Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Quidditch ~ Round Three

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

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)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wonderful, wonderful day!

Today our neighborhood owl brought me the package of all packages from Arabella Moody! What a generous young lady of Hogwarts!! I opened it up and saw a fantastic, ornate Bag of Holding for all of my projects! It definitely showcased Ms. Moody's skill with the needle, because it is COVERED with cables, in Gryffindor colors. I can't wait to show it off to all the muggles in my life!! It will be perfect for carrying my yarn and wallet as I make my way through the day.

Next, there was a perfectly lovely little treasure chest filled with all manner of little goodies. The chest itself will be perfect for containing all my small knitting items. It had 2 sets of point protectors, a 4 pack of yarn needles (always need more of these!), some "Hand Knitted by.." tags, which are perfect for my gifts I'm knitting this year, a tape measure, a set of bamboo DPN's, a pack of Bertie Botts (I'll plan on avoiding the Earthworm flavored ones!) and a beautiful hand made necklace! I really like the necklace, it has small leaves, ladybugs and flowers on it and reminds me of fall.

The package has only just begun, however. Ms. Moody was amazingly generous! I also got...

TWO addi turbo needles (dang girl!)
Notepaper in the shape of an N (for my muggle name)
a pack of bookmarks which will be perfect for marking patterns
a Mad Lib book (I haven't done one of these in like 20 years!)
a Harry Potter Uno Deck (LOL, I haven't played this in 20 years either!! Bringing me back to my Junior High years!! It will be fun!)
Pretty notepads
Very nice Gryffindor beaded stitch markers
Socks Soar on 2 Circs by Cat Bordhi (which is awesome because I've always wanted this book but never actually bought it)
2 skeins of Knitpicks Risata which is an elasticized yarn (I'll be excited to try this!) in Gryffindor colors
A whole bunch of sock patterns with Harry Potter Themes: Minerva's Lucky Quidditch Socks, Merope, Simply Ginny, and a Hedwig Shadow Dishcloth pattern
And last but definitely not least, a tiny handknit sock in Gryff colors and a tiny sock blocker keychain!! I LOVE THIS!! It is so cute!! It also came with instructions so you can make your own socks for the keychain!! How clever!!

I think Ms. Moody should DEFINITELY be nominated for best package. I couldn't believe how many goodies she filled it with!

Thank you so much!! I love everything!!

LOL At last minute I forgot to add that Ms. Moody has also sent me the 2 Hogwarts Textbooks "Quidditch through the Ages" and "Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them". They were out of the package when I wrote this because I had already started to read them in preparation for next term!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Owl being sent out today...

But it's a long long fly from America to England....but this kit is definitely worth the wait if I do say so myself!!!