Friday, February 29, 2008

Potions and Spells oh my!

Here are the answers to the Ravenclaw quiz. I love this quiz and had loads of fun, looking for the answers and using my books to double-check especially checking the ones that I was able to answer without the books.

I'm finally feeling better and will be working on the last touches of my pal's package.

1. What colorless and odorless potion forces the drinker to tell the truth?
2. If the spell to Apparate goes wrong and leaves half of you behind, you have been what?
3. Who wrote the Standard Books of Spells Grades 1 and 2?
Miranda Goshawk
4. What is it called when brother wands meet?
Priori Incantatem effect
5. Name the charm used by Ludo at the World Cup to amplify his voice.
6. For what is the charm Aparecium used?
Make invisible ink become visible
7. What charm requires the use of a Secret-Keeper?
Fidelius Charm
8. What color should the Strengthening Potion be?
clear turquoise
9. What plants are used in preparing a confusing potion?
sneezewort, scurvy-grass and lovage are the ingredients for the Confusing and Bebuddlement Draught
10. What condition is cured by Glumbumble?
It cures hysteria which can be caused by Alihotsy leaves
11. What potion makes a werewolf safe so he can keep his mind when he transforms, and what substance makes it useless?
Wolfbane Potion and the substance that makes it useless is sugar
12. When does Fluxwood, an ingredient used in making Polyjuice Potion, have to be picked?
during full moon
13. What color should a Shrinking Solution be?
Bright acid green
14. What potion is made from asphodel and wormwood?
Draught of Living Death
15. For what are Jobberknoll feathers used?
Memory Potions and truth serums

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

go Ravenclaw!!!!

Congrats Gryffindor for finding the snitch!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Dragon Meme!!

What Kind of Dragon are You?

Water Dragon
You're a calm and understanding person. You're also very protective of your friends and family and can become extremely violent if they are threatened.
How do you compare?
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My ideal bag

I realized as I was sewing my pal's bag that I am rather picky on the type of bags I have. I don't use handbags or bags that go over my shoulder, unless it is a bagpack. I like messenger bags; however I have a tendency to overpack my bags with all my necessities and have a bad backache afterwards if I use on of these types of bags. You see it's my mode of transporation in the muggle world. I travel via public transit and if you know me in irl you will know that I also use other things that many people do not have the need for. I travel all the time with my special friend on public transit and since I need to make sure I don't lose her I have to have a hold on her at all times, thus leaving me with only one hand. So my best choice of a bag is my handy huge backpack that most people might use for backpacking.

Now to keep everything organized in this huge backpack, I use smaller bags that fit into the large one. I love sock project bags because they are so fantastic for carrying my knitting everywhere with me. I also have little bags to carry other things like my ipod or nano depending if I want to carry my huge old ipod or the cute little nano (I have the non-video one). I have loads of sock project bags, but hey who doesn't need more! I would like to have some more larger project bags like this one I have. I have this fantastic dragon project bag made by Mama E and this 10 x 16 inch bag is great for small or large projects. Right now mine is holding cardi that I've been knitting for a while now. I really should finish it! If you haven't noticed by now, I LOVE dragons! The one thing I find with this bag is that the ribbon gets caught in everything, but hey it's better than velcro (trust me knitting WIP and velcro are not a good match.) Alternative closures that work are snaps, zippers, or cord or ribbon with closure pull toggle (not quite sure what it's called this description will do for now!) Well back to class!

Qudditch - Round Two Answers

Quidditch ~ Round Two

Please post these answers to your blogs before the Snitch is released. Once the Snitch is found the questions will be removed and the game ends.

1. With whom does Ginny go to the Yule Ball?
a. Neville
b. Dean
c. Seamus
d. Harry

2. When Harry arrives at the Burrow and Mrs. Weasley makes them all dinner the night before they leave for the Quidditch World Cup, what does her wand turn into?
a. rubber mouse (a giant one too!)
b. rubber chicken
c. rubber duck
d. rubber cat

3. Since some of the sixth-year girls didn't have any quills on them, what did they think Krum might sign their hats in?
a. nail polish
b. eyeliner
c. lipstick
d. lipliner

4. How old does the Quick Quotes Quill say that Rita Skeeter is?
a. 43
b. 44
c. 34
d. 33

5. What color cloak is wormtail wearing in the Riddle house?
a. Grey (Gray)
b. Black
c. Gold
d. Silver

6. What color is "Mad Eye" Moody's magical eye?
a. Green
b. Hazel
c. Brown
d. Blue

7. What color are the robes that Rita Skeeter was wearing when Harry meets her at the Weighing of the Wands ceremony?
a. Lilac
b. Magenta
c. Mauve
d. Cerise

8. What does Sirius Black tell Harry, Ron and Hermione to call him when speaking around anyone else?
a. Tibbles
b. Snuffles
c. Scruffy
d. Padfoot

9. Which team beat Wales, disqualifying them from competing for the Quidditch World Cup?
a. Hungary
b. Romania
c. Uganda
d. Luxembourg

10. What does Madame Maxime say is the only thing her steeds will drink?
a. cabernet sauvignon
b. bourbon
c. single-malt whiskey
d. gin and tonics

Picture Hunt

Edited to add the Goblet of Fire, I'm not quite sure how the Triwizard cup got in that collage!
Goblet of Fire
Madam Maxime
Dragon from first challenge
Viktor Krum
Madam Pomfrey

Friday, February 15, 2008

Fiery gifts

I'm still a little sick, but I've been attending my classes here at Hogwarts. How could I miss DADA classes, Professor Humperdink is such a great teacher and really dreamy to look at. I'm practising for Quidditch tomorrow and I'm ready to help Ravenclaw show their wisdom and knowledge that makes us shine! Go Go Ravenclaw!

Today I was sitting in the Ravenclaw Common Room in my favourite chair in front of the fireplace, when all the sudden the fire started sparking and sputtering. So I put down the sock I was knitting to see what was causing it and out spat a card from my Hogwarts Secret Pal, telling me that my sock kit is being created right now and that she/he will see me around Hogwarts and it was signed just Your Secret Pal! Now I wonder who it could be? I like mysteries! I fancy myself working at the Minstery of Magic in the Department of Mysteries after I graduate from Hogwarts. Thank you secret pal it made my day! I've been sad since my previous sock kit pal, Olive had to leave Hogwarts early.

Yesterday being Muggle Valentine's Day look what my sweetie got me, he knows I love blue, dragons, and adore cinnamon hearts! It's Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen (a book for my extra credit muggle book studies), the book mark in it was a gift from my mom at the beginning of the term for getting sorted into Ravenclaw, pretty bag of cinnamon hearts and a beautiful sterling silver wisdom dragon pendant & necklace and the dragon is clutching a hematite ball.

Hematite is known for it's magical properties for grounding and centering. Useful in healing, especially when worn in the form of a necklace. It seems to draw illness out of the body. Its silvery, mirror-like surface is good for divination, especially scrying. It is also said to have the ablity to work as a shield from negative energy; however due to it's reflective qualities that makes it a good shield it can also reflect negative energy that comes from the user of the stone.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


I am almost done my partner's package, yay! It's late, but I had troubles sleeping so I decided to work on the pretty green and silver stitchmarkers that I have planned for my pal. I even got to practice "reparo" due to a few pieces decided to snap when I was bending the wire! It was a little tricky; however I managed to make some beautiful markers with little charms and a green Swarovski crystal. I hope my pal likes her new dangly pretties as much as I do

You'd think she'd use her own "real" wand. My little clone, Gaby has been playing with my 5.00mm Brittany Birch crochet hook!! I asked her why she had it hidden away in her dresser and she said because it was pretty and looked like a really nice wand. Well I agree with her they are pretty and great crochet hooks, but I was a little upset with her because I've been looking for that hook everywhere! This is the hook that I'm crocheting my blanket squares with and I only have two made because it was MIA. I'd be a bit happier if she'd actually crochet with it instead of practicing her swish and flicks on them. This is the only one I have and it's precious. I need to find a shop that I can purchase some more around here one of these days!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ravenhouse Quiz #3 - The Women of Hogwarts

Yay another quiz!!!!
1. What is Professor McGonnagall's first name?
2. Who is the librarian of Hogwarts?
Madam Pince
3. What is Madam Rosmerta's job?
Proprietor of The Three Broomsticks
4. What is Rita Skeeter's secret?
She is animagus who turns into a beetle
5. Madam Hooch is instructor of what subject?
6. Who is Parvati Patil's best friend?
Lavender Brown
7. What Quidditch position does Cho Chang play?
8. What is the name of Fleur Delacour's little sister?
Gabrielle and just like my little clone her nickname is Gaby
9. Who is professor of Divination?
Actually there are two professors, Professor Trelawney and Firenze
10. Who wrote "A History of Magic"?
Bathida Bagshot (sad what happened to her.)

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Sorry I didn't get a chance group at The Three Broomsticks and I hope that someone remembered to bring back some sweets for me from Honeyduke's (the dark chocolate with the hazelnuts or almonds [minus any lactose as well -- I'm allergic]). My little clone, Gaby and I are starting to feel better thanks to the nursing of Hagrid and his huge cups of tea. Darn muggle colds they really suck. Hagrid did find some great things to keep us entertained including an old clip of The Wierd Sisters singing at Hogwarts during the last tri-wizard tournment. I posted it here via magic utube link, enjoy!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Under the weather

I'm not going to be around probably till Madam Pomfrey is back. I caught this mean chest cold from nursing my little clone Gabrielle Starflame (she's in Gryffindor though she wanted to be in Ravenclaw and since she can't knit she's not in the swap), who is still ill and I'm helping Hagrid since I'm not as sick. He's sweet and makes a great cuppa; however he's not good at giving her muggle medicine via teaspoon -- it's the big hands and the fact he doesn't want to get caught using magic. Poor Hagrid. He's been letting Fluffy cuddle with her to make her feel a bit better.

I've been working on a whole bunch of projects and since I'm out of classes for now I have loads of time to work on my knitting and crocheting as well as some extra reading. I really wanted to make the Ravenclaw knitting circle today, but since I'm contagious I have to stay away. Have fun and have some pumpkin pasties for me!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Look I can be a sheep baaa

I always said she is the character that I can relate to the most!

Your Harry Potter Alter Ego Is...?
created with
You scored as Hermione Granger

You're one intelligent witch, but you have a hard time believing it and require constant reassurance. You are a very supportive friend who would do anything and everything to help her friends out.

Hermione Granger


Harry Potter


Severus Snape


Remus Lupin


Ginny Weasley


Albus Dumbledore


Ron Weasley


Draco Malfoy


Sirius Black


Lord Voldemort


Saturday, February 2, 2008

A Sad Day

I'm really sad my pal Olive Bloomslang left Hogwarts today. I hope I had nothing to do with her unexpected leaving. I tried to send an owl to her to wish her luck and tell her that even though I was just starting to get to know her that I will miss her -- but my owl came back saying that there is no such address. She was willing to put up with all the confusion in regards to my name change and letting me rant a little about the frusteration in regards to the mixup. Our headmistress has done a great job dealing with all of our students even if about three of us all had the same name and then had to submit a name change. I hope you are well Olive and I would like to keep in touch (you have my IRL blog addy drop by if you can)

PS Congrats to Gryffindor's Cassandra for finding the snitch! Also Ravenclaws great hussle out there I'm proud -- sorry I couldn't be more help than I was.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Ravenclaw pride!!

I told some of the girls at the Ravenclaw knitting meeting about my WIP and I thought I'd show the first finished square here. I'm crocheting squares for a blanket with my leftovers and these are from the left-overs for my Ravenclaw scarf. I finished one more square in Ravenclaw colours and I might have enough left for one more square in lovely blue and silver-grey. Even though this is suppose to be a stash blanket I'm wanting to buy some more blue and some bronze to make it a Ravenclaw blanket in book and movie colours. Maybe another time when I'm not on a yarn diet. Go destashing and go go ravenclaw!!!