Monday, September 29, 2008

Uugh Muggle trips and poor connections

I had to gout of town for work and while I was sure I would have plenty of time for posting and snitch searching the Internet connection at the hotel was poor and I couldn't stay on long enough to save what I was typing. I had to wait until I got back to the office to have a stable connection. I hope everyone had fun with this round of quidditch.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Potter Name: Cressida Townsbury

Rav ID: Rhea

I am allergic to: not a thing that I know of!

Pets that I have: 7 cats 1dog

My favorite yarn: any natural fiber

If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors? (I am jealous of Ravenclaw, they are my favorite color! Book and Movie)

My favorite flavor: That is hard, I don't know if I have one.

My favorite holiday: Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas It's a toss up between Halloween and Christmas.

I would like to receive a: (Sock kit, scarf kit or yarn dyeing kit) I knit more socks than anything but I would love to try dying and it is the perfect season for scarves so........

List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length:Is there a brand that you are dying to try?: I love Harmony but people keep talking about Addi's so eventually I will try those too.

I've participated in HSKS: (How many times have you participated in HSKS swaps?) this is my third year!

Do you have a birthday during this swap? If so which day? nope

Monday, September 8, 2008

I'm in!!!!

I thought for sure that after the rotton summer I had that I would be expelled from Hogwarts this term but the Headmistress was gracious enough to let me come back! I am thrilled!!!!

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?
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
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?) Twilight

Friday, July 11, 2008

Weekly Quiz

I have probably missed the deadline for this (slow computer) but here it is any way.

"I am not weak," said Harry in a low voice, fury now pumping through him so that he thought he might attack Snape in a moment. "Then prove it! Master yourself!" spat Snape.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Hufflepuff Knit along and Duel Status

I have signed on to knit the Dream Swatch Head Wrap and while it isn't onthe needles yet I do have the yarn picked out. I have a hank of Schaefer Yarn's Laurel in the Empress Wu Zhao colorway that is just beautiful. I have been knitting like crazy lately between UFOs that I am tring to complete and Duel Club knitting! I thought for sure that I was a gonner whe I found out the I would be dueling with Cassandra Grubbly Plank this time. We both finished our hats on the same day but she beat me to the owlry. Maybe her owl will get lost on its way here....
Oh well, I was surprised to have made it to round three.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Quiz Time

  1. Who is your favorite member of the Order of the Phoenix? Mrs Weasley
  2. Favorite person at Hogwarts? Prof. Trelawney
  3. Favorite spell or charm to use? accio chocolate
  4. Best and worst classes at Hogwarts? best muggle studies worst arithmancy
  5. Favorite flower? sweet peas
  6. What is your beverage of choice? Coffee, tea, latte, soda/pop? tea
  7. Favorite muggle music? 50's rock or big band swing
  8. How many family members do you have? 1 daughter, 1 soon to be ex, mum, dad, 4 sisters and 2 brothers, 18 nieces and nephews
  9. What do you do on your summer vacation? What is your Favorite vacation ever taken? We go camping, best vacation was PSG 3 years ago.
  10. What is your favorite subject at Hogwarts? Why? divination I feel a need to know everything even the future.
  11. How many pairs of shoes (footwear) do you have? Which are your favorite pair? too many to count. My favorites are black suede peep toe heals that look like they were from the 40's.
  12. How many projects do you have OTN (on the needles)? 3
  13. What is the oldest project you're working on and when did you cast it on? Nagini socks, 4 months ago I think.
  14. Favorite food(s)? Mexican,Thai or Indian

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?
c. 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?
Answer: ____Dobby___________________ (five letters)

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.
a. Yes

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

9. At what age did Sirius leave his home?
Answer: __16_________________ (Number)

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

Picture Scavenger

Kingsley Shacklebolt
Bellatrix Lestrange
Nymphadora Tonks
Remus Lupin

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Curious Meme

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was working in a boring factory but able to go to more SCA events.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today?
Wash dishes
Clean house
Work on project for swap partner
Clean house

3. Snacks I enjoy...
Almonds unsalted
Black Licorice

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire...
Set up a trust fund for Wyntir
Donate to charity.
Increase my stash

5. Places I've lived..
Rock Falls, IL
Sterling, IL

6. Jobs I've had...
Dairy Queen
National Manufacturing
Holiday Inn

7. Peeps I want to know more about...
Emma Kettleburn
Ariadne Malfoy

Saturday, June 7, 2008

This Weeks Quiz


1. onihexp_____pheonix___________
2. nro___ron_____________
3. mayr____army____________
4. seelway___weasley_____________
5. hrigda___hagrid_____________
6. ifdynrrgof___gryffindor_____________
7. dawn___wand_____________
8. oshawrgt___hogwarts_____________
9. busnim_____nimbus___________
10. bdulodeerm___dumbledore_____________
11. bydob_____dobby___________
12. bugmrdie___umbridge_____________
13. emionehr___hermione_____________
14. rhayr______harry__________
15. arkreech___kreacher_____________
16. riissu_____sirius___________
17. dootvlemr___voldemort_____________
18. ptrote_____potter___________
19. hwgedi_____hedwig___________
20. ebtahlkclso____shacklebolt____________

Friday, May 30, 2008

1. Which of Arabella Figg's cats ran out from under the car?
2. Which of the following is NOT one of Albus Dumbledore's middle names?
3. Which educational decree introduced a High Inquisitor to Hogwarts?
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?
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

Fred and George Weasley (Together)
Hog’s Head Pub
Sirius Black
Mr. Weasley & Harry (Together)
Draco Malfoy

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

House Quiz

Ooooo I love a good quiz!
1. Molly and Arthur Weasley have 7 children. Name three. Fred, Ginny and Ron

2. What is the full name of Gryffindor house ghost Nearly Headless Nick? Sir Nicholas de Mimsey Porpington

3. Which Ravenclaw sports a hat with a Gryffindor-like life sized lion's head which roars in Order of the Phoenix? Luna Lovegood

4. Name five members of the Order of the Phoenix. Mr Weasly, Mrs Weasly, Tonks, Snape and Mad-Eye Moody

5. What is the profession of Hermione Granger's parents? dentists

6. What is your favorite thing to knit or crochet? Socks

7. What is Professor Minerva McGonagall's animagus? a cat

8. What size needles (DPNs, circular or loop) do you prefer for knitting socks? #2 DPN

9. Where are the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix? #12 Grimauld Place

10. What is your favorite pastime when not studying at Hogwarts? Reading

11. What is the name of the last book you read? The Little Lady Agency

12. Which Gryffindor used to play "Charlie's Angels" and always was Bosley? Lizzie Wychwood

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A New Term

While I am thrilled to be back at Hogwarts I have already been to the infirmary! I can't believe I forgot about canary creams! Oh well, I am sure it will be a great term and I am looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Owl Post!

I received my package from the Fabulous Patonga Wigworthy! She included not only a hand knit bag, but also a large tote in great fabric. A set of Lantern Moon Sox Sticks that I have been coveting, a snitch kit, folding scissors, retractable tape measure, tapestry needles, a clip on light and the perfect pattern for the yarn she sent! The best part was the cool row counter bracelet and matching stitch markers. It will be my first time doing socks with two colors so I am looking forward to the challenge.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Pulling things together

I have almost finished everything for my kit and am hoping to send it out this week. This was more fun than I expected. I am looking forward to doing this again.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

No time to finish assignment

I am so behind on everything! We were supposed to post an essay on Fleur this week and I haven't even started! I don't know what I'd do if I had to sit for O.W.L.s.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Pulled away from Hogwarts and stuck in Muggle hell

I have been too busy trying to get everything back to normal to write lately and this week is more of the same. I am frightfully behind on everything and the end does not seem in sight. I hope everything will be back to normal soon.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

No time to post

I don't have time to post this week so this is just to proove that I am checking in. Sorry

Monday, February 4, 2008

It was a tie...

But in the end my sense of fair play won out and I am most like dear Proffesor Lupin!

Your Harry Potter Alter Ego Is...?
You scored as a Remus Lupin
You are a wise and caring wizard and a good, loyal friend to boot. However sometimes in an effort to be liked by others you can let things slide by, which ordinarily you would protest about.
Hermione Granger
Remus Lupin
Albus Dumbledore
Severus Snape
Sirius Black
Ginny Weasley
Draco Malfoy
Harry Potter
Ron Weasley
Lord Voldemort

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Quiditch Begins

1. What was Harry dreaming about the first time he woke up with his scar on fire?
b. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill him
2. What is the problem with leprechaun gold?
a. It vanishes after a few hours
3. Why did Mad-Eye Moody turn Malfoy into a ferret?
c. Malfoy attached Harry when Harry's back was turned
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?
c. The special protection Harry received from his mother would also pass to Voldemort
6. How old would Frank have been on his next birthday?
d. 77
7. Amos Diggory works for?
b. The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures
8. Who shared a carriage with the three friends on the way from the train to Hogwarts?
Neville Longbottom
9. What date in October did the delegates from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive?
a. 30th
10. What color were Percy's dress robes at the Yule Ball?
a. Navy Blue

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

House Quiz

The Head Girl posted the first quiz for Gryffendor this week! It took a bit (I am frightfully out of practice!) but here is my answer:
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 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!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The First Week at Hogwarts

This has been such an exciting week! I feel so overwhelmed. Being muggleborn means that everything is strange and new here. My pre-classes shopping trip rewarded me with the most fabulous wand! I am still looking for just the right broomstick, one can't be too picky!
The beginning of term feast was the best thing ever! Pasties and puddings and treacle, oh my! I was a nervous wreck about the sorting ceremony, watching all the others try on that hat and to see how everyone cheered at the outcome... What a relief to be chosen for Gryffindor! Though to be honest, all the houses are full of fabulous people! I am meeting so many new friends, and the knitting group I have joined is bound to bring even more friends to the circle.
The year looks so promising I don't know what I was worried about!

My New Wand

Wood type: holly
Length: 11 inches
Core: Unicorn Hair

get your own wand!