Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Green Dream Swatch is done!

Dream Swatch is finally done! Love the green...thanks again, Fiera!

Nice squint, I know, but it's one of those weird bright/cloudy days:

I love it - will be a great accessory for a long time!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Quidditch, Round 3!

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
p 386 - "Harry actually pulled in his stomach as she walked by"

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:



Dumbledore's Army:

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

Monday, July 14, 2008

Check this out!

I'm seriously digging this colorway that Clidonia sent me in my prize for winning House Quiz 5. She rocks! It's the "Crookshanks" colorway - how cute is that?!

And Starbucks too! Wahoo!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dream Swatch II: A study in green

Dudes, I love green so much, I should have been a Slytherin. Check out my second attempt at a Dream Swatch head wrap in the lovely green yarn that my spoiler, Fiera, sent me:

I think you can really see the stitches clearly using this yarn.

The yarn's a little thinner, so it's a little more narrow than the black version (which I'm keeping, by the way, and I'll finish some day) but I think it will look great with my hair.

Tell me what you think in the comments!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

House Quiz #6!

1) What is a Chimaera?
A chimaera is a creature with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a dragon’s tail. They are vicious and dangerous.
2) Name 3 of the 4 breeds of Winged Horses.
Abraxan, Aethonan, Granian
3) What are Yeti afraid of?
4) How does a wizard rid a farm of a Nogtail?
Nogtails can be chased off by a pure white dog.
5) Why are Fwoopers sold with a silencing charm?
Its song will drive the listener insane.
6) Where are Erklings found?
Erklings are native to Germany.
7) Name the only spell known to repel a Lethifold.(Bonus if you can name the wizard who survived a Lethifold attack)
The Patronus Charm is the only known defense against a Lethifold. This was discovered by Flavius Belby, the only known survivor of a Lethifold attack.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Dream Swatch Knitalong

And we're off! I started mine, but I'm not sure I'm in love with the yarn I chose - let me know what you think in the comments!
Yarn: Reynolds Soft Sea Wool in Black.
Needles: US6

The yarn is lovely to work with, but doesn't really highlight the cool long stitches. What do you think?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Hufflepuff KAL

So, I was chatting with Lav this afternoon and she mentioned there was a knitalong happening that I'd somehow missed while on the road - and it turns out it's for a pattern I looked at long ago and have been dying to try!! It starts tomorrow, so guess I'll be stash-diving tonight!! Check out the details here. Look for pics soon!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


I won the house quiz contest for Quiz 5!! How cool is that!? Thanks so much to Clidonia for donating the prize!!