Friday, February 29, 2008

Almost started...

I haven't cast on yet, but I have designed the pattern, got the yarn and some goodies for my buddy. I will start knitting in about a week (need to finish up some other things first).

Fleur Dolohov/1st year/Ravenclaw

Klick Klick Klick :)

Well, I have finished my socks and even a couple of things to go in the box. I want to decorate the box, first. Just not sure what I want to do, or how. Will help, of course, if I can decide *what* I want to do, then perhaps I can figure out *how* to do it.

I guess I was lucky. I saw a yarn I liked and ordered it within a day of finding out my downline's name and House. And it came very quickly. A pretty hand-dyed yarn. I want to learn to dye my own. Perhaps there'll be a class offered that will help me with that next year. My schedule is pretty full this year already!

I'd ask Prof. Trelawney, but I'm not sure if she'd consider that important enough to ask about. Perhaps Prof. McGonagall would know what classes are being considered for next year.

Lady Felula the Forgetful

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A question about the patterns

We are supposed to provide a Harry Potter inspired pattern, and I have some questions...

Normally, in a swap I would go out of my way to find a pattern I can purchase for my pal, however, many of the best HP inspired patterns are free. And Free patterns usually want you to go to the website and print it that leaves me a little stumped...

Does it have to be officially inspired by Harry Potter, or just relate? For example, if we found a pattern for a scarf with a castle on it, could we say the castle was Hogwarts and use that, even if the designer had never heard of the Potterverse?

Can it be a pattern we have written ourselves, even if it is not terribly professional looking, so long as it works? OR should it definately be something we purchased?

I want to do right by my downstream...

Elizabeth Stewart Moody, devoted wife of Mad-Eye, who is alive and well despite any nasty rumours you may have heard to the contrary..

klick klick klick Go the Needles!

I am busy knitting my socks and having a blast now for the goodies.
I hope you are all knitting away!

at last!

i ordered my ravenclaw-colored yarn from elann the MOMENT i got my buddy assignment... and i just got it today, whee! now i'm off to decide on a pattern, hm...

luckily her feet are almost the exact same size as mine, so i'm seeing something toe-up and i'll just try on as i go.

what patterns have you folks all decided on?

*tonks (gryph)

ps. in true tonks spirit, i think i'm dying my hair back to pink tonight... whee!
Malfoy--> White peacocks
sorting hat -----> Malfoy
sorting hat -----> Malfoy

socks done

My socks are all done and ready to mail out. Just need to get the rest of the stuff togather this weekend then the owl will take it.

Lets see

How is everyone doing? You can post on this blog as often as you would like and we would all like to see the WIPs!!! I have got all the pal problems worked out. I hope to see so pics later!! Happy knitting all!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Gryffindor ----> Sorting Hat
Neville Longbottom==> Gryffindor


Bellatrix Lestrange = Nevil Longbottom
Lucius Malfoy=====> Bellatrix Lastrange
Socks==>Lucius Malfoy

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

S.P.E.W. ==> Winky

Friday, February 22, 2008

Wouls any one be intrested

I need someone will to take on one more pal.... Her pal dropped and she has a downstream if anyone is interested please let me know asap. thanks :)
Hermione Granger---> S.P.E.W.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Otter=====Hermoine Granger
Patronus Charm==>Otter

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dementors -----> Patronus charm
Azkaban ------> Dementors
Bellatrix Lestrange ------> Azkaban
Barty Crouch JR.---> Bellatrix Lestrange

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Alaster Moody===== Barty Crouch Jr.
Constant Vigilance ==> Alaster Moody
Enchanted Ceiling ----> "Constant Vigilance!"

Monday, February 18, 2008

Hogwarts: A History----> Enchanted Ceiling
Hermione Granger -----> Hogwarts: A History
Yule Ball--> Hermione Granger

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Viktor Krum ----> Yule Ball

Trivia Time! + some trivia guidelines

Hey, fellow students! I have another trivia question for you, but first I'm going to list the trivia guidelines for all the ickle firsties out there, based upon  the trivia guidelines from years 1 and 2. 

1. Leave your answers in the comments section of the trivia post with your name and house
2. The earliest timestamp for a correct answer usually wins the house point, but it is up to the discretion of the prefects.

For myself, I have a couple of other things I've cooked up for trivia. I'm willing to award extra points for the *most* correct answer, for example a character's full name, house, or position; but only to a different poster. For example, my last trivia question regarded Albus Severus Potter, whose initials spell "asp." That's the correct answer, and the point was awarded accordingly. But if another comment was "Albus Severus Potter is the 2nd child of Harry and Ginny Potter," you could earn your house a point as well - again at prefect's discretion.

I may also post sneaky bonus trivia in the comments of a recent already-answered trivia question, so it will behoove you to look at the comments section even if it looks like someone may have already answered! (I haven't done so yet, but any trivia post from me that dates from today on out will be fair game.) Of course, other prefects may decide they like these ideas, so keep a weather eye out!

And with that, here is your trivia question for today:

What is the spell to release live birds from the end of your wand? (This is advanced charms magic, please do not try without supervision!)
"Support Cedric Diggory/Potter Stinks" badges ----> Viktor Krum

Friday, February 15, 2008

"Weasley is our king" ----> "Support Cedric Diggory/Potter Stinks" badges

Trivia time! Answer

Nearly Headless Nick was hit... 45 times? i'm doing this with no reference, so i'm really hoping my knack for remembering numbers is still with me...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Charlie Weasley---->"Weasley is our king"
Norbert (the Norwegian Ridgeback)=====Charlie Weasley

Trivia Time!

How many times was Headless Nick hit with an axe?
Fang--> Norbert (the Norwegian Ridgeback)
Fluffy (3-headed dog) ---------> Fang (Also Hagrid's dog, alas, only 1 head)
Venemous Tentacula --> Fluffy! (the three-headed dog)
Ooo, fun! 

Salazar Slytherin --> Venemous Tentacula (also slithers and has sharp teeth!)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Parselmouth===== Salazar Slytherin
Lord Voldemort===>Nagini
Silver Hand ==> Lord Voldemort

Avada Finch-Fletchley, 3rd Year Ravenclaw
Peter Pettigrew - silver hand

Narcissa Skrewt, 2nd Year Gryffindor

My Turn!

The Malfoy's Basement ====> Peter Petigrew

Eleanor Spinnet, Griffendor - First Year

My Turn!!

Lucious Malfoy ==> The Malfoy's Basement

Ophelia Ballycastle - Gryfindor first year
We are on Lucius Malfoy


I am not sure what happened on that last one, but I'l take it on...


ReannaJ. Lupin, Griffindor

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Quiet time game!

My turn, my turn!

Quidditch - snitch - BROOM

My turn!

dobby -----> Lucius Malfoy

Cliodna Boomslang/Ravenclaw

suppose i'll chime in...

number 4 privet drive ----> dobby!

tonks uverymuch / gryph!
The Cupboard Under The Stairs====>Number 4 Privet Drive


Fleur Dolohov/Ravenclaw
Yay, I get to play here too!

Harry Potter==> The Cupboard Under The Stairs
Snitch===>Harry Potter

This is a fun game!

Since it is so quiet

I thought I we could play a game. I saw this on the HSKS blog and thought it was fun some Harry Potter Word Association. I will start


Your turn! Have fun!!
Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. I have had a bunch of people emailing about not hearing from there pals! Please contact your pals they are getting worried that they have no one knitting for them. I still have 2 people who have not accepted there blog invites.
Triva is up and running so make sure you watch for it and win some house points!

Still not...

Well, now I am on the list, but I can't seem to find my partner

Friday, February 8, 2008

Dobby Sock Mark

Has any one knitted this?
I don't understand when it says repeat above two rounds,
knitting 6, then 8 st in place of the knit 4, for a total of 24st.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Trivia Time!

Whose initials form the name of a venomous snake, rendering that person's name slightly ironic?

ETA: Remember to put your house and year in your answer so I can award your points!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Quick pal question (for some reason I can't type in the title box?). Do we have one pal that we swap back and forth with (Person A makes stuff for Person B and Person B makes stuff for Person A), or do we have two pals (Person A makes stuff for Person B, but Person B makes stuff for Person C and maybe Person C makes things for Person A)? Just wondering, because the pal who contacted me this morning is not the person whose information I recieved a day or so ago. (I've been away on business, so maybe this question has been answered already and I just can't find it!) I don't mind either way, both pals seem like lovely people, but I just don't want to screw up the system! =) My owls are already batty enough! =)

Narcissa Skrewt of Gryffindor


Hi all! Please make sure you are contacting your pals so they know that someone is knitting for them, and check your spam folders some times the mail I send goes there insted of your in box. Trivia can start any time so make sure you keep checking the blog! I can't wait to see everyones progress!! Happy knitting!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Missing Partner

I seem to be missing my partner as well.

But I am on the list.

Thanks for the invite


I was so excited when Cassandra let me join the swap. I was in the swap last year.
I have my pals name and info but I didn't see my name listed under Hufflepuff

Mafalda Grubbly Plank

I not here...

Hi, I'm not on the list. And I can't seem to find my partner either...

Monday, February 4, 2008

Sign ups closed

I hope that everyone had a great weekend! All the matches are out and everyone has their pals! Things are all ready for the trivia to begin and the fun contests!! I want to thank you all for your patience with me this is my first time being the head of a swap! The new banner is great! Thank you Penolope of Flitwick for making it!!

Let the fun begin!!

As always any problems or questions feel free to email me!

Happy knitting!

Edit: Please let me know if you are not in the sidebar and if you have not got your pals info. Please contact your pal and let them know that they have a pal. Remember this is a secret swap so make sure you use your secret email to contact your pal!
Does the bookmark need to be knitted or may it be some other craft?

Friday, February 1, 2008

Ready For Class!

I already have the perfect yarn and a few goodies for my swap partner. Does that make me a little over excited??? Gryffindors do tend to be rather enthusiastic.

Go Gryffindor!

Hello all!

So excited to be here - Gryffindors rule ;)

Your friend,
Auntie Enid Finnegan (Hogwarts Old Girl, Class of '89)

Ready to start!

I have everyone matched up and you should have your pals by now! There are still 2 people that have not sent me anything so I hope they will by the end of the day. I will take anyone who still wants to sign up until midnight tonight. I am so glad that all of you wanted to do this! I hope that you all have fun! If you have any problems or questions please let me know!