Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Lovely lovely package :D

The post we've all been waiting for~ the contents of my package! :D

My extremely awesome spoiler, Ophelia Crookshanks of Gryffindor, really outdid herself with this package! As soon as I opened the box, I was greeted with the sight of a lovely parcel wrapped in tissue paper and blue ribbon. I was so excited that I tore into it right away before I thought to take a photo. XD Then I remembered the camera, and this is what I saw!

Ophelia had wrapped each of the items in their own tissue wrapping and ribbon~ it was like opening a dozen presents in one! :D Right away I was completely in love with the bag~ it has a knitted front panel, and the rest of the bag is quilted/sewn together. It looks absolutely gorgeous! I intend to use this bag as my purse, or for something so that I can carry it around with me all the time. ^^ A close up of the knitted panel on the front:

And here's a picture of the rest of the goodies, opened and laid out together! Just look at all the wonderful things that Ophelia has sent me!

Ophelia really outdid herself! Along with the bag, she sent me:
  • a gorgeous hank of silver and blue yarn (did you hand dye it yourself, Ophelia? If you did, it's absolutely brilliant!),
  • A set of KnitPicks Harmony DPNs, size 2 (how did you know? I've been dying to try these out!)
  • a set of bejeweled stitch markers, complete with little hearts dangling on the ends! :D
  • The Knit Socks! book! I was very excited about this~ I flipped through it and all that sizing information is so helpful!
  • Harry Potter glasses and Mad-Eye Moody's glass eye~ I'm totally using these for Halloween next year!
  • A Hermione Lego keychain, which has become the official key holder of my apartment keys :D
  • Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans, Blood Pops, and Jelly Slugs~ so awesome! I always wondered how these tasted, and they're quite delicious (yes, I ate them all already XD).
Thank you, thank you, thank you Ophelia for such a wonderful package! I'm completely overwhelmed by your generosity~ its a hundred times better than I ever thought it could be! :D

Now, the next big adventure is to ball the yarn and cast on for my first ever pair of socks! Let's see if I can make this a success! ^^

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Package Arrived!

I just got the most awesome package ever from the best spoiler ever! :D No camera at the moment unfortunately, so I'll update with more info and pictures in my next post. I'm so excited!!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Final House Quiz

Is it the end already?! I can't believe the term is almost over!

1. Who loves containers of all sorts?
Esmerelda Beanswallow
2. Who dyed her fingers blue?
Lavender Ackerly
3. Who is related to William Shakespeare?
Celestina Cadogan
4. Who wants to own an alpaca farm?
Victoria Black
5. Who hates carrots?
Selina Starfire
6. Who is from the Muggle town of Bagshot in Surrey?
Patonga Pinkstone
7. Who was searching for radishes in the winter?
Madam Ferula McGonagall
8. Who got a gift certificate to a LYS from a Slytherin boy for Valentine's Day?
Cecilia Kettleburn
9. Who discovered ghosts and house elves drinking tea in the Great Hall at midnight?
Ophelia Hopkirk
10. Who took an extra credit class called Muggle Fantasy Literature?
Selina Starflame
11. Who attended a Muggle music convention?
Patonga Wigworthy
12. Who taught herself to purl backwards?
Serafina Starfire
13. Who sports Ravenclaw Spirit socks?
Minerva Kwikspell
14. Who would like to work in Muggle Relations after graduation?
Allitrya Spelling
15. Whose Mum is named Henrietta?
Avada Finch-Fletchley

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Quidditch Round 3

Is it the last quidditch match of the term already?! I can't believe it! Let's hope Ravenclaw pulls ahead this round! :)

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?

c. Professor Grubbly-Plank

2. What was the article Rita Skeeter wrote about Hagrid called?
c. Dumbledore's Giant Mistake

3. When the school champions were being chosen from the Goblet of Fire, whose name cam out first?
b. Viktor Krum

4. What is the spell Ludo bagman says to magically magnify his voice when he commentates?
a. Sonorus

5. What kind of dragon did Cedirc have to face in the first task?
b. A Swedish Short-Snout

6. Who raised the trophy after winning the world cup?
b. Troy and Quigley

7. How many bedrooms did Mundungus Fletcher claim to have?
d. 12

8. For what did Moody mistake his birthday gif of a carriage clock?
b. A basilisk egg

9. What did Mr. Ollivander produce for the end of Cedric's wand?
d. Silver smoke rings

10. The dark mark is on Snape's left arm.
a. Yes

Picture Scavenger Hunt
A Basilisk:
Mundungus Fletcher:
Amos Diggory:

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Homework Woes

Argh~ I've been so swamped with work lately that I just realized that I might end up turning in my house homework late! It's amazing how quickly the term's been moving; everyone has been getting more quiet due to the ever-increasing workload. Too bad I have so many scrolls to write, otherwise I could spend the weekend relaxing at Hogsmeade. ;_; Oh well, maybe next week?

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Ravenclaw Quiz #4

Ack~ I've been so swamped with essays and homework that I almost forgot about this quiz! I hope I posted this in time to count for this week!

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?
Splinched~ ack!

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

5. Name the charm used by Ludo at the World Cup to amplify his voice.

6. For what is the charm Aparecium used?
It makes invisible ink visible.

7. What charm requires the use of a Secret-Keeper?

8. What color should the Strengthening Potion be?

9. What plants are used in preparing a confusing potion?
Scurvy-grass, Lovage, and Sneezewort

10. What condition is cured by Glumbumble?

11. What poton makes a werewolf safe so he can keep his mind when he transforms, and what substance makes it useless?
Wolfsbane potion, and sugar makes it useless.

12. When does Fluxwood, an ingredient used in making Polyjuice Potion, have to be picked?
During the full moon.

13. What color should a Shrinking Solution be?
bright green

14. What potion is made from asphodel and wormwood?
Draught of the Living Death

15. For what are Jobberknoll feathers used?
Memory Potions and Truth Serums

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Quidditch Round Two

1. With whom does Ginny go to the Yule Ball?
a. Neville

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?
b. rubber chicken

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?
c. lipstick

4. How old does the Quick Quotes Quill say that Rita Skeeter is?
a. 43

5. What color cloak is wormtail wearing in the Riddle house?
b. Black

6. What color is "Mad Eye" Moody's magical eye?
d. Blue

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

8. What does Sirius Black tell Harry, Ron and Hermione to call him when speaking around anyone else?
b. Snuffles

9. Which team beat Wales, disqualifying them from competing for the Quidditch World Cup?
c. Uganda

10. What does Madame Maxime say is the only thing her steeds will drink?
c. single-malt whiskey

Picture Hunt
Goblet of Fire

Madam Maxine

Dragon from first challenge

Viktor Krum

Madam Pomfrey