"That's quite some hot stuff there."

"It's a little early for Valentine's Day isn't it?"

*More Giggling*

"Look, I think I can even make out the outline of his...."

*Cass & LD snort and burst into rounds of giggles*


"Uh oh, here he comes, quick hide the picture!"

"May I ask what is so funny that I can hear you giggling all the way from my desk?"

"Nothing Professor McPotions...I mean Professor Black." *Giggles*

"That's it, detention with me after school today. You'll be sorting flobberworms for our next class."

"Yes professor..."

"I don't think I'd mind staring at him for an hour after school"

"Its just too bad he won't be in his knickers..."


Later in Detention...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

We're On the Move...

"Dobby is in the kitchen, lets go"
"Shouldn't take us too long to get down there"
"Coast is clear...Filtch and Ms. Norris are in their room, Wartbobble is in her office"
"Wait, let me cast a spell to dampen our footsteps"
"Great idea!"
"Now lets run, Filtch is stirring"
*Softly runs through the hallways to the kitchen*
"Ok, I gotta head to the Great Hall, good luck" *grins*
*Runs to the Great Hall*
"Crap, Wartbobble is on the move. Better figure out how this Patronus message works..."

The Story Continues...

House Quiz # 1

Here is my answer to the first house quiz!

*Clears her throat*

Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts.
Teach us something, please
Whether we be old and bald
Or young with scabby knees
Our heads could do with filling
With some interesting stuff
For now they're bare and full of air
Dead flies and bits of fluff
So teach us things worth knowing
Bring back what we've forgot
Just do your best, we'll do the rest
And learn until our brains all rot.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My Wand Has Finally Arrived!

Wood type: Holly
Length: 11½ inches
Core: Dragon Heartstring

get your own wand!

My poor owl finally delivered my wand to me today. I guess she got stuck in a bad storm trying to make it here to Hogwarts. Her feathers were blown every which way. But the important thing is that she made it here before we got too far into classes. It would've been horrible to have to go several more days without it.

Since I got my wand, I decided to try a few spells with it. I really wanted to see a Patronus charm, and see what form mine would take. Now, generally, first years are unable to perform this spell as it is very advanced magic. But I figured if Harry could learn to do it at such a young age, I should be able to get it. It took quite a few tries, but I found the right thought and was able to cast it. And guess what it turned out to be...

Pretty cool huh? I'm still pretty proud of myself for being able to make it take a full form. The first few times it was just some fog. Now, I must run, for I'll be late to class if I don't. I did manage to squeeze in a little knitting time last night after homework. But my classes have me completely swamped...who would know that learning magic would be so much hard work!

The feast last night was great. I met quite a few other students and my spoiler was there, but unfortunately I didn't see my spoilee. We were all drooling over our new Potions and DADA professors. I had to duck out early, so I'm afraid I missed quite a bit. When I checked back in everyone had retired. I look forward to the next big gathering.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Welcome to my Stead!

Hello! I'm Lily of Flitwick and I'm a first year Gryffindor. I'm excited about getting started with classes. I'm sure I'll get through them no problem. Except for maybe DADA...the professor could be a bit of a distraction.

My first owl came on Friday night with my swap partner for HSKS4. She's a first year Ravenclaw. I was so excited that I took a trip to Diagon Alley yesterday and picked up the supplies for her bag and anticipate beginning it tonight after I finish my homework.

Speaking of which, I should get going so I can get started on that homework.