Thursday, March 27, 2008

Why so quiet here you ask...

So I've been very quiet, well firstly it's the end of term so I have loads of reading to do. Add the extra class and it's read, read, read, knit, read etc... You get the idea, I really don't mind it.

I'm going out to Hogsmeade today or tomorrow to get the very last items for my swap pal, Cassandra. It's been fun meeting another dragon lover and can't wait to put your package in Esme's beak very soon.

I can't believe it's almost the end of the term already and that the dates for the next term are up. I am so coming back next year, do you hear that Neila and Minee?? I'm sorry that I haven't submited my yearbook picture I am so far behind everything right now. This is one of the things that's been taking up some of that precious time!! It's the perfect companion for a glasses wearing bookworm like me, it's so nice to actually read print again without squinting and giving myself horrible headaches. I have all the HP's in mobipocket format on this and so many more books!! Now I'll have more room on my bookshelves for knitting books too.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

In the doldrums

I know I haven't been really posting, my classes have been swamping me that I don't even have time to get to the Ravenclaw knitting meetings. I miss those meetings and hanging out with my fellow Ravenclaws. I definitely want to make it back to Hogwarts next year and I hope that with all the changes in how students will be sorted into their houses that i will continue to be a Ravenclaw!!

I'm almost completed my pal's package. I just need to pick up some goodies and put the finishing touches on her bag. I really hope that Cassandra likes her goodies ;-) It's been fun getting this package ready I never thought I'd be excited about Slytherin colours....maybe I might be sorted into Slytherin.....

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Quidditch Round 3 Answers

1. When Rita Skeeter prints a bad articles about Hagrid in the Daily Prophet, which Professor teaches Hagrid's Care of Magical Creatures class while he is away?
a. Professor Trisonikly
b. Professor Snape
c. Professor Grubbly-Plank
d. Professor Meshdeh

2. What was the article Rita Skeeter wrote about Hagrid called?
a. The son of Fridwolfa the Giantess
b. The Truth About Rubeus Hagrid
c. Dumbledore's Giant Mistake
d. Half Giant at Hogwarts

3. When the school champions were being chosen from the Goblet of Fire, whose name cam out first? a. Fleur Delacour
b. Viktor Krum
c. Cedric Diggory
d. Harry Potter

4. What is the spell Ludo bagman says to magically magnify his voice when he commentates?
a. Sonorus
b. Sonafy
c. Lumos
d. Sonatus

5. What kind of dragon did Cedric have to face in the first task?
a. A Hungarian Horntail
b. A Swedish Short-Snout
c. A Welsh Green
d. A Chinese Fireball

6. Who raised the trophy after winning the world cup?
a. Troy and Moran
b. Troy and Quigley
c. Quigley and Moran
d. Lynch and Connolly

7. How many bedrooms did Mundungus Fletcher claim to have?
a. 4
b. 8
c. 10
d. 12

8. For what did Moody mistake his birthday gift of a carriage clock?
a. An intruder
b. A basilisk egg
c. A bomb
d. A Blast-ended Skrewt

9. What did Mr. Ollivander produce for the end of Cedric's wand?
a. A bunch of flowers
b. A fountain of wine
c. Twittering birds
d. Silver smoke rings

10. The dark mark is on Snape's left arm.
a. Yes
b. No

Picture Scavenger Hunt

A Basilisk
Mundungus Fletcher
Amos Diggory

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Advanced Spells for Ravenclaws - Creating Your Own Spells

Okay, Ravenclaws, it's quiz time again! This time I want you to summon up all your creativity and develop a spell for the following situations. Just the name of your spell will do:

This was fun please excuse the horrible latin it's not my strength!

1. Do my homework for me. perfectus (complete) homework
2. Tidy up my bedroom. tergeo (clean) bedroom purus (spotless)
3. Make a delicious chocolate cake. baker ioco iocor (baker make me) --insert baked goodness wanted-- chocolate cake
4. Make my professor stay in bed today. magister --insert name of professor-- gluten ut cubile (lol it's is loosely translated to glue my professor to bed and it puts them in a deep sleep that glues them to their bed!
5. I would like breakfast in bed, please. ignavus ientaculum in cubile (loosely translated to lazy breakfast in bed) it makes a delicous tray of breakfast appear on your bed
6. Stick all my Quidditch opponents' feet to the floor. Qudditch hostilis stuck in locus (please remember to focus on the team and team members you want glued to the floor otherwise you might glue your team mates!!
7. Give everyone the giggles. assimulo Nitrous oxide -- only effects the room in which the spell is cast in and gives everyone the giggles even people who are immune to laughing gas!
8. Dye some yarn in my favorite color. inficio (stain/dye) yarn cobalt blue
9. Unravel the mess I've made with my yarn. restituo ut (restore to) hank (you can use ball or skein too!)
10. Knit my Prefect the perfect bag! Knit perficio pera (perfect bag) Prefect Minee
This spell knits a perfect bag for Prefect Minee and you can insert any Prefect's name and it will work everytime!
Good luck! A prize goes to one lucky Ravenclaw