Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Owl Has Arrived

Gasp! I finally got my hands on my package from our headmistress Miss Wartbobble. The owl is very hungry, tired and upset. He's been waiting on me since Saturday. Poor thing. I was out of town and couldn't get to the post office in time from work to pick him up. I had to feed him a few mice and give him a warm spot in the Christmas tree to settle down for the evening. I think he feels better now.

Now for the good stuff:

A gorgeous lined in Slytherin green purse - possibly a Booga Bag? Love it. I've already dumped my things into it.

Two patterns: Zig Zag Socks and a French Market Bag that I've been jonesing for in my queue

Regia sock yarn in awesome warm colors

Lambs Pride Wool/Mohair blend that is screaming "make me into a hat" It would match my coat perfectly'!Sock needles - yay - metal, size 2s - I have been dying to use metal dpn sock needles!

Straight needles - 2.75 and 3.25 - I'm such a lucky girl!

Twizzlers - my two year old and I have already been into them

M&M Premiums - 3 layers of milk, white and dark chocolate - need I say more?

Soak - scented and unscented fiber wash - I currently have nothing

I bow to you Headmistress! My package was perfect! Thank you so much!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Final Quidditch Quiz

1. Who was Tom Riddle Sr.'s girlfriend before Merope gave him the love potion?
b. Cecilia

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

3. How much do the primary Apparition lessons cost?
d. 12 galleons

4. What is Professor Merrythought's first name?
b. Galatea

5. What Hogwarts club was Eileen Prince captain of?
b. Gobstones Club

6. Who is head of the Goblin Liaison office?
b. Dirk Cresswell

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

8. How many points does Snape take from Gryffindor for Harry's late arrival and muggle attire?b. 70

9. When Profressory Slughorn first meets Hermione, he asks her whether she is related to Hector Dagworth-Granger. What society did Dgworth-Granger found?

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

Monday, November 3, 2008

Slytherin Quiz 11-4-08

1 What are the three important things in Chapter 13 Harry needs to remember.Thomas Riddle dislikes anything that makes him look ordinary. He is very secretive and has no friends. He has a bizarre tendency to collect trophies or souvenirs.

2 What did Merope sell when she was alone in London before the baby was born. She sold the family necklace to Caracatus Burke for 10 galleons.

3 What does Mrs Cole like to drink? She likes to drink Gin.

4 What does Tom Riddle demand Professor Dumbledor do twice when they first met? He demands that Dumbledore tell the truth.

5 What did Mundungus nick from the Black house? He took the goblet with the family crest.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween '08

We took the little one out this year for her first trick-or-treat. She was very shy, but didn't mind the candy. Everything was great until she saw a kid dressed up as the Scream guy. Game over after that. We had already trick-or-treated a plenty at that point anyway. She had a very good fall season, lots of pumpkin patches, hay rides, and apple cider. Very good memories were made for our fairy princess!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Slytherin Quiz 10-22-08

Where did the first kiss between harry and Ginny occur?
a. The Gryffindor Common Room
b. The library
c. The hallway by the painted fruit
d. The Quidditch Field

Severus Snape made an unbreakable vow to whom?
a. Peter Pettigrew
b. Narcissa Malfoy
c. Harry Potter
d. Lily Potter

Why is Hagrid upset with Ron, Harry and Hermione?
a. They do not visit him anymore
b. They got in trouble with Umbridge
c. They did not take his class in their 6th year
d. They did not help bury Aragog

Who is the Half-Blood Prince?
a. Lucious Malfoy
b. Severus Snape
c. Tom Riddle
d. The Pepmobismal Queen Umbridge

At what age are you legally allowed to Apparate?
a. 14
b. 15
c. 16
d. 17

How long does it take to brew a batch of Felix Felicis?
a. One week
b. 3 months
c. 6 months
d. 1 year

What happens if you break an Unbreakable Vow?
a. You get detention with Umbridge
b. Your toenails turn green and fall off
c. You die
d. You never are allowed to eat chocolate again

Which one of your roommates snores the loudest? I don't know, I'm usually passed out from sneaking down to Hogsmeade and drinking butterbeer, that it could be me!

Which Hogwart’s student is secretly dating the new DADA Professor Lucius Whitmarsh?
I heard that Waverly Trimble was seen waiting for him after class numerous times and rumor is they were spotted together in her DORM!

Describe your favorite item found in Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes!
Guaranteed 10 second pimple vanisher - I wish it really existed.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Quidditch Quiz 2

1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minister'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 Slughorn'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 Hermoine 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.I.
d. H.K.D.

Quiz 4

1 What are the three important things in Chapter 13 Harry needs to remember.
Thomas Riddle dislikes anything that makes him look ordinary. He is very secretive and has no friends. He has a magpie-like tendency to collect trophies or souvenirs.

2 What did Merope sell when she was alone in London before the baby was born. She sold the family necklace to Caracatus Burke for 10 galleons.

3 What does Mrs Cole like to drink? She likes to drink Gin.

4 What does Tom Riddle demand Professor Dumbledor do twice when they first met? He demands that Dumbledore tell the truth.

5 What did Mundungus nick from the Black house? He took the goblet with the family crest.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Chapter 10

The drunk, Professor Trelawney giving a card reading and as usual, she sounds as if she is just talking jibberish. We look into the mind of Bob Ogden and see that the Gaunt family tree is full of in-breeding and insanity. We also learn that the last of Salzar Slythern's family was living in poverty. We meet Merope, Voldemort’s mother and Tom Riddle Senior. She uses a curse on him and possibly a love potion to gain his “love”. Merope stops using both eventually on Tom and he wakes up, and leaves Merope pregnant. In her depression, she slowly starts dying. We do find out that Professor Dumbledore has found the ring-with the Perverell coat of arms engraved on the stone-, was wearing it when him and Harry went to talk with Professor Slughorn. It is also left for translation, that is how the Professor injured his hand.
It now shows us that the GREAT LORD VOLDEMORT is nothing but a fake and not the Pureblood that he says he is. Carring on the great family pride and deluisions of grandeur.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I awoke Monday morning in the infirmary w/ an IV in my arm. The last thing I remember was playing quarters with Elanor at Hog's Head. I had met up with her Saturday, but she was pissy with me because I left to meet up with my man. So, I made plans to meet her there at a later time. (I can't divulge that information)

I go in and she is already winning some tournament and is dancing on the bar swinging her head around. I sit down and we start playing and I realize how bad I am pretty quickly by all of the drinks of butter beer I have to take. Within 30 minutes, I'm in bad shape. Meanwhile, Elanor is now singing karaoke on the bar. I decide to join her and we end up singing some old Lita Ford song. We sit back down and keep playing quarters and Elanor keeps winning,I keep losing and drinking. Elanor is very good at this game. As I stated in my earlier blog, she is quite a bit older than me. She's been at Hogwarts longer than most students. Dumbledore must have some sort of fatherly love for her. She spends most of her free time at Hog's Head or the Three Broomsticks, makes failing grades, yet he does keep her. She is quite intelligent though, but she does have an affection for beer and spirits. She can handle her beer and spirits much better than me. That's how I ended up in the infirmary.

I guess I started getting sick at Hog's Head. Elanor didn't make it out unscathed. She is the one that got me to the infirmary, but I got her pretty messy also. So there I laid, dehydrated, with a tube sticking out of my right hand and a pounding head. Elanor was bright and cheerful and had made it to class! She already skipped her first class today though.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I am absolutely exhausted! Spent the whole day at Hogsmeade with the girls and met up with my boyfriend later and let's just say, I had an interesting day!

I stopped by Gladrags Wizardwear to pick up a new robe because I had torn mine on a desk running out of class. I guess that's what I get for writing a love letter and losing all track of time. I should of just snuck and used some magic and let my quill take over.

After that, I met up w/ Penelope and Rowena at Honeydukes Sweetshop and we had some yummy chocolate fudge. I also saw Wavery Trimble from Ravenclaw. We chatted for a bit. It was good to catch up with her. I bought some for my boyfriend for our meet up later.

This is where the trouble started..I wanted to see Elanor. She's A LOT (I guess she's been held back a few times) older than me and she's been my mentor at Hogwarts. She's pretty wild and we all know I have a wild streak. She told me she'd be at Hog's Head or Three Broomsticks. OMG! Because of the damage that occured, I can't say where she was or what exactly happened. We weren't involved in the damage ; we were innocent bystanders, but we saw exactly what happened. This will go down in history.

The posse slipped out of there and I met my love at the Shrieking Shack. He bought me the exact same chocolate. I AM SO IN LOVE! Can you imagine the little witches and wizard we could have together! This is where my story stops. However, look at how cute he is! I'm sure you've seen him around campus. I'm off to bed now for some much needed rest.


Monday, September 29, 2008

Quiz 3

Are you a sock knitter?What are your foot measurements? Absolutely, size 8

Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? No, but have easy access to those.

Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks? Tubes and pencil slider supply box (I am a teacher after all)

Do you collect anything? Love stitch markers, Vera Bradley fan, silver earrings

What is your favorite type of music? Are you MP3 ready? anything from the 80s, and current pop and country

Do you like sweets? of course What are your favorites? chocolate and caramel - together or seperately

What is your living situation like? Any pets? Children? Happily married w/ 2 year old daughter, 1 dog, 2 cats

Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your swap pal. No, wish I did

Favorite Harry Potter movie character? Bellatrix

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


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?c. Emmeline Vance

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

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?b. 11 p.m.

4. What did Professor Sluhorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?a. An armchair

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?a. E – Exceeds Expectation

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

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?d. Pomona

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

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?b. Damocles

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?b. Eileen Prince

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wool Gathering

Went to the Wool Gathering today in Yellow Springs. Lots of yummy things. Bought some yarn and notions. Got the little one an Alpaca stuffed animal. She loves it. Met a cool chick w/ a daughter that had a heart surgery scar. We started chatting b/c mine had open heart surgery at 7 months. I learned right away how lucky we are. My girl will should never have to have another surgery. She's little, but mighty and on track for 2 1/2 years old. The little one I met today was the same age, but developmentally 8 mos. old. She will have numerous more surgeries and have to have a transplant at 16 years old. Let's just say I had a big dose of reality and was very humbled and thankful today. I feel for that family and little E. I wanted to scoop her up and make it all go away.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Another day off

Okay, another day off due to Ike in Ohio. How weird is that? At this rate, I'll have my Nutkin in chocolate covered cherry socks finished and then I can get started on my Joker and the Thief socks. I'm doing those on circulars. I've never knitted socks on circulars. I liked the feel of it from what I had started before I stopped. My dear Setembrina dyed the Joker/Thief socks. They will always be known as my Twilight socks. After that, I'm starting my February Lady sweater in Dream in Color Gothic Rose. The color is absolutely gorgeous.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Ike came to SW Ohio yesterday in a pissed off mood. Apparently he didn't destroy enough homes and property in Texas so he continued on. No school today b/c power is out all over, thankfully we got ours back on. I'm getting caught up on grading papers and working on some socks. The little one and myself are both sick and she has been getting breathing treatments so it was good that I didn't have to work and that we finally got our power back. Hate to see people cleaning up and the work that will need to be done on their homes. Really hate to see what the people in Texas have had to go through. My prayers are with them - I can't imagine.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Quiz 2

Potter Name: Petunia Cronkshank
Rav ID: metoteach
I am allergic to: nada
Pets that I have: dog, two cats (one is outdoor)
My favorite yarn: hand dyed sock yarn - no real hard core preference - just not acrylic ;)
If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors?
My favorite flavor: right now, red or orange
My favorite holiday: Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas, right now, Halloween
I would like to receive a: (Sock kit, scarf kit or yarn dyeing kit) sock kit
List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: bamboo size one, 5 inch
Is there a brand that you are dying to try?: metal (knit picks)
I’ve participated in HSKS: (How many times have you participated in HSKS swaps?) I'm a newbie
Do you have a birthday during this swap? If so which day? no

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Do you knit and/or crochet Knit
How long have you been at your craft? 4 years
Do you spin? no - wish I did
What type of spinning do you do (drop spindle or wheel)?
Are there any other crafts that you participate in? nope
What are your favorite yarns/fibers? anything natural
What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers? acrylics
Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance? bamboo, haven't spend a lot of time w/ alpaca, but love the feel
What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? socks, sweaters and hats
What are you currently working on? socks, getting ready to start a hat for a friend and the February Lady sweater for moi
Anything you plan to start this autumn? all of the above and a gansey sweater
What is your favorite Finished Object? (Please, post a picture if you would like.) Imogen sweater
Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn? different cast-on methods and short rows (wraps)


Just got in to the Hogwarts swap - totally stoked! I'm in Slytherin and can't think of a more perfect house for me. I can be quite sneaky when need be.

Third swap and lovin it!