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.