Saturday, August 30, 2008

Slytherin Quiz #2

Here is the second of our House Quizzes my slippery friends! (I'm sorry to be so tardy with this Megeara...the week got away from me! Please don't use the Crucio curse!!!) You will have until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 3rd to get your answers up. A winner will be selected at midnight to receive the House Prize this week!

Good Luck!!

1. If the spell to Apparate goes wrong and leaves part of you behind, you have been what?
2. What text was used in Potions in Grade 4? Who authored the book?
3. What phenomenon is produced when brother wands (twin-cores) meet?
4. Name the charm used by Ludo at the World Cup to amplify his voice.
5. Who did Fleur attend the Yule Ball with? Which house was he from?
6. What charm requires the use of a Secret-Keeper?
7. Who cast The Dark Mark at the Quidditch World Cup? Who's wand was used?
8. What creature presented a riddle in the maze?
9. Who gets trapped in a jar? As what?
10. How many spectral visions appeared from Voldemort's wand? Name them in the order they appeared.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Fun quiz!

Your result for The Harry Potter Husband Test...

Mrs. Weasley Twin

Your perfect HP man is Fred and/or George Weasley.

Laughter is important to you. You want a guy who's never boring, who can always put a smile on your face, and who can pull the best of pranks and never get caught. Or possibly two such guys. Because let's face it, they're pretty much a two-fer. You get one, you get both. Even if one of them's only a friend, he'll still be around so much you'll feel like you're married to him, too. Sure, they may not seem like the most mature guys in the world, in a traditional sense, but just ask them about their business plan. When they drive you nuts by relentlessly testing their latest inventions on you, you can console youself with that huge stack of cash and dragon-leather jacket. Besides, you know you're powerless against those stereo smiles.

Take The Harry Potter Husband Test at HelloQuizzy

Hi every one - off topic again ... but I purposefully left this without a title so it will not be saved in the archives.

Is anyone else having issues getting into the HP Lexicon online? It was up yesterday morning, but by afternoon it was switching over to a different page like the guy shut it down.

Just wondering.


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Oh, this site is wonderful! I'm an experienced knitter (I learned when I was 11 and I'm now nearing retirement age ::smile::) and I love this site. I've just finished up a swap there, and if you'll look, you'll find there is some Harry Potter activity there, as well. :) Check out the Knit-Alongs.

Lady Felula the Forgetful
Gryffindor House

quote game

are we not playing the quote game anymore? i cant seem to find the post where we started playing.

Allitrya Spelling

Totally off-topic

hi all - sorry for this, but does any one know what 'Naurto' is? My son wants to be it for Halloween but I can't find any decent pictures online to figure it out.

Queen Frysia

Gabrielle Lovegoods

Please send me an email with your real name and blog addy so I can add you on the side bar, I can't seem to find your orignal email.

Headmistress Cassandra

Homemade Link Buttons

I made a homemade link button -- how do I get it on the group?

Only thing is .... its got a rated .... sleazy ... pic of Snape .... thank goodness for beakers.

Queen Frysia
Slytherin House

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Site to share

I'm not sure how many first years we have or new knitters, but even an accomplished knitter can benefit from this site that I found several years ago from a yahoo knitting group. Its called:

It has video tutorials for just about anything you need to know -- from different cast-ons to cast-offs and everything in between. Under 'Advanced Techniques' you will find lots of sock stuff (incl. magic loop) and intarsia.

its just a good thing to keep in your knitting arsenal.

Queen Frysia the Fierce
slytherin House
(aka ginger gargoyle)

Woot Woot!

I'm mailing Wisteria (Neila) her package tomorrow! After she gets it I'll post pictures! Grandma

Meez .......

I think these little people are just great. I had never seen them before, tho. How are they created? Is it difficult? (Please keep in mind that if it goes much beyond typing, I'm pretty lost!)

My partner's socks are coming along nicely. Lots of stuff waiting for me to finish the socks so they can go to their new home. Still have a couple of items to get, tho.

aka Lady Felula the Forgetful
Gryffindor House

Meez Me

I'd like to introduce myself. I'm Wisteria Lovegood, Ravenclaw Prefect. I've put on my favorite purple dress to welcome everyone to the Ravenclaw Common Room, which has been beautifully transformed for the occasion. Now, please, no swinging from the chandelier. (It is great fun to put on your newest pair of knit socks and slide across these polished floors though.)

Meez Magic

I decided not to go with the knitting theme -- figured some Potions extra-credit might get me in good with Professor Snape (ggggrrrrrrowl) .... now if only I could find something more sexy to wear!
Queen Frysia the Fierce
(aka ginger gargoyle)

Meez 3D avatar avatars games

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Knitting in the Dungeons

So like the Headmistress I've had my Meez for a while too here she is in her knitting glory! I haven't had my bottom of my hair tinted green before well my peacock blue did actually fade to a green but that was a long time ago. Think I might grow out my hair a bit again and do this for the Half Blood Prince when it comes out in July (meh, still not happy about the delay!) You migh not be able to notice my scarf is a snake!
Megaera Black
Meez 3D avatar avatars games

My Meez

Meez 3D avatar avatars games

The owl's name is Nantucket.

Cliodna Boomslang, Ravenclaw

We have a fallen member :(

One of our Ravenclaw students has fallen and broke her wrist :( She is totally bummed about! Her and her pal have made an agreement for her to stay in the swap make sure that you go and give Pernelle Auckerly some happy and big cyber hugs!!! :) She might not be able to type back it takes her a while to do the one finger pickin!!


I have had one for a while and I think that they are too cute!! For the next week if you make a meez and post it here or your personal blog you will earn your house 15 points!!! If you post it on your personal blog make sure you let your prefect know and if you have already posted on you will earn points. :)

Happy knitting

Headmistress Cassandra

Meez 3D avatar avatars games

yarn and buttons

not that kinda buttons! ok so my house prefect said that if we put the HSS4 button on our blog we get house points for it. i tried clicking them and clicking the thing that says "buttons" but how do i download that picture? sorry i learn as i go with all this computer stuff. thanks to anybody that can help me.

also if you want to see the super super pretty yarn that i got for my pals socks you can go over
here the pic is down at the bottom. so Nelle if you want to be surprized dont go to my blog. although i DID put a buffer zone in the post so if you happen over there you should see it comming and be able to avert your little peepers, but if you go there the temptation might be too great and you will have to peek. but if you want to see it before its socks thats ok too. :0)

aaaaaaaaand i made you the bestest thing EVER today. neener neener neener! im not tell you what it is but i liked it so much they are now on the christmas sweatshop list for all my friends. (christmas sweatshop- named by the hubby due to my over confidence in thinking i can make every person i have ever met a hand made gift and the resulting lack of sleep and tears that follow when i am neck deep in craft supplies with one week left till christmas ordering him to "punch those holes in a straighter line! *whip crack*)

the new layout and header look awesome btw headmistress! *not butt kissing for house points, im just sayin*

Great New Blog!

Wow! Let me say I really like the new blog. Whoever did this did a great job! And I love teh header! Bravo!
Ophelia B
I am taking my day off monday to go shop for sock yarn for my partner. I am much excited

Owl Troubles

I'm still awaiting my partner's yarn to start her socks. All the goodies and extras I ordered are here and there is just one more crafty thing besides the socks that I need to complete. What is a Hogwarts Sock Swap package without the socks!! I believe that the owl may have been owlnaped! I'm crossing my fingers that it will be here soon.

Megaera Black


I swear I am up to my ears in sock yarn! I keep finding more and more and more that I like. Fortunately I can use a lot of nice warm socks in the cold climate where I live and the drafting rooms I often find myself in. Still, trying to find the time to knit all those socks using all that wonderful sock yarn is the issue. Or, maybe the fact that I keep looking and buying more could be contributing to the problem. What do you think?
I have started the socks for my partner so many times that she could have a couple pairs by now! I start and then decide I don't like the pattern, so I change patterns only to find I don't like that yarn for that pattern, so I change yarns only to decide I don't really like the color of the yarn so I find a different color. Talk about indecision! But I think I've finally settled on a pattern, a yarn, and a colorway!

Monday, August 25, 2008

progress reports

I'm amazed at those already done. If I could stick to just one project, I'd probably be too, but some baby hats and knitted toys got in the way. Never fear: I've downloaded some new podcasts tonight and will get right back to work on those socks.

Cliodna Boomslang, 2nd year Ravenclaw

Just keep knitting...

Meez 3D avatar avatars games

So, I am sitting here working on my pal's socks when I realized that I had totally forgotten to post here last week. I blame it on the wool fumes. Or the nargles who had hidden my sock needles last week. Anyway, I just wanted to pop in and say howdy. Now back down to the Snake Pit to keep knitting the socks.

Owl Post

I think the owl that is supposed to be delivering my yarn has been attacked by a thestral. I can't wait for my yarn to get here.

Ravenclaw House Quiz 1

Greetings Ravenclaws!

I was out of town attending an important symposium for a week and it then took me another week to put some order to my office. I am, however, now ready to test what you have learned while I was away! So, here is your first quiz. You will have until Monday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific to post your answers.

1. True or False: In Dumbledore's office there are pictures of previous headmasters and headmistresses as well as portraits of the founders of Hogwarts?

2. Which Harry Potter character's name is the Roman equivalent of the Greek Goddess Athena?

a. Evans
b. Malfoy
c. McGonagall
d. Flitwick

3. What is there a portrait of in the prefects' bathroom?

a. a mermaid
b. a waterfall
c. an underwater village
d. the Hogwarts lake

4. Beauxbatons Academy is probably located in France. What does its name mean?

a. handsome grooms
b. beautiful sticks
c. fine bats
d. good teachers

5. Which last name is not only the last name of a Harry Potter character, but also the name of a Scottish clan?

a. Urquhart
b. Frobisher
c. Finnigan
d. Edgecombe

6. From what literay work is the spider Aragog likely to have derived his name?

a. Macbeth
b. The Lord of the Rings
c. Aesop's Fables
d. The Bible

7. One of the portraits in Dumbledore's office is that of Phineas Nigellus, whose portrait also hangs in Grimmauld Place. What is his relationship to Sirius Black?

a. married to his cousin Elladora
b. godfather to his brother
c. great-great-grandfather
d. second cousin to his mother

8. What character's first name is the name of the ancient Greek legislator famous for the cruelty of his laws?

a. Goyle
b. Malfoy
c. Crabbe
d. Snape

9. Who is the Fat Lady's friend?

a. Lavender
b. Violet
c. Rose
d. Lily

10. What is so unusual about the poster above Dean Thomas' bed?

a. The person in it doesn't move.
b. It's a brilliant shade of green.
c. it's taped together so the person looks funny.
d. All of these.

Good luck!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Waiting for perfect color yarn

Hello all I have picked the pattern for my pals socks and I am waiting to here from Orianna for the perfect color of yarn.

This has been a busy week and I haven't done any blogging. I am trying to finish a Noro Wave scarf using the Noro Silk Garden sock yarn.

I really enjoyed the trivia questions last week.



The socks are done! Now to get the rest of the goodies together! I do so love sending stuff to people! Grandma
Oh, dear, I think my name is missing from the Ravenclaw list.... could someone please correct that? Thanks :) I am waiting patiently for the lovely yarn to come via owl so that I can finally (!) begin the socks.
Gabrielle Lovegood

im posting about ravenclaw

i know i know im a gryffindor and proud of it but, i did a swap with a harry potter crafting group where we had to make 15 of a small handcrafted item that represented your favorite wizarding family and 15 other people did the same and we swapped. so we got 15 items in return too. yay! aaaaaaaanywho i thought you guys might like to see what i made. i also have directions and downloadable stuff to make your own. they are butterbeer mug charms and my family was the lovegoods. they are just soooooo wierd. i love it! here is a link to my blog post
i hope this is ok. it is not knitting or really having anything at all to do with this group except that it is a harry potter craft. if this is not ok just let me know and i will delete this post and not put up anymore HP crafts not related to knitting. :0)
Allitrya Spelling

Knitting Buddies

Recently the lovely allitrya spelling created her Hogwarts Meez. She also expressed a concern about the loneliness of her Meez self and wished that her Meez self and my Meez self could visit each other on our blogs so I decided they should meet in the middle! Now they shall knit and chat all day long!

Allitrya on left Ophelia B on right.
Sorry I couldn't figure out how to put the moving ones on here... Maybe later

Ophelia B
Gryffindor Prefect