Friday, November 21, 2008

Violette's Owl has Landed! :)

I feel thoroughly spoiled. Violette Black of Slytherin House sent her owl through the skies to me. Here's what was found inside:

Herbal Instant Manicure. I'm excited about this... it's an exfoliating scrub... I LOVE exfoliating scrubs! :)

Gloves In A Bottle and Eucalan. Thanks! I was needing to get more wool wash, and now I don't have to! :)
Pumpkins and Cats! :) Peeps are one of my favorite candies (I know, I know...) so this is awesome! Thanks!
Blood Pops and Orange flavored Hot Cocoa... Water is boiling for this right now. I'm thinking I'm going to stick the package on the fridge, because it's just too stinkin' cute!Bamboo dpns, size 2 and a WIP tube, so that my sock doesn't fall off the needles... Don't you hate when that happens?The cutest little pumpkin take-out container, inside which was...LOVELY fall stitchmarkers... Can you see the leaves? I adore yarn jewelry!

And THESE, lovely fingerless gloves in Ravenclaw movie colors, with just a hint of Slytherin at the top of one glove. They're PERFECT for me, and will probably be worn until people start commenting that they never see me in anything else, lol. (That's my younger house elf's hand in the bottom of the picture, she's a camera hog, lol)Harry And Ron yarn from Opal. Thanks for this! I've been wanting to try Opal yarns for a while now, and just haven't managed to buy myself any. This is truly a treat! :)"The Knitting Answer Book", which I look at every time I go to the bookstore; and a keychain sock blocker! I've been wanting one of these since July, when I sent my best friend one for her birthday.All Together Now:

Violette, thank you SO much! Your package was SO thoughtful, and EVERYTHING will go to such good use! In the group photo but not featured on it's own is the HP Fair Isle bag pattern. I've been wanting to make this bag. Almost made it for *my* partner, but got scared off by the lining. One of these days, I'm going to put on my big girl panties, and just get over myself and knit it!

Okay, off to cast on a mini sock for my sock blocker keychain! :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 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 compenents
c. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate compenents
d. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separtea components

Sunday, November 9, 2008


1. Astrid Cloverleaf
2. Cassandra Grubby-Plank
3. Enna Kirts
4. Selena Starfire
5. Henry Longstaff
6. Ceciley Fortescue
7. Mona Ravenscroft
8. Artengia Pascal
9. Prendolyn Wilcox
10. Lizzy Wychwood
11. Ursula Longbottom
12. Rowena Weasley
13. Aurora Curlyfur
14. Lily May Clearwater
15. Megaera Black
Bonus #1: Hermoine Bagnold
Bonus #2: 37, less than half

Monday, November 3, 2008

I've started to write again. It's scary, but in a good way. Writing makes me vulnerable, which I have a lot of trouble with...but it's good for me. I need to get the words out. They're cluttered up in my head, and starting to spill out angrily. Jake is very supportive, and trying to be helpful, but we had a minor meltdown in Target today. I was trying to pick the perfect pen (it matters to me. Don't ask.) He kept trying to get me to buy the kind of pen which HE likes, no matter how many times I told him that I'd already tried that type of pen, and *didn't* like it. It ended with him realizing that *I* had to pick the pen, and *he* had to back off and let me do this myself, lol. All is well, and I'm now two pages into it. Wish me well. I'm terrified.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Halloween went well, pictures to follow. :) Maddy was Spiderman, Laura was Sleeping Beauty, I was Prof. McGonagall, and Jake was a member of the Volturi guard from the Twilight series. We went to family only, like always, and the girls got WAY too much! :) We've got candy coming out our ears! lol