Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What do you mean - sent home!?

This has been the worst term. I have spent nearly all of it in detention.

Elanor and I spent whole weekends trying to lift the jinx or the curse or whatever to no avail. Whatever it is we can't remove it. Last time I got sent to the Headmaster I burst into tears and told him the whole sordid mess. By the time he got done poking around I felt like a science experiment. Then he announced I was to be sent home. I spent all of last week in his office writing my term finals and my father picked me up this morning.

My father is furious. He won't even consider the possibility of Summer Camp. He's not even sure he will let me go to spend a week with El this summer - or my grandparents in France.

The Aurors are taking all of my things to removed the curses that were put on them - everything I own! No wonder El and I couldn't fix it. Who would do such a thing? That's a good question. I don't know if I mentioned that I received a care package from my friends at Beaux Batons. It was lovely and had all my favorite treats in it. The package arrived while everyone was gone - so I opened and read the cards and letters while waiting for people to come to the dorm and share the goods. As near as we can tell the entire package was laced with the curses. They bounced out of it and all over. El had a couple of them on her things and we removed those pretty quickly (it does explain that day in charms class though) once we knew what we were looking for, but I was sitting in the middle of my bed with the box and everytime I laid something on my bed that didn't have a curse one just jumped on.

My father sent a howler to the Headmaster of Beaux Batons - I can't imagine how that was recieved. But I'm sure I don't need to tell you - I get any more care packages - the Aurors get to open them first - even if that means I lose all the good chocolates!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Owl has Landed

Queen Frysia has spoiled me royally.

And I'd love to show you - but my pictures won't load here - so please look at my ravelry projects page.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Quidditch #3

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
b. Lupin

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?
c. McGonagall

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
Nicholas Flammel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
c. Viktor

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
b. Patil

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
d. The Geminio Curse

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration

Picture Hunt



Where the Wild Things Are (my favorite book EVER)

Saturday, April 11, 2009


We got half way to Hogsmeade when I realized I'd forgotten to use the reveal spell on my homework. We trudge all the way back up to the dorms just for that. I thought my roomie was going to kill me (she still might)


Who gave Harry an enchanted mirror?

Who said, “Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.”
Fred Weasley

Who said, “Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?”

What is Ron’s middle name and what was he given in the Will? Bilius; the deluminator

What does Hermione want to talk Mr Lovegood about and what is his first name.
She wants to ask about the symbol he was wearing at Bill and Fleur's wedding; Xenophilius

What is the name origin and what does it mean.
It is derived from Greek, "a person attracted to that which is foreign or alien"


I am going to Hogsmeade with friends today - first day since detention.

I have my shopping list and I am on my way to breakfast. I have a few things the pick up to put in the present for Penelope. I have that present nearly all together. I few rows of knitting and a couple hours of sewing and some spell casting.

Best get moving before all the bargains are gone!


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

House Quiz

1. James Potter and his friends have nicknames for each other - give three names and who they belong to
James - Prongs
Sirius - Padfoot
Lupin - Mooney
Pettigrew - Wormtail

2. What are the three Deathly Hallows?
Elder Wand
Resurrection Stone
Invisibility Cloak

3. What are the four items that belong to the founders of the houses at Hogwarts?
Ravenclaw - tiara (diadem)
Griffyndor - sword
Slytherin - locket
Hufflepuff - cup

4. What is the Hogwarts Motto?
"Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus," which means "Never tickle a sleeping dragon."

5. What is the Hogwarts school song (Book 1)?
Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,
Teach us something, please,
Whether we be old and bald
Or young with scabby knees,
Our heads could do with filling
With some interesting stuff,
For now they're bare and full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff,
So teach us things worth knowing,
Bring back what we've forgot,
Just do your best, we'll do the rest,
And learn until our brains all rot.

6. What does O.W.L. stand for?
Ordinary Wizarding Level

7. What exams do Hogwarts students take at the end of their 7th year?
Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test (N.E.W.T.)

8. What form does Snape's Patronus take?

9. Who takes over teaching divination after Trelawney is sacked by Delores Umbridge (Book 6)?

10. Who is Elanor Cadogan's boyfriend? What is his brother's name?

A long dark week.

I can't imagine that no one missed me!

I was sent down to the dungeon to do some more detention. No one told me there was a labyrinth down there. Then to add insult to injury, I was caught (still trying to find my way out, I might add!) after hours and I received more detention. I swear I think someone has put a jinx on me. No one can get this much detention unintentionally. It's just not possible, even the Weasley boys can't get this much detention and they are trying.

I have finished my detention for that - I had to scrub the potions tables and sort the ingredients cupboard. So if I can manage to stay out of trouble for the rest of the day I will be able to have an evening free.

Tonight El and I ARE going to go for a walk in a bubble and I'm going to get her to help me look for the jinx and remove it. I have been too tired to look for it myself. They finally removed the no-talking spell so I can finally ask for some help. I can't take one more detention. I'm weeks behind in my homework and studies. I'm exhausted and I will never get clean again EVER. I'm just going to sit here in the main room and try to catch up on Ancient Rune reading. I hope that I can manage to do that without getting into trouble.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Quidditch #2

1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?

c. Saturday

2. During all this chaos with voldemort and the Death Eaters, people still had lives to live and Ron's oldest brother, Bill decided to marry Fleur Delacour. Who were the uninvited guests at Bill and Fleur's wedding?

b. Death Eaters

3. Voldemort had seven Horcruxes hidden in different places. Six of them were hidden at the Gaunt shack, Hogwarts, a cave, inside Harry, inside his snake, Nagini and Tom Riddles Diary. Did Voldemort hide the last Horcrux inside the Malfoy's vault at Gringotts?

b. No

4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow?

c. The father went to Azkaban

5. Harry and Hermione read a part of "Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore," written by Rita Skeeter. Then they met Dumbledore's brother Abeforth and he told them the same story, just with a few details changed. Which of the following did Aberforth and Rita Skeeter agree on about Dumbdore's past?

b. That Dumbledore was friends with Grindelwald for a while.

6. When Harry and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow, they visit the graveyard to see Harry's parent's graves. Harry walks by a tombstone that we later learn belong to tone of "The Three Broother'. The brother buried there once owned what?

b. The cloak

7. The Trio finds out that Luna had been kidnapped by the Death Eaters , and that they won't give her back until they got Harry Potter. Why did they kidnap Luna?

a. Her father sided with Harry and Dumbledore

8. After Voldemort killed Snape, he left the room and Harry came out from under the cloak. Snape gave Harry some of his memories all the way from when he was a child to just months before. Harry dived into the Pensieve and which of the following did he not see?

c. Snape and Lily having fun in a potions class

9. On the search of the Lost Diadem, Harry finally gets to takl to the Gray Lady. Who was the Gray Lady when she was alive?

c. Helena Ravenclaw.

10. Which of these is not one of Harry or Ron's children?

d. Victoria

Picture Scavenger Hunt
These pictures must either be posted to your blog or linked to from your blog.
Godric's Hollow

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The week that never ends

As if all the detention wasn't bad enough my Ravenclaw boy has found himself another girl - From SLYTERIN - apparently he is just looking for someone who will annoy his parents. I'd be mad - but what is the point of that?

While cleaning the Headmaster's office I had a chat with the Sorting Hat. He thought I was very interesting. I could talk to him so apparently he is a professor of some type. There is a lot of dust in that office. I have to go back today. But there was a lovely bag of wool on one of the chairs - with my name on it! It was so cool. I have been too tired to look at it much though. Anyway, I am looking forward to more chatting with the Hat - he knows so many stories. He told some funny ones about Papa when he was a second year. I don't think I will be able to not tell him I heard the story when I see him next. It certainly does explain his humor over my getting caught sneaking back into school.

One thing about not being able to chat with the other students - I'm getting caught up on my homework. I found a mistake in the sweater I'm knitting and I had to rip it back. That is SO annoying.

I am also making a bag for my swap partner! I'm so hoping she likes it. It's taking longer than I thought it would but it is turning out well. My other package items are all done. I have one set of stitch markers made - but I want to make another. And I have a surprise in the works as well.

There will be pictures but not before it all goes out in the post - must not ruin the surprise!

Homework - again!

Who likes TeaPots and cat toys?
Chrysta the Cursed

Who wants Polyjuice so they can have Cullen Eyes?
Cliodna Trelawney

Who wants postcards and a hardcover book?
Elladora Madley

Who wants silky terrier? It is not a type of wool but a _puppy!_.
Winifred Wartbobble

Who would like a wicked necklace and bloody stupid jonhsan hat?
Felly Pinkstone

Who never had anything made for her?
Violet Starfire

Who learned how to knit with Maya and Soren?

Who is Pretty as a Peacock Pattern?

Who does Fair Isle mittens and Tea for Toe up socks?
Mafalda Grubbly-Plank

Who likes Cinnamon flavored coffee?
Antonio dela Weasley

Who likes clever storage systems and mysteries?
Mantacora Crimson

Who wants World Peace and Wool Wash?
Violette Black

Whose Ancient Runes notebook holds the secret of Moonstone earrings?
Mona Ravenscroft

Whose dog is on a low protein diet?
Selena Starfire

Who does not have much of a ‘stash’ and favorite scent is Pine trees?
Sian Doge

When you go to her wish list, you find yourself surfing the net?
Suzie Weasley

Who really, REALLY misses Hawkins Cheezies, Big Turk chocolate bars?
Ursula Longbottom

Who likes pencilthings and rosewood?
Elanor Cadogan

Russian nesting dolls and cute stationary are on this list.
Winifred Hornswaggle

Who likes the Seven Dwarves and the Evil Stepmother?
Bernadette Hobsworth

Friday, February 27, 2009


I managed to sneak away for a few minutes to jot a quick note.

NEVER get caught sneaking back into Hogwarts after you got away with sneaking out. Prof. Trelawny caught me as I came up the passage way. I can't even imagine how she did it. I was only a few feet from the Slytherin common room - with school books. I had a great story - who wouldn't believe I had been studying with some chums from last year? Other than Trelawny, I mean.

Walked me right straight to the tower and dumped me on Dumbledor's rug. I've been doing double and triple detention every since. I'm only allowed off for classes and homework - and then not even the time it takes to do the homework - only some prearranged time that is not enough. It's draconian. Do you have any idea how many bathrooms there are in this place? I do not know where they found the 1/8 inch square tooth brush either. I NEVER need to see another grout line EVER.

I haven't even been allowed to talk to El and find out what happened. Did you know that Dumbledor can put a spell on you that doesn't allow you to talk except to answer a question from a teacher? I haven't been able to get a second glass of any beverage all week. If I can get someone's attention or catch a plate going by I can get some food on my plate, and to be fair the house elves are making sure there are good things on it when meals start, but other than that - not even a tart!

I best get off to bed - I have no idea what kind of torture awaits me tomorrow - but I hope there aren't any other bathrooms I didn't know about before.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Le Sigh

Elanor and I had made plans to sneak off today and ditch school. But here I am - no El. I certainly hope she didn't get caught! We had agreed to sneak off separately in order to divert attention. McGonagall will kill us if we get caught!

So I guess I will just hang around and pass the time as best I can.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Quidditch #1

1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?

d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?

b. Snape

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?

a. Mad-Eye Moody

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?

d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?

a. A lynx

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?

b. Sirius Black’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?

d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?

d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?

a. Moody’s magical eye

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?

d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Mad-Eye Moody

Nymphadora Tonks

George Weasley

The Dursley's House


Sunday, February 15, 2009

House Quiz

1. Do you knit or crochet? Knit
How long have you been at your craft? 37 years
2. Do you spin? What type of spinning do you do? yes - all of it, just not all of it well
3. Are there any other crafts that you participate in? sewing, needlework and weaving. If there are fiber and tools involved I'm in favor of doing it
4. What are your favorite yarns/fibers? anything found in nature
5. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers? acrylic
6. Are there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven't gotten a chance? I can't say that there are. I have managed to try everything I've wanted to, if only to make a swatch
7. What are you currently working on? a couple sweaters, some socks, a hat or two
8. Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn? I haven't heard of any I haven't tried yet.
9. Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? i have both
10. Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks? i have lots of different storage methods. I am still searching for the perfect me method.
11. Do you like sweets? What are your favorites? yes, you mean you have to choose between them? Oh dear - this could take some time
12. Are you having a birthday during this swap? nope

Friday, February 6, 2009

Well That's annoying! (and homework)

My father sent a portkey to bring me home (that is not the annoying part - wait for it). It was quite fun although Granmere was quite worried that I wouldn't make it and apparated after me to make sure I made it safely. She and father got into a bit of a fight. Her english is worse than his french so I'm not really sure what they were arguing about. I just hauled by trunk to my room and unpacked my summer things and repacked school things. Pere had already gotten my school books and other supplies for me. I missed the shopping but since I was never going to talk my grandparents into letting me come back a day earlier there was no way I would make it. As it is I have missed the Hogwarts Express (again) and Pere has arranged to take me back by portkey this evening.

I have a letter from Dumbledor. In spite of my excellent (his word) agrument I am not going to be sorted by the Sorting Hat. I would stomp my feet - but I've learned that never works to get what one wants. How truely unfair is that anyway! Everyone else gets to be sorted! Merde!

But I am Prefect this year (what ever that means) and have been moved to Hufflepuff. I am moving with Elanor, which is nice. This will be her third house. I am starting to wonder what the Sorting Hat makes of her anyway. It must has spit out a list and terms for her sorting. Apparently it was decided that she and I had become such good friends and worked well together they would keep us together. I sent a message by owl to my Ravenclaw boy - who is, amazingly enough, still in Ravenclaw. Of course since he is already at school he probably knew before I did.

I have a new knitting project! I am absolutely in heaven with it. It took me a very long time to decide I wanted it enough to save my allowance and purchase it. The little leaves are simply adorable. They alone are worth the price of the kit. I love love love knitting them. I can't wait to start the socks. I have a couple of other things I must finish first - but these leaves are my favorite project ever. As soon as I get settled in school I will get some picture of them to share with you.

I do hope Elanor has left me some room in the closet this year.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Term Approaches

I spent the break with my mother's parents. It was fun, but my Tante Nina blew up my journal.

I am heading back to school this weekend. I still haven't heard from Dumbledor about the sorting. I got my letter and supply list - Father has already purchased all my supplies for me. My grades were excellent and he was very pleased.

El sent a few owls during the break. The treats were quite good, but I miss seeing her. It will be so nice to see her again. I don't know how I will manage if I'm selected for a different house. It will be so very odd to not share a room with her.

I am to travel back to Father's house by portkey tomorrow. And I will arrive at school on Sunday. I can hardly wait to see everyone.